Botanical Name: Symphytum spp.
Components: A stout and coarsely hairy plant, it produces small bell-shaped flowers that range from purplish-blue to rosy or white. The comfrey leaf and root can be used, fresh or dried.
Overview: Allantoin, one of the main therapeutic constituents in comfrey, is an anti-inflammatory that enhances the immune system, encourages wound healing, and promotes new skin and cell growth. It’s a time-honored healer for sores, bruises, and even broken bones.
Uses: Dried leaves are used in salves and ointments – Not for internal use.