Comfrey Root, Organic, 1oz. bag
Comfrey gets a bad name for a particular constituent known as Pyrrolizidine alkaloids (PAs), but this constituent is found in other plants as well and is really only harmful in super high doses. These alkaloids are more potent in the roots, but are also present in Comfrey Leaf. While some studies have suggested that the PAs in comfrey may be harmful, others have found that the herb is safe when used in small amounts and for short periods of time. While it is recommended that Comfrey only be used topically, this is a matter of great debate among herbalists. The dried herb can be used in poultices for sore muscles, broken bones, stiff joints, and other musculoskeletal complaints. We also have a Comfrey Liniment for topical use.
Sold in 1oz. quantities. If you want multiple ounces, just add multiple quantities.
We plant Comfrey in our herb garden around the edges of the porch and building. It is a wonderful plant in permaculture as it helps to pull up minerals from the soil and then the leaves can be used as a “green manure”. They provide a beautiful ground cover as well as nourishment for the pollinators. However, be aware that certain types of Comfrey are fast spreading and could take over your garden if you let it.
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