Comfrey


Russian comfrey
Name: Symphytum officinale

Distribution: Europe and North America

Medicinal Use: promotes wound healing and as skin treatment, external use only due to
pyrrolizidine alkaloids which may cause liver damage.

Activity: Also called boneknit (because of its use to promote bone healing) or healing blade is a long known medicinal plant. Comfrey contains a small organic molecule, allantoin which is thought to promote wound healing and cell proliferation.

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