What is Comfrey?

What is comfrey and how can you harness its healing powers? This herb introduction will show you the basics.

| January 2014

  • 10 Essential Herbs Book Cover
    “10 Essential Herbs” by Lalitha Thomas is a detailed guide to botanical medicine.
    Cover courtesy One World Press
  • Comfrey Flowers
    Comfrey is famous for its high amount of naturally occurring allantoin, a potent “cell proliferant” that means it actively catalyzes the growth of new cells.
    Photo by Fotolia/Florin Capilnean

  • 10 Essential Herbs Book Cover
  • Comfrey Flowers

Take the guesswork out of botanicals with 10 Essential Herbs (One World Press, 2011) by Lalitha Thomas. Heralded as the herb book for the self sufficient, it is a handbook to perfect health. Unlock the mysteries of the powerful herb, comfrey, in the following excerpt.

You can purchase this book from the Mother Earth Living store: 10 Essential Herbs.


Symphytum officinale

Miss Comfrey rejuvenates blood and new skin;
Helping inside and out, she's a real gem.
She clears inflammation, works alone or with more
To mend bleeding and burns, broken bones to the core.

What is Comfrey?

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