Herbal Plant Comfrey

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Comfrey



Common Names: Comfrey, Boneset, Slippery Root

Latin Name: Symphytium Officinale

Parts Used: Leaves, roots, and rhizomes

Cultivation: Comfrey prefers rich, moist soil in full sun to partial shade. It likes a pH of 7.1 and is hardy to zone 3.

Cosmetic Uses: Comfrey soothes and softens, and promotes the growth of new skin cells. Use it in lotions, creams, and baths.

Culinary Uses: Comfrey does contain vitamin B12, but you'd have to eat 4 pounds a day to get your USRDA.

Magickal Properties: Protection, money. Comfrey is a feminine plant associated with Saturn and the element of Water.

Magickal Uses: Carry comfrey for protection during travel. Use the root in money spells.
Medicinal Properties: Astringent, demulcent, emollient, expectorant, vulnerary.

Medicinal Uses:Use poultices on bruises and sores to aid healing. Comfrey has tissue regenerative and anti-bacterial properties. Use it to treat burns, bed sores, insect bites, eczema, and sprains.

Cautions: Comfrey is also a suspected carcinogen. Although it has been found to cause cancer in rats, experts point out that unless you drink 15-20 cups of comfrey tea a day, you are probably not in any danger!



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