Herb of the Month “Comfrey”

Comfrey-Cynoglossum officinaleWhat I look like: Comfrey is a perennial herb with a black, turnip-like root and large, hairy broad leaves that bears small bell-shaped flowers of various colors, typically cream or purplish, which may be striped.

Comfrey is native to Europe, growing in damp, grassy places, on river banks and ditches. This little guy loves moist soil and a sunny location.

ComfreyWhat I’m used for: Comfrey accelerates the healing of tissue and the closing of wounds. Applying fresh leaves or salves to a wound causes it to contract and close quicker. Comfrey leaf has a long history for being used internally for many alignments from arthritis to ulcers. It does, however, contain a toxic alkaloid that if used in extremely large doses over long periods of time may cause potentially fatal liver damage (It is not recommended that you use comfrey plant internally). Comfrey promotes the rapid healing of both skin lesions and bone breaks.

Aside from its medicinal properties, Comfrey is also prized for its fertilizer uses. Comfrey is an excellent source of potassium, an essential plant nutrient needed for flower, seed and fruit production. Its leaves contain 2-3 times more potassium than farmyard manure.
Availability –Hard to Find

This herb is currently available at Bluebonnet Herb Farms- while supplies last.

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