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Comfrey

comfreySymphytum officinale

One of the most powerful healers of connective tissues, Comfrey contains allantoin, which accelerates cell division. It can be used as a poultice or an ointment, for skin problems, bruising,sprains and external wounds. As a tea it is useful for osteoarthritis, peptic ulcers, colitis and as an aid to recovery from operations and fractures.



Comfrey’s once-common names knitbone, bruisewort and boneset testify to its popular uses.