Common name Comfrey
Latin name Symphytum officinale
Parts used Leaf
System affinities Comfrey is indicated for skin and external use. It is also sympathetic to the skeletal, digestive, and repertory systems
Comfrey is moderately astringent and therefore energetically tightening. It is generally indicated for the kapha dosha, prone to torpor. Comfrey flower essence is indicated for dealing with emotional and psychological trauma.
Taste and quality
Comfrey is astringent and mildly bitter.
Indications Comfrey is used for minor skin inflammations, bruises, sprains, fractures, boils and injuries
History and lore Comfrey has been cultivated for its healing properties since 400BCE.
Habitat Comfrey Is a herbaceous perennial that grows in clusters about 12 inches high. The central stem can grow as high as 3ft tall. The bell-shaped flowers appear in clusters on this stem shortly before midsummer
Dosing and formulas