Comfrey Fact Sheet

(Symphytum officinale)


This herb has a very good reputation as a wound healer. It soothes, heals and reduces inflammation.

Taking this product internally raises some controversy and is not recommended unless you are under the careful supervision of a Health Professional. Comfrey contains a substance which can cause liver damage when consumed in large amounts. The active substance in comfrey is allantoin, which encourages new cells.

Although its internal use remains questionable, comfrey can be used safely on external injuries such as cuts and other wounds.

How It May Benefit You...

  • wounds

  • cuts

  • insect bites

  • bruises

  • ulcers

  • inflammations. (Apply externally.)


Do not use internally - may cause liver damage.

WARNING:    Herbs should only be used under the supervision of an experienced herbalist or naturopath experienced in herbs.



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