COMFREY LEAF Cut/Sifted (Symphytum Officinale)
Comfrey is an herb that has been used for centuries to speed up the mending of broken bones. Used both internally and externally it has shown to be useful in many different types of preparations. However, currently there is much controversy when using Comfrey as it contains an alkaloid called pyrollizidine that is said to cause liver damage. Many practitioners argue this as the ONE study done that shows liver damage used this alkaloid in high concentrations, which led to this conclusion. As with ANY herb, all should be used within reason. Any time any time is used in large concentrations, you can do more harm than good (this also include oxygen and water!!!) So my advice to any interested in using comfrey...research it well and use it wisely and with any herb that may be arguable in its use, give it a break once in a while! There are certainly plenty of herbs out there to rotate use on so herbs with cautions like this one, aren't over used and causing damage.
Uses for Comfrey:
Speeds mending of broken bones
Reduces pain and inflammation in injuries
(Very limited quantities in stock)