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Comfrey Root Cut

Comfrey Root

Symphytum officinale

Origin: Ukraine
From£23.62 per kg

Comfrey is the informal name for 26 or 27 species and established hybrids in Genus Symphytum, a member of the Borage Family (Family Boraginaceae).  Symphytum officinale (Common Comfrey) is a coarse, spreading perennial forming a clump of long, elliptic, dark green leaves, 25 cm long. It is native to the British Isles and other regions of Europe. It typically reaches a height of over one metre. It’s flowers are range from cream, pink to purple.

The root system of the comfrey plant can be as deep as two meters. The plant stores it’s energy in the roots during the autumn/winter months – which makes this time the best for harvesting roots.


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Comfrey species are important herbs in organic gardening. It is used as a fertilizer and as an herbal medicine. Comfrey is the organic gardener’s best friend. Its leaves are full of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium – all nutrients needed by growing plants.

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For over 2,000 years, comfrey root and other parts of the herb have been used to treat a variety of ailments. The Greeks and Romans commonly used comfrey to stop heavy bleeding, treat bronchial problems and heal wounds and broken bones. It can be used in compresses or poultices or used as tea. In Western Europe, comfrey has been used topically for treating inflammatory disorders such as arthritis, gout, and thrombophlebitis, and internally for treating diarrhea.

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