Common Comfrey, Comfrey Symphytum officinale

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Botanical Name:

Symphytum officinale







Common Name:

Common Comfrey, Comfrey

3-4 feet
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  • Symphytum officinale

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Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: none required.
Stratification: none required.
Germination: surface sow and keep moist, tamp the soil. Cover to keep light out. Remove cover after germination.
In a Nutshell:
* The hardy plant can grow to a height of 60 cm.Comfrey has been used in folk medicine as a poultice for treating burns and wounds. However, internal consumption, such as in the form of herbal tea , is discouraged, as it can cause serious liver damage. more...

A perennial herb with 8" leaves covered with prickly hairs, flowers to 1/2", yellowish white, pink, or purplish, in summer, in nodding clusters, rather coarse, likes rich, moist, limestone soils, native to Europe, where it is used medicinally, a weed in eastern North America.
* The peeled roots are cut up and added to soups. A tea is made from the dried leaves and roots. The roasted roots are used with dandelion and chicory roots for making coffee. more...