Common Name: Comfrey
Parts Used: Root, rhizome, leaf.
Collection: Spring/Fall – roots. Dry at 100-140 degrees F. Leaf after dew is gone.
Constituents: Mucilage, gum, allantoin, tannins, alkaloids, resin, volatile oils.
Actions: Vulnerary, demulcent, astrigent, expectorant.
Uses: Wound knitting, gastric and duodenal ulcers, hiatus hernia, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhages, bronchitis, irritable cough, external ulcers, fractures (as compress) chronic varicose ulcers, possibly anticancer actions.
NOTE: This herb has been banned by the FDA. Please exercise caution when researching.
Warning: There is a potential that this herb can cause abscesses in deep wounds if the dressing is neglected.