Bulk Comfrey Root Cut & Sifted

Symphytum officinale
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Comfrey Root Cut & Sifted

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1/4 Pound:  $3.74 Pound:  $8.32 out of stock   |   ETA: 07/25/2024  

The use of Comfrey spans at least 2,000 years in southeast Asia. Cut and sifted Comfrey root is often used to make salves, ointments and poultices for topical use because of the high degree of mucilage present in the leaf although it should not be applied to broken skin.

While Comfrey was once a common medicinal herb, today oral products that contain comfrey are banned in the U.S. and most of Europe due to alkaloids that make comfrey root unsafe for internal use.

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information at a glance

approximate cups to one pound3.5
active compoundsAllantoin, phenolic acids, asparagine, tannins, pyrrolizidine alkaloids, triterpenoids
plant part usedRoot
processingCut & sifted

buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips

storage tipsStore in an airtight container away from direct heat, light and humidity.
appearance & aromaWoody and fibrous.


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cosmeticUse Comfrey make salves, ointments and poultices for topical use
safetyDo not use on broken skin or take internally.
Not for culinary use.

what else you should know

cut & sifted
comfrey root

Comfrey widely used in southeast Asia. The plant was also widely used and cultivated by Europeans, who introduced comfrey to the New World in the 17th century. It is also often grown as an ornamental garden plant.

Although comfrey was used to produce teas and infusions for hundreds of years, the presence of more than half a dozen pyrrolizidine alkaloids in the leaf and root pose a risk of liver toxicity to animals and people. The root, in fact, contains up to 16 times more pyrrolizidine alkaloids than the leaf.

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