Comfrey, Symphytum Officinale, 25+ Medicinal Seeds, Organic
Comfrey is a perennial herb of the family Boraginaceae with a black, turnip-like root and large, hairy broad leaves that bears small bell-shaped flowers of various colours, typically cream or purplish, which may be striped. It is native to Europe, growing in damp, grassy places, and is locally frequent throughout Ireland and Britain on river banks and ditches.
The leaves and buds are best harvested when the flowers just start to bud. It is important to note that the pyrrolizidine alkaloid content of the leaf varies throughout the season. Early spring harvests reveal the highest alkaloid content and leaves harvested later in the season having much smaller amounts. The long dark taproot (highest in pyrrolizidine alkaloids), growing up to 6 feet long, can be harvested in the spring or fall, and if any root remnants are left behind, another comfrey plant most likely will spring up.
Dried leaf as a salve.
Dried root as a salve, fresh or dried as root a poultice.
Dried leaf and root infused in carrier oil for topical use
Uses: Salve or Root Infused
Plant comfrey spring, summer or fall. Sow seeds just under soil and tamp and keep moist until germination.In greenhouse germination takes around 10 days but direct sown roughly 30 days.
Grown in pots for 3 months then transplanted or directly sown once warmer spring weather comes.
Plant in full to part sun location with rich well-draining moist soil