Symphytum officinale

Symphytum officinale

Symphytum officinale is a perennial flowering plant of the genus Symphytum in the family Boraginaceae. Along with several other species of Symphytum, it is commonly known as comfrey.

Description

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.

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