Comfrey (Symphytum officinalis)

Comfrey: Boon or Bane?

Because of the dispute over comfrey's safety as an herbal medicine, some herbalists do not recommend its use at all, according to Stephen Buhner, herbalist, author of the book Sacred Plant Medicine and workshop presenter at the IAHA conference (see "Conference Joins Aromatherapists and Herbalists," this page). Some herbalists suggest use of only the leaves, rather than the more potent roots. Other herbalists approve the use of comfrey in short-duration doses in individuals who do not have active liver disease, Buhner said.

THe HERB REPORT: COMFREY

Provides information on comfrey. Modulation of the immune system; Association of comfrey with liver disease due to potentially toxic pyrrolizidine alkaloids; Problems with botanical mis-identifi...

COMFREY OINTMENT EFFECTIVE IN TREATING ANKLE INJURIES

Studies the effectiveness of comfrey ointment in treating ankle injuries. Reduction in ankle pain and swelling; Pharmacokinetics of comfrey; Evaluation of the limitation of movement; Need for par...

COMFREY OINTMENT GIVES BETTER RESULTS IN ANKLE SPARINS THAN VOLTAREN GEL

The article discusses the study on the effectiveness of Comfrey ointment in treating unilateral ankle sprains as an alternative to Voltaren gel in Germany. The research randomly selected 164 part...

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