Health Benefits Of Comfrey

Author: Carla Fiscina
October 28, 2010

ComfreyComfrey (Symphytum officinale) is an important medicinal herb that grows in moist valleys and meadows in Europe (especially throughout the British Isles) and the Middle East, in the areas with a temperate climate.It has very beautiful bell-shaped flowers of various colors (from purple and dark blue to pale yellow and white), which bloom all summer long. For centuries comfrey has been used as a food crop, until the sixteenth century when some of its therapeutic properties were discovered. In those times, comfrey was used as an external remedy in the forms of formentations, ointments and poultices for treating wounds and various skin problems. Read the rest of this entry »