Latin Name: Symphytum officinale
Facts about Comfrey:
Prefers partial shade and well drained soil. Comfrey is frost a tolerant plant.
Plant Comfrey indoors first and then transplant them in the spring as that is when new growth emerges.
Prefers partial shade/full sun. Grows up to 2 1/2 feet tall. Blooms during the spring. 1 plant can spread up to 4 feet wide.
Attracts pollinators as it produces a high amount of nectar. To attract more pollinators, plant near lemon balm.
Permaculture favourite for improving soil and attracts many bees.
Used by ancient villages to help mend broken bones, heal wounds and internal hemorrhages when diluted and altered.
It has been further discovered that this plant has anti-inflammation properties and can heal swellings.
Caution! Comfrey is poisonous to the liver of humans and livestock. Avoid consuming the plant or applying it directly to open wounds..