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    Comfrey 'Common'
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    ZONE: 3 - 9
    EXPOSURE: Full Sun
    SIZE: 36"H x 15"S
    BLOOM: Lavender, Late Spring - Summer
    POT SIZE: 3.5" Pot

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    Symphytum officinale

    Comfrey is one of our most popular medicinal herbs. Common Comfrey is also referred to as ‘Knitbone’ as it is the plant's high concentrations of Allantoin that helps reduce inflammation of sprains and broken bones. When mashed and heated into a poultice or applied as a salve, Comfrey can also make a wonderfully mild astringent great for ulcers and sores. The plant's natural Allantoin levels also make it a great herb for after sun care. Just steep fresh comfrey into a tea for external use, by straining the leaves and letting it cool. You can then soak the sunburned areas in the cooled tea to help reduce pain and discomfort, and promote healthy skin regeneration.

    This vigorous self-seeder originated in Europe and temperate parts of Asia. Comfrey has dark green, long and oval shaped leaves that grow on upright branches on top of the plant. Soft, bell-shaped flowers in yellow or purple bloom from May until September. Comfrey enjoys a wet, shady area and will do well in most soil types. Though it makes a beautiful addition to the garden, it can sometimes be bothersome to get rid of, as new shoots grow easily from pieces of severed roots.

    More recently, Comfrey has been the subject of a hot new composting trend. Because the plant yields large amounts of leaves, breaks down quickly and contains natural compost activators, you can create a compost tea from comfrey for fertilizing your plants. To learn how to make your own comfrey compost tea and how it benefits your garden, read our blog, Comfrey: Your Compost Companion.

    ** Please note: Comfrey should not be taken internally as, even in small doses over time, it can be harmful.

    Features
    Zones: 3-9

    Size: 36"H x 15"S

    Light: Full Sun

    Bloom: Lavender, blooms late Spring through Summer

    Uses: Comfrey can be applied externally to help heal ulcers and sores and reduce the swelling from broken and sprained bones. As a tea, it aides in digestion, though taken internally in large amounts may cause liver damage.

    Tips: Comfrey likes a damp, grassy habitat. It is a fast growing plant, producing huge amounts of leaf during the growing season. It thus requires a lot of nitrogen, and will benefit from the addition of lawn clippings and other nitrogen-rich organic fertilizers. Comfrey is covered in small, fiberglass-like hairs and can cause skin irritation and itching. A vigorous self seeder, one plant will give you tons of seeds for planting!

    Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 | Total Reviews: 18 Write a review.

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    Unbelievable! May 29, 2014
    Reviewer: dinah monast from cairo, WV United States  
    i purchased your comfrey last may (2013) and it took off well.
    this past winter was the worse west virginia has seen in many years with extended single digit freezes with lots of snow/ice and dumb me, i didn't mulch to protect.
    first of spring, my comfrey "peeked" out of the ground and is HUGE - have already cut it back a bit, 3 times already!
    even though i've grown comfrey for years in the deep south, i've never had any as vigorous and hardy as this one! heading outside now to trim her back AGAIN!
    thankYOU!

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    My comfrey did well February 24, 2014
    Reviewer: David Thorn from Angleton, TX United States  
    My comfrey arrived in good condition, and I planted it in a raise bed on my property.  It took off without much help at all, and grew vigorously.  Lots of leaves and blooms.
    Recently (like most of the Country)we had lots of freezing weather and ice.  The comfrey died back for the most part, but I can still see a little green underneath the dead leaves so I'm hoping for the best.  Appears to be a very hardy plant.

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    My Comfrey February 17, 2014
    Reviewer: Teresa a Newman from Kuttawa, KY United States  
    Thank you so much for my beautiful Comfrey. It is thriving and growing in density, blooms and strength. I have several salve, tincture and other recipes just waiting for this seasons growth. Thank you for such healthy plants.

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    Medicinal comfrey salve February 17, 2014
    Reviewer: Suzanne Grummell from Newport News, VA United States  
    You send healthy, well-packed plants which provide for a strong, medicinal salve. I use it as a base for healing of wounds, scratches, sunburn and other skin irritations. Knowing that one can safely and productively produce such salves, oils, and tinctures using such herbs as comfrey is so important in this age of medical insurance insecurity.

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    Comfrey February 17, 2014
    Reviewer: Pat Sovek from Allison Park, PA United States  
    I used it to help my arthritis.  I boiled the leaves and then put the leaf on my knee.  I didn't really see any improvement but will try it again this summer.  The plant is a hardy plant that can be grown in a container like I did.  It comes up every year.

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