Comfrey [Symphytum]

Comfrey is a shrub that produces clusters of purple, blue, and white flowers, and it’s famous for its long, slender leaves and black-skinned roots.

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Common Comfrey (Symphytum officinale) in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada.

Around the world, Comfrey or Knitbone has been used as a traditional topical treatment for over 2,000 years to treat muscle sprains, bruises, burns, and joint inflammation.

Today, topical preparations of comfrey root extract are clinically proven in several countries to treat muscle and joint ailments and is commonly used for dressing closed wounds.

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