Comfrey. Properties. Medicinal Plants

Comfrey (Symphytum officinalis)

Comfrey Properties

- Used mainly by external means which is shown as a very powerful healing and re-epithelizing containing the allantoin.
- Internal use is any application in the treatment of pharyngitis, tonsillitis and sore throats because of their emollient and soothing. Prolonged use of domestic channel is dangerous since it contains hepatotoxic pyrrolizidine alkaloids that can cause liver degeneration.
- Where should consider prescription, follow short-term treatment: no more than 4-6 weeks in a year.

Contraindications to Comfrey

- Your internal use should not be used in pregnancy, lactation or liver disease.
- Its use cliché: do not apply over open wounds.

Side effects of Comfrey
None known.

Toxicity: 0 - 1 - 2 - 3
- Its use should be limited to the topical form.
- As with any medicinal plants that can be taken in tincture or fluid extract should always be kept in mind the alcohol content.

(0 = none, 1 = somewhat toxic, 2 = toxic, 3 = very toxic)

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Index of medicinal plants

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