Comfrey

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What other names is Comfrey known by?

Ass Ear, Black Root, Blackwort, Bruisewort, Common Comfrey, Consolidae Radix, Consound, Consoude, Consoude Officinale, Consuelda, Grande Consoude, Gum Plant, Healing Herb, Herbe aux Charpentiers, Herbe à la Coupure, Knitback, Knitbone, Langue-de-Vache, Oreille d'Âne, Salsify, Slippery Root, Symphytum officinale, Wallwort.

What is Comfrey?

Comfrey is a plant. The leaf, root, and root-like stem (rhizome) are used to make medicine.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Skin ulcers, wounds, broken bones, heavy periods, diarrhea, cough, sore throat, gum disease, joint pain, chest pain, cancer, bruises, inflammation (swelling) and sprains when applied to the skin, and other conditions.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).


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