NOT FOR INTERNAL CONSUMPTION.
Comfrey is a perennial member of the Boraginaceae family that is native to Europe and southwestern Asia and naturalized elsewhere. Since the herb was introduced by European immigrants in the 1600s, it has become a naturalized resident of woodland settings throughout much of North America. Comfrey tends to grow in damp and grassy places, and will typically be found on river banks or near lakes. Bumblebees love comfrey flowers.
Also known as Quaker comfrey, slippery root and knitbone, comfrey has been cultivated since 400 BC as poultice material to address inflammation associated with rashes, bruises and sprains. The allantoin content of comfrey leaves is soothing to skin, and is used in the cosmetics industry to manufacture a variety of personal care products.
Note: While comfrey was used for internal medicinal purposes for many years, it has recently been banned for internal use because it contains over half a dozen pyrrolizidine alkaloids, and may cause high liver toxicity. Do not ingest.
Magical Uses: Safe travels, healing, money, luck, abundance, protection from theft, setting boundaries
Elemental Correspondences: Water
Planetary Correspondences: Saturn
Zodiac Correspondences: Capricorn and Aquarius
Deity Associations: Hecate, Brigid, and Chiron
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