Comfrey is a flowering perennial that is native to Britain with its extending indigeneity throughout most parts of Europe, Central Asia, and Western Siberia. For the first time as a medicinal plant, it was mentioned in Pliny the Elder for the cure of bruises and sprains. It can grow up to a height of 1 to 3 feet, with a black root that is all white and slimy on the inside. It has hairy leaves on branched hairy stems, adorned with bell-shaped flowers only from May to June.
Comfrey comes with vast applications when it comes to treating human anomalies. cc Anciently, its roots and leaves were used in poultices to treat broken bones and inflammation due to sprains. It can also be used orally for addressing gastrointestinal tract issues, such as ulcers, colitis, and diarrhea. The anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and astringent properties have made comfrey a stellar herb in the world of herbalism.
Its star active ingredient is allantoin which is responsible for most of the pharmacological properties of comfrey. It helps reduce inflammation, promotes the growth of new cells, and enhances skin health.