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posted Jun 3, 2015, 5:47 AM by Michael Hawthorne   [ updated Jun 3, 2015, 6:05 AM ]


Comfrey is a  perennial herb with a black, turnip like root and large, hairy broad leaves that bears small bell shaped flowers of various colours, typically cream or purplish, which may be striped.

Comfrey is an excellent source of potassium, an essential plant nutrient needed for flower, seed and fruit production. Its leaves contain 2-3times more potassium than farmyard manure, mined from deep in the subsoil, tapping into reserves that would not normally be available to plants.

Comfrey leaves which is highly recommended for external use is used fro healing wounds and broken bones. It is high in Calcium and Vitamin C and stimulates healing activity. Due to its natural concentration of allantoin, it is said to be anti-inflammatory and works quickly in wound healing.

Comfrey doesn't require much care and is very drought tolerant because of the, deep roots, adaptive feature.