Comfrey Symphytum officinale (Boraginaceae)

Other Names: knitbone
Traditional Uses:bronchitis, wounds, bruises, eczema
Magical Uses:Bring in Money, Remove wrinkles, Heals Sores, Safety while Travelling.
Description: Rough perennial with clumps of upright hairy leaves around the base of plant and long pointed ovular leaves. Branched stems grow up to 4 ft and bear white pink or purple bell shaped flowers in summer.

Uses: Use leaves fresh, dried or wilted, and roots fresh or cut lengthwise and dried in the sun. Leaves may be used in poultices for external wounds and eczema. CAUTION: Not to be taken internally, plant has proven to be carcinogenic in recent studies.

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Written by Melanie Hooten

Melanie Hooten was a Isian and Correllian High Priestess. She studied Wicca for over 15 years, before her sudden passing in 2015, age 36. Melanie was a light in the world, and her writing are left here as a testament to her love of the Earth, and of the Goddess.


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