Comfrey Leaf Loose Herbal Tea
A member of the Borage family, comfrey leaf has been used for thousands of years. It has large, rough leaves with tiny surface hairs, making them hard to dry quickly without spoiling. Allantoin, a constituent in comfrey, makes the leaves a useful emollient in lotions, creams, and hair rinses. The plant is native to Europe and Asia and has been widely cultivated.
BOTANICAL NAME Symphytum officinale L.
FORM Cut & Sifted
PLANT PART Leaf
ADDITIONAL PRODUCT DETAILS
Common names include slippery root, knitbone, healing herb, and blackwort.
Comfrey root is more potent than the leaves, but have higher levels of a constituent toxic to the liver.
Can be used as a tea, or in salves and ointments.
To prepare as a tea, pour 8 oz. boiling water over 1-2 teaspoons of herb. Cover and steep for 5-10 minutes, strain and serve.