Is Comfrey safe?
I have heard mixed messages on the safety of Comfrey. I hear it is a wonderful healing plant, cures all kinds of stuff. Some say don't take it internally or put on open wounds because of alkaloids that are harmful to the liver. I think the FDA has put some kind of ban on it. Others claim it has wonderful healing abilities. This spring I planted some comfrey, Symphytum peregrinum, Bocking 14. I hear it is great to slash the leaves and put on plants as mulch or make fertilizer out of it. But is it really not safe to use it on open wounds or internally? Doesn't make a bit of sense to me that a plant with such healing power would be dangerous to use.