Everyone has heard of horror stories about herbal remedies gone wrong. Many times, the herb comfrey comes into the story. Truthfully, the jury is still out on the safety of comfrey used internally. There are studies to support this concern and more studies to discount them. In the end, it is up to the individual to make their own choice, but I always promote caution, and suggest alternatives that are known to be safe for internal use.
Externally, I challenge anyone to find something that heals faster and better than comfrey. It is such a powerful herb, it needs to come out of the scary corner, and into the forefront of our herbal medicine chests. If you use comfrey, what do you do with it? Share in the comments!
The Drunken Botanist shares drinkable herbs. It's a must see. I originally wanted to share it for the fun name, but the article is comprehensive and worth a read.
Just wait until you see the delicious herbal recipes in this article, from Joe Crea of Cleaveland.com .