Comfrey contains a substance called allatonin, which promotes cell growth. In particular, it is excellent in treating delayed bone healing, and abrasions and injuries to the skin due to its high mucilage content and its mildly astringent properties. Comfrey also contains a drawing agent, and will draw out stagnant or toxic material out of injured joints, muscles, and tendons. Comfrey helps to increase the movement of fluids to joints.
Clumping variety of comfrey. Will spread if the roots are moved but doesn’t self seed.
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Plant hardiness in MA: Perennial
Light preference: Sun
Plant spacing: 18”
Plant height: 24”
Soil requirements: Moist, well-drained
Harvest notes: Leaf and root
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