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Comfrey, Russian (Symphytum x uplandicum) potted plant, organic
$7.50 – $50.00
Family: Borage (Boraginacea)
Hardy in Zones 4 to 8
Bocking 14 cultivar of Russian Comfrey (Symphytum x uplandicum). Sterile hybrid does not make seeds. Nice potted plants make for an easy transplant. Commonly used in permaculture as a companion plant to fruit trees. In the nursery, we have great results making the fresh leaves into biodynamic tea, which we apply to our plants in a pot to increase vitality, growth, and to green up all those leaves. Excellent ingredient for compost piles–fresh leaves compost fast and make a nitrogen-rich compost. Organic, farm-derived, vegetarian and free of cost. As an animal feed, 26% protein in leaves, rub fresh leaves first to increase likelihood that goats, pigs, etc. will eat it. We have used the fresh leaves to cure scours in goats and rabbits. Traditional usage (TWM): used externally, safely and effectively, to speed healing of any and all lesions of the skin. Source of allantoin. The effects are: cell proliferation, emollient, discutient. Contains pyrrolizidine alkaloids, do not take internally during pregnancy or if suffering from liver disease. Space plants 2 to 3 feet apart.
Potted plant, certified organically grown