I read and appreciated your article about Comfrey and the safety of it. I know you said it's mislabeled in stores and I'm wondering if it's always uplandica x or do people really sell officinale?
My 71-year-old mom and her sister were in an accident and suffered spinal and rib fractures, and a broken wrist. They'll be fine and are on their healing journey.
I'd like to send them some comfrey to help in the healing, but am wary of purchasing anything not specifically labeled uplandica.
Do you have a source for this? I live in Sonoma County and have a great shop--Rosemary's Garden--nearby. On their website, though, it's labeled officinale.
Also: tincture or tea? I love the idea of drinking quarts of it weekly to keep bones flexible and skin supple!
Thanks for you attention to this question.
There may be some places that do sell officinale but Susun's experience has been that it is all uplandica.
I doubt you will find a place that has it labeled as uplandica, don't believe I have ever come across any.
The sources that Susun uses such as Mountain Rose Herbs sell comfrey that is labeled officinale but she feels completely safe using it. If you are not comfortable with that, your only option is to grow it yourself or perhaps find someone growing it.
Indeed comfrey would be wonderful for your family and their healing.
You would not want to use tinctures or teas but infusions -- an ounce of herb to one quart of boiling water and steep for a minimum of 4 hours...
more on comfrey here: http://nourishingherbalinfusions.com/Comfrey.html
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