Comfrey: Looking at the Research


The Dancing Herbalist

Last fall I wrote a blog on cinnamon, looking at the research, for the purpose of understanding some of the research that is being done on the herb. I would like to take a closer look at comfrey this time. There is a lot of caution out there around comfrey being used internally so for this time I chose a research paper that focused on the topical use of comfrey root in a cream.

Last time, when we looked at cinnamon I chose to look at a review paper. Review papers discuss the collaborated research from a number of different sources. Our paper on comfrey is not a review but a primary research paper, meaning the authors themselves did the calculations and provided the herb to the test subjects. I found this paper through Pubmed Central, where all articles are free to download in their entirety rather…

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