Comfrey: from ancient use to modern science
- At: 2009 FIP Congress in Istanbul (Turkey)
- Type: Presentation
- By: STAIGER, Christiane (Merck Selbstmedikation GmbH, Darmstadt, Germany)
Comfrey root (Symphytum officinale L.) and other parts of the herb have been used for more than 2000 years to treat a variety of ailments. Belonging to the Boraginacea family, comfrey has been valued in traditional medicine for its anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and astringent properties in both external and internal application. Symphytum.. The access to the whole abstract and the presentation file is available to FIP members and to congress participants of that specific congress.