Comfrey is a perennial herb with a black, turnip-like root and large, hairy broad leaves that bears small bell-shaped flowers of various colours, typically cream or purplish, which may be striped. Comfrey has long been recognized by both organic gardeners and herbalists for its great usefulness and versatility. One of the most common modern-day uses of Comfrey extract is as a skin treatment, the plant contains the small organic molecule llantoin, which is thought to stimulate cell growth and repair while simultaneously depressing inflammation. Keep your comfrey plantings CLEAN (free of weeds and grass), CUT (monthly cuts bring on new growth) and FEED (use organic fertilizers such as manure)

-Comfrey is a sun loving plant and requires 6 to 8 hours of sunlight daily, although it will tolerate some shade.

-Likes soil rich in nitrogen and neutral PH. Place compost or organic mulch around the base of the plants. Comfrey prefers well-drained soil.

-Requires very little maintenance to grow.