Mucilage of Comfrey Root

2 ounces Comfrey root, cut (symphytum officinale)
1 quart D-cell or distilled water
6 ounces Honey
2 ounces Glycerine


Soak the root in water for 12 hours. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer for 30 minutes. Strain, then filter and squeeze through muslin or linen cloth. Return liquor (liquid) to the cleansed vessel, add the honey and glycerine, simmer for 5 minutes and set aside to cool. Placing in a wide-mouthed bottle and keep in a cool place.


Coughs, raw or sore throat, slight hemorrhage: 1 wine glassful every hour until tissues are healed and coughing stops.

FTC COMFREY WARNING: External use only. Consuming comfrey can cause serious liver damage. Comfrey contains pyrrolizidine alkaloids, which may cause serious illness or death. Comfrey should not be taken orally, used as a suppository, or applied to broken skin. For further information contact the Food and Drug Administration:

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