This is a summary of the scientific conclusions reached by the Committee on Herbal Medicinal Products (HMPC) on the medicinal uses of comfrey root. The HMPC conclusions are taken into account by EU Member States when evaluating applications for the licensing of herbal medicines containing comfrey root.
This summary is not intended to provide practical advice on how to use medicines containing comfrey root. For practical information about using comfrey root medicines, patients should read the package leaflet that comes with the medicine or contact their doctor or pharmacist.
|Latin name||Symphyti radix|
|English common name||Comfrey Root|
|Botanical name||Symphytum officinale L.|
Pain and inflammation
F: Assessment finalised
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European Union herbal monograph