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Mana Sundari

I’ve found dried comfrey for sale here in Amsterdam. I need to find still some comfrey in the wild to experiment with. I see that there may be still some Russian comfrey at the workshop, and if so, I will grab some the next time I’m there.

According to the NIH, “comfrey also contains several pyrrolizidine alkaloids (symphytine, echimidine, symglandine and lycopsamine) which are toxic and capable of causing sinusoidal obstruction syndrome (previously called veno-occlusive disease) and severe liver injury.”