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Hi Mana,
Indeed PAs are the photochemicals so created in Comfrey, Coltsfoot and even Borage. People have been eating these plants since ancient times and the plants are highly valued as medicine but the more we learn about the PAs and potentially deadly effects on the liver, the more careful we must be. Better safe than sorry and keep them for external use.

I’m intrigued if the shop in Amsterdam gave menton if external use?

The flowers are now open on many local Comfrey and easier to tell the species apart. Did you find one yet?