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It has long taproots, which can grow to 10 or more feet to get to water deep under ground. It grows to about 4 feet high, and has large leaves with visible white hairs on them and drooping flowers, in colors ranging from purple to pink to blue to white. 

It contains potassium, calcium, phosphorous, iron, magnesium, cobalt, Vitamins B, B11, B12, C, E, allantoin, pyrrolizidine alkaloids, tannins, mucilage, starch, phenolic acids, and volatile oil. 

Contains alkaloids which damage liver on long term or high dosages when taken internally. Use for external applications unless you are using a special treated compound with alkaloids removed. 

Medical Use
Central Nervous System Pain Reliever, Stomach and intestinal pain reducer, Cancer of the stomach pain reducer: 2-5 drops of tincture made from plant leaves and root in 1 cup of water taken when needed or ¼ cup of fresh plant in 1 cup of boiled water and drink after 5 minutes standing. 

Gout, Open Sores and Painful sores, mouth and lip sores, Damaged Skin, Dry Skin or Skin Cuts: Grind the root into a fine powder and mix with other useful skin herbs and mix with Aloe Vera gel so it makes a natural paste that you can apply to the wound or sore. 

This mixture will heal sores and skin surface layers fast so avoid using on deep infected wounds that need to dry out and heal slower. Infected wounds will have pus. Apply only to shallow or old wounds that have began to heal. 
Also can add to weak herbal infusion baths to soak the skin for up to 30 minutes. Another method is to make own Comfrey Oil from 1/2 liter of coconut oil or vegetable oil (if you can not get coconut) with 8 ounces of dried leaf and simmer but not over boil for 2 to 3 hours then cool and strain into a bottle. 

You can make skin soap from melted bees wax with 1 ounce of home made oil above. This makes a great natural moisturizer.

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