COMFREY

NAME : COMFREY

GAELIC NAME : Lus Cnámh

LATIN NAME : Symphytum officinale

COMMON / FOLK NAMES : Blackwort Bruisewort Gum plant Healing herb Knitback Salsity   Slippery root Wallwort Assear Boneset Consoliad Consound Knit Bone   Miracle Herb Yalluc.

MEDICINAL PART : Rootstock.

PLACES OF ORIGIN :  Europe and the U.S.

HABITAT : Common in moist meadows and other moist places.

DESCRIPTION : Comfrey is a perennial plant. The rootstock is black outside, fleshy and whitish inside, and contains a glutinous juice. The angular, hairy stem bears bristly, oblong lanceolate leaves, some petioled, some sessile. There are also tongue-shaped basal leaves that generally lie on the ground.

FLOWERING PERIOD : The whitish or pale purple flowers have a tubular corolla resembling the finger of a glove and grows in forked scorpioid racemes from May to August.

PROPERTIES : Anodyne Astringent Demulcent Emollient Expectorant Hemostatic  Refrigerant Vulnerary.

MAGICAL PROPERTIES

GENDER : Feminine.
PLANET : Saturn.
ELEMENT : Water.
POWERS : Safety during Travel Money
        CELTIC GODS:  Lír   Manannan Mac Lír 

CELTIC GODDESSES:  Aine

RITUAL USES

Use while calling on Lír and Manannan Mac Lír,  Use while calling of Aine for prosperity and protection.

MAGICAL USES
Worn or carried, comfrey protects and ensures safety during travel. Also, tuck some into your suitcases so that they aren't lost or stolen. The root is also used in money spells.

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