Where can I find Bocking 14 Comfrey in Sydney/Australia

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Where can I find Bocking 14 Comfrey in Sydney/Australia

Postby Taurion » Mon Oct 15, 2012 2:49 pm

Hi, any one know where locally can I get cutting for Bocking 14 comfrey? There are a few places offer comfrey seeds but I would like to have the 'sterile' version of Bocking 14 only. I am happy to order online if available.

been looking everywhere but cant find any. Help please
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Re: Where can I find Bocking 14 Comfrey in Sydney/Australia

Postby Taurion » Fri Oct 26, 2012 10:11 am

Problem solved, please disregard the question. A kind member of http://forums.permaculture.org.au got me some :)
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Re: Where can I find Bocking 14 Comfrey in Sydney/Australia

Postby gardenlen » Sat Oct 27, 2012 6:12 am

yeh just looked at that thread on PRI, did a quick search in the hope of knowledge, not much gained, one place indicated bocking 14 was the same as russian, they mentioned a bock' 4, then some others.

also it was noted bock' 14 was better for gardeners as well as for food? food for humans or animals it did not say. also read that the 14 seeds are sterile.

so question can it be eaten by human's?

and how do we tell which comfry we have? [couldn't find any info on identification] grow teh stuff but only as it is a good soil improver when mulched in the garden.

many thanks

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Re: Where can I find Bocking 14 Comfrey in Sydney/Australia

Postby snakecharma » Mon Nov 26, 2012 7:26 pm

comfrey is also caled "boneknit" in old herbal books
The active compound is allantonin (sp) which is a known cell proliferent. This is why it is now not found for sale in its tablet form in health food shops etc - as a proliferent, unregulated intake has been shown to cause cancer.
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