Dangers of Comfrey
This will be a review of why 'they' concluded comfrey was dangerous. It was questionable science turned into statements of safety with little or no human human relevance. The presentation would be semi-technical so that we can share a basis for deconstructing what they concluded.
David Hoffmann has traveled the world, run for Parliament on a Green Party ticket (yes, he’s English), and has been an activist in the Green and Peace movements for longer than he cares to remember. He is the author of 17 books, his latest is a textbook on science and clinical skills for phytotherapists entitled Medical Herbalism, published by Inner Traditions. These accomplishments aside, David, a Fellow of Britain’s National Institute of Medical Herbalists, has been a phytotherapist (that’s a practitioner of herbal medicine) for over 30 years.
David is passionate about plants. He promotes herbal medicine around the world, teaches at the California School of Herbal Studies, Bastyr University and the California Institute of Integral Studies, and, as previously mentioned, has authored many books about plants and plant medicine.
David’s extensive clinical and teaching experience bring a wonderfully human touch to the work we do with plants. His deep respect for the healing power and the mystery of plants coupled with his desire to share this knowledge with others is one of his great contributions to our culture and we are very honored to have him here with us.