Comfrey root is not an herb you hear much about and that is because the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) banned it for many years; not so anymore. What a relief because comfrey is a great healer. It promotes fast healing of wounds, stops bleeding – both internally and externally – and is a pain reliever. A tea made from the root is great for the digestive tract or for heavy menstrual periods, and for diarrhea. It works inside and outside your body. Comfrey is a perennial plant that grows in moist meadows and is common in the US and Europe. It was a major herb in the official pharmacopeia of the US.