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SYMPHYTUM OFFICINALE (COMFREY) LEAF EXTRACT

Health Concerns of the Ingredient:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

About SYMPHYTUM OFFICINALE (COMFREY) LEAF EXTRACT: Symphytum Officinale Leaf Extract is an extract of the leaves of the comfrey, Symphytumofficinale.

Function(s): Not Reported; ANTIDANDRUFF; SOOTHING

Synonym(s): SYMPHYTUM OFFICINALE LEAF EXTRACT, COMFREY (SYMPHYTUM OFFICINALE) LEAF EXTRACT; COMFREY LEAF EXTRACT; COMFREY, SYMPHYTUM OFFICINALE, EXT.; EXTRACT OF COMFREY LEAF; EXTRACT OF SYMPHYTUM OFFICINALE LEAF; SYMPHYTUM OFFICINALIS LEAF EXTRACT

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

Concern Reference
Limited evidence of toxicityFDA Dietary Supplement Concerns

Data gaps

Concern Reference
69 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical see search results ->NLM PubMed

Data Sources

FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration). 1993. Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition. Unsubstantiated Claims and Documented Health Hazards in the Dietary Supplement Marketplace. Illnesses and Injuries Associated With the Use of Selected Dietary Supplements.
NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.

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