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Comfrey Poultice
First Aid
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0.2 (Poultice)
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Aids recovery from broken bones when applied as a poultice.
— Comfrey in-game tooltip

Comfrey is a forageable herb used in first aid.


Comfrey, when crafted into a poultice, can be used to increase the recovery rate of a fracture. The poultice cannot be applied while a bandage or another poultice is on the wound, however can be added regardless of whether a splint has already been applied or not. The poultice will start taking effect as soon as it is applied, and does not require a bandage. Once applied, the poultice cannot be removed, and will be consumed when completely healed or over time based on the comfrey factor.

Recovery rate

Comfrey poultice reduces recovery time of a fracture by 50%. An untreated moderate fracture will last approximately 12.8 days, therefore a comfrey treated fracture will take 6.3 days to heal. This can be reduced further by applying a splint or being well fed.

Comfrey factor

The life of the poultice is determined by a value referred to as the 'comfrey factor', which scales with the player's first aid skill. This is calculated by getting a random number between (first aid level + 1) * 0.5 + 10 and (first aid level + 1) * 1.0 + 10. While healing the fracture, the poultice will deteriorate at a rate of 1 unit every 42 seconds, meaning 21—42 seconds is added to the life of the poultice per first aid level. The poultice will not be consumed or heal the wound unless a bandage is also applied. It's important to note that the effects of the first aid skill is only relevant to the individual applying the poultice, and not the individual with the wound.

Due to the comfrey factor being significantly lower than the total recovery time, especially at lower first aid levels, a comfrey poultice will need to be re-applied several times before healing completely. This can be calculated to an average of 50 poultices required for first aid level 0, and 30 for level 10. However, it should be noted the number of comfrey poultices required will be reduced significantly when combined with a splint, especially at higher first aid levels.

Poultice life in seconds at each first aid level
First Aid level Time low (seconds) Time high (seconds)
0 441 462
1 462 504
2 483 546
3 504 588
4 525 630
5 546 672
6 567 714
7 588 756
8 609 798
9 630 840
10 651 882


Product Ingredients Tools Requirements Workstation XP
Comfrey Poultice
Comfrey.png Comfrey ×5 MortarPestle.png
Mortar and Pestle
none none none


Main article: Foraging

Comfrey can only be found via foraging, finding 2-8 at a time. The chances of finding comfrey is extremely low, unless the player has the herbalist Herbalist trait or has read The Herbalist The Herbalist magazine.

Like other plants, comfrey cannot be found during winter. It is most common in deep forest, however can also be found in forest, vegetation, farmland and farm zones.

Park rangers will have a massive chance increase in finding comfrey, whilst veterans, farmers, chefs, burger flippers, doctors, nurses, fitness instructors and being unemployed will have a small chance increase.

Having the herbalist trait will further increase the chance of finding comfrey, whilst having the former scout, hiker, hunter, gardener, outdoorsman, cook or nutritionist traits will provide a minor increase.


  • The word "poultice" comes from the Latin puls, pultes, meaning "porridge".



Comfrey Poultice Comfrey.png

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item Comfrey
        DisplayCategory = FirstAid,
        Weight	=	0.1,
        Type	=	Normal,
        DisplayName	=	Comfrey,
        Icon	=	Comfrey,
        Tooltip = Tooltip_Comfrey,
        WorldStaticModel = MedicinalHerbsLeafBundle,

Comfrey Poultice MashedHerbs.png

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item ComfreyCataplasm
        DisplayCategory = FirstAid,
        Weight	=	0.2,
        Type	=	Normal,
        DisplayName	=	Comfrey Poultice,
        Icon	=	MashedHerbs,
        Tooltip = Tooltip_Comfrey,
        WorldStaticModel = Poultice,

See also