Comfrey Leaf C/S, Organic, 1/2 lb.

(COLC-2)
Symphytum officinale  |  Origin: Croatia
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Comfrey is commonly used as an external poutice or decoction for skin issues, as even its Latin name Symphytum officinale, translates to "knitting together."

Also known as the “bone knitting herb”, Comfrey is very high in calcium and vitamin C. It has a strong history of being used as an external application in poultices, salves, lotions and muscle rubs as it may help in the mending of wounds and broken bones. It is a contact healer, and may support speedy recovery of broken bones, wounds, cuts, scrapes, and scarring as well as muscle and tissue damage.


Common Names: Comfrey, gum plant, bruisewort, knit bone, nipbone, knit back, boneset

Excerpts from The Green Pharmacy Herbal Handbook
One of the main therapeutic substances in comfrey is allantoin, an anti-inflammatory that perks up the immune system, speeds wound healing, and encourages new skin and cell growth. It's a time-honored treatment for healing sores, bruises, and even broken bones. The tannins in comfrey are astringent, and the rosmarinic acid might contribute some anti-inflammatory assistance.

Precautions: Not recommended for internal use.

From Our Reading and/or Experience...

  • We use comfrey often in external applications. It is readily available fresh, probably in your own back yard. It is not recommended for internal use.
  • It can be used to benefit anyone: men, women (including before, during or after pregnancy, and nursing), children and animals.
  • It is critical that comfrey is stored in a dark, dry, and cool place. Refrigeration or freezing is highly recommended, but not necessary. Following these suggestions will delay the loss of it's highly valued nutritional and medicinal properties.
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