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COMFREY ROOT

(Symphytyum offic.)


In Roman times this herb was called conferva, meaning to join together. One of its scommon names is “knitbone”, as it has the ability to dramatically influence healing time.

PROPERTIES: anodyne, astringent, demulcent, emollient, expectorant, hemostatic, refrigerant, vulnerary

Comfrey Root (Symphytyum offic.)
· promotes wound healing, stimulates bone connective tissue and cartilage repair
· reduces the inflammation of pulled tendons
· the cell proliferant and active ingredient in Comfrey is called Allantoin, and helps grow new flesh and bone
· excellent for lung and sinus congestion when combined with funugreek seed
· can be used as a douche for yeast infections
· poultices applied to sore and caked breasts help the tenderness leave very quickly
· can help with most digestive and stomach problems, for intestinal difficulties, for excessive menstrual flow and to stop spitting blood
· when applied to mosquito bites, the itching stops immediately and the swelling goes down
· high in Calcium and Vitamin C. Contains carotene, B12, and Chlorophyll
· beneficial for many problems affecting the skin, including bedsores, bites and stings, bruises, inflamed bunions, burns, dermatitis, dry skin, bleeding hemorrhoids, leg ulcers, nosebleeds, psoriasis, scabies, skin rashes and sunburn

SUGGESTED DOSAGE: should be used as directed by a qualified professional practitioner.
Tincture - Spray:
3-6 pumps three times daily.
Extract: ½ tsp 3 times daily
CONTRA INDICATIONS: Contraindicated in pregnancy, there is some concern about the pyrrolizidine alkaloids, internal treatment should be restricted to a few weeks only. External application need not be restricted.

Please note: This information is compiled from traditional and modern herb books, articles and research. This information is summarized for its educational value and should not be used for the diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of disease. It should not be used to replace the services of a qualified practitioner.