Comfrey Root, Symphytum officinale, Organically grown Use internally only under supervision


Size: per gram (50g minimum)

Comfrey   (  Symphytum officinale  ) is organically grown in Croatia

AKA  Blackwort, Boneset, Bruisewort, Consolida, Consound, Gum Plant, Healing Herb, Knitback, Knitbone,  Nipbone, Salsify, Slippery Root, Wallwort

Cautions   please be aware that herbs, although natural can interact with certain medications, and that they may be ill advised to use under certain health conditions.  Please consult a qualified health practitioner for cautions pertinent to you.  

Do not use internally without the supervision of a health practitoner

No therapeutic claim   is made or intended for this product.  Information is for educational purposes only. 


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Actions : Vulnerary, demulcent, anti-inflammatory, astringent, expectorant.

It is frequently given whenever a mucilaginous medicine is required and has often been in skin ointments to accelerate the healing of tissue and closing of wounds. Comfrey leaf also has demulcent, mildly astringent and expectorant qualities. 


Indications: The impressive wound-healing properties of Comfrey are partially due to the presence of allantoin. This chemical stimulates cell proliferation and so augments wound-healing both inside and out. The addition of much demulcent mucilage makes Comfrey a powerful healing agent in gastric and duodenal ulcershiatus hernia andulcerative colitis. Its astringency will help haemorrhages wherever they occur. It has been used with benefit in cases of bronchitis and irritable cough, where it will soothe and reduce irritation whilst helping expectoration. Comfrey may be used externally tospeed wound-healing and guard against scar tissue developing incorrectly. Care should be taken with very deep wounds, however, as the external application of Comfrey can lead to tissue forming over the wound before it is healed deeper down, possibly leading to abscesses. It may be used for any external ulcers, for woundsand fractures as a compress or poultice. It is excellent in chronic varicose ulcers. It has a reputed anti-cancer action.


Priest & Priest tell us that it is a "soothing demulcent, gently stimulating to the mucous membranes, allays irritation and encourages cell growth. Increases expectoration and tones the bronchi, especially suitable for conditions involving capillary haemorrhage or excessive mucous." They give the following specific indications: coughs & coldsgastric & duodenal ulcersgastro-intestinal inflammationhaemoptysishaematemesispruritus anichronic suppurative ulcerationsbruised & damaged joints and muscles or pulled tendons, delayed union of fractures, traumatic injury to the eye.


Ellingwood recommends it for the following patholgies:bronchial irritation,pneumoniainflammation of the stomach, and quotes `old European writers' as being useful in all hurts and bruises both internal and external.


Combinations: For gastric ulcers and inflammations it combines well with Marshmallow and Meadowsweet. For chest and bronchial troubles use it with Coltsfoot, White Horehound or Elecampane. For wound healing use with Calendula.


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