100% Certified organic Comfrey Leaf
Comfrey has always been used as a botanical form promoting tissue healing. Its’ tannins cause sufficient astriction to staunch bleeding but also to make it possible to withhold stitches. It is indicated to moisten dryness, generate fluid and benefits the throat relieving coughing, constipation. This leaf and root nourishes the blood, relieves fatigue, reduces inflammation and stops discharge and bleeding. This pain reliever also promotes tissue repair, and reduces clotting.
Conditions of the lung, stomach and intestines presenting dryness are treated with comfrey. The leaf may be used for ulcers in place of an antacid or for skin emollient. Dosages are for the leaf, a standard infusion 2-6 ounces. And for the root, cold infusion 1-4 ounces; both 3 times/day for a short term use as some cultivated strains can irritate or damage the liver.
The name Comfrey is derived from ‘con firma,’ or to make firm and Symphytum from the Greek word for “to unite.” It contains allantoin, mucilage,triterpenoids, phenolic acids, asparagine, pyrrolizidine alkaloids, and tannins. Allantoin is a cell-proliferant that repairs damaged tissue. The pyrrolizidine alkaloids are most concentrated in the root, which should not be used internally. A German study using Comfrey leaf cream showed good to very good effect in 93% of cases of abrasion compared to a placebo, reducing healing time from 7 days to 4 days. Its healing properties have been used in cases of bruising, sprains, fractures, and broken bones. A compress applied immediately to a sprained ankle can reduce severity.
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