Comfrey

comfrey in my garden

Comfrey: Member of the borage family, medicinal ingredients include allantoin, alkaloids, mucilage, tannins, sterols, resins, volatile oils, gums, and triterpenes. What’s that mean to you and me? It possess a substance which cause cell growth, so it has remarkable healing properties, stimulates growth in delayed bone healing, abrasions and injuries to skin- a general rejuvenation. A great tonic on surfaces of the body. Draws toxic materials from injured joints, muscles and tendons. Increases movement of fluids into joints, and has long been used to heal broken bones and injured joints. Productive in healing or correcting erosive discharges from intestines, in diarrhea and dysentery, TB, and burning during urination in women. Herb needs to be used carefully due to over-growth issues on bones and tissues. Has been said to be very useful in head injuries, brain, and good for epilepsy, insomnia and autism.
Treats: bloody discharge, delayed puberty, brain injuries, alzheimers, gum disease, hay fever, sinusitis, chronic cough, colitis, diarrhea, breast inflammation, kidney stones, repetitive joint, sprains, strains in poultice form, back, spinal injury, arthritis, bursitis (hot poultice), Rheumatoid, burns, bruises, cuts, abscesses, bites, calluses,
Usage: roots and leaves. Use on people with  healthy livers only.
Personal Notes: I started growing comfrey in my garden the moment I heard about it’s amazing healing benefits. It’s a old herb which was said to be found in every Pfarrer’s garden. Being a Kneipp follower, you can see how my love for this perennial grows stronger, year after year.

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