Comfrey plant medicinal uses

Comfrey Plant Medicinal Uses

Have you read about the Comfrey Plant Medicinal Uses? The Comfrey plant is a perennial that is in the Boraginaceae family. It has a long history of being used as a herbal medicine for its leaves and roots.

The Comfrey plant  (Symphytum officinale) is also known as knitbone, blackwort, boneset, bruisewort, black root, consound, gum plant, and healing herb.

Comfrey is native to Europe but it can be found in most areas of the world where the soil is suitable for growth. It has grown very easy for me in the midwest!

Comfrey can grow up to three feet high and it has pink, bell-shaped flowers.

Comfrey likes to grow in
  • pastures
  • meadows
  • hedges
  • woods
  • moist soil that has a lot of sunlight

Comfrey can also be grown indoors as long as the plant gets enough sunlight through a window.

It typically flowers during the months of summer and autumn, but Comfrey will regrow if it is cut before flowering. Comfrey may grow back as many as six times in a single season.

Comfrey is great for the skin. It is:

  • natural anti-inflammatory 
  • it can help soothe common skin conditions such as:
    • insect bites
    • stings
    • acne
    • eczema

Comfrey will also help reduce swelling and aid in the healing process of wounds, cuts, and ulcers.

Comfrey contains allantoin which has been effective at stimulating cell growth.

Comfrey also contains mucilage which is the reason Comfrey can be used to soothe irritated tissues.

It is used to treat:
  • psoriasis
  • rashes
  • patches of dry skin.
Comfrey will also heal:
  • burns
  • blisters
  • bruises by relieving pain and swelling

Comfrey extract has even been used to help reduce scarring caused by surgery.

Its use in skin products is very beneficial. The Comfrey ointments and liniments can be used to provide relief for pain and swelling.

Comfrey poultices can also be applied directly onto skin wounds, cuts, and bruises.

Comfrey root can be made into a Comfrey tincture which is typically rubbed onto the skin.

Comfrey leaf can be made into Comfrey tea. These teas are made using hot water and steeped leaf.

You can make a simple Comfrey salve using Comfrey tincture and beeswax.

Comfrey plant
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