Description. Comfrey is a marvelous herb and is one of the best-known healing herbs of all times. Its very name, symphytum, means to heal. Comfrey has been used for centuries for its bone mending qualities, for its healing effects on ulcers, and for its general soothing effect on the mucous membranes, making it invaluable in soothing sore throats and coughs. Comfrey relieves pain and inflammation caused by injuries and degeneration, especially the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. Well known and widely used by early herbalists, science now confirms the healing effects of comfrey are attributable to allantoin, a compound shown to speed cell production both inside and outside the body. The herb is demulcent, mildly astringent and expectorant. Use. Comfrey salves, ointments and teas are best known for the topical treatment of burns, skin ulcerations, abrasions, lacerations, flea and insect bites, and just about any skin irritation. Infusion of the leaves can be applied to bruises, fractures, sprains, and other closed-tissue injuries. This herb is good for gastrointestinal illnesses, stomach ulcer, bad colds and coughs, and wherever there is irritation of the mucous membrane of the throat and bronchial tubes, and has been used with success in hundreds of cases of bleeding from the bowels, lungs, and womb.
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