- Aerial parts, root.
Past uses - Comfrey has been used to
treat stomach ulcers, irritable bowel syndrome, and a range of
respiratory conditions, including bronchitis and pleurisy.
Injuries - Comfrey's ability to
promote the healing of bruises, sprains, fractures, and broken bones has
been known for thousands of years. Comfrey encourages ligaments and
bones to knit together firmly. A comfrey compress applied immediately to
a sprained ankle can significantly reduce the severity of the injury.
The combination of tannins, and mucilage helps to soothe bruises and
Skin problems - Comfrey oil or
ointment is used to treat acne and boils and to relieve psoriasis.
Comfrey is also valuable in the treatment of scars.
Other Uses - Hantavirus, Housemaid's
A plant that likes moisture, comfrey flourishes in
ditches and other damp places. Its bell-shaped flowers are pinkish
blue and hang in clusters. Comfrey is known to the crusaders as a
wound herb and for repairing broken bones and battered bodies. For
eye injuries prepare a cold compress.