Wild Comfrey was brought to America by English immigrants for medicinal uses. The allantoin content of this herb, especially in the root, has resulted in its use in folk medicine for healing. Wounds, sores, broken bones, swollen tissue and burns seemed to heal faster when allantoin was applied due to a possible increase in number of white blood cells. Comfrey has been reported to promote healthy skin with its mucilage content that moisturizes and soothes, while the allantoin promotes cell proliferation.
While both Comfrey Leaf and Root are well known for their mucilage content and associated demulcent action, the Leaf is higher in tannins, giving it astringent and anti-inflammatory properties. It also contains calcium, vitamin B12, iron and silica, It is one of the rare herbs that process Vitamin B12 out of the soil.
The energetics and taste of Comfrey Leaf are sweet, bitter, astringent and cooling. Comfrey Leaf has an affinity towards the respiratory system, digestive system, musculoskeletal system, skin, blood and nervous system.
How to use: Use Comfrey leaf topically as a poultice, fomentation, infused oil, salve, steam or bath.
Precautions: Not for internal use. Do not apply to broken or abraded skin. Comfrey is only suggested for healthy individuals who have no history of liver disease or liver function issues, are not taking medications that reduce liver function, and are not pregnant or nursing.
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