Comfrey (Latin Name: Symphytum Officinale) belongs to the Boraginaceae family. It grows in humid areas near lakes or rivers, in Europe and northern Asia. It is a perennial plant that grows spontaneously.
In ancient times reference was made to its healing properties and in traditional medicine, it was used to treat fractures.
Health Benefits and Uses
Comfrey contains allantoin that helps increase bone, cartilage, and muscle cells. In addition, when used externally due to the presence of the above substance, the healing of the wound is accelerated. At the same time, it is a powerful healing yam for gastric ulcer, septal hernia, and ulcerative colitis. Its astringency helps with bleeding and has been used in cases of bronchitis and irritable bowel syndrome due to its expectorant properties. It is beneficial for chronic varicose ulcers. In the form of washes, it is effective in treating arthritis. Finally, it is one of the herbs used in homeopathy for muscle and joint pain.
In many cases, it is combined with Althaea and Meadowsweet for gastric ulcers and inflammation. In contrast, it is combined with Coughgrass and Inula for bronchial diseases.
Comfrey’s Available Forms:
- Radix (cut)
Caution! Herbs should not be consumed uncontrollably. Consult your doctor before consumption. They are not substitutes for drugs and can cause side effects and allergies.