Also known as Slippery Root, Ass-ear, Knitback, Knitbone, Blackwort, Bruisewort, and Healing Herb
$3.00 per Ounce
History: Comfrey Leaf has been used since the times of Ancient Greece and Rome as a healing agent for bruises, internal bleeding, sprains, fractures, and bone breaks. In fact, Dioscorides, a Greek physician, recorded his use of Comfrey while treating Alexander the Great’s soldiers. After it was transplanted to North America, Native Americans considered Comfrey to be a sacred plant and used it to heal external wounds.
ModernUses: Comfrey is a premier first aid herb. It rebuilds tissues, stops hemorrhaging, and helps heal wounds, sprains, fractures, bruises and stomach ulcers. The chemical allantoin in Comfrey increases cell proliferation, shortening (sometimes significantly) recovery time after injuries and surgeries. Comfrey is a general aid to digestion as well, and helps the pancreas regulate blood sugar levels. The demulcent properties are soothing to the lungs and help control coughs.
Active Ingredients: symlandine, symphytine, echimidine. riddelliine, riddelliine N-oxide, senecionine, senecionine N-oxide, seneciphylline, retrorsine, integerrimine, lasiocarpine and heliotrine
Actions: Vulnerary, astringent, expectorant, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant,
Complementary herbs: Bloodroot, St. John's Wort, Mullein, Saw Palmetto, Wild Cherry Bark, Goldenseal Root, Cayenne