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COMFREY Symphytum Officinale

Also known as Bruisewort

Parts Used: Leaves, Roots and Rhizome
Uses: Aids in the  healing of stomach and duodenal ulcers; bowel inflammation; colitis
Promotes the growth of connective tissue, bone and cartilage
Breaks down red blood cells, which makes it useful in healing bruises.
Used as a poultice it is good for vericose veins and aids in the healing of minor burns.
A useful remedy for bronchitis and other respiratory ailments.

Leaf is temporary Out of Stock

There are alkaloids in Comfrey that can make it unsafe for internal use but it has been used as a tea for upset stomach, ulcers, heavy menstrual periods, diarrhea, bloody urine, persistent cough, painful breathing (pleuritis), bronchitis, cancer, and chest pain (angina). It is also used as a gargle for gum disease and sore throat.

Do not use if pregnant.
People have used this as a tea for hemorrhoids and as a cream for wounds and joint pain. Most of the time it is used externally on wounds. It has been used on broken bones to aid in their healing as well. It isn’t a good idea for children to use this as it can cause reactions. If you have any kind of liver ailment it is not advisable to use this.

Category: Herbal Products

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