comfreyThe simplest ointment for aching knees, ankles, and elbows is a comfrey ointment. After removing the root from the ground, clean it, wash it, and crush it with a pestle. Put the pulp on the gauze and place it on the sore place. It’s best to do it in the evening.

Throughout the night, mucus should flow from the root and penetrate the skin. This mucus is supposed to cure the disease.

Because its composition contains small amounts of pyrrolizidine alkaloids, which have a negative effect on the liver, the plant was questioned, unnecessarily, because it has astounding properties when used externally.

What is Common Comfrey?

Comfrey also called Symphytum officinale, true comfrey, or slippery-root is a very popular plant.

It belongs to the group of perennial plants.

It is characterized by a large, black, well-branched pile root, and a thick, straight stem with many branches.

It reaches up to 1 meter in height. The leaves are large, ovate, lanceolate, sharpened.

It blooms profusely from May to July. The flowers are pendulous, tubular-bell-shaped, dirty-red-purple, with a sweet, very fragrant scent.

Occurs in Europe, Asia, and North America.

Its medicinal properties are mainly in the root, but leaves and flowers are used in folk medicine as well.

From the comfrey root, allantoin (a diureide of glyoxylic acid) is obtained.

It is allantoin that stimulates regeneration and granulation of tissues and accelerates wound healing.

What does the comfrey root contain?

Comfrey root contains:

▪ up to 1% allantoin,

▪ 10-15% of mucous compounds,

▪ tannin,

▪ phenolic acids,

▪ triterpenes,

▪ pectin,

▪ a small number of pyrrolizidine alkaloids

What diseases does the comfrey root heal?

It accelerates the healing of wounds, fractures, dislocations, protects tissues against incorrect scarring.

It accelerates the production of callus, has anti-inflammatory properties, acts as an astringent, and softens the skin.

It is used in the treatment of hard-healing wounds, frostbites, ulcers, pressure ulcers.

Comfrey root extracts are part of many ointments, pastes, powders.

In addition, it is used in the production of cosmetics for skin care, lotions, face wash, creams, as well as toothpaste.

In natural medicine, a shredded root is used in the form of compresses.

Can you use Comfrey to heal at home?

 Yes, of course!

At home, you can help yourself and your loved ones with diseases such as:

▪ pain in the elbows,

▪ pain in the knees,

▪ hip pain,

▪ pain in bones,

▪ rheumatism and joint pain,

▪ sprains,

▪ bruises,

▪ fractures,

▪ swollen joints,

▪ hard healing wounds, ulcers, decubitus ulcers,

▪ osteoporosis.

Statistics say that comfrey root cures about 120 different diseases.

How to prepare a comfrey root compression at home?

You will need:

– washed and healthy comfrey root,

– gauzes or bandages,

– olive oil,

– meat tenderizer

Cut the comfrey root into thin slices. Put it on the gauze or a bandage, then pour a little bit of olive oil on it. Put gauze or a bandage on top of it and smash it with a meat tenderizer.

The so-obtained oily pulp in the gauze is put on the affected place (if it is a wound, put a sterile gauze on it first). Keep it on until it is completely dry.

I must add here that the patients feel relief after the first treatment and after a further 2-3 times a significant improvement is visible.

In natural medicine, comfrey leaves and flowers are also used.

Similarly to the root, they heal joints and swollen legs. You can prepare it in a very similar way.

Again, take a bandage or a gauze, olive oil, a meat tenderizer

 and a few well-washed and dried pieces of a stalk with leaves and flowers.

Place a prepared piece of the plant on the gauze, pour olive oil over it, cover it with another gauze and smash it with the meat tenderizer.

Make a compression from a prepared mixture.

I must add here that infusion of the comfrey leaves along with the nettle is also used. It is highly effective in purifying your blood from toxins and bacteria. Drink the infusion for 7 days. It has no side effects.

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