Comfrey has earned its claim to fame through the ages as a healer and mender of all things damaged or broken in the body, especially broken bones, torn ligaments and damaged muscles. Comfrey was strictly used externally until the early 1800’s when Western herbalists began using it internally. In the 1800’s, it was used solely as a poultice for bone knitting, fractures, or in a salve form in the treatment of cuts, burns, skin ulcers, varicose veins, bronchitis, and rheumatism.
This reputation has undoubtedly accounted for many of the common names (boneset, nipbone, knitbone, healing herb) by which this herb is known.
The leaf has been utilized in a decoction, which is gargled or used as a mouthwash to relieve throat infections, hoarseness, and bleeding gums. Externally, Comfrey has been used in poultice form to treat wounds, bruises, sores and insect bites. The mucilage is believed to soften the skin when used in baths.
Special Considerations: Care should be taken when using Comfrey with very deep wounds, as its rapid healing power can lead to tissue forming over the wound before it is healed deeper down, possibly leading to abscesses. Make sure that wounds are thoroughly cleaned and protected from infection before using comfrey preparations with injuries.
Note: Beeyoutiful does not recommend taking Comfrey Leaf internally other than as a gargle.
Pregnancy/Lactation: Please do not use Comfrey Leaf while pregnant or nursing.
Storage:Due to the Beeyoutiful's Herbs and Bulk Foods being organic or wildcrafted, there is a slight chance that there could be some naturally occurring bugs. Beeyoutiful takes precautions on our end to minimize the chances, but we do suggest that you store them in a cold area - possibly the freezer - in an air tight container.