Symphytum Officinale Comfrey (Chemical Constituents (.5%-.7% Allantoin…
Parts Used and Preparation
Leaves and Root
Contains pyrrolizidine alkaloid which is often times present in poisonous plants - could be toxic to the liver. Rats died after being fed russian comfrey root in large amounts
Despite this comfrey is one of the most healing plants in existence - especially in bone healing
Banned in some countries. Canada permits external use only.
Many cases of injury had other variables that were not accounted for.
Cell proliferant found in urine of pregnant women and newborn babies - major chemical
Small amounts of pyrrolizidine alkaloids
Therapeutic Action and Uses
Soothes and heals inflamed tissue in remarkable way especially in respiratory system - lung hemorrhage of lungs
No food during treatment - 12 hours - comfrey is highly nutritive.
Helps new flesh and bones grow
Cuts healing time of bones in half
Stops bleeding when applied to wounds
Use when internal functions are weakened or injured to degree that there is bloody discharge in sputum, urine, or bowels.
Combine with Elecampane Root as syrup for coughs, consumption, pulmonary afflictions