COMFREY ROOT (Symphytum officinale) aka - Knitbone, Bruisewort, Woundwort
Comfrey has been used as a healing herb since 400 BC since it was known to have the power to promote body tissue repair. The Greeks used it to stop heavy bleeding and treat bronchial problems. Dioscorides, a Greek physician of the first century, prescribed the plant to heal wounds and mend broken bones. Comfrey contains allantoin, a cell proliferant that stimulates new cell growth, increases cell production and thus supports more rapid healing. Comfrey has been used successfully on any part of the body that is injured. Comfrey (called the “knitter and healer”) stops hemorrhaging and bleeding and is particularly useful in treating blood in the urine. It aids in soothing inflammation and when used as a poultice can be applied to sore breasts, burns, wounds, swelling, and bites. It helps promote the secretion of pepsin thus making it essential in assisting digestion.
Primary uses: Here are just a few of the maladies that Comfrey Root can provide relief for: Asthma/Emphysema, Ulcers, and Lung Disorders.