Used to relieve painful muscle and joint conditions Comfrey Cream is a great healer. Including low back pain, osteoarthritis, and sprains. Also, its great for sprained ankles and bruised muscles. Comfrey cream stimulates the growth of cells and the production of collagen and other tissues. This is attributed to the constituent allantoin. Required for tissue repair – Our bodies product Allantoin naturally and it is applied externally in forms of creams oils and poultices. Thus, It acts through the skin to stimulate healing and regeneration of tissue.
History of Comfrey Cream
Comfrey or knit bone also known as Symphytum stems from the Latin – to unite. The allantoin found in comfrey is one of the main active ingredients. However traditional medicine has a view of plants and medicines as synergistic. Thus, the whole effect is important and the whole is more than the sum of its parts. Comfrey can reduce (swelling) and reduce pain when applied to the skin. Gardeners love comfrey as a rather potent, smelly sludge green brew. Diluted with rainwater, to nourish the soil Comfrey contributes to healthy dis-ease resistant garden plants, flowers and vegetables. Homoeopathy uses Symphytum wherever there is a need to help healing, particularly of bone and periosteum. It is compared to Calc phos.A tissue salt that is specially needed for bones.
Today, multiple randomized controlled trials have demonstrated the efficacy and safety of comfrey preparations. Mainly for the topical treatment of pain and swelling of muscles and joints in degenerative arthritis. Also acute myalgia in the back, sprains, contusions and strains after sports injuries and accidents
Uses: Bruises – strains – regeneration of cartilage. Also healing of bones.
Botanical name: Symphytum
Common names: Comfrey knitbone
Parts used: Leaves (internally and externally in various preparations)
Habitat: Rough ground, hedges and field edges in the British isles Europe and Asia
Chemistry: allantoin mucilage gum tannin’s alkaloids resin inulin