Broken Bones, Fractures, To Promote Wound Healing, Surgical Incisions, Burns,
Osteoporosis, Ulcers, Cuts
Comfrey is used for burns, surgery, cuts, ulcerations in the gastrointestinal tract (ulcers, ulcerations, bowel surgery), breaks and fractures to bones, for poorly healing bones, and for osteoporosis. Comfrey is the preeminent herb to promote healing of tissue ranging from skin, soft tissue, broken bones, fractures and it promotes calcium re-uptake into the bones.
Its nickname is knitbone. Controversy surrounds Comfrey because of its' content of pyrrolizidine alkaloids (PA). This potentially liver toxic substance is in minimal concentration in this dry plant extract (it is higher in fresh plant Comfrey) It is for short-term use (up to 2 months) and does not normally present a problem unless liver pathology exists (see contraindications below). Comfrey promotes tissue repair for cuts and surgical incisions. Stitches come out earlier with less potential to scar. It is great for those with slow-healing wounds (with more Echinacea too). Comfrey can heal bones more quickly and typically casts from breaks come off earlier. Old wounds and poorly healed bones heal faster. Comfrey facilitates the replication of epithelial cells, thereby helping to heal ulcerations on the skin or digestive tract. Through this mechanism, burns can heal more quickly too. This is also effective for animals.