The power of comfrey is best described by the folk saying: “Two healthy fingers can be joined together if they are tied with thin threads of comfrey root.” Scientific name: Symphytum officinale Common names: Knit Bone, Boneset, Consound and Bruise wort This not so good-looking root, black on the outside and whitish or yellowish on the inside, is beneficial for almost everything:
- Bone fractures;
- Ulcerous bones, stubborn leg ulcers;
- Growths on hands, legs and nails;
- Varicose veins and open veins;
- Neck pain;
- Amputated legs;
- Pains felt in the extremities after bone fracture and removal of plaster cast;
- Pains in the lower part of the spine;
- Pains in the shoulders, elbows and knees;
- Various growths;
- Tingling sensation felt in legs from the soles of feet to the hips;
- Rheumatic thickening of the muscles;
- Bone pain;
- Impaired circulation.
The comfrey root tincture can heal all types of injuries, stings, bruises and wounds, as well as blood coagulation.
Comfrey herb contains a plant hormone called auxin, which easily stimulates the formation of new tissue and thereby contributes to a faster wound healing. In addition, the allantoin, one of the main active ingredients in comfrey, stimulates granulation and tissue regeneration. Comfrey herb is irreplaceable in case of tissue inflammation, inflamed joints, arthritis, distortion, contusion, hematomas, thrombophlebitis and other conditions.
The Healing Power of Comfrey
Comfrey tincture has an honored place in cosmetics for face and hand skin care. This tincture has the ability to regenerate and rejuvenate sagging and wrinkled skin, especially wrinkles in the eye area. Continual use of this tincture will result in completely regenerated and better-looking skin on your face and hands.
Furthermore, comfrey tincture is considered the best topical remedy for gout. In severe cases, this tincture should be lightly rubbed into skin.
Comfrey tincture has also been shown to be effective in the healing treatment of inflamed nerves – where the painful points in any part of the body are sensitive to touch.
“The tincture of Comfrey, easily prepared, contains wonderful power. People who suffer from rheumatism and swelling of joints and have been treated with other remedies without success, have found relief with Comfrey tincture” – said Maria Treben, a renowned Austrian herbalist, in her bookHealth Through God’s Pharmacy: Advice and Proven Cures with Medicinal Herbs.
Comfrey Tincture Recipe
- 100 g of comfrey root;
- 700 ml of strong alcohol (rye whisky or vodka).
First, wash the comfrey roots and clean them with a brush. Next, chop them finely, loosely place in a bottle and pour rye whisky or vodka over them. Keep the bottle in the sun or near the stove for 14 days.
Shake the bottle every third day.
After 14 days, strain the liquid through gauze or cheesecloth, pour in a dark glass bottle and store in cool place.
Apply this tincture to painful areas, three times a day.
Homeopaths claim that there’s not one person to whom this tincture hasn’t helped.
*Use pure alcohol for odorless tincture. The tincture is sticky.
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