Comfrey powerful anti inflammatory for skin lesions
Comfrey - Symphytum Officinale
Used part: Leaf
*External Use Only*
Comfrey is a medicinal plant, widely used as an anti-inflammatory, which works by helping to speed healing among other problems. The comfrey has been used since the time of the Greeks. The parts used in the plant for the realization of treatments are its leaves and dry roots. One should boil, and then make the tea of comfrey. The comfrey plant is also known as Russian purple grass, cardinal grass and cow tongue. Its scientific name is Symphytum officinale L.
This plant has numerous properties and medicinal benefits. It consists of folic, ascorbic, nicotinic, tannic, galanthanic and pantatenic acids. It also has vitamins A, B1, B2, B12, C, E and others, such as starch, essential amino acids, carbohydrates, carotene, calcium, iron, phosphorus, iodine, manganese, potassium, proteins, zinc and others.
The comfrey can be used as astringent, antianemia, antiasthma, anticancer, antidiabetic, antidiarrheal, anti-inflammatory, antileukemic, antirheumatic, soothing, healing, depurative, moisturizing, laxative, cell regenerator and tonic.
Good Herbal Remedy:
- Athlete's foot
- Bee stings
- Anal fissures
- Breast fissures
The use of the comfrey should be only external, in the form of compresses. Oral use (internal) is not recommended in any case.
To make the tea:
- Use 2 teaspoons of the herb for each liter of water
- Take to the fire and turn off as soon as you boil
- Remove from the heat, expect to thicken
- Make compresses to apply in the affected region
Caution should be exercised with the use of the comfrey, which should be used only externally, since its internal use can cause intoxication in the liver, cancer and gastric irritations. Internal use should only be done under medical advice. Pregnant women or people with cancer should not use this plant.