Comfrey in Latin means “knitting together”. Comfrey is the ideal healer for wounds, sores, bruises, sore joints and broken bones.
Every batch we make begins with comfrey, aloe vera and oil. For the oil we use a combination of olive and coconut oils. Depending on the purpose of the product we often add beeswax. Once we’ve decided how we’re going to use each particular batch we add other beneficial herbs. Comfrey has been used for thousands of years both internally and externally, but we only sell products to be used externally.
Comfrey has been documented to be used medicinally in Greece since 400 B.C. If you are interested in a detailed history of comfrey and its uses throughout time as natural healer I recommend reading this webpage: http://www.herballegacy.com/ThesisHistory.html
Here are some of the many ways comfrey can be used:
- Wounds ~ Comfrey is known to close an open sore in about 24 hours so I always use aloe vera as an antiseptic and often other verbs that have this property.
- Dryness ~ Especially great to use after a hot bath or shower. Pat off excess water from hands and feet, massage in the salve and cover with an old sock for a half hour. Your feet and hands will feel amazing! Great after gardening.
- Skin Rashes
- Lip Balm
- Pets ~ Dry skin spots, including around paws and hoofs. Scabs & sores.
- Sprains ~ Use as a poultice on the inside of an ace bandage (possesses anti-inflammatory activity).
- Accelerates skin healing.
- Reduces inflammation.
- Itchy and scaly skin.
- Healing and discomfort from bug bites.