Organic Comfrey

Natural Healing Ointment


Comfrey Ointment (Symphytum officinale)

Organic Comfrey OintmentComfrey’s name is a testament to it’s traditional usage in herbal medicine of mending broken bones.  Comfrey (Symphytum officinale) is a combination of con firma, meaning “the bone is made firm”, and the word symphytum is derived from the Greek for “to unite”. It is also known at Knitbone.

This herb has been used in herbal healing of broken bones, sprains, fractures and bruises for thousands of years. It contains allantoin, a key constituent that helps the cells to repair damaged tissue. The rosmarinic and other phenolic acids plays a significant role in it’s anti-inflammatory actions. Comfrey works by encouraging ligaments and bones to knit together.

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Comfrey Ointment for Wound Healing

Comfrey is also extensively used as a wound healing herb. Comfrey promotes the rapid healing of wounds. When Organic Comfrey Ointment is used topically on a cut or scrape, the wound will heal much more quickly.

Always be sure the wound is cleaned properly before applying the Comfrey Ointment since the rapid healing can trap in dirt and cause an infection.
Organic Comfrey Ointment can be used as a treatment for acne, boils and can help relieve the symptoms of psoriasis. It is a valuable herb in helping to treat fresh scars.

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Traditional and Current Uses of Comfrey

Comfrey’s ability to promote herbal healing of broken bones, fractures, bruises and sprains has been used for thousands of years. It encourages ligaments and bones to knit together firmly.

Applying Organic Comfrey Ointment,  or Organic Comfrey Oil immediately to a sprained ankle or broken bone,can significantly reduce the severity of the injury.  The tannin and mucilage combination helps to soothe bruises and scrapes. Comfrey oil has been used to treat acne and boils. It is also valuable in the treatment of scars.

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About Comfrey – Symphytum officinale

Comfrey plant floweringKey Constituents:

  • Allantion
  • Mucilage
  • Triterpenoids
  • Phenoic acids (rosmarinic acid)
  • Asparagine
  • Pyrrolizidine alkaloids
  • Tannins

Key Actions:

  • Astringent
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Heals wounds and bones


A European plant, comfrey now grows in all temperate regions of the world. It thrives in moist marshy soils. It can be grown from seed in spring or by root division in autumn. The leaves and flowering tops are harvested in summer and dried for use. The root is pulled in autumn.

Comfrey Oil and OintmentResearch

Comfrey contains allantoin, which helps repair damaged tissue. The herb has a significant anti-inflammatory action due to the rosmarinic acid. Research shows the pyrrolizidine alkaloids are highly toxic to the liver. It is still unclear whether the whole plant is toxic or just the roots. Samples from dried aerial parts have been shown to be completely absent of the alkaloids. The highest concentration is in the roots.

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Comfrey Leaf (Symphytum officinale)

Comfrey plant floweringComfrey contains allantoin, which promotes the growth of connective tissue, bone, cartilage, and is easily absorbed through the skin.

One of the most well-known healing plants, especially for its ability to heal tissue and bone . Comfrey is also used externally for varicose ulcers and veins and minor burns. A beneficial remedy for cramps in the legs, pain, arthritis, and infections.

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