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Comfrey Root (Symphytum officinale L.)

£ 4.99

Comfrey is a medium-height, roughly hairy plant with big leaves and bell-shaped, hanging flowers of purple, sometimes pink or white colour. Comfrey is a shrub that grows in parts of Europe, Asia, and North America. The root and leaves of the comfrey plant have been used in traditional medicine in many parts of the world.

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  • 50g
  • 100g

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Suggested Use:

Infusion: Pour half a glass of boiling water over one tablespoon of Comfrey Root and brew it. This way, a thicker version that looks similar to flax seed gel dissolved in water is created. If you prefer a lighter version, use a teaspoon instead of a tablespoon. After a while, the colour of infusion will change into dark brown. At this point, it is ready for use.

Tincture: You need alcohol (40-50% ABV) and Comfrey Root. Grind the dried roots into a coarse powder. The root will absorb the alcohol and swell in the jar. Cover completely with the alcohol solution. Place in a cool, dark cupboard and shake daily. After 4 to 6 weeks your tinctures are ready to strain. Dosage is up to 5ml added to a little water up to three times a day.

Vinegar with Comfrey Root: Comfrey Root poured over with vinegar (e.g. apple cider vinegar) and left aside for 7 days can be good medicine for swelling legs, sweaty feet, and bruises. Vinegar with Comfrey Root can be applied to haematoma and bruised spots, and used for washing the perspiring feet. Bathing the feet in water with vinegar combined with Comfrey Root removes the symptoms of tiredness and swelling, e.g. after walking or standing for a long time. Hair washed in water with a bit of Comfrey Root vinegar becomes soft and silky. It is claimed that Comfrey Root vinegar also softens calloused feet soles or nails (bathing the feet), and callosity of cuticle at the side and base of the nails.

Comfrey Root Oil: Pour 500 ml of refined oil into a jar, add 50 g of Comfrey Root, put into a bigger pan with water – as if for pasteurization, and cook for 30 minutes. After this time, turn it off, stir the substance and leave it in the hot water for the night or at least a few hours. Let the oil absorb the precious ingredients of Comfrey Root. In the morning, warm it up again so that the oil gets a lighter consistency. Strain it through a gauze sieve into a smaller jar. This is the so-called hot maceration – it should be done if you need the medicine fast. However, it is better to use the method of cold maceration: put Comfrey Root into the jar and pour oil over it. Leave the oil for 2 weeks to absorb all the healing compounds and shake the jar every day. Later, after straining the substance, the product is ready for use.

It is perfect for frostbite, burns, fractures, venous ulcers, tissues difficult to heal, bruises, injuries connected with strained muscles and twists. In case of wounds that are difficult to heal, apply it to the edges where the healthy tissue exists.

The oil may turn out to be your best nourishing night cream – it regenerates tissues, removes skin discolouration and provides all the necessary components. Do not use it directly on eyes since their skin is too delicate and the active components of oil and Comfrey Root may irritate them.


This product description is for informational purposes only.

It does not replace the consultation with a doctor and cannot be used as a medication or be a part of therapy. All decisions on this matter should be consulted with your doctor.

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