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Comfrey Root

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Comfrey Root 

Also Known As - Symphytum officinale, Bruisewort, Knitback, Knitbone, Boneset, Slippery Root, Bruisewort, Ass Ear, and Blackwort.

We have both of Russian comfrey, Symphytum Peregrinum and Symphytum officinale.

Origin - Organically Grown USA 

Overview - Native to Europe and Asia, Comfrey has become naturalized in much of North America. It's in the borage family of plants and has large, soft, fuzzy leaves with beautiful bell shaped cream or purple colored flowers. The plant is a wonderful garden specimen and can take hold of a moist partially shaded area quite effectively. The Roots and Leaves have been used for centuries in herbal medicine and the root of its Latin genus name Symphytum indicates that it has also long been associated with the joining together of things (Symph=join). Preparations have ranged from oils, tinctures, extracts, teas, salves and oils made from the root, and freshly prepared beverages from the leaves. The freshly juiced leaves of this plant make a fantastic and nutritious beverage imparting the reminiscent flavor of chocolate.

  • Comfrey has a very high level of allantoin, the cell proliferant and skin strengthener and is a proven, beneficial ingredient for treating skin and hair conditions. Allantoin is a hormone-like substance found in the roots, stems, and leaves of Comfrey and is a major ingredient in better skin and hair care products — available without prescription.
  • For a thousand years or more, Comfrey has been known as “knit bone” because of its reputed success in healing broken bones. It was listed in the earliest herbals and pharmacopoeias as a remedy for healing wounds.
  • The experiences of millions of people using Comfrey for healing purposes can be distilled into the thousands of recorded testimonies of accelerated healing of wounds, broken bones, burns, bruises, ulcerations, fixing cavities and much more.
  • Comfrey as Feed and Food for your live stock - Comfrey is a high-yield, high protein perennial that is superior compost, fodder, food and remedy. It can be dried for hay or crumbles, pelletized, and also used for silage. Versatile fresh leaves are your main crop.
  • With increasing animal feed costs and protein prices jumping ever higher, you’ll benefit from having the PERENNIAL SECURITY of Comfrey’s extraordinarily high-yield to use for economical animal food.

Medicinal Uses - In uses for the skin and helping to support the healing of skin and other tissues, comfrey is an all star.* One of the chemicals found in comfrey, allantoin, has been very well researched for it's ability to bring moisture to the skin and assist in the development of healthy skin cells. It is thought to stimulate cell growth and assist in the regulation of the overexpression of inflammatory compounds. The leaves, but more so the root contain large amounts of mucilage as well and this slippery substance has emollient properties for the skin. One of the common names for comfrey was "knitbone" and it has also found its way into various preparations for the assistance in the recovery from stress to bones, tendons and joints. Acts as a blood cleanser. Beneficial for asthma, coughs, catarrh, flu, ulcers, swelling, varicose veins, perineal tears, diaper rash, cradle cap, cramps, tuberculosis, pain, and burns. Also good for the stomach, kidneys, bowels, and lungs.

A decoction of the rootstock makes a good gargle and mouthwash for throat inflammation, hoarseness, and bleeding gums. Drink it to take care of most digestive and stomach problems, for intestinal difficulties, anemia, scrofula, pimples, for excessive menstrual flow, heal broken bones, and to stop spitting blood. Powdered rootstock can also be taken internally for bloody urine (hematuria), leukorrhea, diarrhea, gastro-intestinal ulcers, gout, dysentery and persistent coughs.

Externally, use the powder as a hemostatic agent, and make a poultice for wounds, boils, abscesses, wounds that refuse to heal, leg ulcers, bruises, sores, broken bones, sprains, and insect bites. The hot pulp of the rootstock makes a good external application for bronchitis, pneumonia, coughs, pleurisy, and for the pain, and inflammation of pulled tendons. Add the rootstock to the bath water regularly for a more youthful skin.

Other Uses: Regrowing your teeth! You’ll (basically) need two things: comfrey root and organic eggshells. Eggshells are used because they contain 27 minerals and loads of calcium, so they contain the ideal building materials to regrow your teeth. In fact, the composition of eggshells is very similar to the composition of our teeth and bones. Comfrey root is used because it accelerates bone, teeth and tissue growth. In fact, another name for comfrey root is knitbone, primarily because of its ability to knit – or regrow – bone together so quickly.

When you’re regrowing your teeth, aim to eat one organic eggshell each day. Blending your shells into fresh fruit smoothies is a great way to consume them because blending breaks them into tiny particles that are easily consumed. Smoothies with bananas are ideal because the banana will keep the shell particles suspended instead of allowing them to sink to the bottom of your glass. After cracking the egg, just boil your shells in water for five minutes to kill any pathogens before use.

While you’re re-mineralizing and adding plenty of calcium to your body with eggshells, you’ll also want to use comfrey root on your teeth and gums. Either fresh or dried comfrey root (quality is important with herbs) will do the trick, but if it’s dried, boil the root lightly for ten minutes to rehydrate it. Then, blend a square inch of the root with a few tablespoons of water to make a liquid – and swish the liquid in your mouth and between your teeth for about 20 minutes. When you’re finished, just spit it out.

Using comfrey in this manner is best done once a day, and you’ll likely see progress within a few weeks. Many cavities can be completely regrown within a month or two with regular use. The best part is: you can heal your teeth without leaving toxic metals or hormone disruptors in your mouth for the rest of your life. Studies show that doing this will not damage or harm your teeth if you follow the instructions above.

Active Constituents - Allantoin, Gum, inulin, mucilage, pyrrolizidine alkaloids, protein, steroidal sapponins, tannin, rosmarinic acid, and zinc.

Parts Used - Roots

Other Uses - Makes an excellent liquid fertilizer for garden and houseplants (allow leaves to decompose in a container of water). Add to the compost pile; use only wilted leaves, however, so they do not take root in the compost pile

Preparations -  Paste, ointment, tincture, decoction, poultice and in cosmetics.

Precautions - Not recommended for internal use. Not to be used while pregnant or nursing. Not to be applied to broken or abraided skin.

  • Decoction: boil 2 tsp. rootstock in 1 cup water or wine. Take a wineglassful or a teacupful 2-3 times a day.
  • Infusion: use 2 tsp. rootstock per 1/2 cup water. Take 1-2 cups per day, warm, a mouthful at a time. Internal application of tea is not advisable.
  • Tincture: take 1/2 to 1 tsp. at a time (6-12 drops).
  • Cold extract tea: use 3 heaping tsp. fresh or dried rootstock with 1 cup water; let stand for 10 hours and strain. Bring the soaked rootstock to a boil in 1/2 cup water, then strain. ix this with the cold extract and drink a mouthful at a time over the course of the day.
  • Pulp: stir fresh, chopped rootstock into a little hot water to form a thick mash. Spread on a linen cloth and apply. Renew every 2-4 hours.

Disclaimer -  These products are not intended to diagnose, treat cure or prevent any disease. Reviews are not intended as a substitute for appropriate medical care or the advice of a physician or another medical professional. Actual results may vary among users. Mountain Maus Remedies LLC makes no warranty or representation, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy or validity of the information contributed by outside product review submissions, and assumes no responsibility or liability regarding the use of such information. The information and statements regarding the dietary supplements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. If you have a medical condition or disease, please talk to your health care provider. If you are currently taking a prescription medication, you should work with your health care provider before discontinuing any drug or altering any drug regimen, including augmenting your regimen with any herb or dietary supplements. Do not attempt to self-diagnose any disease or ailment based on the reviews and do not use the information contained herein for diagnosing or treating a health problem or disease. Proper medical care is critical to good health. If you have a health concern or suspect you have an undiagnosed sign or symptom, please consult a physician or health care practitioner.

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  1. Comfrey root is in great shape. 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 30th Jun 2015

    This arrived quickly, very nice packaging and the comfrey root is in great shape. I look forward to buying more from this seller.


  2. Thank you! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 4th May 2015

    great product, thank you! and quick shipping


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