Comfrey is a healing plant that has always been highly valued by herbalists. The rhizome is used for treatment. It is dug out of the ground in the fall, when the plant’s growing season has ended. It is recommended to dig up the rhizome of a three-year-old plant, then it has a black color and the highest concentration of useful substances.
The very name “comfrey” indicates the main function of this plant – help with fractures and joint diseases. This feature of the plant is due to the high content of allantoin and alkaloids, which enhance its effect. Comfrey promotes tissue regeneration and has a powerful anti-inflammatory effect.
It is also actively used for pain in the joints or lower back. In addition, it is an indispensable tool for sports injuries. Its action can be described as follows: it relieves or reduces pain, eliminates inflammation and swelling that accompanies it, promotes tissue recovery at the cellular level, and protects against possible complications. Comfrey is also used as an expectorant and diuretic.
Comfrey root tincture neutralizes most pathogenic bacteria and viruses in the body, prevents the growth and development of tumor cells.
Comfrey contains cynoglossin and consolidin, which can be poisonous. With long-term internal use, they can accumulate in the body and cause quite serious disturbances in the work of the central nervous system. The use of the root is contraindicated for pregnant and lactating women.