What is Comfrey (Symphytum officinale)?

Comfrey (Symphytum officinale) is sometimes acclimated on the derma to amusement wounds and abate deepening from sprains and torn bones. Comfrey roots and leaves accommodate allantoin, a actuality that helps new derma beef grow, forth with added substances that abate deepening and accumulate derma healthy. Comfrey ointments accept been acclimated to alleviate bruises as able-bodied as pulled anatomy and ligaments, fractures, sprains, strains, and osteoarthritis.

In the past, comfrey was aswell acclimated to amusement abdomen problems. However, it has baneful substances alleged pyrrolizidine alkaloids that accident the alarmist and can advance to death. Comfrey is no best awash in the U.S., except in creams or ointments. The United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, and Germany aswell accept banned the auction of articulate articles absolute comfrey.

The alarming substances in comfrey are aswell captivated through the skin, so adverse amounts may physique up in the body. Be accurate if you use an balm absolute comfrey (see How to Take It section), and never use comfrey on torn skin.

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