Gardening is an excellent physical, mental and spiritual activity. Gardening requires extended amounts of time either standing, stooping, bending and many rote movements. Because of this, pains such as arthritis & back pain, to name a few, may be associated. Here is a simply remedy to help ease some discomfort you or your loved ones may experience. It’s also good to know that you can also grow your own comfry!
“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”2 Chronicles 7:14 KJV
Comfrey is a plant with large, hairy leaves and clusters of purple, whitish, or blue bell-shaped flowers. The parts of the plant that are used medicinally are the stem, leaves, root, and flowers.
Comfrey is excellent for….
Comfrey Heals Broken Bones
~ The root and leaves of comfrey contain a substance called allantoin. While both the root and leaves contain allantoin, the greater concentration of it is found in the root.
~ Allantoin is extremely beneficial in quickening the growth process of new bone, cartilage, and muscle cells.
~ This is why comfrey is good for healing sprains, fractures, and broken bones.
Comfrey for Arthritis
The leaves of comfrey are a demulcent. This means that it is a substance which relieves inflammation, making comfrey especially good for arthritis.
Comfrey also contains a substance called mucilage. This soothes inflamed tissues in the body, when applied topically, and helps to manage pain.
Today, comfrey is still an active ingredient found in various creams, ointments, and salves that are on the market.
Comfrey for Wounds
Comfrey leaves are a known astringent. This simply means that they cause the contraction of body tissues and close open wounds in the skin.
Comfrey also aids in cell regeneration which causes the wounds to heal rather quickly. So make sure that the wound is clean and not infected.
Comfrey tea is also good for diabetic people.
It maintains a balance in insulin creation and excess glucose in the blood.
Comfrey tea also has a very soothing effect on the digestive tract, making it good for irritable coughs and even stomach ulcers.
You can drink ½ cup, 3 times per day.
1. Chop up 8 leaves of comfrey and place it in your blender or food processor.
2. Add a small amount of water and blend for a few minutes.
3. The comfrey mixture should have a jelly-like, thick consistency.
4. If the mixture is too runny, you can add one tsp of grounded flaxseed or psyllium husk to bring it to the right consistency.
5. Take a cutting board and place a piece of saran wrap on top of the cutting board, then place a piece of paper towel on top.
6. Place your poultice on top of the paper towel and take another piece to cover the poultice.
7.Wrap the poultice around the affected area and secure it with gauze.
Leave the poultice on for 4-6 hours or overnight.
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, avoid using comfrey. It may cause damage to the baby.
Also, do not use comfrey on a dirty, open wound because it can cause liver damage.
If you have liver disease, don’t use comfrey as it can cause your condition to worsen.
“And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people.” Matthew 4:23