ORGANIC Comfrey Leaf Cut and Sifted, Dried, Loose - 1 ounce, Symphytum Officinale
Organic Comfrey Leaf Cut and Sifted, Dried, Loose. Symphytum Officinale. You will receive 1 oz of dried comfrey leaves.
Comfrey Health Benefits:
Comfrey use in Chinese traditional medicine spans over 2000 years. All Materia Medica from the Middle Ages forward carried descriptions on the uses of comfrey. Comfrey baths were very common during the Middle Ages. Comfrey is widely known as “one of nature’s greatest medicinal herbs”, and has appeared in the U.S. Pharmacopoeia, as well as in herbals and compendiums around the world. Recently, reports of the toxic effects of pyrrolizidine alkaloids in comfrey have led some herbalists to be wary of using it internally. PAs in extremely large doses or over long periods of time may cause potentially fatal damage to the liver. Many leading herbalists and traditional healers question the warnings, pointing to laboratory tests that show only minute levels of PAs in random samples of comfrey preparations.
Comfrey tea may help speed the healing of minor skin wounds because comfrey roots and leaves contain a chemical compound called allantoin that may stimulate the growth of new skin cells, according to Castleman. Drinking this tea may also be useful for healing burns, bed sores, insect bites and rashes.
Bruising and Bleeding
Comfrey tea may help reduce the appearance and speed the healing of bruises, according to Phyllis Balch, author of "Prescription for Nutritional Healing." It may also help reduce bleeding from skin wounds, and may help stop nosebleeds. Comfrey leaves and roots contain tannins, which have an astringent effect on blood vessels. These tannins are the components of comfrey responsible for bleeding control.
Greek healers recommended comfrey tea as a remedy for gastrointestinal problems, such as heartburn and indigestion, as early as the first century, according to Castleman. Comfrey tea may sooth your digestive tract, preventing abdominal discomfort and heartburn.
Although comfrey tea may offer medicinal benefits, the internal use of comfrey tea has raised considerable controversy. Talk to your doctor before taking any form of comfrey, including comfrey tea, internally.
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