Symphytum officinale


Symphytum officinale

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For medicinal purposes, the root is used.
Valuable plant whose rhizomes have powerful healing power.
Comfrey received its main purpose in diseases of bones and joints.
The main therapeutic properties:
– anti-inflammatory;
– regenerating;
– wound healing;
– bactericidal;
– painkiller;
– antispasmodic, hemostatic effect.


Important medicinal properties.
Basic indications for comfrey use:
– after injuries of bones and joints;
– for healing trophic ulcers and wounds;
– osteomyelitis;
– rheumatoid polyarthritis;
– radiculitis;
– arthrosis;

Biologically active substances of a plant, its toxicity and safety.
The main biologically active substances of comfrey rhizomes are:

– alkaloids lysiocarpine and cinoglossin;
– Allantoin (enhances the regeneration of damaged cells, activates the metabolism of cartilage tissue);
– glycosides;
– triterpenes;
– steroid saponins;
– dihalic and rosmarinovy ​​acids (possess the styptic, epithelializing and healing effect.);
– choline (a powerful stimulator of local blood circulation, enhances the healing process of the skin and bone tissue).
Comfrey alkaloids have toxicity. Therefore, it is recommended to consult a doctor and short courses of use.

Important! Despite the content of toxic alkaloids, the usual recommended doses do not cause complications.

Recipes using comfrey.
The maximum benefit of a comfrey arises when the comfrey is applied inwards and outwards.

Comfrey external dosage forms:
– oil infusion;
– ointment;
– compresses;

Alcohol tincture 1: 5.
Preparation: 100 grams of roots pour 500 ml of 40% alcohol (or vodka). Insist 2-3 weeks in a dark place, shaking daily, strain.
Dose: take 60-80 drops in 50 ml of water 3 times a day 15 minutes before meals.
Course: one month admission, then 2 weeks break.

Water infusion.
Preparation: Brew 1 teaspoon of the crushed roots with 1 cup of boiling water, leave for 30 minutes, strain.
Dose: take ¼ cup of infusion 4 times a day 15 minutes before meals.
Course: one month admission, then 2 weeks break.

Oil infusion
Preparation: 100 g of crushed roots pour 500 ml of vegetable oil (grape seed, sweet almond or olive). Insist 3-4 weeks in a dark place at room temperature, shaking vigorously daily, strain.
Dose: use for rubbing muscles, joints, spine 5-10 ml infusion.

Preparation: 100 grams of roots add to 500 grams of solid oil (palm kernel, shea, babassu), then mix and soak in a warm place (50-55 degrees) for 10-12 hours, strain, cool.
Dose: use externally, applying 10-15 grams to the affected site 2-3 times a day.

– pregnancy;
– lactation;
– individual intolerance;

Important! It is impossible to simultaneously take a comfrey with plants containing pyrrolizidine alkaloids — burdock, coltsfoot, and ivan tea.




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