Comfrey - a medicinal plant with numerous foliage, white hairs on the stems and a developed root system. It grows mainly in areas located near natural water bodies (rivers, lakes, swamps or streams). Peaty-mineral soils are considered ideal conditions for a comfrey. For medicinal and prophylactic purposes, plant roots are used, as a rule. The field of application of comfrey as a medicine is varied. On the one hand, it is a good anti-inflammatory agent, on the other - an effective method of treatment and prevention of many diseases.
All parts of the plant have useful properties, but the greatest concentration of vitamins, minerals and macronutrients is concentrated in its rhizomes. The benefits of comfrey for the human body: the ability to stop external bleeding (effective remedy for all forms of injuries, including cuts); beneficial effect on the elimination of symptoms of internal bleeding (for example, gastric or intestinal); the ability to accelerate the process of accretion of bone tissue (with dislocations, fractures and other injuries); normalization of appetite; helps to reduce the symptoms of hemorrhoids and other diseases of the colon; reduces symptoms of bronchial asthma, chronic lung disease; reduction of symptoms in cancer; lowering blood sugar levels; has an antimicrobial effect on the human body; favorable effect on the respiratory system; elimination of symptoms of diseases of the musculoskeletal system; anti-inflammatory effect; elimination of pain and bruises; relieving diarrhea symptoms; the ability to accelerate the treatment of dental diseases; acceleration of the process of recovery of tissues of various groups (bone, skin, etc.); restoration of the main functions of the epithelium; acceleration of the healing process of burns of varying severity; strengthening the intestinal muscles (as well as the beneficial effect on the muscles of the female genital organs); rendering medical influence on integuments (at damages, inflammations, allergic reactions, skin diseases); elimination of colitis symptoms of any form; increased vitality (especially in the recovery period after illness or surgery); lowering blood pressure; stimulation of cell growth and regeneration; elimination of symptoms of abnormalities of the nervous system; acceleration of sputum expectoration; improvement of metabolism and normalization of digestion.
Comfrey for medicinal purposes is used in the form of tinctures, decoctions, baths, compresses, lotions or means for rinsing the mouth and throat. The plant is part of some medicines or used to prepare home remedies for traditional medicine recipes.