Controversial Comfrey: Super Healer or Lethal Poison? (ReBlog)

Recently, I had a dream where I was given the clear message to get comfrey tea. I wasn’t that aware of this particular herb. Maybe someone had mentioned it to me and the name had stuck in my memory? Maybe my guardian angel was giving me advice? Anyway, I looked it up on the internet and realised that it has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial qualities as well as providing some pain relief, assistance in healing and indigestion and chest problems. I was very surprised! So, I bought some and have started drinking the leaves in a tea and also applying a comfrey infused oil on the sore parts of my body 2-3 x times a day.

THIS WP article was another find in my research!

Do you have any experience with using comfrey?

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Comfrey flowering The second crop of comfrey is flowering in late July.

A very persistent stand of comfrey at our camp got me wondering about what it is good for, and why it is now regulated in various countries, including Canada, Australia, Germany,  Japan, and the US.

Can a plant with comforting folk names such as Knitbone, Woundwort, Healherb, and All Heal, really be all that bad? Why is comfrey mired in controversy?

I started my search at Herbs Are Special, an excellent place to find out about the plant’s history and constituents. I am going to summarize historical uses, the case against comfrey, and provide some pro-comfrey anecdotes.

Comfrey, what is it good for?

In 50 AD, Dioscorides’ Materia Medica prescribed comfrey to heal wounds and broken bones. Since then, other herbalists have claimed the plant can help heal any body part that is torn or broken. Comfrey roots and…

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About Oscar Dandelion

Hi, I'm Faith McCord, writer of the Oscar Dandelion books. I love reading, writing, watching films, looking at architecture and general design, embroidery (especially Elizabethan), spending time with my family. I used to enjoy long walks, bodybuilding, going out, however, since my injury my mobility is seriously impaired, so I'm more of a home-body now. I'm interested in meeting other indie / pro writers, so do say 'Hello' ! :)
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6 Responses to Controversial Comfrey: Super Healer or Lethal Poison? (ReBlog)

  1. Wendy says:

    I cant wait to hear your results!!

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  2. My mum worked st a health food shop back in the 80’s. I remember the hideous sticky black comfrey cream going on huge bruises on my legs…..I fell off the back of a motorbike on someone’s farm. Not pretty but it was good. Cheers,H

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  3. Comfrey! I’d forgotten all about it thanks for the reminder I look forward to seeing how you get along with it x

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