Comfrey Leaf Powder
Botanical Name - Symphytum officinale
Other Names - Bruisewort, boneset, knitbone, radix consolidate
Origin - Poland
Research shows that some Comfrey Leaf and Root components are useful in cell repair and have anti-inflammatory effects.
While the comfrey plant has its roots in Europe, it grows in many areas of the world. North America, Australia, and Asia are all places where comfrey is found. It thrives in moist places.
In Japan, comfrey has been cultivated as a vegetable for more than 2,000 years. The plant also has a long history of use in Asia and Europe as a topical anti-inflammatory agent, usually prepared as a poultice. However, because the leaf and root contain several hepatotoxic pyrrolizidine alkaloids, the internal use of this herb is limited to homeopathic formulations.
Powdered comfrey leaf, however, may be used to make poultices, ointments, salves and creams for minor skin irritations where there is no broken skin.
Precautions - Due to the presence of pyrrolizidine alkaloids, comfrey leaf is limited to topical uses today but should not be applied to open wounds. If you are taking any other herbs or supplements please consult with a qualified health-care provider before starting any new regimen. If you are pregnant or breast feeding, consult with your physician before taking.
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