Useful for minor skin wounds, inflammation, scarring and more.
Comfrey has several medicinal actions. It is known as a vulnerary and as an astringent. These properties make it useful in the healing of minor external wounds. Comfrey can be used for minor injuries of the skin, where it will work to increase cell production, causing wounds to heal over rapidly. Comfrey is also demulcent, producing a mucilage that coats and soothes irritated tissues. It will help reduce inflammation and at the same time lessen scarring. It has traditionally been used internally for stomach and duodenal ulcers for the same wound-healing effect, although this use is currently discouraged due to concern about certain toxic compounds in the plant.
Comfrey also has expectorant properties and has a relaxing effect on the respiratory membranes. Since it helps relax and soothe membranes, it has been traditionally used in coughs, asthma, and bronchitis.
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