Useful and therapeutic properties of comfrey

August 12, 2017 17:59 | Drug Plants

Perennial herb up to 1 m in height.The root of black and brown, long, spindly, branching off from short rhizomes.Stem (one or more) erect, branched, angular bottom, at the top of a winged, covered with stiff hairs.Leaves alternate, ovate or oblong-lanceolate, petiolate, upper - sessile.The flowers are purple, white and pink or dirty-purple in curls.The fruits are dry, breaking up into 4 nuts.It blooms from May to September.

Distributed in all areas of the South-East and in the black earth belt of Russia, to the north meets less often.Common in moist meadows, bushes, in floodplains, ravines, gullies, near ditches, streams.

Medical raw material is the root, at least the tops of the stems.Root collected in autumn, and purified from the ground aerial parts, washed in water and cut into pieces.Dried in the shade or in air under the roof in the attic, in the dryer.

plant is poisonous!

Stored in ventilated-premises.Shelf life 3 years.All parts of the plant contain toxic substances (alkaloidtsinoglossin, gly

ukoalkaloid console-Din and their decay products - konsolitsin, choline, etc.), Which in large doses paralyze the central nervous system.Furthermore, comfrey root contains a lot of mucus, tanning and starchy substances and organic acids laziokorpin alkaloid, traces of essential oil.

comfrey in medical practice is extremely limited use.Essence with fresh root is used in homeopathy.

In folk medicine used roots, and in his absence - the grass.In most cases, use an infusion of the root in the hot milk, vaporizing it in the oven or the oven for 6-7 hours, not boiling, so as not to destroy the nutrients.The infusion of the root is used as coating and anti-inflammatory remedy for inflammation of the mucous membranes of the mouth.

pulmonary tuberculosis drinking water decoction or broth and milk, often add honey, various oils, eggs;The same water decoction drink with bone tuberculosis, diseases of the stomach (gastritis, ulcers), general exhaustion, toothache;rheumatism, sciatica, as well as sprains and drinking water decoction rubbed tincture in vodka.Drink broth, summer use fresh mashed root, and steamed in the winter, putting in pure form or in the form of an ointment with lard bone fractures and severe injuries, thrombophlebitis, sarcoma.A decoction of the root

allow to drink, bathe children in broth to strengthen the bones.

Outwardly water infusion of the root (in boiling water, but not boiling) is used to rinse the throat with catarrh;Powder from the root is applied to bleeding wounds.The juice of the root or stem or powder enclosed in the nose on the fleece, stop nosebleeds, apply ointment in the form of lubrication when sore throat is better while gargling.

As an astringent it is used for simple and even bloody diarrhea, with boils, ulcers and abscesses inside and externally.


tincture in vodka 10 g of roots per 150 ml of vodka;insist 10 days (if the root is dry, it is necessary to grind);take 10-15 drops 3 times a day.

Insist on hot milk: 10 g per 200 ml;1 tbsp.spoon 3 times a day.

Insist on the water (hot) - in the same proportions and the same dose use of bone fractures, bone tuberculosis, cancer, brucellosis, hypertension, arthritis.

comfrey mixture with honey (instead of the root tincture in milk): take fresh or dry, but soaked the root, pounded on the dough, add half of the honey and mix;the dough rather consume for 1 hour. The spoon with water, 3 times a day.

Ointment 1: fresh root is ground, dried pounded, add yellow sulfur, rosin, unsalted pork fat, all boiled, during cooling add protein raw eggs, mix until completely cooled and stirred root with pork fat in poluohlazhdennuyu mass is added camphor oil,this ointment is used for bone fractures, severe bruises, rheumatism and various tumors.

2 Ointment: fresh pounded root mixed in half with hot pork fat, is used in the treatment of thrombosis, ulcers, bone fractures, sarcomas.

reminder.The plant requires caution when applying.When poisoning comfrey is necessary to make a gastric lavage with a weak solution of potassium permanganate, to appoint a saline laxatives and tools that support breathing and circulation.