Properties and Uses:
Superb wound healer and cell-proliferant (vulnerary), anti-inflammatory, anodyne, astringent, demulcent, emollient, expectorant, hemostatic, refrigerant, vulnerary. A decoction of the rootstock makes a good gargle and mouthwash for throat inflammations, hoarseness, and bleeding gums. Drink it to take care of most digestive and stomach problems, for intestinal difficulties, for excessive menstrual flow, and to stop spitting blood. Powdered rootstock can also be taken internally for bloody urine (hematuria), leucorrhea, diarrhea, gastro-intestinal ulcers, dysentery, and persistent coughs. Externally, use the powder as a hemostatic agent, and make a poultice for wounds, bruises, sores, and insect bites. The hot pulp of the rootstock makes a good external application for bronchitis, pleurisy, and for the pain and inflammation of pulled tendons. Add the rootstock to your bath water regularly for a more youthful skin.
Used to heal cuts, abrasians, burns, ulcerations, bruises, broken bones, and strained ligaments and tendons.
Good blood cleanser. Helps heal ulcers and kidney problems. Best remedy for blood in urine. Also a powerful remedy for coughs and catarrh.
Avoid comfrey preparations containing pyrrolizidine alkaloids. Take care on deep cuts or puncture wounds not to heal top of wound before inside of wound.