Comfrey Ointment


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Comfrey ointment is helpful in any inflammatory swelling and reduces inflammation associated with sprains and broken bones.

Made at Mudbrick Herb Cottage from comfrey plants grown organically on our property.

Comfrey has been traditionally used in various applications. The roots and leaves contain Allantoin, a substance thought to promote cell renewal, and Rosmarinic acid, which, along with the tannins, is believed to have soothing properties.

Our Bumps & Bruises Comfrey ointment is designed to help support the skin’s natural healing process and can be used for:

  • Minor burns
  • Bruises
  • Dry skin
  • Scars
  • Inflamed skin
  • Sprains
  • Tendon strains
  • Minor wounds

Caution It is not recommended to use comfrey on deep wounds or if the wound needs stitches. Comfrey can knit the skin too fast and could trap an infection within the wound.

For scrapes and shallow wounds always use an anti-septic herb such as echinacea, calendula or tea tree along with comfrey to disinfect the area to be treated.

Ingredients: Whole plant comfrey (grown on our property), cold pressed extra virgin olive oil and local beeswax not heated or treated.

How much comfrey is in the ointment?

We believe our comfrey ointment is one of the most potent around. Comfrey makes up 17% of the final product.

Each 50g jar has 10g dried leaf/stem and 5g dried root infused in oil. This is equivalent to 100g of fresh leaf/stem and 25g of fresh root. That’s a lot of comfrey!

Why an ointment and not a comfrey cream?

We like to make an ointment from our comfrey in preference to cream as ointments stay on the skin longer than creams allowing the herbs medicinal properties to penetrate deep into your skin.

Ointments are also more moisturising for dry, scaly skin as they leave a barrier on the skin holding the moisture in.

Watch one of our Comfrey harvests

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Please consult with a healthcare professional before using any herbal products, especially if you are pregnant, nursing, or have any pre-existing medical conditions. The information provided in this description is for educational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any diseases.

Benefits and Value:

Comfrey Ointment harnesses the unique properties of comfrey, which is rich in allantoin, a compound known to aid in the healing of skin tissue. It effectively soothes cuts, bruises, sprains, and inflammation, making it an invaluable addition to your first aid kit. Regular use can help in speeding up the recovery process of skin tissues and enhancing skin moisture, thanks to its hydrating properties.

Garden Use:

For gardeners, Comfrey Ointment is perfect for treating minor cuts or abrasions obtained while tending to plants. Its anti-inflammatory properties help reduce swelling and pain from gardening-related injuries. Additionally, comfrey plants can be grown alongside your vegetables as they are excellent at conditioning the soil, thanks to their deep roots which help in cycling nutrients.

Medicinal Use:

Historically, comfrey has been used in folk medicine for its healing properties. Scientific studies, such as those published in the Journal of Wound Care, have noted comfrey’s effectiveness in reducing pain and promoting healing in cases of sprains and bruises. Apply our ointment to affected areas to harness these therapeutic benefits.

Culinary Use:

While the leaves of comfrey are not recommended for ingestion due to their alkaloid content, they have been traditionally used in compost tea to fertilize plants, contributing to a more robust and flavorful yield in culinary gardens.

Traditional Uses:

Traditionally, comfrey has been a staple in herbal medicine cabinets, known as ‘knitbone’, a testament to its ability to fuse and heal bone and skin. It has been used in poultices and salves for centuries across various cultures for its remarkable healing properties.

Other Uses:

Comfrey Ointment can also be used as a moisturizing cream for those with dry, cracked skin. Its soothing properties make it an excellent choice for naturally treating eczema and similar skin conditions.

For preppers and those interested in survival, Comfrey Ointment is indispensable due to its multipurpose nature. In scenarios where access to medical supplies might be limited, having comfrey ointment can serve as an immediate remedy for treating wounds and preventing infections. Its long shelf life and ease of use make it an essential item in any emergency or survival kit.

Interesting Facts:

  • Comfrey has been cultivated since 400 B.C. for its medicinal properties..


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