Comfrey (Symphytum uplandica x) leaf double-infused oil botanical extract. Concentrated, 100% organic, vegan, non-GMO, non-irradiated, food-grade, and gluten-free. Always handmade in small batches. Capture this botanical and fresh form of allantoin and the many other therapeutic constituents found in the comfrey plant for your own personal care and cosmetic products.
I grow this comfrey myself in raised beds of organic compost and worm castings, harvest it by hand, and within an hour of cutting, it is infused in organic extra virgin olive oil. This is made from fresh, organic plants that I harvest myself. Handmade in small batches. 3:1 oil to plant ratio. This is Symphytum uplandica x which is often called Symphytum officinale. No fragrance or anything else is added to this infused oil, just the fresh organic comfrey, and organic, cold-pressed, extra virgin olive oil.
Use it topically or in your own formulas for salves, creams, lotions, and soaps simply by substituting this comfrey-infused organic olive oil with existing oil in your recipes.Comfrey was well known and widely used by early Greeks and Romans, its very name, symphytum, from the Greek symphyo means to "make grow together", referring to its traditional use of healing fractures. Comfrey relieves pain and inflammation caused by injuries and degeneration, especially the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. Comfrey creams and oils can be used for arthritic pain relief. In a recent study patients with painful osteoarthritis of the knee treated with comfrey root extract showed a reduction in pain, improved mobility of the knee and increase in quality of life.
Comfrey is a great topical treatment for burns, skin ulcers, lacerations, abrasions, flea and insect bites and just about any skin irritation. Comfrey's astringent tannins form a protective surface over wounds that promotes healing. You may want to try comfrey or allantoin skin creams for diabetic sores. For weeping eczema, make a tea of comfrey and apply the liquid as a compress. Comfrey relieves pain and speeds healing of pus-filled wounds, and accelerates tissue healing in cases of insect bites.
Fresh leaves can be applied to bruises, fractures, sprains, and other injuries. Many healing effects of comfrey are attributable to allantoin, a compound shown to speed cell production both inside and outside the body. Comfrey works so fast that many herbalists will add antibacterial herbs such as goldenseal or thyme to comfrey salves to prevent sealing bacteria inside a fast healing wound.
No fertilizer, pesticide, or herbicide used—ever. Not formally certified but certainly organic.
Larger quantities are available, please contact me directly for inquires. I can fill your orders in about 2-3 weeks with made-to-order, fresh comfrey plants in April-October (maybe November depending on frost). I can also provide this in your choice of menstrum: oils, butter, alcohol, or vegetable glycerin.
Please read this about the safety of using comfrey and confusion regarding the different varieties. http://www.susunweed.com/herbal_ezine/June08/wisewoman.htm
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