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I have never had a reason to use Comfrey until I had a horrific kitchen accident.
This is post cleaning and being glued shut.
I no longer have feeling on the underside of my index finger. Extending it sends electricity through the palm of my hand.
But I healed it almost completely in 10 days using no other plant but Knitbone (comfrey).
Comfrey is one of the oldest used healing plants. It is most commonly used to heal broken bones and injured tendons, hence the name Knitbone.
Comfrey contains a high concentration of allantoin. Allantoin is what your cells use to multiply and thus, heal. It's high levels of Calcium and Vitamin C also aid in speeding up the healing process.
Comfrey poultice is the best method for delivering these benefits to your body, but concentrated oils and salves are also great options.
Minor cuts and scraps heal in record time when a little bit of Knitbone is introduced to your body. Many herbalists keep this on hand. Contact one for information on how to use it for your specific aliment.
With all great things, there are negative side effects. Due to it's natural of speeding the healing process, large and deep wounds should not be treated with comfrey. This plant accelerates the healing process so quickly that your body will form a layer over top the wound and thus, sealing it. Preventing a wound from breathing can mean infection.
Please exercise caution when utilizing this herb and ALWAYS consult your doctor.