Comfrey roots and leaves can provide natural healing properties for all different types of ailments because of its high Allenton content which makes cells grow faster. This is one of the reasons why comfrey-treated bones knit so fast, wounds mend so quickly and burns heal with such little scarring. Comfrey is often called knitbone or healing herb. Comfrey is Iida in vitamin B12 which is important to vegetarians, as very few plants have B12. It is also rich in vitamins B1, B2, C, E, A and Pantothenic acid plus calcium, iron, manganese and phosphorus.
To make a poultice:
- Steep 2 tablespoons root with 1 /3 cup water for 30-45 minutes.
- Strain out roots. Soak a gauze pad or cloth in tea.
- Wrap affected area with moistened cloth.
- Cover with a layer of plastic wrap, to keep moist.
- Leave on area for 4-6 hours.