For many ages comfrey has been known for its healing properties, especially when it comes to bone fractures or healing wounds. In particular countries, the use of comfrey tea has been banned, but it is allowed for external use, which is actually its biggest advantage. The secret is its ingredient allantoin which encourages the production of new cells. It has been proven that fractures heal 5 times faster when comfrey is used.
Crush 100 grams of comfrey leaves and add 1 liter of boiling milk and leave it to cook for 20 minutes. Then leave it aside for 6 hours and then strain it. You need to soak a cloth in the liquid that you need to apply on the fracture as a compress. You need to change the compress every 4 hours the first 6 times, and afterwards less will be enough.
Add a little bit of boiling milk to four spoons of chopped comfrey root and then you have to mix it while it is being cooked on low heat until you get a thicker mixture. Put the mixture on a linen cloth, and then apply the cloth on the fractured area, but be careful not to tighten it too much since you can stop the circulation. Change the compress every 4 hours.
Besides the root, the comfrey leaves can also be used. Ground them and then put the grounded mixture onto the fracture and wrap it with a nylon foil.
Comfrey tincture is also used for healing wounds, lowering of swellings and bruises. Mix one spoon of the tincture with 1 dl of boiled water and use it for rinsing.
Comfrey grows as a weed on moist soils, usually near a stream or a moist valley. The root should usually be picked up in spring or in the beginning of fall, and then left to dry on the sun or appropriate temperature. Moreover, the root can be planted anywhere you want, as long as it is wet enough.