Thursday, 7 July 2016

New Product: Comfrey Oil

We have long stocked Comfrey Cream, which is well-known for its properties in aiding recovery of injuries, so much so that its nickname is 'Knitbone'. This is the first time that we have offered Comfrey oil, and here are some of its properties:

  1. For skin rashes – Comfrey oil can be very effective in treating rashes. 
  2. For bone fractures – Apart from helping treat superficial wounds, comfrey oil has also been applied to fractured bones or torn ligaments in areas of the body where it is not possible to place a cast, such as a rib. It can be applied directly onto your skin or in a poultice, promoting fast healing. It can also help reconstruct torn muscles that might have been injured. 

How Does Comfrey Oil Work?

An folk remedy, comfrey has so many traditional and current uses, mostly focused on skin care and sports injuries It is important to attribute many of these positive impacts to its high amounts of allantoin, a healing substance that causes cell growth. Comfrey is commonly used for healing wounds, preventing scars, and treating existing ones, along with decreasing dryness and flaking of skin. The oil can work as an anti-inflammatory, an analgesic, and an aide in the healing of sprains and broken bones. It also demonstrates effectiveness in treating atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, and eczema. Please note that all these potential benefits are obtained through topical application and not ingestion.

Comfrey oil can be blended with essential oils for an aromatherapy massage. Look under Carrier Oils in our main menu.