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Comfrey, Symphytum officinale, Knit Bone, Boneset, Consound, Bruise wort

COMFREY (Symphytum officinale)
Common names: Knit Bone, Boneset, Consound and Bruise wort.

This medicinal plant belongs to our most indispensable and valued herbs, which nature has in store for us. It grows in moist meadows, ditches and near streams, is found also near fences and in gravel pits, flowering all summer. The leaves are rough and pointed at the end. The several year old root, dark brown to black on the outside, white to yellowish within, is of the thickness of a thumb and, cut open, is sticky, almost slimy.

The root is dug out in spring or autumn. The fresh plant is gathered before and during the time of flowering.

The tincture of Comfrey, easily prepared, contains wonderful power. People, who suffer from rheumatism and swelling of joints and have been treated with other remedies without success, have found relief with Comfrey tincture.
A woman could hardly use her right arm (the socket joint was almost unusable) and the doctor had already diagnosed paralysis. Following my advice, she rubbed the tincture into the joint of the right arm daily. From day to day she felt how her complaint eased. Today she can use her arm normally and can look after her household. [source]

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Symphytum officinale

(Consolida major)
Synonym: Confrey, Symphytum and Consolidates majoris. It belongs to Borraginaceæ.

The Mother Tincture is prepared with the dried root RULE 2, 60 º GL ethanol for domestic use.
Or The MT is prepared with fresh leaves aduldas RULE 1, ethanol 90 º GL. For external use only.

Indicated for the treatment of ulcers of the stomach and duodenum and also in the epigastric pain, but its main use has been externally. It is called "specific orthopedic."

REMEDY TO YOU WELL BELOW: Arnica montana.
DOSE: T.M.

EXTERNAL USE: bone bruises, contusions or fractures indicate the external use of this remedy, its external application in fractures gives excellent results because of an extraordinary way favors the formation of callus and promptly relieves irritability and sensitivity of the fractured bone ends.
  • Should be applied in aqueous solution wads of cotton wool around the place of fracture.
  • Trauma to the eye there is medicine that matches.
  • It is also a remedy for the pain of the amputation stump after operation; boasts much using the cream or solution against bone cancer (osteosarcoma) and itching of the anus.
  • Symphytum officinale ointment is also useful in wounds that reach the periosteum and the bone surface, and in these two inflammation, periostitis and osteitis, as well as in contusions of the eyeball.
Uses the aqueous solution of 1 part T.M. to 5 parts water.
The leaves of Symphytum officinale contains allantoin, which is a stimulant to the growth of tissues.
Thank you to all those who are building the information on Comfrey root.
symphytum is one of the gems of remedies in medicne chest for fractures and ligament tear two of my patient who had suffered from ligament tear advised surgery recovered with symphytum 30 bd
Symphytum officinale
- Natural order - Borraginaceae.
- Common Name - Comfrey, Healing Herb.
- Preparation - One part of the fresh root gathered just before blooming is macerated in two parts by weight of alcohol.
- The Homeopathic Examiner of August contains a paper entitled "Connection of Homeopathy with Surgery", by Croserio, translated by P.P. Wells, M.D.
- It is there stated that "injuries of the bones are healed most promptly by Symphytum offinale 30 internally once a day.
- The remedy accelerates the consolidation of fractures surprisingly".
- The translator adds a note as follows : "I have had repeated opportunities of verifying this declaration of Croserio.
- A boy, fourteen years old, broke the bones of the forearm at the junction of the lower and middle thirds, two years ago.
- He had twice repeated the fracture by slight falls.
- The ends of the fragments are now slightly movable on each other and the arm is weak and admits of little use.
- Three doses of Symphytum effected a perfect cure.
- The lad became more robust, and has since had better general health than ever before.
- A boy, eight years old, fractured the humerus near the junction of the condyles and shaft.
- Arnica 30 immediately arrested the spasmodic jerks of the muscles of the injured arm.
- This remedy was continued for the first three days, when the traumatic fever had entirely subsided.
- He then had Symphyt. 3, gtt. I., in half a tumbler of water, a teaspoonful every morning and evening.
- The splints were removed the ninth day and the bone was found consolidated.
- The cure was entirely without pain.
- How much earlier than this the fragments ceased to be movable is not known.
- Well may the author say it heals broken bones surprisingly.
- Let it be remembered that the discovery of this specific is but one of the many rich fruits of Hahnemannism.
- (The following appeared in the Homeopathic World , 1890 , under the signature F.H. B.)
- In none of the Homeopathic treatises that i possess do i find any mention of the above remedy.
- I am surprised at this, for i believe it to be a very valuable one in certain cases.
- Its common name of knitbone seems to point to popular experience of one of its uses; but i believe its knitting, or uniting powers extends to muscular and other tissues of the body, as well as to the bones.
Source: ANSHUTZ.E.P New old and forgotten remedies
Debby Bruck.
Symphytum is a homoeopathic medicine made from root and leaves of the plant called Comfrey or Symphytum Officinale and is usually used homeopathically in a highly diluted form. The impressive wound-healing properties of Symphytum are due to the presence of allantoin. Allantoin is known to stimulate cell proliferation and so augments wound-healing both inside and out. Allantoin is known to stimulate osteoblasts, the bone building cells.
Osteoporosis and Symphytum
Osteoporosis literally means porous bones. It is a slow, progressive disease characterized by a gradual loss of calcium from bones until they become very porous and weak. Normally, bones are composed of a shell of compact or solid bone surrounding connecting plates and rods of bone (spongy bone) within which lie the bone marrow.
Two types of cell regulate the growth of bone: osteoclasts and osteoblasts. The osteoclasts function to dissolve older bone and leave tiny unfilled spaces behind. The osteoblasts then move into these spaces and produce new bone. After menopause or after middle age when the level of hormones go down ,the new bone forming cells also cease to function normally. Thus in osteoporosis, the amount of both compact and spongy bone is reduced. Thinning of the outer layer of compact bone greatly reduces its strength and increases the likelihood of fracture. Symphytum is of great help in osteoporosis as it increases the activity of osteoblasts which are ‘new bone’ forming cells. Thus helps in recovering from osteoporosis in the most natural way. It can also be of great help in fractures resulting due to osteoporosis. Other Homoeo-medicines such as Calcarea Carb, Calcarea phos are also of great help in treating osteoporosis by assimilating the various nutrients in the body.
Fractures and Symphytum
When a bone fractures, osteoblasts need to go into an overdrive around the fracture site, to lay down more collagen fibers and minerals on top to strengthen them. Symphytum acts as a catalyst in this situation. It increases the activity of new bone forming cells (osteoblasts) in the area of fracture. Symphytum is to be used only once the broken bone has been brought to its original position. Symphytum is indicated in cases where the healing of fracture is delayed e.g. in old people, osteoporosis etc .It is also recommended for pain in old fractures.
Dear Dr Ravindra. Would you recommend some regiment of comfrey in place of taking fosamax for osteoporosis for women? If so, would this be tincture, cell salt (6X) or other potency at any particular interval of time? I am eager to learn.

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