Sunday, October 20, 2013

Comfrey the perfect gift for the mother to be

Comfrey - The Perfect Gift For The Mother To Be

There are many herbs that can ease the pain of childbirth. Comfrey is one of the best.

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(Symphytum Officinale)

Medicinal Parts: Rootstock, leaves

Description: Comfrey is a perennial plant common in moist meadows and other moist places in the U.S. and Europe.
Properties: anodyne, astringent, demulcent, emollient, expectorant, hemostatic, refrigerant, vulnerary.

Comfrey is truly one of natures miracle cures. The root produces a high amount of a gummy material called mucilage, and the root and leaf are both high in allantoin, a substance that helps with cell proliferation. Comfrey is excellent for reducing the swelling around a fracture, thereby allowing the union to take place with greater facility. And according to herbalist John Gerard, A salve concocted from the fresh herb will certainly tend to promote the healing of bruised and broken parts.

My midwife first introduced me to Comfrey after the birth of my first child. To put it mildly, it was not an easy delivery. All of those little joys after childbirth were making me very uncomfortabl


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