Comfrey is a fast-growing, leafy perennial grown throughout the world. It’s healing right in it’s name. Comfrey’s botanical name is Symphytum Officianale (don’t ask me to pronounce it lol) The latin name is from the greek word “sumphis” meaning “ to grow bones together.” It is known to be an aid to healing bones, muscles, and pain in general.
Comfrey is one of the most medicinal powerful plants in the game. As a massage therapist, I am ALWAYS looking for tools to add to my practice to better serve my clients.
The chemicals in this wild plant have wound healing effects and reduce inflammation when applied to the skin. It helps moon cycle cramps, cough & chest pain, varicose veins, back pain, arthritis, overworked muscles, fractures, bruises… and the list goes on and on.
Cool, right? A little shrub holds SO much medicinal value?
NOTE: Although Comfrey is highly effective externally (salves, poultice, oils, etc.) studies show taking internally over time may potentially be toxic to the liver- containing pyrrolizidine alkaloids.
There are many ways to use Comfrey. Traditionally, you will see it used it as a poultice, soaking a towel in steamed leaves, and then gently wrapping it in the area.
At Come Alive Herbals, we infuse it into our massage oil and add beeswax from our family beehives to create Mountain Muscle Mend.
Mountain Muscle Mend is for sore, tired, overworked muscles. Because it's a salve, it's thicker than an oil so a little bit goes a long way. It's intended to be a massage cream to work out achy areas of the body. It’s similar to "icy hot" without the hot burning feeling. (if you are looking for a cooling sensation, check out our Serpent Rose, with Arnica).
Mountain Muscle Mend is infused with peppermint leaf, so you are getting the medicinal love but without the burning feeling that you know of if you’ve ever used peppermint essential oil.
Earth gives us so many healing plants and it is time to connect and utilize it's gifts!
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Talk with your health provider first! This is not meant to diagnose, treat, or cute any medical condition. This product has not been evaluated by the FDA. Please consult your physician before use if you have pre-existing medical concerns or allergies.
Namaste, Amalia May, Founder of Come Alive Herbals