Why Comfrey and Calendula?
When you go back to ancient times comfrey was called knit bone, since it was known to all. Heal or woundwort Latin name Symphytum which means heal together, also known as ass ear, black root, blacwort, bruise wort, consound, gum plant a healing herb parts used from leaves and roots.
For many years this has been used for cuts, bruises, fractures, sprains injured tendons and ligaments, sores and skin ulcers.
It is an emollient soothing on the skin used for scars and blemishes the main component of comfrey is responsible for growth and multiplication of skin cells.
In rural area of Aberdeenshire only the most perfect leaves are selected by hand for optimum efficacy and slowly macerated cold in organic sunflower oil, the ointment is a luscious green colour from the herb which provides a wonderful feel on the skin.
Combination of nourishing carrier oils and soothing organic lavender essential oil is completed by beeswax which gives extra protection and added barrier.
Comfrey goes back thousands of years, was cultivated by the Roman Army travelling extensively is known for bone knitting and wound healing virtues.
Comfrey appears in monastery writings and herbals from 1000AD and Saxon herbariums recommended it for internal bleeding, ruptures and hernias.
The roots of leaves of the comfrey plant contain chemical substances called allantoin and rosmarinic acid which boosts the growth of new skin cells, while rosmarinic acid helps relieve pain and inflammation.
The major constituent of the Comfrey plant is mucilage, other constituents include allantioin, polyphenois, amino acids, phytosterois, triterpenoids, saccharides and pyrrolizidine alkaloids can speed up radical healing
Comfrey also contains bone strengthening vitamins and minerals such as vitamin c, Calcium and Magnesium comfrey compresses and ointments are used topically to facilitate the healing of bones and wounds. Most importantly wounds are completely clean before applying.
This is because Comfrey promotes skin to regrow so fast that is can trap any debris left in the wound. Also helps with muscle and joint pain.
Comfrey healing properties also encompass the skin, with its wonder ingredient allantoin, hydrating, naturally exfoliating, repairing, protecting and soothing the skin. Due to Comfreys high antioxidant status, also helps to reduce free radical activity on the skin.