Comfrey (symphytum officinalis)

Comfrey was once commonly called ‘knitbone’ because of its amazing ability to heal broken bones and ‘knit’ them back together again. The botanical name, Symphytum, means ‘to unite.’

The incredible healing action this plant has on broken bones and wounds comes from a constituent contained in the leaf and root called allantoin. This compound is a cell proliferant, which helps to regenerate wounded areas of the body and speed up new healthy cell growth.

Comfrey’s healing, soothing, emollient, astringent, anti-itch qualities give it great versatility within the skin care industry.

For your hair (and your pooches!): We’ve included comfrey in our hair products because of its special qualities which help to prevent, rebuild and repair the damages caused by time, heat and weather.

For your veins: If you’ve ever suffered from varicose veins or red spidery veins then you’ll be looking for the best in healing and soothing qualities – which is why we have comfrey in our wonderful Hemp Cream for Veins.