I was a single mom at the time, with a four year son. We had recently moved to our own little house, and there were curtains to be hung. Without a ladder, I had to get creative. A dining room chair, with my son’s step stool would just about do it. Except it didn’t, and I fell. I had never twisted an ankle before, so I figured the pain would go away soon. My son looked on, saying, “You should have been more careful.” How I wished I had known of comfrey benefits for a speedy recovery then.
After the pain subsided a bit, I mowed the lawn. Hey, I hadn’t even broken anything before. By this time, the swelling began in earnest. The next day, I got some crutches and would be hobbling around on them for the next seven weeks. Getting around at work was challenging, and I ended up with a desk job during that time. My four year got chores for his smart remark! Actually, he was lucky he got meals, so he had to start loading the dishwasher. Grocery shopping was difficult, and when I got a motorized cart, I could hit everything in the store! Maybe if I had known about comfrey right away, I could have avoided all that misery.
Comfrey is one of those herbs that our ancestors used, and modern medicine has discontinued its use of it. People in the Middle Ages used to bathe in it. They grew it in their gardens, so they had it at their fingertips. It grows like crazy, much like mint.
- Heals diabetic sores
- Treats burns, bruises, fractures, sprains
- Remedies insect bites
- Eases sore throats
- Alleviates coughs
- Fights tumors
- Battles gout
Internal use may result in liver problems.
My Final Thoughts…
It is so fascinating to me that this incredible herb is so beneficial for fractures and sprains. Conventional medicine’s answer to a sprain like mine was pain medication. Some weeks later, it was the chiropractor, who I happened to see for other issues, who got me walking again. How I wished I had known of comfrey benefits for a speedy recovery then.
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