Comfrey Root C/S.
Used both externally and internally for at least 1,000 years – this herb has been said to be one of the most widely used herbs throughout history for healing purposes, though in modern times it is now recommended that comfrey NOT be taken internally nor applied to large areas of broken skin – it is still one of the most skin healing herbs used in herbal medicine.
I personally use this Comfrey Root C/S herb in all of my healing salve recipes for my horses, dogs, goats, and even my children! It also makes a great compress for the relief of poison oak itch and helps speed the recovery time. To use for poison oak, extract this herb in apple cider vinegar and apply it frequently. One easy way to use the cut & sifted version of this herb is to put it in either warm water or oil and allow it to steep like you would a tea. Discard the herb while straining off the juice and use the “juice” as either the water or the oil content in your recipe.
When selecting a root or a leaf to use, a typical rule of thumb is that the leaf is generally milder in the therapeutic benefits, whereas the root is often more powerful.
INCI: Symphytum officinale (comfrey) root.
External use only.