Comfrey has been known since ancient times due to its ability to treat breaks and injuries in muscles and bones. It has also been used to create tinctures to be used as a healing agents, for analgesic or respiratory diseases, among others.
Video Lesson: Comfrey Magical Properties
Comfrey (Symphytum officinale) is a perennial plant belonging to the Boraginaceae family. It is native to Europe and has spread to other areas such as North America, Central Asia and Western Siberia.
Uses of Comfrey in Witchcraft
The famous 1st century Greek physician and botanist Dioscorides of Anazarbus claimed that this plant possessed the gift of rejoining and reconsolidating bones and muscles. So at that time it was used for tears, sprains and even broken bones.
But beyond its healing properties, this plant has been used by old herbalists who recommended it to those travelers who needed protection, carrying it crushed in a bag in their left pocket.
Comfrey roots have been used in traditional Austrian medicine internally (as a tea or tincture) or externally (as an ointment, compress, or alcoholic digestion) to treat disorders of the locomotor system and the gastrointestinal tract. The leaves and stems have also been used for the treatment of the same disorders, and, in addition, also for the treatment of rheumatism and gout.
Its contemporary use is based on its high levels of allantoin, calcium, potassium and phosphorus, which promote cell renewal in bone and muscle injuries. In the field of magic, it is recognized as a herb capable of mitigating anger and inducing peace.
It is also very rich in tannins, compounds that have the ability to protect the plant from external attacks and injuries.
- Do not use orally during pregnancy.
- Comfrey contains chemical compounds that could build up in a person’s system over time and cause liver damage.
- Do not use comfrey for more than ten consecutive days.
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🖨️ Comfrey Spiritual Properties
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Comfrey is a close relative to borage and forget-me-not. This herbs name comes from the Latin word confirmere, which means to join together. The name alludes to comfrey’s long-revered abilities to quickly heal wounds, bringing broken bones and wounded skin back together again.
Perhaps this name comes from the plant’s exceptional property as a companion plant in gardens. Comfrey draws nutrients up from the depths of the soil, making them available to plants with shallower roots It also provides shade for other plants, conserves moisture in the soil, and repels harmful insects.
Comfrey root, which contains an abundance of mucilage, allantoin, and tannin, was traditionally used to make tea that treated stomach ulcers, heavy menstrual bleeding, diarrhea, urinary tract infections, bronchitis, gum disease, and sore throat. The roots have also been combined with the roots of dandelion and chicory to make a substitute for coffee.
Many governments around the world have banned the sale of comfrey for human consumption in recent years because it contains chemical compounds that could build up in a person’s system over time and cause liver damage.
Although comfrey has been deemed unsafe for consumption, it remains a staple in the toolkits of herbalists for its undeniable healing properties. Gardeners and practitioners of magick know this herb as a trusted friend and ally.
Ensures Safety While Traveling
Wear a sprig of comfrey blossoms to avert danger and mishaps as you make your way through locales that are new to you. Place a bit of root in your luggage to ensure that it won’t be stolen or lost.
Supports Focus and Stamina
Apply comfrey flower essence on your skin or clothing to help you thrive as you prepare for challenging tasks and long workdays.
Speeds Healing and Relieves Muscle and Joint Pain Related to Injuries
Comfrey is highly effective not only in pain management but also in healing bruises, sprains, and other injuries to muscles and joints. This property is how it earned one of its most common folk names, knit bone.
Relieves Symptoms of Degenerative Arthritis
Apply ointment or a poultice made with comfrey two or three times each day to reduce swelling and inflammation. To enhance the soothing effect, add peppermint essential oil.
Sooths Fibromyalgia Pain
Comfrey doesn’t get to the root cause of fibromyalgia, but it can provide temporary relief when applied to affected areas, either as a poultice or salve.
Aids Regrowth of Wounded Skin
Wait until wounds are fully closed before applying comfrey to support the regrowth of healthy skin and soothe areas that are inflamed or irritated. Comfrey salves are also great for soothing sunburned skin.
Since the early 2000s, internal use of comfrey has been banned by governments across the globe including the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, and Germany because it contains pyrrolizidine alkaloid compounds, which are toxic to the liver.
Do not use comfrey for more than ten consecutive days. Limit use to four ten-day treatments per year to prevent the gradual accumulation of pyrrolizidine alkaloids.