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Comfrey and Echinacea

Other Names: Comfrey, Knitbone, Boneset, Slippery Root, Blackwort, Bruisewort, Consound, Healing Herb, Gum Plant, Knitback, Ass Ear, Miracle herb, Wallwort, Symphytum Officinale
Traditional Usages: Food, Ulcerationnin the Gastrointestinal Tract, Colitis, Hiatus Hernia, Bleeding from the Stomach, Throat, Bowel, Bladder and Lungs. Tuberculosis, Irritating Cough, 'Dry' Lung Complaints, Pleurisy, Bone Fractures, Rickets, Wasting Disease, Varicose Ulcers, Indolent Irritating Sores, Pus forming Boils and Gangrene. Bruises, STD Skin Lesions, Scalding, Rheumatoid Arthritis. Poultice use for Severe Cuts,Ulcers, Abscesses and to reduce Swelling around damaged or fractured bones, Sprains and Bruises, Period Pains
Resources: Europe, Western Asia, North America, Australia
Parts Used: Leaves, Roots, Rhizomes
Administration Method: Crushed root, extracts, the pressed juice of the fresh plant for semi-solid preparations and poultices for external use. 
Herb Action: Astringent, anti-inflammatory, cell proliferator, demulcent, heals wounds, bone, and cartilage.
Health Warning: Avoid during Pregnancy and Breastfeeding. Internal use is discouraged for fear of Liver damage. The use of Comfrey is restricted in Australia, New Zealand, Canada and Germany.
Comfrey products should not be taken internally. When using Externally, it is recommended applying Comfrey extracts no longer than 10 days in a row, and no more than 4–6 weeks a year


Comfrey and Echinacea - Herbal remedy for Fungal Infection: Consuming comfrey tea and Echinacea tea on a regular basis are beneficial in reducing and avoiding infections. One cup daily of each every two days. Infuse one teaspoon of dried herb in a cup of hot water for 5 minutes. Strain and drink when cool.

Always seek the advice of your doctor before taking herbal remedies
   

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