Monday, January 9, 2012

Comfrey herb

We use comfrey in our mint soaps. It gives color and is noted to be great for skin issues. We use our mint soaps for rashes,wounds,cuts, dry skin and eczema. We use all our soaps for these things but really like the Herbal boost the comfrey gives. Excerpts from "The Green Pharmacy Herbal Handbook" One of the main therapeutic substances in comfrey is allantoin, an anti-inflammatory that perks up the immune system, speeds wound healing, and encourages new skin and cell growth. It's a time-honored treatment for healing sores, bruises, and even broken bones. The tannins in comfrey are astringent, and the rosmarinic acid might contribute some anti-inflammatory assistance. Some extracts have shown the potential to dcrease tumor growth and extend the lives of lab mice with cancer. Peppermint and spearmint both contain comfrey. The 3 soaps I would consider a 'first aid pack' would be those two with a tea tree. They are great! Emily

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