A herbal remedy to treat bone injuries is the comfrey. This herb has been used for help in healing fractures for centuries and although it is a plant, it is often called the knit bone. During the Middle Ages, many women would take a bath in comfrey. These baths were often taken prior to marriage to help these women repair the hymen and restore their virginity. However, the use of comfrey for this purpose is not backed by scientific research. On the other hand, modern research studies have found that the comfrey plant contains the substance allantoin, which is helpful for promoting healthy growth and development in bones, cartilage, and muscles.

Herbalists describe the comfrey as a herb that is cool, slightly sweet, and moist. Other than allantonin, it also contains vitamin B-12, insulin, tannins, proteins, pyrroclizidine,
tannins,mucilage, and steroidal saponins. The aerial parts of the comfrey plant are most commonly used to make herbal remedies, but the other parts can be used too. The leaves are
rich sources of allantoin and they are used mostly for external uses.

It is best to harvest the flowering parts of the comfrey during early summer. Harvesting the root of the comfrey plant should preferably be done in the spring and in the fall when the allantoin levels are higher.

You can prepare a herbal remedy using comfrey in many different ways. Simply crush some comfrey herb and then apply it to the injured area topically. Herbalists believe that the allantoin
can be absorbed through your skin to promote the healing of bones, cartilage, and muscle. You can use this method also in situations for hairline fractures, broken toes, or broken ribs.

Ointments can be used for application onto the injured parts of your body as well. This would be a very convenient option especially if you find it difficult to get hold of the herbal plant yourself. You can used a OTC ointment cream containing comfrey to treat arthritis and other muscular aches and pains. Similarly, you can also use an infused herbal remedy oil made with the comfrey for arthritic pain and joints, bruises, sprains, and other traumatic injuries. If you play contact sports often, then have a regular cup of comfrey herbal remedy tea to treat bone injurites. The tea can be made using the roots and the leaves of the herb.

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