comfrey poultice for broken bones

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LongTimeMother (author) from Australia on May 26, 2015: Kim, I have no direct experience with Boneset, but my understanding is it is mainly used for fevers and flu. Comfrey Salve. I keep the gel in my fridge at all times in case I need it. Good luck with your recovery. I would rather not live with foreign metal objects in my body for the rest of my life, and hardware removal is often done automatically after fracture has healed. Sorry I can’t be more certain. As a bonus, I'll send you the password to my secret library filled with MANY FREE printables for your wellness journey. Here's a link to the hub. I did something similar to my boyfriend's broken ankle with castor oil. I've read great things about both. Your other option would be posting a ‘wanted’ ad on a local website or in your local newspaper where gardeners are likely to see it. Its traditional name is 'knit bone' because it can be used as an external poultice or eaten and digested to help heal bones. I have written a few hubs about my gardens etc. great article. I will work through them now ... Sandra, I do have that information and will look for it when I get a chance. Comfrey is great to have available if you ever need it. PA is a defense mechanism plants produce as a protection to keep insects from eating it. Catherine Taylor from Canada on November 21, 2013: What an interesting hub. It’s typically used for muscle and joint pain such as back pain. How often do I need to use comfrey oil on it? I use a cold-press juicer to crush fresh comfrey leaves when preparing a comfrey poultice. To think, he could have planted it and then given some to future patients to use. While comfrey poultice has been an old-time remedy for bone fractures for generations, modern science has found supporting evidence for its folk uses. I researched online and discovered comfrey has many various benefits. Within two days, the infection and soreness would be totally gone. Personally I like to use my fresh comfrey leaves and I leave the roots in the ground (or split them to create new comfrey growth elsewhere in my garden) but I've heard of others who've used the roots. Hi - wondering if the herb Boneset would also work to do the same thing and if so - which is better or faster between the two? ...Comfrey compresses healed not only the deep bruising (in 3 days), resulting from a stubbed, broken toe but also, bone -- after all, the common name for comfrey is "knit bone". It is good for all kinds of skin troubles such as eczema and psoriasis, and ulcers on the legs. It saddens me that doctors no longer tap into Nature's medicine chest the way your dad did. I have large amounts of comfrey growing in four distinctly different parts of my garden ... to have on-hand for easy use as mulch and animal feed. :). A few days later as I was listening to the orthopedic surgeon explaining how I needed surgery. If you've followed his story you'll know that I effectively reduced his swelling using a natural product, allowing surgeons to operate within 24 hours of the accident. this fantastic plant has a root system only a backhoe can dig out, and takes a backseat to no other plant only extream freeze up and will return with a few warm days. Here are the parts of my juicer after cleaning. Encourage your son to do whatever exercises are suggested to him by your doctor or physiotherapist - and do them a lot. :). They just dismissed and talked down to me like I was a crazy person. My dog had an operation to remove cancerous anal glands, I used Cannabis Oil after the operation. I wrap his ankle in kitchen wrap to keep the comfrey in place and collect the drips. I had five stitches on my lip, a bruised face, and my arm in a sling. I believe it's because we put together a diet strategy incorporating healing foods. Natural painkiller and anti-inflammatory. Our pets love being around us and follow us everywhere we go. We also have the mobicosa. amzn_assoc_search_bar = "true"; that evening at the beach. LongTimeMother (author) from Australia on July 10, 2015: Hello Colin. :), Hello samihipendo. Please consult your physician or a qualified health professional on any matters regarding your health. I actually think that's a good thing when your only problem is a broken bone. Traditionally comfrey was referred to as knit-bone and was used as a poultice—and as a food—to encourage healing of broken bones and wounds. A comfrey poultice can be messy. Where do you find the gel? I felt like I got punched in the face. The plastic wrap will cover the entire poultice keeping it from leaking onto your clothes. Comfrey does contain trace amounts of a compound called pyrrolizidine alkaloids (PA). I have actually wrote hubs on a couple of these herbs. I avoided surgery and didn’t need to go back to see the doctor! It has been 6 weeks. Potato, tomato, chilli and eggplant are all related to the deadly nightshade. Some governments have banned the use of comfrey tablets and capsules for medicinal use, yet have no objection to comfrey being used as a food. Nature's medicine chest holds many magnificent remedies. Comfrey has many uses in my home. Very well written and informative. Comfrey is Amazing! Your post was very interesting and right up my alley. In other words, the pain doesn't remain unbearable so there's no point in continuing taking things for pain. Here's a few suggestions to help with the wound on your heel. So, sorry for the delay in responding. The simplest way to use comfrey for a wound is as a poultice. Would it work with healing a hietel hernia? I can't help you this time, but who knows what the future holds ... maybe someone else in your life might benefit if they break a bone. :). It is referred to as aLis Franc injury. Laurie uses herbs for healing, showing you how to make a Comfrey Poultice, used to quickly heal a badly sprained ankle or broken bone. You might find you get a second tea from them - particularly if you add some more dried leaves to the brew. As for the same range of motion before he broke his ankle, I can safely say six months. I smiled and signed his papers. catsclan@frontiernet.net on April 16, 2014: I could not get the swelling down in my knee after knee replacement for months. This photo was taken two days after the surgical staples were removed. I guess you could still eat the comfrey, but you wouldn't be able to do a poultice (unless you slide your cast off at home like some people I know). Good luck with your studies. Yes, comfrey may help. This was my only income at that time and I could not collect disability due to being self employed. It is important not to just 'assume' improvement. Just let me know if you have any more questions. I too had 2 plates with screws put in during surgery to stabilize the fracture while it heals. If she has stitches, avoid them. Alice, I'm sure you did the best you could to help your much loved dog. Right on top of my dog, he turned yelping and my face smacked into his very HARD head then hit the floor landing on my shoulder. I kept it on for the day and night. However I do thank you for visiting. It turns out I broke my collarbone, the technical term was “distal clavicle fracture.” I’ve broken my elbow before and could barely move from the pain. Can you suggest an amount of time it takes to heal the bones? Would this help? Plus, Mobicosa is an all-natural product that will help with pain relief and reducing inflammation. How to use comfrey to heal broken bones Recipe 1: you should get 100 grams of comfrey root, chop it in small pieces, put the chopped comfrey in a bowl and pour 1 liter of boiling milk over it. You can do this with hot water, but then you have to decide whether to apply it directly to the wound (which might not be a good idea if you have bits of leaf that can get caught in the wound) or to spread it within fabric that will hold the leaf but allow the 'juice' to pass through. The two plants share pollinators but flower at different times, so they support each other's pollination needs. Two days after the staples were removed from my husband's broken ankle, I applied the first comfrey poultice. When I went back after two weeks my doctor was very impressed with my x-ray. My husband used the gel at various times for months. The insoles do seem to help somewhat. When I only had a limited amount of fresh leaf, I chose to include comfrey in his meals, with only a small amount left to make into a poultice. I cleaned the wound with diluted lavender EO, packed the wound with the comfrey, wrapped it with gauze and sealed it with plastics wrap. I trust your daughter is well on the way to recovery, and is happy with her healing foods. There is a slight possibility he may have been given antibiotics in the hospital, perhaps by injection, but too much time has passed for me to say for sure. :). It's been healed ever since. With kids in taekwondo, and a busy homestead , broken bones, bumps and bruises happen on a regular basis around here. I continued the poultice and on my next appointment, five weeks after I fell, my x-ray showed it was still healing. They can be collected in separate containers if you prefer. I am very pleased you have found me here at hubpages. Each time they would only put on a splint which would press the fracture in the direction it was injured. Miraculous Comfrey, yes it is. He hates the idea of having unnecessary surgery and more time 'wasted' recovering from it. You'll never know what the outcome may have been, and it really won't make any difference now. 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