comfrey

April 3, 2018
analgesic

Analgesic / Pain

Analgesic substances reduce pain in a variety of ways: as a local anesthetic or anti-nociceptive, and also via the nervous system.  The menthol constituent in peppermint has shown topical anti-nociceptive activity, lavender aromatherapy has shown to calm nerves after surgery to help reduce pain, and comfrey has been used for […]
April 3, 2018
anti-inflammatory

Anti-inflammatory

Inflammation is our body’s response to infection and injury. Its purpose is to clear out foreign cells and dead cells from the local area.  Inflammation is characterized by increased redness, heat, pain, and swelling to an area.  Anti-inflammatory herbs reduce inflammation in various ways.  For example, spices like turmeric, ginger, […]
April 8, 2018
joint pain

Joint Pain / Arthritis

Joint pain includes bursitis, tendinitis, arthritis, and sprains.  Joint conditions can worsen when a person is overweight. For inflammation from an injury, apply ice as soon as possible, and rest, compress, and elevate, and try taking turmeric or ginger root to reduce inflammation.  With mild injuries, gently massage anti-inflammatory topical creams. Consult […]
April 9, 2018
skin & wound health

Skin and Wound Health

Many herbs can help with various skin ailments from dry skin, itchy areas, burns, wrinkles, growths, and cuts. Skin conditions can include eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, and more.  For acute situations, consult a Doctor. Wounds When a cut occurs, apply firm pressure with a clean cloth for 15 minutes and elevate […]
May 9, 2018

Comfrey (Symphytum officinale) Research

Latin Name: Symphytum officinale Family: Boraginaceae Comfrey has long been used as a folk remedy for pain, inflammation, and to treat wounds.  In human studies, it has shown to reduce swelling after ankle injury, reduce knee and back pain, and shorten the time of wound healing. RESEARCH The listings of […]
May 9, 2018

Comfrey Joint Cream Recipe

The comfrey plant has long been used by our ancestors as a topical remedy for pain, inflammation and wounds.  Scientific research has shown some benefits of using comfrey for joint pains. Comfrey Joint Cream Recipe Step 1: Make the Tincture 1 ounce of dried comfrey root or 2 ounces of […]
July 24, 2018

Stop Those Prickly, Itchy, Red Hot Bumps – Herbs for a Heat Rash

Summer is a time for sweating, which can lead to an insanely itchy heat rash!  These prickly, itchy, red hot bumps can erupt when our sweat glands become clogged.  This often happens when we become overheated.  Our body’s cooling mechanism, to sweat, can stop working effectively due to the sweat […]