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How To Make An Ointment Or Envelope With Comfrey 2021 - Healthy Miss

A soothing ointment or poultice made from the leaves of the comfrey plant can promote healing of closed wounds and bruises and soothe breast pain in nursing mothers, reports the Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine. The comfrey plant (Symphytum officinale), which has long been used for medical ailments, contains allantoin, which can promote the regrowth of healthy tissue and bones. Although this herb is cooked and eaten or consumed as a tea in some areas, Gale recommends using it only topically to prevent liver toxicity.

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Step 1

Choose three or four large comfrey leaves. Gently rinse them under cold water to remove dirt or pesticides before cutting them into 1-inch pieces and adding them to your blender.

step 2

Add a ¼ cup of water and mix well. Stop the blender once or twice to scrape the sides of the jug. Add a bit more water if the mixture sticks to the side. You want it to look like thick soup.

step 3

Pour the comfrey mixture into a small, clean bowl and sprinkle all-purpose flour on top, a few tablespoons at a time, stirring after each addition. Repeat this until the mixture is the consistency of soft peanut butter.

Step 4

Cut or fold a clean, soft cloth large enough to cover the bruise or wound with a few inches more around the edges.

Step 5

Spread the thick mixture about ¼ inch thick on the cloth, leaving about 1 inch of cloth around the edge.

Step 6

Apply the envelope directly to the injured area and cover it lightly with plastic wrap to prevent the mixture from leaking. Leave the porridge on for an hour or overnight.

Things you need

  • Fresh comfrey
  • water
  • mixer
  • All-purpose flour
  • Clean cloth
  • Plastic wrap


  • You can replace dry comfrey leaves if you can't find any fresh ones.


  • The Herbal Medicines PDR warns against using comfrey poultices during pregnancy. In addition, comfrey packs should not be applied to the skin in order to prevent the absorption of pyrrolizidine alkaloids, which can contribute to liver damage.