comfrey poultice for broken bones

It helps wounds heal faster, and is good for burns, … Some years ago, I fell on my ribs and possibly broke one or two of them. How do i speed up the bone growing process? I suggest you try Mobicosa capsules and/or gel ~ as long as you're not pregnant or allergic to seafood. Can you suggest an amount of time it takes to heal the bones? It was taken internally for a variety of medical aliments ranging from broken bones and gastric ulcers to the treatment of female disorders. The stitches look quite healed but not the bone. I did not know about comfrey until I read this a couple of days ago. We grow lots of it for all the reasons you mentioned and more, although personally I don't batter anything. If I was in a position where I was using dried comfrey, I would probably immerse it in a very small amount of hot water and leave it to steep and soften. I was so shocked to learn the gov't does not consider it safe for use. Don’t use comfrey on deep wounds or lacerations. I use two types: some with white flowers, some with purple. Drain any excess water and place it on top of the gauze and tape it with medical tape. Comfrey Salve. 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. I told him my shoulder was sore so they took a few x-rays. One surgery to insert the metal and wires and a second surgery to remove it. I believe it's because we put together a diet strategy incorporating healing foods. I explained to the doctor I was seeing at the time, that he couldn't cast both my hands, but he said it was necessary or I would have permanent damage. The main benefit of comfrey when you have a broken bone is to help enhance the healing process. Farmers and housewives have been using comfrey for years to aid in curing burns, cuts, bruises, and even bone fractures. If you can't get the paste thick enough to stay on the appropriate part, try spreading the comfrey paste on a piece of gauze bandage first. Herman, I agree with you. Today, this healing plant is widely used in Germany as a topical solution to accelerate the healing process for inflammation, broken bones, bruising, muscle and joint pain, and skin conditions. Here's how I included comfrey in his recovery process. I recently experienced a hip fracture (of the femoral neck) and I’ve started … I'm not sure if you're saying you have a cyst on your skin or 'in' your ankle fracture ... ie near the bone? Not only does comfrey benefit the outside structure of the body, it is healing to the entire skeletal system. I tried catching my balance but down I went. lol. Thank you very much for this post about how to make a comfrey poultice for a broken ankle. Now, (3 weeks later) I have full movement on both of my hands. lol. I will work through them now ... Sandra, I do have that information and will look for it when I get a chance. I am a paraplegic and I have a wound on my heel that won't heal although there isn't any infection and the cells looks great, I can't get it to heal over. It would be dreadful to make an injury worse by being impatient. Potato, tomato, chilli and eggplant are all related to the deadly nightshade. Because I grow my own organic comfrey, I knew there was no danger of chemical fertilizer or pesticides on the plant. Answer: The difference in varieties of comfrey is really not worth worrying about. Comfrey is one of my favourite plants. My partner had comfrey in the garden and made a poultice for me. Thanks for this! The insoles do seem to help somewhat. I broke a pinky toe. Note the plastic kitchen wrap beneath his ankle... and the towel beneath that. Just sharing news about what works in our home, in the hope that it will help others. As a poultice, ointment, and as a tea but recently the FDA decided that comfrey may be a carcinogen when used orally. However if it turns out to be arthritis, you might be interested in the natural therapy I used to fix my arthritis. In 1998 I fell and broke both of my wrist, right thumb and had a torn ligament on my right hand. Comfrey contains a special substance called allantoin, which is a cell proliferative. It is only four and a half months since his accident and surgery—and he had been warned it could take a year or more before he would be back to normal. would you think a ticture of comfrey would be more affective? I only wish I'd known about this a long time ago. I was even impressed. My question is would you think that the comfrey root or leaf might be helpful in repairing their damage muscle tissues? I believe hardware cannot be removed sooner than 1 year post-op or longer than 2 years. LongTimeMother (author) from Australia on May 20, 2014: Hello PandaCat. :). Look at the difference between 'before' and 'after' photos. great article. Mine was a small area so I didn’t need that much comfrey. Here's a link to the hub. I don't have any suggestions for you, and I urge you not to feel remorse about things you might have tried. It is referred to as aLis Franc injury. I left the hospital looking like I was in a fistfight. I admire your mother's ability to cope with a stream of broken bones. Catherine Taylor from Canada on November 21, 2013: What an interesting hub. But, in chatting with them, they confessed their recovery periods relied heavily on beer and television. It is easy to make when there is fresh comfrey to be found. Miraculous Comfrey, yes it is. It was a little disappointing that it was winter and most of my comfrey plants had died back, at the time my husband had the accident that resulted in broken bones, but I had enough plants in sheltered positions (including a couple in large pots) to create the first poultice. How would you go about fixing it? He had frequent visits to the specialists, did all the exercises suggested by the physio, and had lots of xrays etc documenting his improvements. What are all of the different plants you are growing (everything from tree to ground cover)? I am not comfortable displaying links to sites I am not familiar with so I have not approved your comment for display. Sorry I can’t be more certain. From what I understand, the studies used an alkaloid from the comfrey plant and not the whole plant as nature intended. And maui, best wishes to you and your daughter. There are foods and herbs to help every ailment I've encountered so far. Christina, I don't know the answer to your question. I recently know someone very dear to me who suffering from muscle wasting as a result of pharmaceuticals they was taking. Comfrey root salve has been shown to be a bone knit herbal remedy. https://remedygrove.com/remedies/Broken-Ankle-Heal... Oh, kathy B. It sounds like she had more experience with comfrey than I've had. Comfrey, also known as knit-bone can help heal broken bones faster. I researched online and discovered comfrey has many various benefits. The outdoor cats even come out to greet us when we are pulling into our driveway. Deep-rooted comfrey partitions the soil resources with shallow-rooted pear. I am very pleased you have found me here at hubpages. It’s typically used for muscle and joint pain such as back pain. 3 weeks in I ran into a friend who told me to ignore the doctors and listen to my body, using massage and "wild comfrey". Take 2 capsules with a meal three times daily. Good luck for a speedy recovery! If you continue to use this site we will assume that you are happy with it. I have never used dried comfrey in a poultice because I grow plenty of comfrey in my garden. Fresh leaf used in stir-fries (please research your species of comfrey and proper dosage to avoid ingesting plants with potential toxicity). Lynda Makara from California on October 10, 2016: My accident was one year ago and I've done everything I can to speed healing (good nutrition, supplements, lots of physical therapy). Perfectly set, nice uniform webbing, just a little thicker. With the changing season and more comfrey leaves growing, I now plaster the comfrey on thickly. Your post was very interesting and right up my alley. amzn_assoc_marketplace = "amazon"; If you choose to make a poultice, you are aiming to make a 'paste'. Not one surgery but two surgeries. My foot will be put into an aircast at that time. Will comfrey poultice help a year old fractured hip. My story that follows is by no means any medical advise of any kind, but only the personal experience of a self employed single mom desperate to get back to work to support her family. Haven't used the leaves for food yet, although a friend said it was often used as mock fish or fish substitute battered etc. It does not seem to matter much which part of the body is broken, comfrey will heal it quickly. Question: My daughter has a fracture on her foot. He said walking with the poultice on felt like treading in porridge. :). The poultry also like it so we let them have a share. When it’s frozen you can use it as a cold pack to help reduce swelling and inflammation. They do not alleviate my foot pain completely, but orthofeet do help. Did comfrey help heal his broken bones? https://remedygrove.com/remedies/Mobicosa-review-n... Long TimeMother, do you think comfrey would help my grinding bones in my neck? I've been using it internally for 4 decades including during pregnancy with only outstanding results. Indian Sarsaparilla (Cryptolepis buchanani) – rich in vitamin C, this herb also has been used in traditional medicine for generations for bone breaks, osteoporosis and a number of other ailments. They are both extremely helpful when recovering from broken bones. Comfrey had been an old favorite for coughs, but this was their first opportunity to try it out for broken bones. LongTimeMother (author) from Australia on February 12, 2014: Thank you Kukata Kali and rls8994. I intend to use comfrey poultices at that time. I never thought of comfrey all those years ago when I needed it. Each time they would only put on a splint which would press the fracture in the direction it was injured. LongTimeMother (author) from Australia on October 13, 2016: If we lived closer, Lynda, I'd give you some of the gel to try. So please, just remember the love you shared. I honestly don't know whether or not it would help with muscle wasting. Make sure you don’t put it onto an open/healing wound though. I tried being still and holding the bone together with my other hand, that evening, while breathing and thinking healing thoughts (meditating?) I keep the gel in my fridge at all times in case I need it. It is good for all kinds of skin troubles such as eczema and psoriasis, and ulcers on the legs. Here's a few suggestions to help with the wound on your heel. I wonder how good the results might have been if I had. amzn_assoc_search_bar = "true"; LongTimeMother (author) from Australia on March 29, 2014: Hello, Owen. As the doctor was stitching up my lip he asked if I hurt anywhere else. My dog had an operation to remove cancerous anal glands, I used Cannabis Oil after the operation. I have dried comfrey and need to know how to make a poultice. Good luck with your studies. Comfrey is a demulcent, and it works to coat and soothe irritated tissues. (You don't have to drill very far to sink a well here.) Many times these specific injuries can lead to a need for surgery, and we don’t want that! LongTimeMother (author) from Australia on October 17, 2013: Comfrey is just one of the many remedies in nature's medicine chest that I greatly value, FlourishAnyway. It is basically designing the garden to mimic a forest in order to achieve the benefits of low fragility, high resilience, diversity, functional interconnection, recycling and conservation of nutrients in the soil, insect balance, low maintenance requirements, minimal to no waste pollution; however every plant is specifically chosen by design, to have multiple beneficial uses, either edible, medicinal, or symbiotic. :). Please consult your physician or a qualified health professional on any matters regarding your health. Within a few days, it looked like the comfrey completely replaced my missing flesh. (If you do make tea for a footbath, you might like to try drinking a bit while you are soaking your foot. And we used lots of gel and capsules (available here) as well. It's encouraging to know that your husband healed quickly. In the morning, he strained out the plant material and packed it on his foot as a poultice. Does dried comfrey work as well for healing, or on fresh comfrey leaves? 13) 14) Let it sit until it has a chance to cool. Thank you. CAUTION: IT MAY CAUSE TENDER SKIN TO ITCH, SO USE CAREFULLY! In this article you will learn how to prepare this poultice, how to apply it, and be able to address an emergency of this type should you have no immediate access to urgent medical attention. As for removing the hardware, my husband has had no problem with his so he has no interest in having it removed. If you go back up to my article and look for the section titled 'Healing broken bones' there is a link to an article I wrote about foods for broken bones. Unfortunately it was winter and I didn't have enough comfrey on hand to wrap it thickly around his entire ankle. The answer is Yes! :). I wrote about it here. You never know when you'll need it. Comfrey is brilliant. For a cyst use broadleaf plantain poltice. I am curious to see what kinds of other plants are doing well and growing near the groups of comfrey. If you cannot get comfrey gel locally, try the amazon link I provided in the article. Samuil Hippi from Samoah on September 18, 2014: To be honest, I didn`t even know how Comfrey looks like until I saw your hub and did some more research on google :). I now have a new appreciation for the power of this incredible plant and plan on growing some of my own. In that other article I shared my research about appropriate foods to include in his meals. Not to make the consistency of tea, but more like a paste. You can use fresh leaves from your garden or purchase dried comfrey leaves at your local health store. When I had a plugged duct, sore breast, etc, I would put a fresh leaf on the affected part, and put an old bra (comfrey stains) over. But recently my son broke his hand and we only had the tincture, so he has been taking it internally. As a bonus, I'll send you the password to my secret library filled with MANY FREE printables for your wellness journey. I use the leaves from both. Also google for appropriate exercises - but make sure you know what stage your son is at in his recovery so you don't make anything worse. The doctors warned us it would probably take a year or more before my husband was 'back to normal' but it was only about three or four months before he was close to 'normal' again - and able to walk okay. I then suggested, or asked, if he could please take an X-ray (I was curious) to see if there was any improvement, which was obvious, being that my hands were moving almost like before the accident. Made tea of comfrey leaf then soaked my foot. You can use a hot water bottle to keep the poultice warm ... but I don't know how advisable that is for a paraplegic. Good luck. 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