Comfrey! An amazingly well known and hardy herb, Comfrey can be added to any garden and thrives in San Diego’s environment. The plant can be used from flower to root and has many medicinal uses.
For massage the practical applications are also numerous. When added to a salve or applied as an ointment Comfrey help several common ailments.
-Bruises / Sprains
-Cuts & Wounds
-Gastritis / Ulcer
-Reduce symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis & Osteoarthritis by reducing pain and increasing mobility.
-Diabetic Soars / Skin Issues
Teas (as a topical aid, not recommended to eat):
Fresh Leaves (bruised and applied directly):
Comfrey is a powerful cellular re-generator and should not be used excessively. When taken internally it can be harmful to the liver (although that being said you have to eat huge amounts to reach toxic levels over a long period of time).
Those with liver issues or rapid cellular growth should consult with an herbalist.