COMFREY ROOT (SYMPHYTUM OFFICINALE)Soothing vulnerary & nutritive anti-inflammatory
How Does This Ayurvedic Herb Supplement Improve Wellness?
CLINICAL AYURVEDIC REVIEW
Comfrey is a renowned vulnerary used in bone fractures, hemorrhages, burns, wounds and ulcers. Its astringency stops bleeding while its demulcent nature is soothing and pain relieving. Allantonin in comfrey promote cell-proliferation for quicker healing of wounds. It relieves dryness and irritation.
Comfrey is frequently used for perineal tears after child birth.
Comfrey root and leaf have similar uses, but the root is more nutritive. Comfrey leaf & root is eaten as a food in many parts of the world. In Switzerland it is baked into comfrey cakes. In Japan, it is deep fried as a tempura treat. Comfrey's nutritive qualities treat anemia. (Source: Holmes)
SUGGESTED USE1 dropper full 2x/day or as directed by your practitioner.
How should I take my tincture?
Follow these guidelines
Biocharacteristics of Comfrey Root
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Increases These Biocharacteristics (Gunas)
Functional Ayurveda helps you assess imbalances through 20 main biocharacteristics
Aggravating these characteristics weakens your body and causes imbalance.
By knowing which characteristics are habitually imbalanced in your body, you will be able to identify and correct imbalances before you get sick.
Every characteristic has an opposite which balances it (i.e. hot balances cold).
You restore balance by favoring diet and lifestyle choices that increase the opposite characteristic.
ABOUT COLD BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Cold refers to anything that reduces body temperature, metabolism, and blood flow.
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ABOUT GOOEY BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Gooey is identified by anything gelatinous (such as oatmeal), or by mucus congestion.
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The 6 Tastes
Taste is used to sense the most basic properties and effects of food.
Each taste has a specific medicinal effect on your body.
Cravings for food with certain tastes indicate your body is craving specific medicinal results from food.
Taste is experienced on the tongue and represents your body's reaction to foods.
Sweet taste causes physical satisfaction and attraction whereas bitter taste causes discomfort and aversion.
Kapha should use less sweet taste while Vata and Pitta would benefit from using more sweet taste.
One of the first signs of illness is that your taste and appetite for food changes.
The six tastes are sweet, sour, salty, pungent, bitter, and astringent.
Do you crave foods with any of the tastes below?
ABOUT ASTRINGENT BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Astringency is characterized by constriction, drawing together, or drying.
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ABOUT BITTER BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Bitter is disagreeable and stimulates rejection. It is a strong taste often associated with black coffee, dark chocolate, and most salad greens.
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ABOUT SWEET BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Sweet refers to anything builds tissue, including macronutrients such as carbohydrates, proteins and fats.
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The Three Doshas / Body Types
According to the biocharacteristic theory of medicine
people tend to get sick, over and over again, due to habitual causes and imbalances that are unique to the person.
Your body type summarizes this tendency, showing you the 'type' of conditions and imbalances that frequently challenge your health & wellness.
Using body type, you can also identify remedies likely to improve your strength and resiliency.
Your body type identifies physical and mental characteristics as well as your personal strengths and weaknesses.
The calculation of your body type is based on your medical history.
The 3 functional body types
are Catabolic (Vata), Metabolic (Pitta), and Anabolic (Kapha).
Catabolic individuals tend to break down body mass into energy. They are easily stimulated, hyperactive, underweight and dry.
Metabolic individuals tend to burn or use energy. They tend to be rosy-cheeked, easily irritated, focused, driven, and easily inflamed.
Anabolic individuals tend to store energy as body mass. If they store too much energy, they could gain weight easily and have congestion. Anabolic people tend to be stable and grounded.
HAS THE FOLLOWING
Includes skin care, and anything that nourishes epithelial membranes (of digestive, respiratory, urinary tract, blood vessels, etc).
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Medicinal Benefits, Uses & Herbal Actions of Comfrey Root
Experiences are Personal
Experiences vary according to the person and constitution. Individual results may vary.
The list of herbal-actions below has not be approved by the FDA and should not be used to treat a medical condition.
Herbs that coat or form a soothing film over a mucous membrane, relieving minor pain and inflammation of the membrane.
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Strengthens the lungs. Lung tonics include antifibrotic, vessel tonic, or nourishing herbs with an affinity for the lungs. They aid recovery in acute or chronic lung conditions.
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An agent that kills microorganisms or inhibits their growth. Antimicrobial is an umbrella term that can be broken down into specific categories of target microorganism, such as anti-bacterials, fungals, and virals.
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Foods with a Similar Nature to Comfrey Root
Honey has these Actions in Common
Antimicrobial, Emollient, Vulnerary, Antitussive, Hemostatic, Demulcent, Nutritive
Aloe Vera Juice / Gel
Aloe Vera Juice / Gel has these Actions in Common
Demulcent, Vulnerary, Anti-inflammatory, Emollient, Antimicrobial, Skin-tonic
Cassava Root / Yuca
Cassava Root / Yuca has these Actions in Common
Anti-inflammatory, Relieves-burning, Demulcent, Soothing, Nutritive, Vulnerary
Jackfruit has these Actions in Common
Soothing, Anti-inflammatory, Nutritive, Demulcent, Relieves-burning, Hemostatic
Stinging Nettles has these Actions in Common
Bone-tonic, Nutritive, Hemostatic, Vulnerary, Anti-inflammatory, Lung-tonic
Turmeric Root (Fresh)
Turmeric Root (Fresh) has these Actions in Common
Antimicrobial, Vulnerary, Analgesic, Bone-tonic, Anti-inflammatory, Skin-tonic
Turmeric has these Actions in Common
Antimicrobial, Vulnerary, Analgesic, Bone-tonic, Anti-inflammatory, Skin-tonic
Sesame Oil has these Actions in Common
Antimicrobial, Nutritive, Bone-tonic, Skin-tonic, Emollient
Hibiscus has these Actions in Common
Anti-inflammatory, Skin-tonic, Hemostatic, Vulnerary, Relieves-burning
Sorghum Flour has these Actions in Common
Demulcent, Anti-inflammatory, Lung-tonic, Antitussive, Nutritive
Avocado has these Actions in Common
Emollient, Nutritive, Demulcent, Skin-tonic
Herb Supplements with a Similar Nature to Comfrey Root
Red Clover has these Actions in Common
Relieves-burning, Skin-tonic, Analgesic, Vulnerary, Anti-inflammatory, Bone-tonic, Demulcent, Lung-tonic, Nutritive
Licorice Ghee (9oz)
Licorice Ghee (9oz) has these Actions in Common
Analgesic, Vulnerary, Anti-inflammatory, Antimicrobial, Antitussive, Demulcent, Lung-tonic, Nutritive, Relieves-burning
Licorice Root (Yastimadhu)
Licorice Root (Yastimadhu) has these Actions in Common
Antitussive, Demulcent, Lung-tonic, Nutritive, Relieves-burning, Analgesic, Vulnerary, Anti-inflammatory, Antimicrobial
Mullein has these Actions in Common
Hemostatic, Lung-tonic, Vulnerary, Analgesic, Anti-inflammatory, Antitussive, Demulcent, Emollient
Plantain Leaf has these Actions in Common
Demulcent, Hemostatic, Skin-tonic, Soothing, Vulnerary, Anti-inflammatory, Antimicrobial, Antitussive
Horsetail has these Actions in Common
Skin-tonic, Vulnerary, Analgesic, Anti-inflammatory, Antimicrobial, Bone-tonic, Demulcent, Hemostatic
Cornsilk has these Actions in Common
Analgesic, Anti-inflammatory, Demulcent, Hemostatic, Nutritive, Soothing, Vulnerary
Bhringaraj has these Actions in Common
Anti-inflammatory, Antimicrobial, Bone-tonic, Hemostatic, Skin-tonic, Vulnerary, Analgesic
Geranium has these Actions in Common
Vulnerary, Analgesic, Anti-inflammatory, Demulcent, Hemostatic, Skin-tonic
Manjistha has these Actions in Common
Hemostatic, Skin-tonic, Vulnerary, Analgesic, Anti-inflammatory, Bone-tonic
Joyful Belly is a recognized school of biocharacteristics medicine.
TRADITIONALLY INDICATED FOR THESE SYMPTOMS
Comfrey Root may be beneficial for these symptoms. The suitability of any herb supplement for a condition is highly dependent on the individual.
Please see your doctor before using this herb supplement to treat a medical condition.