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Prolapsed colon and hemorrhoids: Equal parts comfrey root, oak bark and prickly ash. Fevers, hypertension, excessive feelings of heat and burning: use herbs which are bitter, cooling, demulcent, calming, antispasmodic, nervine and sweet, such as licorice root, slippery elm, catnip, valerian, basil, yarrow, marshmallow root, lobelia and chamomile. Specific Enemas—Nutritive Weak digestion and assimilation, deficiency of favorable bacteria to aid in breakdown of food: use fermented barley or whole grain water, tamari soy sauce mixed with warm water, and citrus rind tea.

Use equal parts: elecampane, wild cherry bark, licorice, comfrey root, coltsfoot and lobelia. Stubborn Cough Syrup For especially stubborn coughs or deep lung ailments, combine 1 cup lemon juice (fresh squeezed preferable), 5-7 cloves of pressed or minced garlic, 1 tbsp grated ginger and 1/2 tsp cayenne powder. Take in tablespoon doses frequently or as needed. This works very well for coughs, bronchitis, pneumonia and mucus and lung congestion due to coldness. Onion Syrup This is very beneficial for mucus congestion, coughs, bronchitis, colds and flus.

Bitter herbs: wormwood, gentian, yarrow, turmeric, golden seal, oregon grape root, aloe, willow bark Astringent herbs: comfrey root, slippery elm, bayberry bark, myrrh, cranesbill Spicy herbs: black and red peppers, ginger, mustard seeds, cardamom, basil, oregano, marjoram, thyme, prickly ash, garlic, onion Calming herbs: lavender, catnip, comfrey, valerian root A Balanced Enema Formula Fodowing is a most useful enema for diseases such as weak digestion, constipation, arthritis, rheumatism, cancer, leucorrhea, spermatorrhea and bladder and kidney diseases.

The Top Ten Herbs to Cure Big Diseases

Dr. Richard Schulze and Sam Biser (See book keywords and concepts)

John Christopher, recommended all people keep a burn paste in their homes made up of 1/3 comfrey root powder, 1/3 raw honey, and 1/3 wheat germ oil. He told me of two boys whose hands were badly burned in a fire. One child went to the hospital, had skin grafts, and ended up with an ugly claw instead of a hand. The other child, by using this burn paste, regained full use of his hand. Dr. Schulze has gotten similar results with aloe and slippery elm.

Radical Healing: Integrating the World's Great Therapeutic Traditions to Create a New Transformative Medicine

Rudolph M. Ballentine, M.D. (See book keywords and concepts)

In hopes of providing some help, he lay slivers of comfrey root along the leg before bandaging on the makeshift splints, since he was aware of its reputation in supporting bone healing. (One common name for it is "boneknit.") He felt pretty hopeless about the situation until about an hour later, when he heard the cat let out a sudden yelp. When he found her, both front legs were extended in front of her—rigidly straight. They went on to heal, he reported, with perfect alignment.

Miracle Medicine Herbs (Reward Books)

Richard Melvin Lucas (See book keywords and concepts)

She was instructed to mix together 1 ounce fluid extract of eryngo and 4 teaspoons fluid extract of comfrey root and to give her son 5 drops of the mixture in a little water three times a day. Dr. Abbott reports: At the next School Examination there was much discussion between the M.O. (medical officer) and the nurse and the mother was informed there was nothing to worry about—there wasn't as the hydrocele had disappeared, never to return.

He was then treated with four-hourly fomentations made with decoction of comfrey root. The ulcer immediately began to fill up rapidly and was practically healed by the end of April, and the patient's condition made corresponding improvement. Modern Medical Uses In his book Nature's Healing Grasses2, Dr. H. E. Kirschner, M.D., devotes four chapters to the subject of comfrey. It is apparent from his writings on the subject that his experiences with the medicinal use of the herb substantiate the findings of Dr. Macalister and other early physicians.

Kirschner shipped a bottle of comfrey root powder to her. Dr. Kirschner writes: "Small poultices were immediately applied to her nose during the daytime and a large poultice was worn at night. Almost immediately the inflamed condition subsided, and the nasty growth began to recede. The recession was slow but gradual, and in less than 60 days the once ugly 'wart' had completely disappeared. Today even close examination fails to show a trace of this once distressing growth, and there are no tell-tale scars." Dr. Alfred Vogel of Switzerland also considers comfrey to be a valuable healing agent.

Then we made up a poultice by stirring powdered comfrey root in water to make a paste. We smeared the mixture inside a small cloth bag and applied it to the bed sore, changing my mother-in-law's position to keep her off the painful area. "The entire treatment was repeated three times every day. In about two weeks, we noticed granulations forming around the edges of the sore. As time passed the bed sore began getting smaller, and in about two-and-a-half months it was completely healed." ?M. W. L. "I feel I must and tell you how I overcame a badly sprained ankle.

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They could also just add one part comfrey root and leaf in there with the St. John's wort, the marigold and the arnica. My patients mix and match a lot of things. They could mix it with some comfrey ointment, or they could whip it up with aloe in the blender. I prefer aloe. Both comfrey and aloe contain the same substance, allantoin. This accelerates cell repair by five or ten times. I put fresh aloe in the blender and put the deep tissue repair oil in there and whip it all together. My own experiences with many patients is that you don't need anything beyond the tissue repair oil.

Comfrey root. This is perhaps one of the most important herbs in the Regeneration Tea formula. Comfrey is such a powerful herb that by itself it will do much to heal a broken bone. The scientific name for comfrey is "Symphytum." this comes from the Greek word "Syumphuo" which means, "to make grow together." Also, another common name for comfrey is "knit-bone." No doubt this name came into being because comfrey was known to help "knit" a broken bone together. So just going by the historical development of the names, there seems to be something very special about comfrey. But there is more.

This would explain why the comfrey root is so beneficial for broken bones. The allantoin helps the healing cells in the bone to multiply and "knit" the bone back together. Another place in nature in which allantoin is found is mother's milk. The allantoin in the milk plays a vital role in the growth and development of the baby. A medical doctor called Charles MacAllister did a great deal of work with comfrey in England. He actually isolated the allantoin from the comfrey.

The Practical Encyclopedia of Natural Healing

Mark Bricklin (See book keywords and concepts)

As a remedy for bleeding hemorrhoids or other internal bleeding, one-half ounce of witch hazel leaves was added to the preparation. comfrey root tea has long been used to treat lung troubles and whooping cough. In parts of Ireland, comfrey was eaten as a cure for circulation troubles and to strengthen the blood. Today, because of recent evidence that heavy, long-term ingestion of comfrey by animals may cause health problems, only external use is recommended—just to be perfectly safe.

Staying Healthy with Nutrition: The Complete Guide to Diet and Nutritional Medicine

Elson M. Haas, M.D. (See book keywords and concepts)

This nutrient is probably allantoin, which has tissue-healing power, and is found in herbs such as comfrey root, which is known to help heal and soothe the gastrointestinal mucosa. Cabbage, commonly consumed in longevity cultures such as the Hunzas, has been thought to be a very important enzyme food. Chapter 6 Minerals Minerals are what remain as ash when plant or animal tissues are burned or decompose completely after death. These "minerals" are actually the inorganic elements, of which there are approximately 103 currently known, listed on the chemistry periodic table.

Bartram's Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine: The Definitive Guide

Thomas Bartram (See book keywords and concepts)

Compresses: Mullein leaves, Lobelia, comfrey root or Fenugreek. Evening Primrose oil. No massage to affected joints. Diet. Low carbohydrate. Oily fish. Supplements. Vitamins A, B6, B12, D, Niacin, Calcium, Iron, Phosphorus. General. Tuberculosis is a notifiable disease for which specific medical treatment is available. Failure to comply may expose a practitioner to a charge of negligence. ARTICHOKE. Globe artichoke. Cynara scoly-mus L. French: Artichaut. German: Echte Artischocke. Italian: Artichiocco. Leaves and blossom. Active constituent: cynarin.

Segments of fresh comfrey root and Garlic passed through a blender produce a puree - good results reported. Alternatives:- Teas: Milk Thistle, Hops, Wormwood, Betony, White Horehound, Motherwort, Parsley, Nettles, Centuary. Formula. Combine Centuary 2; Hyssop 1; White Horehound 1; Red Clover flower 1; Liquorice quarter. 1-2 teaspoons to each cup boiling water, infuse 15 minutes. 1 cup thrice daily. Decoction. Combine Yellow Dock 1; Peruvian bark quarter; Blue Flag root quarter; Sarsaparilla 1; Bogbean half. 1 teaspoon to each cup of water, or 4oz (30 grams) to 1 pint (half litre) water.

Alternatives: (1) Equal parts, powders, Oak bark, comfrey root, Horsetail, Lobelia, Cloves, Peppermint. Mix. (2) Equal parts, powders Bistort root, Bayberry bark, Orris root (Dr John Christopher). TOOTHBRUSH TREE. Salvadora persica. Native of India and the Middle East where it is used as a chewing stick for protection and cleaning of teeth. Of value for removal of tartar, healing of mouth ulcers and bleeding gums. TOPICAL. A term used for the route of administration of a herb or herbal product, applied directly to the part treated, i.e. an ointment applied to a skin eruption. TORMENTIL.

Carcinogens and Anticarcinogens in the Human: A Comparison of Naturally Occurring and Synthetic Substances

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HERP index for a serving of comfrey root and symphytine in comfrey-pepsin tablets is compared to the low HERP index for daily intake of EDB in grains averaged over the U.S. population). Fourth, as is common to a number of assessments, the increased risks to subpopulations are not addressed, subpopulations with considerably higher exposure than the calculated average exposure (or single serving in some cases) or those with identifiable increased susceptibility.

Prescription for Herbal Healing: An Easy-to-Use A-Z Reference to Hundreds of Common Disorders and Their Herbal Remedies

Phyllis A. Balch, CNC (See book keywords and concepts)

Comfrey root should never be taken internally. Comfrey contains pyrrolizidine alkaloids, which have been linked to liver and lung cancers, among other disorders, but the root is much more toxic than the leaf. Therefore, you should not use comfrey internally if you have liver disease or cancer, or if you regularly consume alcohol.

Heinerman's Encyclopedia of Healing Herbs and Spices

John Heinerman (See book keywords and concepts)

Comfrey Rapidly Heals Wounds and Ulcers The Soviet medical journal Vutreshi Bolesti for June 1981 contained a report of 170 patients hospitalized for severe gastrointestinal ulcers, and of 90% of them being healed with a combination of comfrey root and calendula (equal parts) made into a warm tea and taken (2 cups) twice a day. Comfrey, the article noted, is also an effective antacid. A brief testimony from Christine Hays of Culver City, California published in the Nov. 1977 Prevention magazine related how her own stomach ulcers disappeared by her drinking comfrey tea for a while.

The Encyclopedia of Medicinal Plants

Andrew Chevallier (See book keywords and concepts)

The highest concentration is in the root and, until its safety is confirmed (or denied), comfrey root should not be used internally. (The aerial parts are considered safe.) The legitimate question mark over comfrey's safety as a medicine needs to be balanced by a deeper understanding of its therapeutic properties. Traditional & Current Uses • Past uses The herb has been used to treat stomach ulcers, irritable bowel syndrome, and a range of respiratory conditions, including bronchitis and pleurisy.

Heinerman's Encyclopedia of Healing Herbs and Spices

John Heinerman (See book keywords and concepts)

And, interestingly enough, the reason some surgeons have used live maggots inside of open wounds to promote more rapid healing is because they secrete the same allantoin found in comfrey root. Comfrey for Cancer At least three major medical journals in the past have given positive support for comfrey's remarkable ability to reduce certain types of tumors. These include The British Medical Journal for Jan. 6, 1912, Vol. 114 of the Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology & Medicine for 1963, and Vol. 16 of Chemical & Pharmaceutical Bulletin for 1968.

Heals Bumps and Bruises A contributor to Rodale's Natural Home Remedies book related how her young son, who fell from a grocery cart and sustained severe bruises to his face, was cured the next morning by her application of ice packs first, followed by a cloth soaked in comfrey root tea. This also works well for getting rid of black-and-blue marks and taking some of the dark blue or purple out of varicose veins, including reducing their size substantially if applied frequently enough. To make a tea for this and all of the other preceding uses, just bring 1 quart of water to a boil.

And for a terrific paste for burns, sprains and setting fractures, combine 3 parts of powdered comfrey root or leaves and 1 part powdered lobelia herb with 1/2 part of wheat germ oil and 1/2 part of honey. Store in a cool place until needed. Works great for the above problems. CORIANDER (CORIANDRUM SATIVUM) Brief Description Coriander is a small annual plant that has been cultivated for several millenniums and is still grown in North and South America, Europe and the Mediterranean countries. The round, finely grooved stem grows almost 2 feet tall from a thin, spindly-shaped root.

Natural Cures

Kevin Trudeau (See book keywords and concepts)

Comfrey The ancient Greeks used powdered comfrey root poultices on wounds. Modern science has discovered that the plant contains a chemical—allantoin—that promotes the growth of new cells. Comfrey also has mild anti-inflammatory action, adding to its value in wound and burn treatment. Traditional herbalists revered comfrey for digestive problems, but recent studies have shown that it contains liver-damaging chemicals, so internal use is no longer recommended. But for wounds, comfrey is still a great healer. How-to: Mix the powdered root with water to make a paste.

Staying Healthy with Nutrition: The Complete Guide to Diet and Nutritional Medicine

Elson M. Haas, M.D. (See book keywords and concepts)

Insect bites or contact (allergic) dermatitis from plants, chemicals, or metals may respond to local application of various poultices, such as baking soda or comfrey root or goldenseal powder, applied to the skin and covered with a bandage. This is often beneficial for poison oak sores, for example. Increased levels of vitamin C, often with additional A and zinc, may be helpful for insect bites. Higher levels of thiamine, or vitamin B,, such as 50-100 mg.

Alternative Medicine the Definitive Guide, Second Edition

Larry Trivieri, Jr. (See book keywords and concepts)

Parasites tend to embed themselves in the intestinal wall, but over the course of several weeks, you can flush them out by using some of these natural substances (preferably in combination): psyllium husks, agar-agar, citrus pectin, papaya extract, pumpkin seeds, flaxseeds, comfrey root, beet root, and bentonite clay (take bentonite only in combination with another substance, such as psyllium). Extra vitamin C (minimum 2 g daily, but higher amounts up to individual bowel tolerance are more useful) can help flush out the intestines. Irrigate the colon with 2-16 quarts of water via enema.

Staying Healthy with Nutrition: The Complete Guide to Diet and Nutritional Medicine

Elson M. Haas, M.D. (See book keywords and concepts)

Also, drinking an herbal tea containing comfrey root and the silica-containing spring horsetail will support the healing process. White willow bark contains natural salicylates and thus possesses anti-inflammatory properties. It is available in tablets or capsules and can be used like aspirin for sore joints or muscle aches. Bromelain is an enzyme from pineapple and is available as a supplement; it too has mild anti-inflammatory effects, and aids digestion of vegetable protein in the gastrointestinal tract.

Bartram's Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine: The Definitive Guide

Thomas Bartram (See book keywords and concepts)

Combine, Echinacea 4; comfrey root 2; Wild Yam 1. 500mg (two 00 capsules, or one-third teaspoon) thrice daily. Tinctures. Combine, Echinacea 4; Poke root 1; Thuja 1.1-2 teaspoons in water thrice daily. Tincture: Tincture Myrrh BPC 1973: 5-10 drops in water, morning and evening. Decoctions. Horse-radish. Fenugreek seeds. Bio-strath. Yeast-based herbal tonic. Exerts a positive influence on the immune system by rapid and marked increase in white blood cells. Diet. Foods rich in essential fatty acids: nuts, seeds, beans, pulses, Evening Primrose oil, Cod Liver oil flavoured with mint or lemon.

Staying Healthy with Nutrition: The Complete Guide to Diet and Nutritional Medicine

Elson M. Haas, M.D. (See book keywords and concepts)

Peppermint or chamomile teas are beneficial; capsules containing slippery elm bark and comfrey root powder can help heal the intestinal lining. Goldenseal root powder in short courses (one or two weeks) strengthens the mucous membranes, but it also stimulates liver detoxification, which can cause an increase in symptoms. Pau d'arco is a tonic herb that is often used in yeast treatment. Thyme oil has also been claimed to reduce yeast growth, but I have no experience with that. Evaluating and treating the yeast syndrome is a real challenge for both doctors and patients.

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