Wound Healing With Comfrey SalveWound Healing With Comfrey Salve

Hi, Linsy here – and today I want to talk to you about one of my go-to wound healers – comfrey salve! Comfrey is the fastest wound healer Jini and I have come across yet. It is also fantastic at relieving itching – whether from insect bites or rashes.

Jini actually keeps tins of Burt’s Bees Res-Q Ointment in every bathroom in her house, another tin in her purse, and she never travels without it. She also uses it as a nightly lip balm, and on the inside of her nose if sore or dry (which is super helpful in the cold winter months). It’s also great for burns – cool the area first with ice, then apply.

Personally, Jini has used comfrey repeatedly to heal broken skin on herself and her kids. We have both also used it as a suppository and as a Healing Implant Enema to stop colonic bleeding. You, of course, should do your research, follow your naturopathic doctor’s advice, and only do what feels safe for you.

I also like to use it topically on my skin for hives, burns, or even sunburns – if I put it on my skin I feel an instant relief.

Lubricant for Suppositories

I also use it rectally as a lubricant for enemas (like Jini’s Implant Enema) and for any rectal inflammation. When I was initially healing from Ulcerative Colitis, I had chronic fissures that were SO painful. Comfrey healed my wounds and was the only thing that relieved me from the pain – eventually healing the fissure itself. I found I was intolerant to many other products I used (due to the chemicals), but comfrey salve always soothed my issues. So do not underestimate it!

Comfrey is such a fantastic wound healer that is phenomenal for ulcers and bleeding as well. For example, when I was healing I used comfrey slave after every bowel movement. I used it all day and night, in addition to Jini’s Implant Enema, until the fissures and my UC flare were gone. So in my personal opinion, consistency is key when it comes to this product and chronic issues.

Using Comfrey Rectally

If using rectally, I recommend cleaning the area first with a wipe and then scooping the comfrey out of the container. That way, if you need to apply more you are not contaminating the container by putting your hand back in – especially if you are applying this topically to the rectal area which may have lingering bacteria.

It is recommended to keep comfrey salve in the fridge. If you are inserting it rectally and do not like the cold sensation, however, you can take it out of the fridge for 10 minutes before use. You can also warm it up in your hands before applying.

Comfrey for Skin Issues

As I mentioned earlier, Jini uses comfrey to soothe the dry, irritated lining of her nostrils. I have not used it this way personally, but I’ve also heard of people using it on the tip of their nose for nosebleeds – so if you give it a try, let me know your experiences!

Since this bottle is so small it’s also perfect for travel. If traveling, I always bring comfrey with me just in case I get any skin issues on my trip.

Have you ever used comfrey salve yourself? Drop a comment below and let me know if it’s helped you!