Viridian Organic Comfrey Balm 60ml
What does Comfrey COMFREY LEAF and ROOT Balm do?
Comfrey for WOUND HEALING
the impressive wound-healing (vulnerary) properties of comfrey are partially due to the presence of allantoin. Allantoin is known to stimulate cell proliferation and so augments wound healing both inside and out. Comfrey may be used externally to guard against scar tissue developing incorrectly and is widely used to treat all manner of lesions and injuries, from small cuts and abrasions to large wounds, chronic varicose ulcers, torn cartilage, tendons or ligaments. The astringent and contracting effects of the tannins, mucilage and resins draws wounds together on the surface, and reduces the need for stitching.
Comfrey for BONE REPAIR
– comfrey is always the herb of choice for both internal and external use when it comes to fractures and sprains. Allantoin is known to stimulate osteoblasts, the bone building cells.
Comfrey for TISSUE REGENERATION
– allantoin is known to aid the regeneration of all tissues in the body and is known to reach deep tissues from external application. Allantoin is known to promote keratin dispersal and has been used topically with some success in the treatment of psoriasis.
NOTE: Symphytum ‘Bocking 14’ Comfrey plants are used in this formula for their reputation in having high allantoin content.
WHAT IS ROSEMARY LEAF Rosmarinus Officinalis USED FOR?
Rosemary is a native of the countries surrounding the Mediterranean. The parts used in medicine are the flowering tops and leaves which have a powerful, diffusive, camphoraceous odour, and an aromatic, bitter taste.
Rosemary is good for circulation
– rosemary acts as a circulatory and nervine stimulant. Externally it has been used to ease muscular pain, sciatica, and neuralgia. Rosemary acts as a circulatory and nervine stimulant and is often used externally in hair lotions for stimulating hair follicles to renewed activity and preventing premature baldness.
Rosemary is used for WOUND HEALING
– rosemary is a traditional remedy as a poultice for poorly healing wounds and eczema – these effects are likely to its anti-septic activity.
Rosemary is a powerful ANTIOXIDANT
– extracts of rosemary have been found to exert superoxide dismutase (SOD) like activity. SOD is a powerful enzyme protecting cells against free radical damage.
What is LAVENDER OIL Lavendula Angustifolia used for?
Lavender is ANTI-RHEUMATIC
– lavender appears to provide pain relief by improving circulation, having anti-spasmodic effects and exerting a local anaesthetic effect.
Lavender is ANTI-MICROBIAL
- lavender is noted for its antibacterial, antiseptic and antifungal effects, due to the presence of large amounts of volatile oils.
ANTIOXIDANT – several potent antioxidant phytochemicals such as limonene, provide free radical quenching activity.
AROMATIC – lavender is an aromatic stimulant often used in perfumery and is used to enhance the natural odour of the ointment.
Other ingredients: Beeswax and sunflower oil act as an emulsion, carrier agent and protect the active herbal ingredients within the ointment.
Apply to skin as required.
Wounds, cuts, connective tissue disorders (tendons, cartilage, ligaments), fractures, psoriasis, healing of varicose ulcers.
Connective tissue repair – glucosamine/chondroitin, grapeseed/pycnogenol, antioxidant complex, bromelain / turmeric.
|Helianthus annuus seed oil
|Simmondsia chinensis seed oil
|Symphytum sp. Extract
|Lavandula angustifolia oil
|Limonene & Linalool
|Common names of ingredients listed above: organic sunflower oil, organic jojoba oil, organic beeswax, organic shea butter, organic comfrey extract, organic rosemary extract, organic lavender oil, organic limonene & linalool are components of lavender oil