Catskills Comfrey
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Shipping resumes March 15th.

get us under your skin - effective, 'clean and green', organic relief
for Trigger Finger symptoms, broken bones and sprains,
sunburn, bee stings, acne, cold sore, dry and cracked skin,
rash, psoriasis and rosacea, pulled/sore muscles, ligaments and tendons

comfrey's allantoin promotes new cell growth,
supporting your own body's natural response to heal itself

What is Catskills Comfrey?

Catskills Comfrey is an ointment/balm consisting of coconut and olive oils - and heavily infused with organically-grown, dried comfrey. It is a topical application, which can be used several times daily, depending on the actual condition you are treating and its severity.

Comfrey contains allantoin which strongly promotes new cell growth; this is the prinicipal and powerful benefit of comfrey - and why it works so well to alleviate skin inflammation, both subdermal and surface.

Anectodally, early historical texts attest as to the efficacy of its healing powers: '...During ancient times, comfrey baths were popular before marriage to repair the hymen and thus restoring virginity. ...'.

Pricing and Sizes

Catskills Comfrey, 1oz

1 oz
$6.00 + $4.00 postage
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Catskills Comfrey, 3 sizes

2 oz
$10.00 + $4.00 postage
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Catskills Comfrey, 3 sizes

4 oz
$18.00 + $6.00 postage
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Fine Print
All sizes packaged in clear glass, shrink-wrapped jars.
Prices are per unit. For larger/mixed quantities, inquire via email. or use our printable Order Form.
Comfrey, coconut oil and beeswax are organic; the Greek olive oil is CP-EV.
Shelf life of the liniment is approximately one year from date of purchase.

Pure Catskills


Comfrey, commonly referred to as 'knit bone', has been used for centuries as a healing medicinal with numerous subdermal treatment benefits:

  • decreases pain from sprains; hasten healing of pulled muscles, tendons and ligaments
  • promotes healing of broken bones
  • relieves arthritic pain
  • reduces the intensity, frequency and severity of Trigger Finger symptoms
  • facilitates treatment of burns, abrasions and skin irritations, including sunburn
  • alleviates inflammation and stinging from bee and wasp stings
  • treat toe and cuticle inflammation; infected, tender toes; acute paronychia
  • dry up acne [Google 'comfrey acne']
  • soften callus; repair dry, cracked skin
  • soften rosecea, rash and psoriasis outbreaks
  • relief from Carpal Tunnel and arthritic conditions
  • [esp for lymphedema-related issues] fast closure of minor skin breaks, abrasions and cuts

Allantoin [very good - you want this specific benefit]
Essentially, comfrey leaves and root contain allantoin, which encourages growth of new skin cells and increases white blood cells. Allantoin is commonly added to cosmetic creams and lotions.

Pyrrolizidine Alkaloids [bad - but not applicable to Catskills Comfrey]
Comfrey contains pyrrolizidine plkaloids (PAs) which have a demonstrable and detrimental effect on the liver with heavy, concentrated and repeated usage of comfrey. Most of these PAs are found in the root, with lesser amounts in the leaves, particularly the larger leaves which are specifically harvested for our liniment. Research shows that dried comfrey, which is what Catskills Comfrey uses in the infusion process, has negligible PAs.

The PA-based concerns, per the FDA, are directed specifically to ingested, ie, orally-taken, comfrey. Catskills Comfrey is applied topically to the skin as a comfrey-infused oil; it is NOT ingested - and is produced soley from dried, large comfrey leaves, which, purportedly, contain the least, actual amount of PAs. Catskills Comfrey does NOT process or use any root from the comfrey plant.



This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Any advice found here should NOT supersede the advice and services of a licensed medical practioner; nor should the advice found here be used in any way to alleviate any specific disease or its prevention. You are fully responsible for your own health and any purchase of Catskills Comfrey does not relieve you of that responsibility. By effecting any purchase, you agree to hold the seller, Catskills Comfrey, free of any liability resulting from this purchase; nor does Catskills Comfrey assume any responsbility for any untoward or adverse reaction from its product.

References and Additional Information

Mother Earth News

CancerCare of Western New York: Comfrey

About Us

Annie & Seth - Happy Day! Catskills Map

We are Anne and Seth Hersh, a now 'local' couple, living on a small farm in Delaware County, NY.

We garden extensively and, in the summer months, rarely buy vegetables. We sell cherry tomatoes, Catskills Comfrey and plants through our farm stand. We're the quintessential 'mom and pop' operation.

This life-style suits us well, keeps us healthy and outdoors. Delaware County has, perhaps, the cleanest water in the United States - and the air in these mountains is equally pure. The weather here is too perfect to have air conditioning.

The nearby Pepacton Reservoir is one of two (extremely) large reservoirs in Delaware County that collect and provide drinking water to New York City. The entire NYC water system is the largest, unfiltered, gravity-fed water source in the world, providing a secure two-year water supply (subject to snow melt).

The water we drink is from a 500' deep well - and is delicious; the water for gardening is completely fresh, clean and drinkable, direct from a 'surfacing' stream about 1/2 mile up the mountain.

Thank You!
We appreciate your financial support with the purchase of our personally grown, harvested and produced Catskills Comfrey - and, as much, sincerely hope that the ointment provides benefit and relief to the condition you wish to alleviate. We do like to hear the 'good, the bad and (if it shoiuld happen), the ugly' regarding your experience with Catskills Comfrey.

Any Questions?
Please email us with any questions, comments, concerns, testimonials, thanks, whatever.

Mailing Address
Catskills Comfrey
Attn: Seth J Hersh
575 Big Red Kill Rd
Fleischmanns NY 12430

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skin inflammation? this is the salve to have!