Catskills Comfrey

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

What is Catskills Comfrey?

Catskills Comfrey is an ointment/balm consisting of coconut and Greek 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. Our other 'flavors', Chili Pepper and Arnica & Calendula, are the Original with the addition of other complementary herbs.

Get us under your skin for superior skincare benefits from 'clean & green' herbs and ingredients.

Products

Available in 1oz, 2oz and 4oz sizes.

Variety

Presenting Conditions that May Benefit

Catskills Comfrey - Original 4oz

  • Trigger Finger and arthritis
  • sore muscles, tendons and ligaments
  • broken bones and sprains
  • wasp stings and tick bites
  • sunburn, dry and/or cracked skin
  • acne, cold sores

Catskills Comfrey - Chili Pepper 4oz

  • sore or pulled muscles
  • neuralgic discomfort and neuropathy
  • warmth to subdermal tissue
  • shingles
  • sciatica

Catskills Comfrey - Arnica & Calendula 4oz

  • severe bruising and burns
  • persistent skin inflammation or irritation
  • rosacea, psoriasis and eczema
  • tattoo and post-surgery healing
  • diaper rash
  • acne, cold sore and cracked skin

Fine Print
Ointment contained in clear glass jar, shrink-wrapped.
All herbs infused into a base of EV-CP organic coconut oil and EV-CP Greek olive oil. Organic beeswax adds consistency.
Each flavor is the Original formulation plus any additional herbs.
Organic comfrey grown in Delaware County NY.
Shelf life approximately one year.


But Wait, There's More

We grow our own comfrey and strive to have it dried, crushed and stored in air-tight containers within 48 hours of harvest. Our comfrey is fresh and potent; it loves growing in the the Catskills.

Comfrey contains allantoin which encourages 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 comfrey's ability to mend torn, broken tissue and bone: '...During ancient times, comfrey baths were popular before marriage to repair the hymen and thus restoring virginity. ...'.


The Infusion Process

The infusion process extracts the active ingredients from a plant by immersing, eg, comfrey leaves, in warmed coconut and olive oils for an extended period. It is similar to frying garlic in oil and, thereby, 'infusing' the aromatic and taste qualities of the garlic itself directly into the hot oil. The comfrey leaves are dried and crushed prior to the infusion process.


[May 2018] Comfrey growing in our raised beds just prior to harvesting. These plants are healthy!
Comfrey

Benefits


Catskills Comfrey

Comfrey, commonly referred to as 'knit bone', has been used for centuries as a healing medicinal with positive benefits for myriad skin conditions, both surface and subdermal.

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 ointment. 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.

DO NOT APPLY TO OPEN WOUNDS OR TAKE ORALLY.

Disclaimer

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.

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