Comfrey oil is extracted from a perennial herb of the Boraginaceae family. It is native to Northern Europe and can be found in Britain and Ireland. It has a high content of allantain that promotes new skin cell growth, reduces inflammation and maintains healthy skin. It also contains rosmarinic acid and tannins. It is calming for skin rashes and can be used as a poultice. It has long been used in folk medicine to heal wounds from stubborn leg ulcers to broken bones, known as “boneset” or “knitbone”. Comfrey baths were popular before marriage to repair the hyman and restore virginity. Since 400BC Greek physicians use it to stop bleeding wounds. In the 1840s, during the Irish potato famine, Englishman Henry Deubleday was determined the world could be saved from hunger and suffering by Comfrey. He started a charitable institution that still exists today called Garden Organic.
Why Tabitha includes it
Comfrey is rich in plant mucilage, a plant protein, which helps relax the hair, making it softer and less prone to tangle.