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Comfrey cream is a topical herbal remedy used by herbalists and others who practice alternative medicine. It is commonly available for external use as an ointment, liniment or poultice. The ingredients of comfrey cream normally contain the root or leaf of the comfrey plant in fresh or dried form. The remedy may have a wide variety of health benefits, such as speeding the healing of broken bones, easing arthritis and treating ulcers. It can, however, be toxic to the liver.
It is commonly applied to the skin’s surface to reduce the pain of strains, sprains and osteoarthritis. Pulled ligaments and muscles are also frequently treated by comfrey cream. Lesions, burns and wounds reportedly heal faster when comfrey cream is applied to them as well. A significant number of professional medical doctors advise not to use the substance on open wounds based on its toxic properties. Comfrey contains pyrrolizidine alkaloids which are hepatotoxic, meaning they can damage the liver.
Fractures were once thought to have been repaired by comfrey creams and ointments. This notion is commonly believed to have evolved from the nickname knitbone that was often applied to comfrey. The herb is now widely thought to only relieve the tenderness and swelling often associated with broken bones.
reply to post by cody599
Dude... forgive me if I have either missed/forgotten hearing of your injury, but pray tell what happened to your wrist? Swelling indicates significant injury, like a fracture, or at least bruising of the bones. That sounds like a right crock of the proverbial faeces!