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How to Make Comfrey Root Decoction and Use at Home

by Andreea Laza

Want to learn how to make comfrey root decoction following an original and very old natural recipe from the Balkans? Here is our original comfrey root decoction recipe.

Few other medicinal plants in Romanian herbal medicine are as praised as comfrey. Due to false rumors of its potential carcinogenic effects, herbal supplement companies were prohibited from manufacturing even the basic comfrey root salve. In all actuality, comfrey was a defamation target, as it has been a staple in folk medicine for hundreds of years, due to its exceptional therapeutic virtues. Today we want to share with you how to make comfrey root decoction, a simple yet effective medicine for a few chronic conditions.

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How to Make Comfrey Root Decoction

There are two comfrey root decoction recipes that you can make at home. The first one is a more simpler version, and the second one is a combined decoction as you will see. First, let’s start with the simple comfrey root decoction recipe. Boil 4 spoons of dry and coarsely chopped comfrey root in 500 ml (2 cups) of water, in a stainless steel or enamel pot, on a low heat for 30 minutes. After finishing boiling, the evaporated water must be topped up to have the initial quantuty. Strain hot through a piece of gauze, sweeten to taste and serve.

The second comfrey root decoction recipe is this one. Add 4 teaspoons of comfrey root powder into half a liter water (two cups) at room temperature and leave to soak overnight (8-10 hours). Strain and set the cold maceration aside. The cold maceration is slightly viscous, and has strongly emollient, cicatrizing, and gastric soothing properties, but is also a powerful expectorant.

Separately boil 2 teaspoons of comfrey root powder in half a liter of water (two cups) for 5 minutes, then let the decoction cool and strain. Mix the two extractions together, the cold maceration and the warm decoction. Drink this liter of combined comfrey root decoction in 3-4 portions throughout the day, before meals (on an empty stomach).

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3 Amazing Comfrey Root Decoction Uses

1. Cancer

Comfrey is a valuable adjuvant for several forms of cancer, due to the cumulative properties of allantoin and mucilage. It is used internally as the main remedy for treating bowel, prostate, and stomach cancers, including stomach and duodenum conditions, gastritis, and gastro-duodenal ulcer.

Prepare the comfrey decoction following the combined comfrey root decoction recipe above and have 1 to 1.5 liters (4 cups to 6 cups) per day, on an empty stomach. Split the entire decoction quantity into 3 or 4 portions, and the first one upon waking in the morning before breakfast or anything else. This is a long-term 6 months cure, that you can follow every two years.

While doing the comfrey root deocoction cure, eating meat, sugar, processed food, fried foods is strictly prohibited. Half of your food should consist of raw vegetables, and the other half of fruit, veggies, legumes and herbs. This natural treatment is also recommended for liver cancer, uterine fibroids, and stomach polyps.

2. Chronic Cervicitis 

Pour the lukewarm combined comfrey root decoction (recipe 2) in the vaginal douche and wash daily, or twice a day for two weeks, depending on severity. After introducing the decoction inside the vagina, hold your waist higher, so that the decoction reaches deeply. Alongside, you can use the comfrey root tincture for vaginal douches. See here how.

3. Skin Problems

The simple comfrey root decoction is also effective in alleviating skin diseases, including dermatitis, dermatoses, staphylococcal and streptococcal, fungal infections, seborrheic dermatitis, eczema, pruritus, erythema. The reason is that allantoin found in comfrey root helps regenerate the structure of the skin. You can drink two cups of the simple comfrey root decoction, sweetened to taste, with honey, alongside the comfrey root tincture (30 drops, 3 times a day, added to a cup of hearstease tea).

4. Hemorrhoids

Drink 2 cups of the simple comfrey root decoction a day sweetened with some honey. Alongside, do enemas or sitz baths with 200 ml of the combined comfrey root decoction once every three days (at least). Topically, you can also apply the concentrated comfrey root tincture twice (recipe here) a day to the affected areas. Instead of the tincture, you can use the amazing comfrey root salve, which you can prepare at home according to the recipe here.

5. Respiratory Problems

One of the less known comfrey root decoction uses is in alleviating a wide range of respiratory problems, including tracheitis, bronchitis, bronchial asthma, and pneumonia accompanied by dry cough. The healing action of comfrey root is due to mucilage. Drink two cups of the simple comfrey root decoction, sweetened to taste, with honey.

6. Rheumatism & Gout

You can drink two cups of the simple comfrey root decoction, sweetened to taste, with honey, alongside the comfrey root tincture (30 drops, 3 times a day, added to a cup of willow bark tea), and the comfrey root powder (1/2 tsp 3 times a day, after meals, in a little honey).

7. Injuries

For bone and joint traumas and accidents, including fractures, bone cracks, sprains etc, you can enjoy 2 cups of the simple comfre root decoction sweetened to taste, with honey daily. Internally, you can take 30 drops of comfrey root tincture, 3 times a day, added to a cup of common knotgrass tea. 

8. Oral Problems

Gargling with the simple comfrey root decoction after each meal can help with many oral problems, including canker sores, gingivitis, stomatitis, and dental abscesses. This is one of the least known comfrey root decoction uses.

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9. STDs

Comfrey root is a valuable aid in the treatment of STDs, because it speeds up healing and favors the action of other medicinal plants. For instance, it has a potentiating action for greater celandine, making a valuable duo in the treatment of genital warts and herpes. To maintain a proper intimate hygene, use an vaginal douche to make comfrey root decoction washes, as it does not destroy the normal bacterial flora and is also has strong anti-candidiasis properties.

Comfrey Root Safety & Contraindications

Given some suspicions regarding the relative hepatotoxicity of comfrey, it should be avoided by people who suffer from liver conditions, and long-term internal uses of comfrey root medicines should be made under medical supervision.

More Comfrey Root Medicines:
Comfrey Root Salve
Comfrey Root Powder
Comfrey Root Tincture

Homemade medicine is the new medicine, as it’s non-intrusive, mild, and kind to both nature and men. If you’ve enjoyed learning how to make comfrey root decoction and the main comfrey root decoction uses, please share this article. Let us know your experience with comfrey root decoction in the comment section below. Stay healthy, naturally!

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