Black comfrey - 7 natural health benefits

Black comfrey - 7 natural health benefits

Black comfrey (Symphytum officinale) is a perennial plant native to Europe and northern Africa.

This plant grows in moist places such as riverbanks, wet meadows, forest areas and even in gardens and meadows.

In the wild, it is found in places with specific climatic conditions that suit its moisture and soil preferences.

In Bulgaria, the herb is found mainly in moist places near rivers, meadows and forest areas.

The plant is known for its wound-healing properties and has the ability to be used externally to promote faster healing of skin and muscle tissues.

Despite this extremely positive aspect of the plant, it should be noted that its use requires attention and consultation with a health professional, as it may be associated with some risks and interactions with other drugs.

In Bulgarian folk medicine, ointments are made with black wormwood, which have a wide range of applications.


They can help with:


Bone healing

  • Black comfrey contains biologically active compounds that may help in bone healing.
  • This makes it useful for fractures and bone damage by promoting rapid recovery of bone tissue.

Relief of wounds and abrasions

  • Black comfrey is widely used to treat skin wounds and abrasions.
  • Extracts of the plant are applied to the affected areas and are considered antiseptic and wound healing.
  • They help prevent infections and speed up the skin's healing process.

Relief of muscle and joint pain

  • Traditionally, the ointments in which there is comfrey are to relieve muscle joint pain.
  • This effect also makes it suitable for sports injuries.


Black comfrey - 7 natural health benefits


Alleviation of skin diseases

  • The plant is used to treat various skin diseases such as eczema, psoriasis and abrasions.
  • This is due to its antiseptic and wound-healing properties, which help the skin to recover and stay healthy.

Strengthening teeth and gums

  • Black comfrey potion can help keep your gums and teeth healthier for longer.
  • After preparing the potion, let it cool. When it has cooled down, gargle for about one to two minutes and spit it out.
  • This can be repeated up to twice a day after brushing.


Anti-inflammatory properties

  • The plant contains compounds that have an anti-inflammatory effect that can help reduce inflammation in the body.

Contains antimicrobial properties

  • Black comfrey can help prevent and treat some infections thanks to its antimicrobial properties.


Here are the parts of black wormwood used and for what:


The roots of black comfrey are used to make extracts and creams that are applied to the skin to heal wounds, fractures and bruises.

They contain biologically active compounds that help stimulate tissue healing.


Black comfrey - 7 natural health benefits



Black comfrey leaves can also be used to make extracts and creams, especially in the treatment of skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.

They contain antiseptic and wound healing properties.



The flowers of black comfrey are rarely used in herbal medicine and are considered less beneficial than the roots and leaves.



The seeds of the plant are not usually used in herbal medicine.


Black comfrey - 7 natural health benefits


The use of different parts of the black oman depends on the specific purpose and diseases being treated.

It is important to note that the use of black wormwood should be done with caution and consultation with a health professional, especially for internal application or long-term use, due to the potential risks and toxicity of some parts of the plant.

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