5 Easy Ways To Make Homemade Comfrey Ointment

5 Easy Ways To Make Homemade Comfrey Ointment
Comfrey is valued by herbalists for its therapeutic uses. Traditionally, the herb is recommended for healing wounds. Allantoin, a bioactive constituent of comfrey, stimulates growth of new skin cells. This helps in repairing the damaged skin tissues. Furthermore, the anti-inflammatory property of the herb helps speed up wound healing. Comfrey ointment is found to be effective in healing minor wounds. Because of its anti-inflammatory effect, comfrey helps in reducing joint and muscle pain. It helps to have comfrey ointment in your medicine cabinet. You can easily make it at home. It is considered safe for topical use.

Here Is How You Can Make Comfrey Ointment.

1. Basic Comfrey Ointment

This is the simplest way to make comfrey ointment. You can use either comfrey leaves or roots. Comfrey leaves are easily available in the summer. If you are making the ointment in the winter, use comfrey roots. [1] 


300 grams comfrey leaves or roots
700 grams unsalted butter or olive oil


In a pan, put the butter or olive oil. Add comfrey leaves or root and simmer for five minutes. Let the herb steep in the butter or oil for two days. Re-heat the mixture and strain. Store the comfrey ointment in a clean and dry container.
Basic Comfrey Ointment

2. Comfrey And Aloe Vera Gel

Homemade ointment made by combining comfrey and aloe vera gel can be applied to the sore muscles and joints. It helps soothe the area and relieves pain and swelling. [2]


Comfrey root and leaves
¼ cup aloe vera gel
One to two drops of peppermint, spearmint or wintergreen essential oil


Brew ¼ cup of strong comfrey tea. Mix it with aloe vera gel. Add the essential oil and mix well. Apply as needed to the painful area and massage gently.
Comfrey And Aloe Vera Gel

3. Comfrey, Chamomile, Calendula And Plantain

In addition to comfrey, this ointment contains chamomile, calendula and plantain. These herbs help get rid of a rash including diaper rash and soothe skin irritation. [3] 


Two teaspoons comfrey
One tablespoon chamomile flowers
One tablespoon calendula flowers
½ cup plantain leaves
One tablespoon lemon balm
Two cups unscented petroleum jelly


Put the petroleum jelly and the herbs in the inner pan of a double boiler and heat for three hours. Strain the mixture and store in a glass jar. Apply a small amount to the affected area.
Comfrey, Chamomile, Calendula And Plantain

4. Comfrey And Coconut Oil

Coconut oil soothes, moisturizes and nourishes the skin and diminishes risk of infections. It is combined with comfrey and applied to wounds, burns and swollen tissues. [4] 


1/3 cup dried comfrey
½ cup coconut oil
½ cup olive oil
¼ cup beeswax
25 drops lavender essential oil
25 drops melaleuca essential oil


Use a double boiler to melt and combine coconut oil, beeswax and olive oil. Add comfrey and simmer for about 2 hours on low heat. Stir the mixture a few times. Strain the mixture. After a few minutes, add the essential oils and mix well.
Comfrey And Coconut Oil

5. Comfrey,Chickweed And Marshmallow

This herbal ointment containing comfrey, chickweed and marshmallow helps nourish the skin and fights bacteria. This ointment is good for skin rash, hives, sunburns and minor abrasions. [5] 


One tablespoon comfrey root
One tablespoon marshmallow root
One tablespoon chickweed
1/8 teaspoon goldenseal root powder
One cup sweet almond oil
¼ cup beeswax


In a pan, gently fry the herbs with sweet almond oil for 5 to 10 minutes. Make sure not to burn the herbs in the process. Add the beeswax to the hot mixture and melt it and combine it with the herbal mixture. Strain the mixture and store it in a jar.
Comfrey, Chickweed And Marshmallow

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