Metaphysical Properties Of Comfrey Leaf
Official Name: Symphytum officinale
Zodiac: Capricorn, Aquarius
Deities: Hecate, Brigid, Chiron
Metaphysical Powers: Faithfulness, Letting Go, Healing, Peace, Protection, Divination, Abundance, Safe Travel
Common Magickal Uses and Folklore Comfrey Leaf
Comfrey roots can be used to make an effective cast to set a broken bone. The roots can be boiled down and then spread onto muslin which is wrapped around the broken limb. The comfrey root paste stiffens while it's drying and makes a strong cast capable of setting a limb.
Comfrey forms a glue-like substance when boiled down, which is why it was so effective at stopping bleeding; it glues wounds together.
The FDA has banned the use of Comfrey for internal use and insists a warning label is added to products containing Comfrey for external use.
Comfrey has a long history of use for healing & protection. It is sacred to Hecate and is associated with Saturn and the element of water.
When traveling, place some comfrey leaf in your luggage to prevent it from being lost or stolen. It can be used in sachets for protection while traveling or to keep your lover faithful while away. Also, use it in sachets to protect vehicles. It can also be hung from your rear-view mirror or hidden under a seat in a car.
Wrap your money in a comfrey leaf for several days before going gambling, as it is said, help with bets coming back to you.
Comfrey flowers, especially blue ones, are an excellent substitute for any spell requiring borage.
Sprinkle a little comfrey in a bath after a ritual to relax and cleanse, especially after healing or love spells.
Burning Comfrey with mugwort may assist in divination and concentration. Burn it alone in ritual to let go of unhealthy relationships.
Try adding Comfrey to salves for burns, acne, bruising, abrasions, and other topical complaints. It can also be used in poultices for breaks and strains and to reduce swelling from any cause.
As a tea, the leaves are said to help speed the healing of broken bones and other internal injuries. The root is used for persistent, painful coughs, hemorrhages, and ulcers.
Comfrey can cause liver damage and is potentially carcinogenic. The toxic components are very similar to the ones found in acetaminophen or Tylenol. Keep internal consumption of Comfrey to a minimum and don't use it for long periods. Russian and prickly Comfrey have the highest concentrations of toxic alkaloids, especially the roots of various concentrations more elevated than the leaves. These alkaloids are separate from the active healing ingredients.
Comfrey should not be used for deep or puncture wounds; it makes the surface heal faster than the internal part of the wound, causing abscesses. Ensure a wound has been thoroughly cleaned before applying Comfrey and the dirt is not sealed inside the wound.
Comfrey should not be used internally or externally for longer than four to six consecutive weeks.
Pregnant or lactating women should not use Comfrey.