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Our infused Comfrey oil is one of nature's greatest medicinal herbs and has been used since about 400 BC as a healing herb. Throughout the ages comfrey has acquired an unrivalled reputation as a healing herb. Greeks and Romans used comfrey to stop heavy bleeding, treat bronchial problems, and heal wounds and broken bones. Indeed, its name derives from the Latin 'conferre', meaning 'bring together' or 'grow together'. In Medieval times, comfrey's reputation for knitting broken bones flourished and it was commonly referred to as knitbone and often called the heal-all herb, it is also now very popular for arthritic pain. Comfrey oil is an amazing all rounder, famed for aiding rapid healing for a vast array of skin injuries, broken bones and bone fractures. Comfrey's most important ingredient is the substance allantoin. Allantoin is believed to be a cell proliferator, able to strengthen skin tissue, promoting the growth and multiplication of cells and thus speeding healing. Avena comfrey oil can be applied directly to the skin to provide a wonderful bonesetter on fractures or healing breaks, creating a protective casing around joints and therefore being wonderful for arthritis and possibly encouraging new skin growth. Apply directly to the affected area by massaging into the skin or dabbing onto the skin with cotton wool and massaging in. For more serious conditions, users may find it beneficial to soak a bandage or poultice in comfrey oil and strap to the injured area. Do not use comfrey for deep cuts or lacerations. All dressings should be changed at least once per day.