While comfrey poultice has been an old-time remedy for bone fractures for generations, modern science has found supporting evidence for its folk uses. Its main active compounds, allantoin and rosmarinic acid, have shown to stimulate cell growth, reduce inflammation, and relieve muscle and joint pain. When applied to the skin, comfrey poultice can speed up bone healing, reduce swelling, and help treat sprains and bruises.
- Place the comfrey leaves in a zip lock and crush them with a rolling pin until they become mushy and release their juices. You may also crush them in a food processor.(5 minutes)
- Place the poultice directly to skin in the area of the bone fracture. Wrap the area with a bandage and then secure it with a plastic wrap so that they juices do not escape from underneath.(5 minutes)
You may leave your easy comfrey poultice for broken bones on for four to six hours a day or for as long as needed.