Soothe Bruises and Sprains Naturally with a Fresh Comfrey Leaf Poultice

Soothe Bruises and Sprains Naturally with a Fresh Comfrey Leaf Poultice

Welcome to Cultivated Comfrey, your go-to resource for all things comfrey-related! If you’re looking for a natural way to soothe bruises and sprains, you’ve come to the right place. In this guide, we’ll walk you through how to make a simple yet effective comfrey leaf poultice using fresh comfrey leaves.

What is comfrey?

Comfrey is a perennial herb that has been used for centuries for its medicinal properties. Its leaves contain compounds such as allantoin, which have anti-inflammatory and tissue-regenerating effects, making comfrey an excellent choice for treating bruises and sprains.

Benefits of Using Comfrey Leaf Poultice:

Comfrey leaf poultices work by reducing inflammation, increasing blood flow to the affected area, and promoting the healing of damaged tissue. Unlike commercial pain relievers, comfrey is all-natural and free from harmful chemicals, making it a safe and effective alternative for relieving pain and discomfort.

Making a Comfrey leaf poultice:

To make a comfrey leaf poultice, you’ll need fresh comfrey leaves, a blender, a clean cloth or gauze and a bandage to hold it all in place.


300g fresh comfrey leaves

20g French Green Clay

1 cup distilled water


Tip! You might need gloves when handling the comfrey as it can be prickly!

  1. Harvest fresh comfrey leaves from your garden or purchase them from a trusted source. Make sure to choose leaves that are vibrant and free from any signs of damage or disease.
  2. Tear the leaves into smaller pieces and place them in a good blender.
  3. Blend the comfrey leaves until they form a thick, paste-like consistency. You may need to add a small amount of distilled water to help with the blending process.
  4. Add the French green clay to thicken the mixture.
  5. Once you have a smooth paste, spread it evenly onto a clean cloth or gauze.
  6. Apply the poultice directly to the affected area, making sure to cover the bruise or sprain completely.
  7. Secure the poultice in place with a bandage and leave it on for at least 30 minutes to an hour, or overnight if possible.
  8. After the allotted time, remove the poultice and gently rinse the area with warm water.
  9. Repeat the process as needed until the bruise or sprain has healed.
  10. As with all fresh ingredients, keep any unused mixture refrigerated.
  11. To prolong usage, you can freeze the poultice. Using a cookie cutter, shape the mixture into small patties, then wrap each patty in half a kitchen towel, cover in cling film, and freeze immediately.

The comfrey mixture, or poultices, can be kept in the fridge for up to a week, or if freezing the patties, they will keep for up to 6 months.

Although great for sprains and bruises, do not use the comfrey poultice on open wounds.

Please Note: Comfrey leaves are for external use only. Although they have traditionally been used for various purposes, we encourage customers to research the potential application of comfrey and consider whether it is the right choice for them. Seek medical advice if you are unsure.

Why choose our comfrey leaves?

Our handpicked comfrey leaves are carefully selected and dispatched on the same day to ensure they reach you at their freshest. Each leaf is chosen for its pristine quality. We harvest them when they are young and just before they flower. At this time, the essential oils in the plant’s leaves are at their highest concentration. We always pick the leaves at the hottest time of the day when any morning moisture has evaporated. The leaves are gently handpicked to avoid bruising and not washed before posting so as not to expose them to any unnecessary moisture. Any soil microbes are carefully brushed away. They are carefully wrapped in a natural hessian cloth to protect them whilst in transit to you,

Comfrey has long been cherished for its potential benefits. Historically, it has been used in homemade, herbal applications, and natural remedies. While we can’t make any medical claims regarding its uses, customers have found these leaves ideal for creating comfrey compresses or poultices.

Features and benefits of buying from us:

  • Organically grown Bocking 14 Symphytum and Uplandicum leaves
  • Handpicked and dispatched the same day for maximum freshness.
  • Rigorously checked and brushed to remove impurities.
  • Carefully wrapped in hessian cloth to protect from damage and to maintain freshness.

Visit our shop to buy fresh comfrey leaves.

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