Comfrey is a plant that has just as many uses as it does names. It is also known as boneset, knitbone, bruisewort, black wort, salsify, ass ear, wall wort, slippery root, gum plant, healing herb, consound, or knit back.

Its various names hint towards its historical uses as a remedy for broken bones, fractures, and bruises. The earliest records of its use date back to 400 B.C. Greece, where it was recommended to staunch bleeding.

Although healers of antiquity often recommended ingesting comfrey to cure various ailments, modern clinical studies have found that it is toxic when consumed. As such, all modern medical uses are topical and should only be applied to unbroken skin.

Modern research has found that topical applications of comfrey are safe and effective for relieving muscle and joint pains. It is clinically proven to relieve pain, inflammation and swelling of muscles and joints in the case of degenerative arthritis, acute myalgia in the back, sprains, contusions and strains after sports injuries and accidents.

Comfrey may not knit bones back together, but its potent pain relief and anti-inflammatory properties make it a valuable ingredient in KhaliliTM Natural Pain Relief Cream.