For wound healing and bone fractures, against lung diseases

GAVE, crni Koren (Simphitum officinalis L.)

Pharmacist’s name: Radik Consolidae or Radik Simphiti.

Gaveza is everywhere along the streams on the wet ground, on the wet meadows of the lowland forest area. It has a branched thick black root, it is white and slimy inside. It has an upright stem that can grow up to 80 cm in height. It is very branched, with broad lanceolate leaves, coarse hammers and sharp tips. It blooms in bouquets with red-pink and purple flowers. It blooms all summer. The root is harvested in spring or early autumn. The root is cleaned from the ground, split and dried in the sun or in artificial heat. Leaf and flower are harvested during flowering.

Comfrey contains: hormone auxin which with ease creates new tissue – therefore the wound heals quickly. With bloody sputum, the root is left in water (it must not be boiled) for several days and the water is drunk in sips per cup per day.

Healing effect of comfrey:

– Comfrey is a medicine against lung diseases, excessive secretion of stomach acid, cough, cramps.

It works on the Bone System so the broken bone heals faster. The people use it for wound healing on the body. Otherwise, the whole plant serves to tighten the mucous membrane.

– Gavez tea increases sweating and strengthens urination. Preparation: A tablespoon of comfrey flowers and leaves is placed in half a liter of boiling water.

– Comfrey cures bronchi – asthma.

-For wound healing: chop finely: root, leaves and flower, and cook in milk. This covers the wound every day, so that even the biggest wound will heal in a short time. Tea must not be prepared in an iron pot!

-Removes pimples (acne) from the face. Preparation: A handful of comfrey is boiled in a liter of water and washed with that water three times a day.

Note: Comfrey should not be used in large quantities because it contains toxic alkaloids!

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