Symphytum officinale is a homeopathic remedy that is also known as just 'Symphytum'.
The main use of symphytum officinale is in cases of healing broken bones, in which case it may be taken daily for several weeks after the bone has been set. It is also used for injuries to the eyeball, such as caused by hard objects striking the eye.
More about the substance used to prepare symphytum officinale homeopathic remedy:
The homeopathic remedy symphytum officinale is derived from the perennial flowering plant of the same (scientific) name, Symphytum officinale, which is more widely known by its common name 'comfrey'. As many other species of Symphytum are also commonly known as 'comfrey', Symphytum officinale is more specifically identified by the use of many other common names, including common comfrey, true comfrey, cultivated comfrey, boneset and knitbone.
Native to many parts of Europe, it is a hardy plant that grows up to approx. 4 ft (1.3m) tall, bearing typically pink or purple flowers during the summer. It grows quickly, producing much bulk. In some places it is considered a weed.
The symphytum remedy used in homeopathy is prepared using the roots of the common comfrey plant.
Homeopathic preparations are usually supplied in either liquid or pill form. Regardless of the physical form in which the remedy is taken, its preparation will have involved a series of dilutions during which the original substance was repeatedly diluted and succussed (shaken) in a solvent such as water and/or alcohol.
There are very many (over 2,000) homeopathic remedies, some of which are available from chemists and health food shops. These pages feature some of the most popular homeopathic remedies and are for general interest only: This is not medical advice. Consult a qualified homeopathic practitioner for advice about use of this and any other homeopathic remedy. Bear in mind that homeopathic remedies are very dilute; even if a homeopathic remedy is beneficial, the substance from which it is derived may be harmful.
More about Homeopathy:
- Introduction to Homeopathy
- List of pages about specific Homeopathic Remedies
- Bach Flower Remedies, including a list of the Bach Flower Remedies and the Latin names of the Bach Flower Remedies
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