Homeopathic Symphytum

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Homeopathic Symphytum is a remedy for injuries, especially fractures and injuries to periosteum and bone.[1]


  • Plant: Symphytum officinalis, also known as Comfrey
  • Short Form: Symph


The following are the main indications for Symphytum.[2], [3]

Acute Conditions

  • Fractures, pain relief and to promote rapid repair of bones and cartilage. Chronic soreness at the site of old fractures, sprains. Non-union of fractures.
  • Injury and wounds, injury to bone linings (periosteum); bone bruising, puncture, shin injury. Blows to eyeball or socket (Arnica of the eyeball), to skull, face. Bone inflammation, osteitis. Prickling pains.

Other common conditions: Eye trauma

Prescribing Considerations

Homeopathic remedies are prescribed based on homeopathic principles and after a detailed case taking. The prescription recommendations below are provided only as a guide. It is always recommended to consult with a naturopathic doctor or homeopathic practitioner prior to taking any homeopathic remedies, especially if your health is compromised or if your symptoms due to resolve in a timely fashion. The general recommendations for Symphytum include:[4]

  • Externally (tincture) as a dressing for sores and ulcers and pruritus
  • Compare: Arnica, Calcarea phosphoricum


  1. Morrison Roger (1993) Desktop Guide, to Keynote and Confirmatory Symptoms Hahnmann Clinic Publishing.
  2. Hershoff Asa (1999) Homeopathic Remedies: a quick and easy guide to common disorders and their homeopathic treatments Avery Publishing Group, New York.
  3. Ullman Robert, Reichenberg-Ullman Judyth (1997) Homeopathic Self-Care, the quick and easy guide for the whole family. Prima Publishing.
  4. Boericke W (1997) Pocket Manual of Homoeopathic Materia Medica and Repertory, a Chapter on Rare and Uncommon Remedies, B. Jain Publishers, India.