This ointment is made with same top quality and fresh comfrey as the oil above, some people prefer the ointment as our special beeswax provides a protective layer over the skin, allowing the essential oils to penetrate deep into the body and is ideal for evening use or where the user is not comfortable using an oil and a lot of our elderly customers prefer this ointment. Comfrey is one of natures greatest medicinal herbs and has been used since about 400 BC as a healing herb. Throughout the ages Comfrey has acquired an unrivalled reputation as a healing herb. Greeks and Romans used comfrey to stop heavy bleeding, treat bronchial problems, and heal wounds and broken bones. Indeed, its name derives from the Latin ''conferre'', meaning ''bring together'' or ''grow together''. In Medieval times, Comfrey''s reputation for knitting broken bones flourished and it was commonly referred to as knitbone and often called the heal-all herb and is now popular for arthitic pain. Comfrey oil is an amazing all round healer famed for aiding rapid healing for a vast array of skin injuries, broken bones and bone fractures. Comfreys most important ingredient is the substance allatoin. Allatoin is believed to be a cell proliferator, able to strengthen skin tissue, promoting the growth and multiplication of cells and thus speeding healing. Comfrey can be applied directly to the skin to provide a wonderful bonesetter, create a protective casing around joints, potentially assisting healing, encourage new skin growth and Rapidly improve fractures (e.g. fingers, toes, hands, ribs). Apply directly to the effected area by massaging into the skin. Do not use comfrey for deep cuts or lacerations.