Lasavia Essences are the gift of vitality of plants, minerals and insects delivered to you with the utmost care. The resolve of Lasavia is to deliver to you Elemental Healing through the introduction of an Essence into your being. We suggest you put a few drops in water, drink and take a moment to be inspired by the qualities of the Essence that you have chosen.
Comfrey (Russian), Symphytum Uplandicum
The way the comfrey flowers unfurl is something so beautiful in timing, the appearance of a spiral. I often think of sacred geometry when I look at them as if in this unfurling the pattern of our sacred connection is expressed. The racemes – the shoots on which the comfrey flowers grow – are botanically described as scorpoid because they curve like a scorpion’s tail. Comfrey is prolific in my garden. I like to grow it around the fruit trees, and the bumblebees and bees love it. This reflects our relationship with the plant, which draws poison from septic wounds and helps knit bones back together; it’s one of those important first aid herbs.
When you look at the pink flowers of comfrey they are like little pink ladies – delicate, charming and floating in bell like dresses. The flower unfolds beautifully, like a concertina. The flowers are pink at first and then turn purple then blue. The leaves are large and oval and bristly, sometimes resembling rabbit ears. The roots are thick rhizomes. In New Zealand we have two hybrids of Russian Comfrey, Bocking No 4 and Bocking No 14. ‘Bocking 14’ was developed during the 1950s by Lawrence D Hills, while following trials at Bocking near Braintree, the original home of the organic gardening organization, Henry Doubleday Research Association. Comfrey is a perennial herb of the family Boraginaceae. It is native to Europe, growing in damp, grassy places. The uplandicum in its latin name refers to its origins in Uppland, Sweden. Comfrey supports and aids the knitting of fractures and broken bones, and the mucilaginous content make it an important remedy for lung disorders.
Accessing ancient memory and bringing this wisdom into contemporary times, brings flexibility to the mind, helping us to shift to a new consciousness.
This remedy is like a wise and playful adult; it enables a thoughtful examination of being an adult in the world. There is power in taking responsibility, of being able to be flexible in the face of challenges, and understanding that rigidity, or a need to stand by outmoded principles, is not working. The remedy enables us to access memory, ancient and contemporary. Things that are strong and true will be realised. The power of what is hidden becomes present.
The remedy creates an ability to contain and work with the emotions, particularly anger. Comfrey helps us to shift emotions by allowing us to be present with them without falling overwhelmingly into them, balancing grace with groundedness. The remedy helps us break free from judgment, judgment of self, judgment from others and judgment of others – bringing light to the state of judgment. This remedy also helps us focus, enabling to sustain the fire (passion) through changes and distractions. Comfrey helps us shift and accelerate to meet with new awareness, learning and consciousness.