Monday, March 07, 2011

Dry and Cracked Elbows

A friend showed up with extremely dry and cracked elbows.  Not pretty.  Irritated, itchy and flakey.  It was late on a Sunday afternoon and he wasn't going to be able to see his doctor until next week.  He had been using over the counter lotion to try to keep the skin moisturized but it didn't seem to be doing any good.  He wanted some relief.

I picked up some Simplers Comfrey Oil which is described on their site as "Due to its high allantoin content, Comfrey stimulates cell proliferation in wound healing. It has shown to promote rapid growth of connective tissue, bone & cartilage."  I remember growing comfrey in the back yard in my home town Johannesburg.  My aunt used to crush the luscious leaves while still