Comfrey Salve Recipe, Anyone?

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  1. sweet pea

    sweet pea New Member

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    Anyone have a pretty easy, tried-and-true recipe for comfrey salve to pass along? Any other ways to use comfrey are welcomed - my plants are huge, and I'd like to use them.
     
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    Mullers Lane Farm Well-Known Member

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  3. Comfrey is great in the compost. i can usually get three cuttings from it during the summer.

    Make comfry "tea" for use as a foliar spray on your plants, or water directly with it. Always dilute first though.

    lynpea
     
  4. stoneground

    stoneground Active Member

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    I just posted a comfrey liniment recipe on the homesteading forum on the sore muscles thread. It is treasured by injured and aching friends and family.

    Peace and Love,
    nancy in the Catskills
     
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    We use ours fresh, makes a wonderful and VERY effective treatment for sore muscles and joints. Also used for helping mend broken bones. Use the leaves as tea and apply as a poultice (warm), or even better, make a poultice out of the root (it will be gelatinous) and apply that externally. Works really, really well.
     
  6. Michael83705

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    It clots blood fast- use the leaves as a compress. I've been told that those that used swords had a lot of comfrey plants :)

    As a salve or facial mud we just put ours in the blender with enough pure water to make a strong paste. Fresh is best IMO.

    We grow a lot and have outdoor tubs and my favorite way to relax is to put that and some borage in with 6 inches of hot water, pull out the leaves after a while with a strainer and then fill the tub the rest of the way.

    ~Michael in Boise