Comfrey has been used as a healing plant since 400 BC. One common name for comfrey is “knitbone” because it was known to encourage body tissue repair. Some natural healers speculate it can heal broken bones while others say it won’t. The general rule in Herbology is “If anything is broken, use Comfrey”. One thing is for sure, it’s an extraordinary plant for healing.
Keep reading to learn an easy Comfrey Salve recipe along with more health benefits of Comfrey.
The Health Benefits of Comfrey
You really can’t mess up while using comfrey. It’s good for you and really like just eating your vegetables. If harvested in the early spring, the leaves taste just like spinach.
Fresh comfrey is a delightful addition to salads. The leaves cook up like spinach, a pot of greens to enjoy with dinner. But just like all greens, it will go harsh after the plant starts to fill in with the growth. Then it would be best to dry the leaves and use that in medicines.
Herbalists also agree that comfrey is a treasured plant as it strengthens every part of your body and has beneficial healing properties for everything.
The Greeks used Comfrey to stop heavy bleeding. Comfrey contains allantoin which stimulates new cell growth and increases cell production which supports rapid healing.
Studies have shown that comfrey is a bacteria buster once introduced to some bacteria comfrey will break it down within 20 to 30 minutes.
Comfrey is safe to use because it causes no side effects when taken. Along with its bacteria busting properties, it is essential for fighting off infections.
For cuts and wounds, it starts mending right away and helps you to heal much faster. It helps with pain and helps heal broken bones because it is high in calcium, potassium, and phosphorus along with minerals of vitamin C and A. Simply all the things needed to heal bones.
It’s great for athletes helping to heal pulled ligaments. It purifies the blood, eliminates bloody urine too.
Great for the outdoors, if you get a bee sting or bug bite. Comfrey gets to work right away, easing the pain and itching while promoting fast healing and reducing the infection as well.
If you have poor circulation, you will do well to start a regiment of drinking comfrey tea or adding the leaves to a green drink.
Stomach issues can be relieved by drinking the dark rich green comfrey leaves as it coats the stomach while healing. Soothing stomach pain.
The comfrey plant is great, for everything. Why not go out and find you some of this amazing plant, both dried and the roots? Start using it each week and add to your green smoothies and make salve and skincare products with it.
You’ll see for yourself how quickly it goes to work healing your health issues.
Comfrey Salve Recipe
- Olive oil
- A handful of dried comfrey
- Eucalyptus essential oil (optional)
- You can put the oil and the comfrey in a double broiler and cook together for about an hour. Or you can put the oil and comfrey in an old crockpot and cook for two or three hours.
- Once the comfrey is cooked into the oil and is the color you want, let cool and strain in a cheesecloth or old piece of t-shirt.
- Add the beeswax to the double broiler. These are just rough measurements depending on how much salve you want to make. But a good rule of thumb to remember is you want about 1 part beeswax to 4 parts oil.
- Melt the beeswax and add in the comfrey oil. Melt it to the consistency you want for your salve. This Comfrey salve recipe is a wise addition to your plant medicine cabinet because it's a great all-around salve for everything.