Comfrey herb has a million uses! Here are 10 great ones to get you started!
- Fertilizer: Grow comfrey around your other plants as a living mulch and chop-and-drop fertilizer. Comfrey out-performs manure, compost and many liquid feeds for concentration of nutrients. It produces these from a deep root system extending right into the subsoil that most edible plants cannot access. It also has an ideal Carbon:Nitrogen ratio which means that it does not hamper absorption of nitrogen by plants.
- Wounds: Comfrey is second to none when it comes to encouraging wound healing. Everything from bruises to broken bones can be helped with a comfrey salve or poultice.
- Scars: Apply topically to help diminish or eliminate scars. Comfrey oil is a great scar treatment.
- Fibromyalgia: Comfrey can be an effective part of your overall fibromyalgia management strategy. Use a comfrey salve or bath tea to soothe.
- Muscles and Joints: Use comfrey topically to relax sore, tight muscles and relieve arthritis pain. In some cases, it may work better than prescription drugs.
- Digestive Ulcerations: Comfrey’s combination of soothing mucilage and wound-healing allantoin make it an excellent treatment for ulceration of the digestive system.
- Airway Congestion: When taken as a tea, comfrey has good expectorant properties. Comfrey should not be taken by anyone with liver issues.
- Urinary Health: Comfrey helps to tone, sooth, and heal an irritated urinary system.
- Eye Strain: Use a cold infusion of comfrey as an eyewash for strained or irritated eyes.
- Sitz Bath: Used as a yoni steam to soothe and heal after the trauma of delivery.
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