Saturday, October 27, 2012


Comfrey is an astonishing herb with not only great magickal powers but amazing healing powers. Comfrey has been used since ancient times for beauty and youth when added to oils and creams. Also added to potions and tonics for youth and beauty.

Folk Names; Bruise Wort, Church Bells, Boneset and Knitbone.

Make Comfrey into a cream with cocoa butter and use the cream nightly for youth and reducing the signs of ageing.

Comfrey infused into wine will give you a new more vigorous feel in your body.

Tonics made of Comfrey and taken daily will help restore your health and your youthfulness.

Medical Uses;

Cell Renewal, Treatment of Inflamed and Ulcerated Digestive Systems, Relieve Coughs and Speed in Healing .

Comfrey contains phosphorus, potassium and calcium. It also contains allantoin, which will add momentum to cell renewal, broken bones, and damaged muscles.

Teas made for the leaf of Comfrey is used to treat inflamed and ulcerated digestive systems.

Made into tonic and syrups Comfrey will ease coughs.

Poultices from Comfrey will lesson swollen joints and reduce the bags sags and dark rings from under the eyes. Also poultices of Comfrey will hasten the healing of bruising and sprains.

Infusions of Comfrey will speed the healing of cuts, burns, rashes and open sores. Comfrey mixed with honey will bring about a more rapid healing and not allow the wound to become infected.


Healing brew for skin

1 cup Honey
1/2 cup Comfrey, not powdered if possible thought bought will work.

Heat a cup of honey to almost boiling and pour it over the honey.
Allow it to infuse together for 9 days.
Warm the mix again to soften it and strain the herb and honey.

The healing brew is now ready to use when needed.

Although a bit sticky it works unbelievable will. Just apply a thin amount of the brew to a wound and wrap with clean cloth or gauze and keep covered. Change the bandage twice a day until healed.

This Comfrey and Honey brew will keep in a jar forever and is ready if and when needed. Makes about 3/4 cup.

This same brew will also lighten and remove dark spots from your skin.

You can use Comfrey in many herbal healing oils and facial creams.


Skin softening Salve

two parts calendula petals,
one part comfrey leaves,
one part foliage and flowers of white yarrow,
one part plantain.

Chop them all finely; they should total about 1 to 2 ounces.

Heat 1/2 cup of olive oil and 1/2 cup almond oil just past lukewarm stage; remove from heat. Add the herbs and infuse overnight. The next day, strain out the herbs and heat the infusion again just past lukewarm. Add 1 to 2 ounces of beeswax (be careful - the wax is flammable), adding a little at a time until the mixture tests for the right consistency. It should be soft and easy to spread. Store the salve into a covered container.


Comfrey oil
One way to get the benefits of comfrey for external use is by making comfrey oil (see sidebar, below). This oil and the salve made from it (by melting in beeswax for a firmer consistency) , is soothing and moisturizing. Comfrey oil and salve are used for people with dry skin, chapped lips, excema, cuts, scrapes, and burns (in the later stages, after the initial hot sensation has subsided). I use comfrey salve every time after I bathe--as a moisturizer, it nourishes the skin and prevents wrinkles.

Making your own Comfrey Oil
1. Harvest the comfrey leaves in the afternoon, after the sun has dried off the morning dew. Wet plant materials will make moldy oils, so it is best to wait at least 36 hours after the last rain before harvesting.
2. In a warm, dry, well-ventilated place (such as an attic, an oven with a pilot light, or even your car!), wilt the whole fresh leaves for 12 hours or until the edges are crispy.
3. Stuff your jar completely full of the whole wilted leaves, leaving a little headroom. Add olive oil until the jar is full to the brim.
4. Tightly seal the jar. Label it with the plant name and date harvested. Put it in a dish on the counter (herbal oils always leak).
5. Tend it a few times a week by poking the plant material down to release air bubbles and topping it off so the level of the oil is above the level of the leaves.
6. After six weeks, strain out the plant material, and your infused oil is ready to use!

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