Comfrey (again)

totally bitten… but this info i need so i have copied and pasted it.

“Healing uses:
Comfrey’s alternative name of “knitbone” gives some clue as to the major use of the herb. It contains allantoin, which encourages cell division. It also combats bacteria and eases pain. As such, it is used most frequently for the healing of wounds. For cuts and grazes, macerated oil is effective.

Macerated Comfrey Oil:
In a 1 litre container, place 3 tablespoons of fresh comfrey, 1/2 litre of sweet almond oil and 1 tablespoon of wine vinegar. Close the container and place in a very warm or sunny place for a week, shaking thoroughly each day. After a week, strain the liquid and repeat the process using the oil produced so far in place of the sweet almond oil. Repeat the process at least three times. When complete, strain the oil and store it in a dark glass container and keep it in a cool, dark place.

For more serious injuries, such as sprains and burns, a poultice can be used. This can be used on cuts and grazes, too, and is also effective on a broken bone prior to it being set.

Comfrey Poultice:
Crush 1/2 cup of fresh comfrey and heat it in a bowl over a container of boiling water for 10 minutes. Place the herb between two pieces of gauze and apply directly to the effected area. The comfrey will retain its heat longer if it is mixed with a little bread or bran before heating.

To cure corns, place a large comfrey leaf crushed into a ball over the corn and hold it in place with a band-aid, then cover the foot with a sock. Do this just before bed and by the morning the corn should be gone.”

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