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achavez
Farmgirl in Training

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Andrea
Moscow ID
USA
32 Posts

Posted - Mar 02 2017 :  12:02:39 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I've heard comfrey salve is good for scarring and injuries. is it? if so, how is it made? I broke my wrist and will need to sooth it once the pins are removed.

-- Andrea #7230

I always pass on good advice. It is the only thing to do with it. - Oscar Wilde

YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

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Sara
Paris TX
USA
3784 Posts

Posted - Mar 02 2017 :  12:26:51 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Andrea, I've made comfrey salve when I had a comfrey plant. It's been years since I had comfrey so I don't remember all of the recipe. I know I used beeswax and olive oil. I used it for scapes, cuts, and rough cracked feet.

Do you have a plant or are you buying dried leaves? If you have a plant remember to harvest the leaves in the evening. That's when the oil is at it's highest. It's the only herb I know of you harvest late - most are harvest early in the morning after dew has dried.

I ordered a Russian comfrey plant from Mountain Valley Nursery which will be sent later this month. When I can harvest leaves I will make a batch of salve.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015.

Lord put your arm around my shoulders and your hand over my mouth.

Edited by - YellowRose on Mar 02 2017 12:27:40 PM
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janamarieje
True Blue Farmgirl

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Jana
Southern California
USA
794 Posts

Posted - Mar 02 2017 :  12:27:33 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Take a look at an earlier posting - http://www.maryjanesfarm.org/snitz/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=43905

Jana
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herblady55
True Blue Farmgirl

3283 Posts

Judy
Louisville Ohio(Stark Co)
USA
3283 Posts

Posted - Mar 02 2017 :  4:10:37 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Be careful where you plant those crazy comfrey plants. I started out with a tiny plant back in the early 90's and now it's a patch about 6 feet long. It's like mint, it spreads. I mow it back every so often thru-out the summer to tame the beast. lol A tire is a perfect way to plant it if you don't want gobs. I have never harvested it but the bees and I love the tiny lavender flowers it blesses us with. Anything to help our little pollinators! Boneset is another good herb for healing broken bones. I had one of those but after a couple of years it left us. Didn't like my soil I guess.

Sister-chick# 905(Sept.14th 2009)
FGOTM:Jan.2012
Judy
French-Hugs&Squeezles!
"Hey...Don't Make Me Put My Hands On My Hips!"
"The serious go through life blowing far too few raspberries!"

Edited by - herblady55 on Mar 02 2017 4:11:13 PM
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hudsonsinaf
True Blue Farmgirl

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Shannon
Rozet Wyoming
USA
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Posted - Mar 02 2017 :  4:22:58 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
If you don't want to make a salve, you can also make a poultice... simply put some comfrey in some cheesecloth, and soak in hot water. Squeeze out the excess and put it on the area, making sure it is not so hot it will burn.

~ Shannon, Sister # 5349
Farmgirl of the Month - January 2016
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herblady55
True Blue Farmgirl

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Judy
Louisville Ohio(Stark Co)
USA
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Posted - Mar 02 2017 :  4:36:39 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you Shannon... I was going to mention a poultice too. duh *giggle*

Sister-chick# 905(Sept.14th 2009)
FGOTM:Jan.2012
Judy
French-Hugs&Squeezles!
"Hey...Don't Make Me Put My Hands On My Hips!"
"The serious go through life blowing far too few raspberries!"
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achavez
Farmgirl in Training

32 Posts

Andrea
Moscow ID
USA
32 Posts

Posted - Mar 02 2017 :  8:17:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks all. Can't wait for the pin to be removed. Hopefully I can start pampering my arm then.


-- Andrea #7230

I always pass on good advice. It is the only thing to do with it. - Oscar Wilde
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