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Comfrey is a fantastic medicine with many health benefits especially for healing wounds, injuries, tumors, cervicitis, hemorrhoids, skin problems, and many other issues. Today we want to share with you 3 very old medicinal recipes with comfrey root and leaves that have been passed on from generation to generation of healers in the Carpathian Mountains of Romania. Before we show you the medicinal recipes with comfrey, first let’s see how and when to harvest comfrey.
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How to Harvest Comfrey Root and Leaves
Comfrey (Symphytum officinale) roots are harvested in the autumn, from mid-October to November, or at the end of winter and the beginning of spring, in the months of February, March, and April. Between January and March, comfrey root produces the maximum amount of allantoin, and it’s the ideal time to harvest them. On the other hand, comfrey leaves are harvested when the plant is in bloom (that is between May and September), on sunny days after 10 in the morning. This is when the comfrey leaves ooze with amazing healing principles.
3 Fantastic Medicinal Recipes with Comfrey
1. Comfrey Root Candy
– for hoarseness and heartburn –
After harvesting the fresh comfrey roots, thoroughly wash them and cut them lengthwise and then in smaller pieces, to dry naturally on a kitchen towel. After complete drying, keep the small bits of comfrey root in a glass jar. Have a piece of the root and chew on it in case of heartburn or hoarseness. Through the action of the saliva, the active substances in comfrey root are soaked up and absorbed into the body. You can find dried comfrey root below.
2. Fortifying Comfrey Leaves Drink
– for speeding up healing in case of injuries –
- 5 large comfrey leaves
- 4 carrots
- 1 grapefruit
- 3 oranges
- 1 lemon
Put the fresh comfrey leaves in a carafe with 1-2 liters (4-8 cups) of water and leave to soak for 6 hours. The water will turn slightly green. Strain the maceration and set it aside. Juice the carrots, oranges, and grapefruit and add them to the comfrey maceration. Add fresh lemon juice to taste. This healthy drink helps speed up the healing process, in case of sprains, fractures, sprains, or strong blows.
3. Comfrey Root Boiled in Milk
– for abdominal, spleen, and hernia pain-
Boil a few fresh pieces of finely chopped or grated comfrey root in some milk (or vegan milk). After the root has softened, strain the milk and apply it as a poultice on the painful areas. Separately, prepare a comfrey root tincture (recipe here). Then grate another fresh comfrey root, and mix it with a large grated onion and a spoonful of wheat bran. Sautee all the ingredients in a pan, in hot lard. Set aside and allow the composition to cool down. Then put it on a clean cloth and apply it to the affected area. Concomitantly, supplement with comfrey root tincture.
Important! Comfrey medicine should not be used for more than 4-6 consecutive weeks.
Grow Your Own Comfrey
Comfrey is not a demanding plant and can be easily grown in the garden or on the balcony. Its capacity to grow, even from a tiny piece of fresh root, is absolutely impressive. Even more, it’s a magnet for bees and butterflies, all the way from spring to autumn, when it’s in full bloom. Consider growing your own comfrey plant in your backyard or even on your balcony, for its fantastic medicinal properties.
More Comfrey Root Medicines:
Comfrey Root Salve
Comfrey Leaves Salve Recipe
Comfrey Root Decoction
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