In an earlier post I promised to show how I made comfrey oil . Although not strictly a post about the meadow I do grow wild plants there that I use for medicinal purposes for myself and my family, also cosmetic creams and soaps to use in my own home.Comfrey is my favorite of all and it is used in great quantities
|Comfrey ready for harvesting|
|Pick a large armful|
|Remove leaves from stem|
|Put into slow cooker |
and press down
|Add a litre of good olive oil|
|Cover and simmer for 48 hours|
|Strain in sieve and leave |
for 24 hours to ensure all
of the available oil is extracted.
. Then bottle.
1) I keep it handy in the kitchen as it used regularly by my grand daughters as while playing on their roller skates and skate boards they are always coming in with grazes from falls. Something in the comfrey stops the stinging immediately as well as helping with the healing. I have used it on them since they were babies and they know well what relief it brings.
2) Comfrey oil on a knock that would bruise, if applied immediately the blue will disappear and not be as painful.
3) Comfrey is amazing for cramp in the legs ,I often wake in the night with cramp in my calf .If I rub on some comfrey and the cramp eases in about 30 seconds
4) Likewise with pulled muscles and sprains
5) It is also good for rheumatic pain and will quickly ease the pain when rubbed into the spot. It wont make the pain stay away forever but you can always apply more
6) As with all good things there is always a down side with my Comfrey oil it’s the colour, green skin and also green bedding It will wash out and I think its well worth the trouble. The darker the oil the stronger the mix and efficacious it is