Welcome to the blog of my Wild Flower Meadow for 2015.
A bit late starting this year due to nasty persistent virus that was so difficult to eradicate.
Sadly this may be the last year I may be keeping a blog for my meadow . The house and acre of land will be going on the market in the not too distant future . The new owners may put the land back to grazing or development who knows .
I sincerely hope not.
I hope it will be as loved and nurtured as It has been since I started it in 2006
In the mean time I will endeavour to keep the blog up to date with lots of pictures showing how the plants and wildlife play out in 2015 .I hope you enjoy viewing it as much as I do producing it.
Please pop back from time to time to see the new additions and feel free to add any comments

Thursday 26 July 2012

Amazing Comfrey oil

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

Roughly chop

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

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