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How to make comfrey salve and cream

Comfrey salve

Comfrey salve

One of the most popular items during my presentation on herbs that heal at Mother Earth News Fair was comfrey salve. So many of you wanted to make it. Here’s how to do it:

Comfrey salve:

Over low heat, melt 1 cup vaseline/petroleum jelly with either 2 tablespoons finely ground comfrey root or  1/2 cup dried leaves, again finely ground.  Cover but don’t boil. Pour into container.

Comfrey contains allantoin, which is a wonderful and effective wound healer. Be sure and clean wound before applying comfrey. I use it a lot when I get a cut or scrape, and have used it on my “girls”/chickens as well.  Heals amazingly fast.

Comfrey cream:

No real recipe here, but all I do is take 1 cup comfrey salve and add 8 ozs. vitamin E cream and about 4 oz. or more of baby lotion. I beat it with my portable mixer until it’s fluffy.  You can scent it with lavender essential oil if you like

Comfrey is a hardy perennial.

Comfrey

Comfrey

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1 comment

  1. Karen in Ohio

    Instead of petroleum jelly, how about using coconut oil?

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