I wanted to share a little today about one of my favorite herbs, Comfrey. This plant was priceless in my recovery after severely cutting my hand last September. After receiving 8 stitches, I realized that I needed to do some serious self-care to heal my much needed right hand. My first thought was to use a comfrey poultice on my hand, but my doctor did not want me to get my hand wet. Instead I drank a daily comfrey infusion, as well as took St. John’s Wort and Comfrey tincture daily. After my obligatory week with stitches, the doctor was visibly impressed with my “drastic progress”. At this time I was finally able to use the poultice of comfrey on my hand. I made a few poultices before I went camping for a week and began using the same St. John’s tincture and Comfrey tincture directly on my hand. This year I decided to transplant from the same Comfrey plant that had aided my recovery the previous year. Unfortunately the big guys I transplanted did not make it. But there were a few babies I nursed into beautiful healing wonders.
This plant is wonderful in aiding the recovery of sprains, minor fractures, broken bones, inflamed tissues, swelling, and cuts. It can be taken internally, in tincture form, as a poultice, lotion, or salve.