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Monday, May 8

Teaching Kids About Herbs : Comfrey


May is about the comfrey...for all your summer break boo-boos!

Comfrey
Just the Facts
  • Plant Description : Comfrey has broad, hairy leaves and small, bell-shaped flowers that are usually purple.
  • Parts to use : Leaves and root
  • Used primarily for : Broken bones, sprains, bruises, bleeding, wounds, sores, eczema
  • You can make : Poultice, salve, oil, lip balm (external use only)

Projects
  • Comfrey Salve : Mix 2 ounces of dried comfrey with 1 cup olive oil.  Simmer 20 minutes on low heat (with your parent’s help).  Melt ½ ounce beeswax into a different pan and then pour in the herbal mixture to make a cream.  (If it is too hard, add oil.  If it is too soft, add beeswax.)  Spread on skin as needed.
  • Comfrey Lip Balm : Mix 2 tsp honey into the comfrey salve recipe above and let cool.  Use on sore or chapped lips as needed.  (External use only)

Do it Yourself!


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