Comfrey (Symphytum Officinale) means “to heal.” The entire plant can be used internally and externally. As an external remedy it heals bruising and cuts. The plant’s Allantoin, stimulates the growth of connective tissue and cartilage, thus great for broken bones, torn cartilage, swelling, and burns. Olive and Grape Seed Oil have great moisturizing properties. Beeswax has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties and Lavender Essential Oil calms.
Use daily for severe dryness or as a healing ointment for the above mentioned uses. DO NOT USE on fresh 2nd and 3rd degree burns or opened wounds. DO NOT USE if you have bee pollen allergies.
This product is for external use only. Discontinue if a rash or irritation occurs. Keep out of direct sunlight and store in a cool dry place. If the product begins to have a foul odor, discontinue use and throw out remaining product.
Comfrey has always grown in my childhood garden. My mother used it on our bruises and when we would twist or tweak our bones. When I was a teenager I started getting into herbal remedies and gardening. Comfrey salve was the first ointment I made. I really enjoy the process of growing the comfrey and lavender and gathering all the ingredients to make a salve. Comfrey is very hardy and marks the coming of spring with fresh prickly green shoots. The flowers are scalloped bells in purple and pink. The plant “unfortunately” has the texture of Stinging Nettle. Even though I wear gloves and wash thoroughly I can still feel the “prickliness” of the comfrey I harvested. Lavender is also a garden must have. There is nothing like going into your garden and running your fingers through fresh lavender stocks. Lavender is one of my all time favorite scents. I will take the fresh woodsy smell of lavender over any designer perfume.
I make very small batches a couple times a year. It’s a fun and aromatic day in the kitchen. I’m amused every time I make a batch of how long it actually takes. It is worth every second because of all the amazing stories of healing. And it seriously takes days to clean all the beeswax and comfrey salve off all the pans, spoon, measuring cups, and cabinets.
My family and circle of friends love using Miss Fi’s Healing Comfrey Salve. My family uses it every day and it is the corner stone of our first aide cabinet. My grandmother used it to heal the dry paper-thin skin of her hands. My mom always has a small “just-in-case” jar in her purse. We have used it on all of Fiona’s rashes, cuts, bruises and evening her hair. Sunburns, shaving disasters and, scraps don’t stick around long when you use Miss Fi’s Healing Comfrey Salve.