Comfrey Oil

Comfrey

Almost every country or region has its own healing herbs and flowers.
France has Lavender, the Alps have Arnica, Africa has Shea and northern Europe has Comfrey.

Comfrey grows everywhere in Ireland and it is in season right now.
It’s a fantastic plant.  Its common name is knit bone.
But this does not do it justice, because it also heals skin, muscle, tendons and ligaments.

It is very easy to make your own healing comfrey oil.

The sun method:
Collect the comfrey leafs.  Fill a jar to the top with leaves.
Pour in organic olive oil or organic sunflower oil.
Fill to the top of the jar then shake well to make sure there are no air pockets.
Leave it to sit in the sun or at least in a warm place for 2 weeks.
Then strain and discard the comfrey leaves.  Fill into clean dry jars.
Label and use within 6 months.
If you want a richer and more therapeutic oil you can re-infuse the same oil for another 2 weeks and you will end up with a very rich and extremely healing oil.

Burner method
If you need to get your hands on this fantastic oil quickly try this method.
Fill a pot with comfrey leaves.
Add olive oil and VERY VERY slowly warm the oil.
Allow the leaves to slowly infuse the olive oil with their therapeutic particles.
This will take about 2 hours.
Be careful not to over heat or you will just end up with burnt comfrey!

If you are a gardener try this:

Take your comfrey leaves, flower and stalk and soak them in water for 2-3 days.  This water can be used as a fertiliser on your berries (such as strawberries, raspberries or black currents).  It make the berries very sweet.
You can also it to fertilise your flowers.

Enjoy!

Christine