Episode 2: Comfrey (Symphytum officinale) is a gardener’s friend. A plant with many benefits, comfrey can be used as medicine, mulch, liquid fertilizer, compost and chicken feed. Comfrey has a deep tap root that can mine the soil for nutrients and minerals. Used in herbal medicine for thousands of years, comfrey is said to help heal wounds and bruises. In this episode, Permaculture teacher and farmer Julious Piti talks about comfrey and how to use it.
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I have been using comfrey for years, infused into coconut oil. It offers relief from arthritis pain. Also is very refreshing to use as a body oil, all over the skin.