Thousands of years ago, comfrey was an important part of any herb garden. Today, modern gardeners and herbalists alike are rediscovering this easy to grow, easy to care for, multi purpose plant!
The hardiness of Comfrey makes it a great addition to your herb garden, and its many medicinal uses mean it can be a valuable herb in your home as well. With delicate purple flowers, comfrey is both beautiful and useful.
Do you grow comfrey on your homestead? Comfrey is an easy to grow perennial with a multitude of uses in permaculture and herbal medicine. It can be used for mulching plants, treating skin conditions and more. This post will teach you everything you need to know about how to grow this awesome plant.
Comfrey, also known by the descriptive name “knit bone”, is an excellent plant for healing cuts, abrasions, bruises, torn ligaments, tendons, and broken bones. In this article, I share some of the simple ways you can use comfrey for natural healing, benefits of growing your own, and our experiences with comfrey.
If you’ve done any reading on the subject of permaculture, then you have for sure heard of comfrey. This plant has become the permaculturists darling for good reason as it has a multitude of benefits including, but not limited to, natural fertilizer, dynamic accumulator, living mulch, companion plant, compost activator, and numerous medicinal uses.
Comfrey is an amazing herb. It has anti-inflammatory, analgesic and decongestant properties that make it a must have for many home herbal apothecaries. I like to have it as a salve to use on bumps and bruises, and to help soothe pain from sprained wrists and ankles.