I make and use comfrey beeswax salve. It's definitely a good moisturizer. I can't say whether the comfrey is specifically enhancing the efficacy. But the nice green color at least has some placebo effect
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posted 8 years ago
Thanks for the quick responses. And Thank You for the link, Amedean. There was lots of useful information there. I guess what I'm trying to get at with my question is that comfry is for "knitting bones" and a salve is applied to the skin. Can it penetrate into the blood stream? I've always been amazed at the qualities of this plant and have always wondered how it works. I guess trying it is the best way to find out, but I was wondering if anyone had some experience with salve for bruises, wounds, etc.
This is a great picture. Have produced an identical salve from bees wax, comfrey infused in olive oil and a few drops of either lemon grass or peppermint oil for scent.
Started using this and giving it to friends and family perhaps two years ago. My wife puts it on her chapped lips every night, and we put it on everything from burns and cuts to age spots. It has been proven highly effective to us.
It leaves the skin feeling especially nice and seems to strengthen and improve the elasticity of skin. Wonderful for back and foot massage.
Highly, highly recommended. The salve alone is effective and no additional fresh poultice is needed.
Easy to make. I fine chop fresh comfrey and then infuse it for at least two weeks in olive oil. Melt wax in a small saucepan of water and add infused oil slowly until one achieve the desired consistency. I think it turns out to be 2-3 parts infused oil to one part bees wax ... or so.
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