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How to Make a Comfrey and Calendula Poultice


How to Make a Comfrey and Calendula Poultice

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Calendula has been used traditionally for wound-healing and the soothing of the skin.  Comfrey is an anti-inflammatory and speeds up wound healing because it contains concentrated amounts of a substance called allantoin. Comfrey is  often used as a poultice ingredient to reduce inflammation and accelerate healing. In folk medicine it was known as “knitbone”


In this article, Sheila explains how she made a poultice of comfrey and calendula for her swollen ankle and what the effect was. Interesting article! Click on the How to Make a Comfrey and Calendula Poultice link below to read Sheila’s article.

Please Note:  Comfrey is a bit controversial. Because Comfrey also contains some toxic alkaloids, I would personally only use it externally and for a limited amount of time. I’ve seen recommendations that comfrey be used externally for no more than 10 days at a time and no more than 4 to 6 weeks out of the year.I also wouldn’t use it on an open wound. I know there are many people who drink comfrey tea or have used comfrey on open wounds. Since different people react in their own unique way to herbs, I would rather err on the side of caution and use it topically on closed skin only.


How to Make a Comfrey and Calendula Poultice




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