Season 5 Episode 7: Benefits of Comfrey

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Episode Summary

The comfrey plant has soooo many benefits, but it’s also one of the most controversial herbs out there. In this episode, I’m sharing safety tips for working with both comfrey root and comfrey leaf. Plus, I’ll be showing you exactly how to make a deeply healing comfrey plant poultice.

Worked with correctly, comfrey is a powerful healing ally. But work with it incorrectly and you could end up doing more harm than good… thus, the controversy over comfrey safety.

After this episode, you’ll know:

► Important safety considerations for working with comfrey

► When comfrey is NOT the right herb to apply to a wound

► How to have a fresh comfrey leaf poultice on hand even in winter

This is one episode you don’t want to miss!

When used safely, comfrey is hands down the most healing plant for wounds, injuries, burns, and even musculoskeletal pain.


What You'll Learn from This Episode

    [01:09] Introduction to the comfrey plant

    [02:27] Comfrey energetics

    [03:57] Comfrey plant for healing tissues

    [06:32] Comfrey for musculoskeletal pain

    [08:44] Is comfrey toxic?

    [15:59] Summary: Working with comfrey medicine safely

    [17:03] How to identify the comfrey plant

    [18:12] Tips for growing comfrey

    [18:42] Comfrey look-alike to avoid

    [19:06] Using comfrey roots and leaf safely

    [21:06] How to make a comfrey leaf poultice

    [24:12] Comfrey Fun Fact

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Rosalee is an herbalist and author of the bestselling book Alchemy of Herbs: Transform Everyday Ingredients Into Foods & Remedies That Healand co-author of the bestselling book Wild Remedies: How to Forage Healing Foods and Craft Your Own Herbal Medicine. She's a registered herbalist with the American Herbalist Guild and has taught thousands of students through her online courses. Read about how Rosalee went from having a terminal illness to being a bestselling author in her full story here.  

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