What Is Dried Comfrey Suitable For?

Rapidly it grows up and promises a rich harvest. In its dried form comfrey is almost as effective as in freshly harvested form. But what is it suitable for in its dried state?

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Dried comfrey for the preparation of liquid manure
Common among gardeners is the preparation of liquid manure with the help of dried or fresh comfrey leaves. This liquid manure serves as a fertilizer and greatly strengthens garden plants. This is how it works:

  • pour dried and chopped leaves with water e.g. in a bucket
  • leave it outside
  • stir daily
  • Slurry is ready when no longer foams and fermented odor is formed

Dried comfrey for wound healing


Comfrey has long been known to have anti-inflammatory, disinfectant, analgesic, circulatory and wound healing properties . If you have poorly healing wounds, sprains, bruises or other musculoskeletal problems, use the effective power of comfrey.

Make an ointment from comfrey


Ideally, the ointment should be made from the dried pieces of the root. Shea butter, for example, can serve as a fatty base for the ointment. The dried root pieces are ground into powder. The fine powder is added to the fatty base and the whole is stirred (if necessary, heat briefly beforehand). Now the ointment is ready for use.

Apply compresses with comfrey


Furthermore, you can make poultices with dried comfrey leaves. Take the dry comfrey leaves and blend them with little water in a food processor to make a paste. Put this paste on a cotton cloth.

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Alternatively, you can infuse the dried leaves or root pieces with hot water and soak the cotton cloth with this infusion. The poultice should be allowed to work on the particular area for 1 to 2 hours.

Dried comfrey root for dental care


It may sound far-fetched, but it has been proven that comfrey as a mouthwash helps remineralize teeth. For this purpose, the dried root or root pieces are infused with hot water. The whole thing is left to infuse for 10 minutes. Then allow to cool and use as a mouthwash daily.

Tips & Tricks
The root contains most of the active ingredients. Therefore, you should – if possible – prefer them to use. When using comfrey, keep in mind that it should not be used internally, as it contains toxins.

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