[permaculture] Comfrey

Donna Jones djones at kodiak.alaska.edu
Wed Mar 10 14:50:48 EST 2004

Regarding comfrey, one source for several varieties is Richter's Herb
Catalogue.    www.richters.com

I make a comfrey and calendula salve which has the property of stopping
muscle cramps.

Comfrey is valuable as a feed for animals, people, and is an excellent bee
plant.  There are stories here in Alaska of old timers who would plant a
big garden of comfrey and eat it every day during the growing season- one
local lady lived a fiesty life well into her nineties on this regimen. 
(This in the days when almost no greens or vegetables came from Outside.)


Donna Elizabeth Jones, Kodiak

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