Comfrey heals the tissues inside and outside the body. It has a general soothing effect on the mucous membranes, and is used in soothing sore throats and coughs.
Reserve for those really nasty coughs, comfrey should not be taken internally for long periods of time.|
- Soak 2 tablespoons of comfrey root in one quart (2 cups) of water overnight.
- Bring to a boil and simmer 30 minutes. Strain.
- Combine the remaining liquid with an equal amount of honey, or a 3 parts honey/1 part glycerin mixture.
- Heat until just before boiling, turn down, and simmer again for 5 minutes. (You don't want to boil honey)
- Cool, store in a glass jar away from heat and light and take in tablespoon doses three or four times a day.
|Source: Adele Dawson "Herbs: Partners in Life," (2000)
Tags and Uses for this Remedy
- Cough :Homemade cough syrups and herbal medicine teas make use of simple ingredients like honey and
infused with healing herbs.
- Honey :Honey is not just a sweetener for your herbal teas. Raw, organic honey is an active healing agent adding valuable antiseptic and demulcent properties to your home herbal remedies.
- Syrup :Home cough and cold syrups using honey, glycerin and herbs. Recipes for slippery elm cough syrup and old fashioned elderberry rob.
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