Directions

  1. Boil water in the saucepan.
  2. Using tongs, dip comfrey leaves into the boiling water.
  3. Remove the leaves and let them coo! until they are cool enough to touch,
  4. Wrap the leaves around the wound, holding them in place with a bandage, if necessary.
  5. Repeat with freshly heated leaves every 30 minutes.

Note: This poultice is for external use on!y; do not apply to cuts or open wounds.

"Here's a wonderful remedy I teach all the kids who visit us at Heart's Ease Herb Shop & Gardens in Cambria, California," says Sharon Lovejoy, author of the children's classic Sunflower Houses. For minor cuts and scratches, wash the wound, then open an aloe vera leaf and squeeze some of the gel onto the hurt. Next, find a lamb's-ears (Stachys byzantina) leaf to wrap around the cut. Tie it in place with a piece of grass, Voila! An emergency Band-Aid! V

Lamb's-ears leaf

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Blade of grass

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