This salve is an excellent choice for internal injuries. It takes full advantage of the healing constituents found in Comfrey (Symphytum officinale). Comfrey has been used and documented since the Middle Ages as an extraordinary internal healer. The Latin name Symphytum is a derivative of the Greek meaning the knitting together of bones, hence the name Knit Together Salve.
Comfrey has an affinity for torn and strained muscles, ligaments, joints and broken or bruised bones. Both the musculoskeletal system and the respiratory system benefit from Comfrey.
The salve also contains Rosemary essential oil. Among the many benefits of Rosemary, it is an effective treatment for muscle pain and arthritis. It also helps circulation.
In a double boiler (or a pot nestled in a larger pot filled with a bit of water) over medium heat, add the oils and beeswax.
Stir until the beeswax melts and is fully incorporated.
Remove from the heat and allow to cool for a moment.
Add the essential oil. Stir.
Pour into clean and sterilised jars.
Next time you stub your toe, twist your ankle, bruise your knee or strain your back try Comfrey, whether you reach for this salve or use a poultice of the fresh Comfrey leaves, you will experience healing and relief.
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