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This is  a Badge Bit (BB) that is part of the PEP Curiculum. Completing this BB is part of getting the sand badge in Natural Medicine.

For this BB you will create a salve out of comfrey leaf.

- Make a journal page about a recipe for comfrey leaf salve along with dosage information.
- Make the comfrey leaf salve, and take a picture of it being made, and of it being finished.

Optional:

- Make a journal page about the uses and attributes of comfrey and how to ID and harvest it. Add it to the herb section.





Website pages on how to make comfrey leaf salve and the benefits of it:


https://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/all-purpose-comfrey-salve-recipe/

https://www.artfulhomemaking.com/make-your-own-comfrey-salve/


https://www.theprairiehomestead.com/2014/04/comfrey-plantain-salve.html

To show you've completed this Badge Bit, you must post:
- a picture of your journal page for your recipe and dosage information about comfrey leaf salve
- a picture of your comfrey leaf, freshly harvested
- a picture of the comfrey leaf in the oil with a description of what oil and other ingredients you used
- a picture of your completed salve in its permanent, labeled container/jar

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- a picture of your journal page about comfrey attributes
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Yesterday, I made comfrey salve.

Comfrey residing under one of my apple trees.


Recipe from my Natural Medicine Journal.


I let the comfrey dry out a bit and crumbled the leaves before adding the olive oil.


After about 3 hours on very low heat, the oil is strained.


The infused oil is returned to the pan and beeswax is added to melt (also low heat).


Warm salve poured into a small jar.


Finished salve the next day.
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I used mostly olive oil and a bit of safflower oil.
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