Comfrey: Fodder, Food & Remedy

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The world's leading authority shows how comfrey can be cultivated to produce a crop rewarding for the small gardener as well as the larges mechanized farmer, and can be used for the benefit of everyone.

Comfrey is the fastest known builder of vegetable protein. (The amount of protein obtained from every acre of comfrey can be nearly twenty times that obtained from soybeans). Comfrey's extraordinarily high yield makes it economical for feeding a wide range of livestock. It can be used for food for cattle to produce milk which is rich in quality and quantity; as a blood purify, and as a cheap source of Vitamin A for poultry farmers. New process employing yeasts and bacteria are making comfrey even more important to feeding humanity.

Comfrey is not only grown as a kind of 'instant compost' to provide the potassium that every organic farmer needs; it is also the only plant known to take Vitamin B-12 form the soil, which can be concentrated with the protein.

In addition, for a thousands years or more, because of its 'gluey' quality, comfrey was known as 'bone set' or 'knit bond'; it was mentioned in most herbals and invaroius pharmacopoeias as a remedy for healing wounds. In a chapter on the medicinal uses of comfrey, Dr. Charles MacAlister shows that the allantoin in comfrey promotes the growth of healthy cells and may have a negative influence on the growth of malignant cells. A chapter on 'Comfrey for Human Food' includes recipes for preparing comfrey as a vegetable, in soups, and as a tea; and instructions are given for making comfrey poultices.

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Hills, Lawrence Donegan
Published by Universe Books (1976)
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