10 COMFREY seeds (Symphytum officinale)
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Comfrey also called Symphytum officinale is a perennial herb from the Boraginaceae family such as borage or oyster plant.
It measures 40 to 60 cm in height and has very large fragrant leaves.
Comfrey seeds are black in color, about the size of those of golden rain tree or morning glory black flower, they are harvested at the end of August just after flowering.
To harvest its seeds, simply cut the tops, allow them to dry and then collect the seeds.
It is a very good medicinal, it is rich in calcium, potassium, phosphorus, vitamin B12, iron and silica.
It is very useful as an adjunct by poultice to facilitate the healing of wounds or fractures like pot marigold or Aloe vera.
It is possible to make an ointment from leaves to treat various ailments, for that, you have to melt petroleum jelly and then add previously dried leaves.
It is then necessary to heat the leaves and petroleum jelly gently and for an hour so that the benefits of comfrey separate from the ribs.
Finally, the mixture will have to be sieved with a colander.
The medicinal ointment from this herb will keep for 3 to 4 months in the refrigerator.
This exceptional perennial is also used as a rich fertilizer by maceration of the leaves and stems known as Comfrey manure.
This gives a very good 100% natural and organic fertilizer.
The richness of this liquid manure makes it possible to respond to a good number of deficiencies of all indoor and garden plants.
It contains a good amount of potassium, calcium, magnesium, copper, zinc, manganese, iron and boron.
Production of comfrey manure:
Liquid manure is a liquid organic fertilizer obtained by soaking 1 kg of fresh leaves for 10 liters of water for a few weeks in a plastic container.
To promote decomposition, the mixture must be stirred regularly.
In 2 weeks, the liquid manure is ready for use.
This precious liquid can be used for 3 to 4 weeks.
Sowing comfrey seeds:
Start by stratifying the seeds in the refrigerator for 1 to 2 weeks before cultivation.
Then sow the seeds in a pot with fine horticultural potting soil and bury them under 1/2 cm deep.
Gently water the culture and leave it in a place at room temperature.
Germination takes place 2 to 3 weeks after sowing.
Once the seedlings are 10 cm high, it will be possible to transplant them directly into the ground in a cool and humid place.
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