Plants Featured in this Clip
Nepeta cataria (Catnip)
Symphytum officinale (comfrey)
Sambucus canadensis (Elderberry)
Helianthus tuberosus (Jerusalem Artichoke, Sunchoke, Earth Apple)
Urtica dioica (stinging nettle, burn weed)
- Stinging nettle leaves are most commonly brewed as a tea which captures many of the most essential health benefits.
- Comfrey contains allantoin, a substance known to aid granulation and cell formation, the basis of healing. The most common medicinal use of comfrey is in poultices to help heal swellings, inflammation and sores.
- Comfrey is toxic to the liver for both humans and livestock and should not be taken orally or used on open wounds, as reported in Mother Earth News.