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How to use Comfrey to Heal Broken Bones
Longtime Mother blog shares a first hand account of using Comfrey poultice to encourage the healing of her husband’s broken ankle.
Comfrey nickname is “Knit Bone”.
A Comfrey poultice can reduce swelling, scaring and encourage bone growth. It heals the injuries to the body….Comfrey is a gift in all ways.
Comfrey should be grown on every homestead in my opinion because not only is it used in herbal medicine but as a natural fertilizer for a garden. Comfrey fertilizer tea helps grow plants that produce food which enriches our bodies.
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” Eating calcium-rich foods needed for bone reconstruction and renewal.
When your diet doesn’t contain enough calcium for your body’s needs, calcium is withdrawn from your bones. Studies show that low calcium intake is associated with low bone density, bone loss and broken bones.
Eat: Low- or non-fat dairy products (such as milk and yogurt), canned salmon and sardines (eat the soft bones!), dark green leafy greens, broccoli, dried figs and nuts. (Note: Spinach, rhubarb and beet greens provide less calcium because a substance called oxalate gets in the way of absorption). To absorb calcium, you also need vitamin D. Few foods other than fish and liver naturally contain vitamin D, so look for vitamin D fortified foods (like milk and orange juice) and ask your doctor if you need a daily supplement.
How much do you need? According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, if you’re under age 50, get a total of 1,000 mg of calcium from foods and supplements, if needed. Along with it, get 400 to 800 IU of vitamin D daily. If you’re over 50, get 1,200 mg of calcium and 800 to 1,000 IU of vitamin D. (Your body can absorb about 500 to 600 mg of calcium at one time, so spread out your calcium intake.” as quoted in the article “6 Surprising Bone Builders” by Natasha Persaud
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