A chance to win chocolate!

July 19, 2007

I’m reviewing the direction of Mad About Herbs and have created a short survey , please complete it if you are interested in gardening, cooking, crafts or specifically herbs and feel free to forward the link or direct others to this post so they can complete it too so they too have the chance to win a 100g bar of Green & Black’s organic chocolate – you get to choose the flavour (there will be 5 winners drawn at random on 31st August – but hurry because I am limited to 100 responses so if you can’t access the survey you are too late).

Click here to take my survey (should only take 5 minutes).  Many thanks.

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Mel Rimmer 07.22.07 at 9:15 pm

Madeleine, my comfrey plants are taking over. I make them into weed tea to feed my plants, and I also put them on the compost heap where I know they do a lot of good. But can they be used for humans at all? I’m sure I’ve seen comfrey mentioned as an ingredient in skin creams. Do you have any recipes or ideas for using comfrey?

2 Madeleine 07.23.07 at 9:02 am

Hi Mel, This seems to be a common situation. Apart from the great uses you mention, there are a few others like boiling the fresh leaves for a golden fabric dye and using a poultice (clean pieces of cotton with the leaves in the middle tied on to the affected place) of the leaves on sprains or the site of broken bones; compounds in the leaves reduce swelling, bruising and encourage the tissues to regenerate, however it should not be used on broken skin and recent research has resulted in the advice to not take comfrey internally at all because of the risk of liver damage. Obviously it is best to consult a qualified practitioner before using any herbs medicinally.

It does make an attractive plant as well!

3 Shirl 07.25.07 at 10:47 pm

Hi there,

I discovered your Blog last night in my search for nominations for the ‘Bloggers for Positive Global Change Award’. You will find details in my post of 25th July 2007.

I write a gardenwatch blog from Scotland and I do believe we should all consider growing herbs in our gardens and be aware of all the uses they can have – please keep up the good work!

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