Buy My Salve

Freight Train Comfrey Salve

Made by yours truly, with organic comfrey in a base of lard.

Did you just get hit by a car on your bike, breaking your leg in two places? Does your wrist hurt from too much time spent on craigslist, looking for a job? Do your knees cry out in pain when you climb up a flight of stairs? Well, that sucks. I might be able to help you.

This is Comfrey. Comfrey (also called Boneset) is one of the most prolific, and useful, medicinal plants there is. Comfrey has been used by white people and brown people alike for thousands of years as a topical mender of bone and joint tissue. I’ve always taken my anthropological history’s word for it, and watched, satisfied, as this very salve greatly helped the chronic knee inflammation of my closest friends, but now these last five minutes I’ve learned from wikipedia that “the herb contains allantion, a cell proliferant that speeds up the natural replacement of body cells.” And so, in the end, science validates what healthy human beings have known forever.

Although folks once took comfrey internally for bronchial problems, this is no longer acceptable, due to possible liver toxicity. It is, however, quite safe to apply comfrey topically in whatever quantities you might like.

My salve is made of pure organic comfrey steeped in a base of lard. Why lard, you might ask, when there are such nicer mediums, like olive oil and beeswax?

Reason the first: Because lard works better. Traditionally, salves were made with lard or ghee (clarified butter) because those mediums were most effective at pulling the constituents from the plant.

Reason the second: Because lard is cheap. That makes my salve affordable. My salve is half the price of olive-oil/beeswax salves. These are hard times, friends. Let’s be old-fashioned and rub pig-fat on our tendonitis.

I promise it doesn’t smell like bacon. It smells like comfrey, which does not smell like bacon.

Lard-free salve available in an organic coconut oil base for double the cost. (still better than the olive oil stuff.)

How do I use this stuff?

Rub it on your stiff and swollen joints every day. Buy it for your friends. Admire the nice drawing of a freight train. Replenish when empty.

To purchase a 4-ounce jar (and a piece of my heart), just click on the “Buy Now” paypal button on the left-hand column of my blog (where all the other crap is). Shipping is $2.

Also available in bulk sizes, email for quotes.

Oh, and The Man called- he wanted me to tell you this-

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7 thoughts on “Buy My Salve

  1. Salve trade? I’ll send you some of my tree salve (wonderful alaskan trees: birch, spruce, poplar, and arnica, which of course is not a tree) for bruises and sore muscles and nerve pain and congestion (just dab it in the nose!) and stuff. It’s very uncool in olive oil and beeswax.

  2. I love comfrey salve and Im stoked to find your website, researching a drawing of boneset for a monograph for school….but, I would like to point out that Comfrey (Symphytum officinale) and Boneset (Eupatorium perfoliatum) are not the same plant. They are both amazing healing herbs though! Peace & Blessings to you,

  3. OK. I know this post is like, years old now (I’m reading it because I discovered your blog this year about the PCT. I read all of 2013 and 2014’s PCT blogs so I know you are done with the 2014 PCT journey thanks to Instagram even though you haven’t updated past Stehekin on the blog yet, but congrats on the awesome finish the second time around. You have to be pretty proud of yourself!) but I was backpacking a couple weeks ago in Desolation Wilderness (Tahoe) coming down Dick’s Pass in the PCT (you wrote about it) and caught a toe, fell and slammed my shin into another rock. It hurt like a motherfucker and I swear I have a bone bruise because it still hurts even though the scabs are all gone. Nothing like falling on a downhill with a weighted pack, right? Sucks. Anyway, this Comfrey stuff sounds like maybe something I need to get my hands on. Wanna know something goofy? The street I live on is called “Comfrey Place”. Since I’ve lived on Comfrey Place I’ve wondered about Comfrey and what medicinal properties it might have because I was vaguely aware it’s used in herbal medicine. So, even if the salve isn’t available anymore, thanks for the education on Comfrey.

    And love the blog!

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