Connecting with Comfrey
Whatever you might have heard about Comfrey, what has your experience shown you?
In this three part video, I show and tell how I began answering that question for myself twenty years ago, and offer ways you can do the same.
Books and second hand information can be helpful when getting to know a new plant, however, taking time to slow down, sit still and listen has always been my best guide. So, in part one, we begin by greeting the comfrey growing right outside our door. Breathing, listening, being with comfrey, what will we hear?
Making and drinking nourishing herbal infusions has been one of my simple lifestyle rituals since learning about them in 2003. In part two, join me in the kitchen as I take you step by step through making a comfrey leaf infusion and rebrew. Hear about the ways comfrey supports our well being as we build our homestead from scratch.
Finally, in part three, we sit by the fire and make a salve with comfrey infused oil. The comfrey leaf within this oil has made quite the journey, from a root cutting nurtured in a pot in front of our DC apartment, to my mom’s back porch, into the ground at the place we call home. This salve will be a relief for bumps, bruises, and aching muscles.
Can you hear me?
Teach me how
To grow so fiercely
We both know
When life’s not easy
Your green leaves
Are sure to please me
Lucretia loves connecting people with plants. As a Wise Woman herbalist, her favorite times are spent meeting new and old plant friends wherever she happens to be. Sharing those relationships with other humans led her to create House of Lukaya in 2003.
House of Lukaya is a mobile and online shop with offerings including a pocket Guide to Nourishing Herbal Infusions, earth based body care, incense twists, and other handicrafts.
Lucretia serves on the board of Herbalists Without Borders, an organization working to bring community together with herbal medicine. In 2019, she and her partner purchased land in central Virginia where they are building a homestead from scratch, experiencing and sharing the beauty of intentional living in tune with the Earth.
Along with the plants themselves, Lucretia’s approach to herbal medicine has been greatly inspired by apprenticeship and mentorship with Susun Weed. She enjoys hosting field walks, tincture tastings, and home remedy workshops. Lucretia welcomes your communications by phone, 804-482-0585, by email, email@example.com and on Instagram @houseoflukaya. You can learn more about and support her family’s homesteading journey by visiting ‘Help Off Gridish Go All In’ at GoFundMe.com.