Growing and Using Moringa, Comfrey, and Healing Herbs

Learn how to grow and use Moringa Trees, Comfrey, medicinal herbs, adaptogen herbs such as Jiaogulan, and herbal medicine to create vibrant health and an enriched life style. There are a number of herbs you can grown at home which is fun and great for your health. Learn Tips on feeding your pets and livestock naturally with organic greens such as Comfrey, Kudzu, plantain, and Moringa. Get back to your roots in a healthy way.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Comfrey As a Superior Organic Feed for Your Chickens and Livestock



Goats prefer Comfrey!

Want to raise your chickens and livestock organically and naturally? Raise Comfrey!   


Are you feeding your chickens, goats, ducks, and cattle commercial feed or alfalfa? You may even grow your own hay or alfalfa to feed your animals. There is another choice that is organic and easy to grow in small areas or over many acres and that is Comfrey.  

Learn in today's blog why you should grow Comfrey over alfalfa !

Comfrey leaves are low in fiber, high in protein, high in minerals that can replace feed products containing animal-by-products and GMO soybeans and corn.  

Over 90% of corn and soybeans grown in this country are GMO products. Alfalfa is going that route as well.  Unless you are buying organic certified corn and soybean seed, you are getting a GMO product.  This GMO corn and soybeans then are processed into human food such as canned corn, soybean milk, soybean ingredients, corn products, and corn on the cob. Your breakfast cereal is made from GMO corn unless stated otherwise.  Corn and corn by-products are in everything and are GMO.  Read labels.  Soymilk is not a good product either, unless is is made from organic certified soybeans.  Again unless stated as organic, it is a GMO product.


Comfrey in the early growth. The leaves will be as big as tobacco leaves.


Comfrey is the fastest producer of organic vegetable protein. The huge green leaves can be dried for use as hay, silage, or given as green feed. If used as silage mix 1/2 Comfrey leaves and 1/2 hay together. Corn, oats, or millet can be substituted for hay.  It is so high in protein that if you use more than 2/3 Comfrey, it will get infested with maggots.


Advantages of Using Comfrey, over Alfalfa Hay


#1: Comfrey will not cause bloat even in young animals.   The Comfrey leaves contain 'allantoin' which is soothing to the animals digestive tract, helping to  prevent and stop scours (diarrhea) which is very dangerous to young calves and goats.  Just what is allantoin? Why is this component of Comfrey so important to its healing abilities?
Comfrey has a very high level of allantoin, the cell proliferant and skin strengthener and is a proven, beneficial ingredient for treating skin and hair conditions. Allantoin is a hormone-like substance found in the roots, stems, and leaves of Comfrey and is a major ingredient in better skin and hair care products — available without prescription. - See more at: http://www.coescomfrey.com/comfrey.html#sthash.mEYdlSMM.dpuf

Comfrey has a very high level of allantoin, the cell proliferant and skin strengthener and is a proven, beneficial ingredient for treating skin and hair conditions. Allantoin is a hormone-like substance found in the roots, stems, and leaves of Comfrey and is a major ingredient in better skin and hair care products — available without prescription. - See more at: http://www.coescomfrey.com/comfrey.html#sthash.mEYdlSMM.dpuf
Comfrey has a very high level of allantoin, the cell proliferant and skin strengthener and is a proven, beneficial ingredient for treating skin and hair conditions. Allantoin is a hormone-like substance found in the roots, stems, and leaves of Comfrey and is a major ingredient in better skin and hair care products — available without prescription. - See more at: http://www.coescomfrey.com/comfrey.html#sthash.mEYdlSMM.dpuf
 "Allantoin is a major metabolic intermediate in many other organisms including plants and bacteria. Manufacturers cite several beneficial effects for allantoin as an active ingredient in over-the-counter cosmetics, including: a moisturizing and keratolytic effect, increasing the water content of the extracellular matrix and enhancing the desquamation of upper layers of dead skin cells, increasing the smoothness of the skin; promoting cell proliferation and wound healing; and a soothing, anti-irritant, and skin protectant effect by forming complexes with irritant and sensitizing agents."from Wikipeida

You can feed Comfrey to baby animals without problems.

#2:  Comfrey fed to milk producing animals such as cows and goats increases both the quality and quantity of milk.

#3; Chickens fed Comfrey lay more eggs than when fed traditional grains.  The egg yolks are yellow with a superior taste. Do they eat it willingly? Yes! I have fed my rabbits and chickens Comfrey leaves for years.  In fact my Comfrey patch must be guarded with a 6 foot fence to keep the chickens from raiding it and eating it down to the ground.  Our rabbits fed Comfrey produce beautiful babies who are fat and healthy.  So giving it to pregnant or nursing pet moms produces beautiful and healthy litters. You will have to dry it and grind it into a powder for cats and dogs. The dried Comfrey powder can be mixed in with their moist food. 

How Much Comfrey should you grow? Depends on how many animals you have at your farm.  The more animals, the more Comfrey is needed. 

It does take a large Comfrey patch to feed your animals. That is why I spent the last two days adding a whole new section of Bocking #4 Comfrey.  It takes a lot of Comfrey to feed 32 chickens and a few rabbits. I want to brew up the Comfrey tea for my other plants as well.  

I was impressed again by the large root cuttings that Coe's Comfrey sent me this week.  In years past I have ordered cuttings from other companies that were small and arrived in bad shape.  So where you buy your Comfrey roots is important. After you spend your hard earned money, it is pretty frustrating when they don't grow. So buy from the best, and your money will be well spent.

I hope you do decide to grow some Comfrey for your favorite pet pals and that you buy it from Coe's Comfrey, as I have done.  At the end of the blog, I will give you the details on Coe's and how to order with special pricing.

#4: Comfrey is not troubled by most insects and plant diseases other than rust, and you will get more yield per ton than growing alfalfa.   Comfrey leaves contain 23% to 33% protein, over alfalfa which is usually only 12% to 19%.

It contains a similar level of nitrogen as chicken manure, 2 to 3 times the amount of potash as barnyard manure, and is a finished compost immediately after it is cut and plowed under.  Using one pound of Comfrey or more per row will increase production of that crop yield by 30% and higher.  It acts as a growth simulator.  You can also make it into a Comfrey tea to boost the growth naturally of all your individual plants. Why use chemical growth simulators when you can use Comfrey tea?

Comfrey fed to red worms makes big, fat worms.  So if you are raising red worms as I am, you need to grow Comfrey.  I have a whole bin of red worms here in Tennessee. I have found that Comfrey seems to be the best food to get them big quickly. They thrive on it.

#5:  Comfrey roots are non GMO.  Much of your soybeans, corn,  and alfalfa is now from GMO seeds.  Most of us that are dedicated to eating and feeding our families and animals more organic food choices, need to think about growing as much Comfrey as we can in our yards and farms.

Well that is all on Comfrey for today.  I encourage you to grow Comfrey on your farm or in your back yard.  If you are interested in growing Comfrey commercially, Coe is the man to talk to.  Comfrey is grown as a major livestock food in many countries around the world. It just hasn't been pushed in this country. Farmers are not familiar with Comfrey and its benefits as a commercial crop. This I hope will change in the future.

I stand behind Coe and his Bockin #4 Comfrey Plants. Take advantage of his SPECIAL Offer Below

Comfrey — The Legendary Herb of Life

  • Nature’s best way of providing High Protein — 22% to 33%
  • Vitamins A, C, B-12 * Very Drought Resistant! *
  • Rich in Silicon, Calcium, Potassium, Phosphorus, Iron, Iodine, Trace Minerals and more!
  • Used as a folk remedy for thousands of years
  • Very high food value for animals
  • World record yield of over 140 tons per acre!
This huge biomass has great potential for compost, methane gas and alcohol fuel.
Comfrey is the greatest producer of vegetable protein and the fastest protein builder on Earth. Acre for acre, it can yield 20 times the protein soybeans do.
- See more at: http://www.coescomfrey.com/comfrey.html#sthash.6fYQrSmN.dpuf
Coe's Comfrey will send 
20% EXTRA planting stock for FREE 
when you mention that you saw 
this offer on Kate Freer’s Blogspot.

Go to the Coe’s Comfrey Order page 
to order your Comfrey planting stock.

On the Instructions to Seller section, 
reference #HerbLadyIsIn in your comment, 
or that Kate Freer’s Blogspot sent you. 

Coe will then add 20% more 
of any product you order.

As a extra bonus, you will also get 
a special selection of free DVDs.







  • Nature’s best way of providing High Protein — 22% to 33%
  • Vitamins A, C, B-12 * Very Drought Resistant! *
  • Rich in Silicon, Calcium, Potassium, Phosphorus, Iron, Iodine, Trace Minerals and more!
  • Used as a folk remedy for thousands of years
  • Very high food value for animals
  • World record yield of over 140 tons per acre!
  • - See more at: http://www.coescomfrey.com/comfrey.html#sthash.6fYQrSmN.dpuf

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    I do not sell Moringa products as of Sept, 2016. I am working on a project that demands an unbiased viewpoint. 

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