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The Comfrey Patch

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If Heather Porrill looks familiar, it’s because she was, for years, the face behind a highly successful confectionery business called Buttery Bites Caramels, which came to a screeching halt during the pandemic years. In the face of the pain and the grief over the loss of the business that she had painstakingly built, she found a new purpose: she now makes healing Comfrey products, which she describes as “nature doing what it does.”

“That chapter in my life, the confectionery business, is closed,” she said, adding: “I have opened a new book, and the book is right in my backyard, in my garden.”

Available: Comfrey Salve, Comfrey Tea, Comfrey Plant Food (liquid fertilizer), and Comfrey Salve Kit, which people can use to make their own salve.

The other thing worth mentioning about Comfrey is the fact that its roots and leaves contain allantoin, a substance understood to help new skin cells grow and keep skin healthy.

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