December 16, 2008
The miracle of parsley and comfrey
I had a three legged dog who is now long gone after a long happy life of chasing coyotes, digging for voles and terrorizing marmots. In her later years she developed arthritis in her single front limb and I consulted The Complete Herbal Handbook for Farm and Stable for treatment advice. It was with some scepticism that I began to follow Levy's advice of a tablespoon parsley and tablespoon comfry leaves in a bit of meat for palatability. Juliette de Bairacli Levy, Jewish Turkish-Egyptian, friend of the gypsy and collector of peasant herb wisdom. Her advice was a miracle to my dear dog Tri-pod. After a few weeks she was back to her tri-hippity-skip self. I lapsed after awhile after she recovered, and it set back in, so as long as I kept up the parsley/comfry in her diet the arthritis was kept at bay. I highly recommend Levy's book for farm animal care and the parsley/comfry treatment to anyone suffering arthritis (Dad).