Herbs to Heal Broken Bones, Skin, and Cartilage

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By Rebecca Potter

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Many years ago a 14 year old girl was suffering from a severe skin disease. She was completely covered with scales and secondary bleeding. Doctors could do nothing for her and had never seen anything like it. Her mother approached Dr. John R. Christopher, pleading with him to help her daughter, who was now suicidal and had dropped out of school. Dr. Christopher had a brilliant flash of inspiration and told the woman to write down a healing formula of herbs that came to him on the spot. (Dr. Christopher was always a very inspired herbalist!)

The grateful mother made the formula with the herbs, gave it to her daughter, and just 3 days later, all the scales had dropped off, her skin had turned pink and was already beginning to heal. After six months of using this formula, detoxifying her system, cleansing her bloodstream, and changing her diet, she was totally healthy, back in school, and the happiest she’d ever been in her life.

What was that miraculous formula that had helped this girl regain her health? Today the formula is called Dr. Christopher’s Complete Tissue and Bone Formula, (previously called BF&C Formula for bone, flesh, and cartilage) and it is made up of a synergistic combination of  white oak bark, lungwort, slippery elm bark, marshmallow root, mullein leaf, black walnut leaf, gravel root, wormwood,  plantain leaf, lobelia, skullcap, and aloe vera gel powder.  (The bulk formula also has comfrey in it).

Together these herbs work very effectively together to aid the body’s natural healing processes by feeding the healing faculties so the body can rebuild itself at a much faster rate. True to its name, it is the complete healing formula for bones, flesh, and cartilage.

If you were to sustain a serious injury in a disaster or collapse scenario, this is the stuff you would want to have on hand!

Thousands of people have experienced their own miracles because of this formula since its creation over 60 years ago. I personally have read accounts of amazing and complete recoveries after cut off fingers, crushed pelvises, curvature of the spine, stiff necks, pulled muscles, polio, MS, muscular dystrophy, arthritis, bone spurs, cancer of the spine, broken bones, torn off knee caps, paralyzation due to Spina Bifida, degenerative arthritis, and many more stories.

How to Handle Broken Bones in a Disaster Scenario

I want to share with you a holistic program specifically for broken bones since many people are not aware of the thousands of Complete Tissue and Bone success stories out there. Will one of them be yours?

First, have a doctor set the broken bone and put a cast or splint on it as needed.

Then make Dr. Christopher’s Complete Tissue and Bone Formula a huge part of your day.  Believe me when I tell you that you will want to use as many forms of this formula as possible daily!  Drink the tea or syrup and take the capsules 3 times a day, add the powder to smoothies, apply the fomentation (compress) to the break, and liberally rub on the massage oil and ointment!  If you will be wearing a cast, be sure to apply these before the cast is fitted.

Take 2 capsules of Dr. Christopher’s Herbal Calcium Formula with every cup of Complete Tissue and Bone tea you drink. This formula will help supply the organic calcium the bones, nerves, and arteries need for total healing. It’s comprised of horsetail, comfrey, oat straw, and lobelia. This is also available in bulk and called Dr. Christopher’s Calc Tea.

For pain relief, the Complete Tissue and Bone Formula is a great regulator. You can use your body’s own pain signal as a measure of how much to take. Start with 6-8 capsules every 2 hours until the pain subsides for at least 2-3 days. At that point, try to wait 3 hours, and if at 2 ½ hours the pain returns, that is the body telling you it needs the nutrition more often so you should go back to every 2 hours. Dr. Christopher’s Cayenne Heat Ointment is also fantastic for natural pain relief.

Other things that will help with a speedy healing are raw proteolytic enzymes,  lots of vitamin D from the sun (or Vitamin D3 serum in winter), homeopathic arnica, following a diet of whole grains, nuts, seeds, fruits and vegetables. Stay away from processed foods like refined sugars, flours, and dairy that will acidify the blood and damper the body’s healing faculties. In addition, don’t use steroids since they encourage yeast infections and dangerous adrenal insufficiency, and are counter- productive to the healing process.

After applying this program, you will probably notice that you will lose some structural support in the injured area. This is normal as the cartilage is forming and hardening into bone, so keep up the program so it will heal completely. Soon you’ll be up and running good as new and you won’t even be able to tell that anything had broken!

While none of us ever wishes to break a bone or have a severe accident, isn’t it nice to know what you can do yourself to help your body heal from such physical trauma, especially in a disaster scenario? I find it fascinating and comforting to see the many ways that nature can heal us so effectively and I love sharing this knowledge so that we can all ultimately benefit.


Editor’s Note:

In the event that no medical help is available, you may be in a position to have to set and splint a broken bone yourself.  According to the Doom and Bloom Survival Medicine Handbook, if the bone doesn’t appear deformed or bent you can probably go ahead and make a splint to keep the area immobilized.  You may use sticks and bandanas or t-shirts or a pillow wrapped around the limb secured with duct tape.  Bones take 6-8 weeks to heal (or possibly less if you use the right herbs and essential oils).  For more information on setting a broken bone, see the Doom and Bloom Survival Medicine Handbook.


Rebecca Potter Master Herbalist 270x300 Herbs to Heal Broken Bones, Skin, and CartilageRebecca Potter, MH, is a lifelong student of herbalism, a lover of herbs and natural healing. She feels passionately about sharing her knowledge and experience with herbs to empower all to achieve the greatest possible health potential. She received her Master Herbalist degree from The School of Natural Healing, and teaches herbal classes in her local area of Salt Lake City. She is a co-author along with Julie Behling-Hovdal and Col. Edward Behling of The Essential Survival Guide to Medical Preparedness. In addition to her herbal classes, Rebecca enjoys doing personalized herbal consultations and performs a variety of key functions at Essential Survival, LLC. Follow her on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/iheartherbs for tips and ideas on herbal healing and nutrition.




These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA.  These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.  Anyone suffering from disease or injury should consult with a physician.


{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

KEEDI Elly August 7, 2014 at 6:22 am

Where in uganda can i get your products for broken bone treatment?

Rebecca Potter August 7, 2014 at 11:22 pm

I’m sorry, I’m not familiar with the specific stores in your area that carry Dr. Christopher’s products, but I know most if not all of them are also sold on Amazon.com. Have you tried that?

Caoimhe September 22, 2014 at 10:17 am

I was wondering if you have any information concerning this medicine for someone with polycistic kidney disease?

Rebecca Potter September 22, 2014 at 9:07 pm

Hi Caoimhe, Actually what might be more helpful is Dr. Christopher’s Kidney Formula and a natural healing program getting rid of cysts. That would include doing a detox and increasing potassium as well. You can find the Kidney Formula here –http://store.essentialsurvival.org/Dr-Christopher-s-Kidney-Formula-100-Capsules-p/11442315.htm

Sandie October 9, 2014 at 7:27 am

You spoke of a young girls with scales, I does this help with psoriasis?

Rebecca Potter October 9, 2014 at 2:35 pm

Hi Sandie, yes, the Complete Tissue and Bone Formula helps with most, if not all, issues involving the skin, ligaments, muscles, and bones. So yes, it would help with psoriasis. Although I would suggest getting to the root cause of the problem, which could be an autoimmune malfunction or a toxic liver/bloodstream.

Andrea February 5, 2015 at 5:24 pm

Thank you for this article! I have just discovered these formulas, they sound amazing. I have an infected tooth which I would like to treat by not going to the dentist, and using natural means instead. Would I be better with Dr Christopher’s bulk Bone formula (which has comfrey), or with the Calc tea? I also have scoliosis, so it seems that I never got quite enough calcium as a child. So, perhaps both?
I have also read that the kelp-t is a good general formula.
Would love to know your thoughts. Many thanks

Rebecca Potter February 7, 2015 at 2:30 pm

Hi Andrea,

You’re very welcome for the information and I’m glad it was helpful for you! I would actually recommend using everything you can get your hands on to help your tooth. I would use the Complete Tissue and Bone Formula, Calc Tea, Dr. Christopher’s Herbal Calcium, and the things I mention in my article on dental care here http://essentialsurvival.org/truly-natural-dental-care/ It often takes a lot more herbal care and diligence than people think to take care of something, especially if the condition is chronic or advanced. Kelp-T is also a great formula, but I think with the above formulas, you could make a great difference if used consistently. And if you do go to a dentist, make sure it’s a holistic one! Good luck!

Andrea February 7, 2015 at 2:53 pm

Thanks so much Rebecca. Ok I will use everything I can get – the CT&B, the Calc Tea, and the tooth powder.
I’ve also read that gargling and swallowing with Green Black Walnut is good too.
The crazy thing is that this has probably been lingering for years, but I kept thinking it was my sinuses. I’ve had / got Chronic Fatigue so it was hard to figure out what was causing what. Some was probably my tooth, other bits were epstein barr, other bits my gut, etc. etc.
I also wanted to ask exactly how to make the CT&B, and Calc Tea. And if there is any danger with taking effectively two doses of comfrey a day. The CT&B sounds strong, is there a point at which it is good to stop for a while?
Thank you!

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