Comfrey has been used by herbalists to speed bone healing since the ancient Greeks, there is documents of physicians treating the army of Alexander the Great.
I’ve read some pretty miraculous stories of this herb.
It is referred to as “knitbone” herb as it has the ability to seemingly “knit” or put back together flesh, sinew, and bone.
In the above Youtube Video, you can watch Dr. Christopher (famous American Herbalist) talk about one of his miraculous healing stories of Comfrey on a boy that severely burned his hands down to the bone to where conventional doctors could only amputate or reconstruct affixed unusable hands, but by use of Comfrey, one boy made 100% recovery, growing back the flesh, finger nails & everything back with no scarring.
The therapeutic actions of comfrey are: Demulcent (soothing; relieves inflammation), cell proliferant (promotes granulation and formation of epithelial cells responsible for mending and healing the body), pectoral (remedy for chest infections), astringent (causes contraction and arrests discharges), nutritive, tonic, expectorant (facilitates coughing), alterative (purifies the blood), vulnerary (medieval term for a plant used to heal battle wounds), mucilage (polysaccharides that have a slippery, mild taste and swell in water), and styptic (arrests bleeding).
My particular interest is Comfrey’s Cell Proliferant Ability, studies found a white, crystalline substance known as allantoin believed to be responsible for the rapid healing, it basically makes cells grow faster.
Many Great Herbalists have written about the power of Comfrey.
“It does not seem to matter much which part of the body is broken, either internally or externally; comfrey will heal it quickly. It is a great cell proliferant, or new cell grower, it grows new flesh and bone alike, stops hemorrhage, and is wonderful for coughs, soothing and healing the inflamed tissues in a most remarkable manner.” -Dr. Shook commenting on the efficacy of Comfrey… (School of Natural Healing by Dr. John R. Christopher 337)
Rapid Healing of Shattered Foot Story
One particular story that I have heard was one gentleman completely pulverized his foot when a heavy barrel dropped on it. Shattering his feet into what appeared to be million pieces on the x-ray, the bones were vaporized. Medical doctor’s only option was to amputate the foot, the fellow refused and began putting Comfrey poultice on it. Some pieces of bones were so fragmented they were all the way up the guy’s leg, well after applying comfrey the body somehow knew to bring all the pieces back together like a jigsaw puzzle, some fragments had to travel back down to the feet from the leg. The guy made 100% recovery of the foot apparently.
Now we are getting into real anecdotal type of data here but when I hear about the use of Comfrey and its efficacy in healing bones from multiple sources by people of great track records, I take notice. I wonder the use of Comfrey in what we are trying to do here with adult bone remodeling?
Another herbalist, I found recently, that I’ve been learning a lot from is Tony Pantalleresco, he also advocates the use of Comfrey and Gelatin to repair bone and cartlidge, he says Gelatin increases the effects and uptake of Comfrey.
I found him from this Teeth regeneration video
I’ve been using this TSP formula for almost a week, more to report on this later. As I have been looking for ways to regrow teeth, as I have some fillings I would love to figure out a way to pop them out via regeneration of teeth.
There is sooo many conflicting views on proper diet and nutrition out there. Raw food, veganism, “whole food diet”, Paleo-diet, Keto Diet, fruitarian, etc. People that say eating meat is death and others like Tony that says we require omnivorous diet.
What I respect about Tony apart from the fact that the man is an walking encyclopedia on human anatomy and nutrition, he is showing people how to make cheap home remedies in which he makes zero profit from, now that’s pretty significant and says a lot about who he is and his work. How many health “guru’s” today are always pushing their line of products onto you? I get it, people need to make a living, but one should take all of these things into account and use the muscle of discernment sufficiently to go through all the information out there.
I feel that Tony keeps it real, sharing his knowledge on what actually works not necessary what turns profit, which I respect greatly. So I have decided to take his protocols head on, trying it out so that I can speak more on this from personal experience.
What really made me think Tony knew what he was talking about was that he speaks on the importance of fixing our gut, and most of us are compromised in the gut (colon & bowl) so we’re not absorbing our nutrients. I have had hunches on this problem for a while, gut feeling on it, pun intended. That I was taking supplements but not seeing the results that I thought I should be seeing, and have wondered if there was a problem with my absorption.
I’m the type of person that if I feel even an inkling that something has merit or it could benefit me, then I just go ahead and take massive action to try it out for myself and put it to test.
So right now I am doing the Tri-Sodium Phosphate Mouth Wash, Ascorbic Acid Drink (detoxer and also remineralize bone and teeth), Sodium ThioSulphate Clense (designed to clean the bowels & colon), & following his diet protocol.
Which is avoid all grains and eat a high saturated fat diet with probiotic foods like fermented dairy (cheese, kefir, yogurt,cottage cheese), which has many similarities to Weston Price foundation teachings as well as Cure Tooth Decay book by Ramiel Nagel, which I am sure many of the readers of this blog is aware of. I will mention that Tony is completely against the use of Cod Liver Oil because of unavoidable mercury content and something about fish oils rapidly oxidizing and becoming carcinogenic.
Now I may be jumping the gun introducing some of these new stuff I’ve been experimenting with, I’m simply acting as relay of message at this point and do not have concrete personal experience to confirm any of this yet. So approach with discretion!
One thing I want to mention briefly about Weston Price diet is what he called the Activator X, the special element he found in butter from pastured cows grazing on rapidly growing green grass, Well this mysterious substance has been identified as Vitamin K2, which was discovered in 2007 (not too long ago). This Vitamin K2 looks similar to Vitamin K so it has been ignored, Vitamin K is responsible for coagulation of the blood & we get plenty of it in our diet, but K2 although similar in molecular structure has a completely different & unique job in the body & is a lot harder to come by in our modern diet. It’s a vitamin that transports calcium to where it is suppose to go and removes calcium from where its not supposed to be. So it puts calcium into bone & teeth, and takes calcium out from soft tissues. It has been studied to remove artery plaque (calcification of arteries, top contributor of Heart Disease), reduce wrinkles as the calcium deposit from the skin is removed, heal arthritic joints and hands, and what they don’t talk too much on is de-calcification of the pineal gland.
One of my other nutrition mentor had a protocol to de-calcify pineal gland and make people smarter, intuitive,etc and he was using butter oil with “Activator X” 3x per day, Now I know why that worked, the Vitamin K2 in the butter.
Of course it puts calcium into bone so it reverses osteoporosis and makes teeth harder, explains why Weston Price diet makes teeth impervious to cavities.
Imo, the Butter Oil and fish oil stuff sold by green pastures is too expensive.
You can get vitamin K2 from other sources, various cheese contain them like Gouda and Brie which are long form chains of Vitamin K2, MK-9 and MK-10 which is known to have more efficacy than short chain forms found in butter from gass-fed cows which is MK-4. The bacteria creates Vitmain K2 so for cheeses the milk doesn’t have to be raw or grass-fed.
The butter has to be grass-fed because only when the cow’s stomach process the green vegetation is this Vitamin K2 synthesized. Unfortunately humans don’t have the ability to manufacture this vital vitamin and it is poorly recycled in the body. This explains why we are now missing this vitamin from our diet today as our cows are now eating grains & junk soy.
Now some teachers of Vitamin K2 will say Natto, A japanese fermented soy bean food contains the highest amount of Vitamin K2 a long chain form MK-7, and this was exciting because I have no issue eating this food because of my Japanese background, however after learning from Tony Pantalleresco and reading studies on Soy, I am staying the hell away from all soy. Even the fermentation will not remove the myriad of bad effects like fake estrogen, attack on your thyroid, & damage to your digestive track. It was never intended for human consumption, but it has been campaigned & promoted as health food in the past, all designed to make the population sicker, but I digress…
According to Tony though, apparently there’s other ways to remove calcification, like sodium thiosulphate which may be more powerful than the K2 from food. I have noticed right away after taking STS (sodium thiosulphate) that when I make a fist with my hand or stretch some of my fingers, I used to hear some crackling/grinding noise and now that’s gone, so I’m thinking that noise was caused by calcium deposit grinding against the joints, and hands feel much smoother in movement like they anti-aged. I’m thinking do we have calcification going on a long the sutures of the skull and palate making it harder to move things as well?? hmmmm…
Healthy Bacteria in Gut = Supreme Health?
Dr. Christopher speaks on the importance of first cleaning out the bowel, claiming that 90% of all disease begin in the colon & bowel. Tony also speaks on the importance of gut and re-population the area with healthy bacteria.
Tony’s theory is that they have genetically modified the grains to make the proteins in these foods unrecognizable by the body, so instead of getting processed, it adheres to the lining of the colon and there is layer after layer of this stuff forming what appears like rings of a tree trunk. This begins to break us down as we no longer are able to absorb the nutrients from the foods we eat, which causes us to feel like we need to eat more while still starving nutritionally.
When Tony gets his clients to remove all grains without exception and follow his diet of high saturated fat and fermented & raw dairy, they suddenly begin to change in body mass composition (changing body type from obese to normal without excercise)
Can this explain the modern day obesity levels? It’s not mainly that we are eating too much, but we’re fed junk that our bodies can’t process so it accumulates?
To clear out the rings of junk, Tony says he has seen nothing come remotely close to Sodium Thiosulphate in cleaning all of this out, so I am trying it now, more to report soon.
I have removed the grains so far, although it will be difficult when certain social situations arise like with family and friends but I am already noticing a difference in my level of mental alertness, that drowsiness after lunch has been greatly minimized. Also I was taking a shower last night and noticed my body is changing as well, I was not obese but the stomach is shedding the fat on it and when I flexed my ab muscles were showing, and I had not been working out. I also noticed increase in muscle mass in my arms and shoulders, this may be due to consumption of raw milk I’ve been sourcing lately.
There is a lot mentioned here, and some of it may not be directly related to orthodontic stuff, but instead of shying away from writing about things that may appear a bit on tangent I’m deciding to simply write about what gets me excited which makes blogging more enjoyable, and hey if some of this stuff leads to helping you with other things, that’s cool too.
At this point I have fully taken on Tony’s nutrition advices, and sourced my own raw milk and started making Kefir with it, which is quite tasty and according to Tony, raw unpasturized dairy is the superfood that everyone should be after, that and good eggs, these two foods alone have all the proteins, enzyme activity, healthy bacteria, probiotics, & healthy fats that our bodies require. I’m fortunate enough in Michigan to live 30 min away from a farmer that can give me this stuff, but it will be out of reach for a lot of you. You just gotta do the best you can given your current situation when it comes to these things, He recommends yogurt and cottage cheese with fat, not the non-fat stuff, and PLAIN with no sugar or other added stuff. And this you should be able to find at your local grocery store. This helps to build good bacteria levels, I have been staying away from these foods for a while because I’ve read from so many places store bought dairy is bad, and although Tony agrees regular milk from store is awful, the fermented stuff the body can actually use and benefit from as the bacteria has digested the pasturized milk and made it bio-available for the body, it is pre-digested food, which makes a lot of sense and an eye opener for me because I have always loved Yogurt but in recent years stayed away from it because I thought it was bad, perhaps to my detriment!!
But yea I think Comfrey is interesting for the bone, what I am doing because I don’t have time to go out there and cut down wild comfrey and make paste from, I simply started applying Dr. Christopher Bone & Tissue Ointment to the face, which has comfrey in it.
Now it has only been few days of applying this stuff and its definitely still too early to make any calls but my skin complextion seems much better lately, this could be due to other things as well like the Sodium Thiosulphate clense I’m doing…
It will probably be difficult to ever isolate the effects of topical application of comfrey in facial remodeling because there’s so many factors to it, and its not like a sprain or broken bone where there is an anchor of acute pain to measure the results from. Perhaps we will notice more rapid gains in muscle tone, feel less sore from chewing Mastiha gum, or those that are using reverse head gear? For those of you with TMJ issues that have the pain, using something like this in conjunction with proper oral posture, you may be able to gauge some of the effects of Comfrey, I would be interested to know.
You read the amazon review and the proof that this stuff works is there, by people resolving chronic back and neck pains, torn ligaments and muscles.
I imagine it would have to help with what we are trying to do with adult face, jaw, maxilla remodeling because the increase in cell proliferation, but again this is anecdotal at best so approach with your own discretion.
What I know for certain for now is that god forbid next time I break a bone, I’m for sure putting Comfrey on it.
Meanwhile in Europe…
Few days ago, Mike Mew and Moreno Conte met and spoke about some stuff… Moreno’s the one that created Starecta, which is a method of increasing teeth height to realign the vertebrae as increasing teeth height raises the base of the skull, this is contrary to John Mew teaches which is all conventional orthodontics extrude teeth, which is increase in teeth height and increase in vertical facial dimension which is generally thought to be undesirable for facial aesthetics as my readers are aware. I am staying open minded to all methods. I am very appreciative of these gentlemen being open minded to explore each others’ different modalities and strive to find new science. It will be interesting to hear Mike’s take on it in the coming weeks, more on this soon.
History of Comfrey: source: http://www.herballegacy.org/Ollman_History.html