Case Study: I had a random pain develop in my hand a few months ago that wouldn't go away. It was sharp and uncomfortable in certain positions i.e. shooting archery and gripping things. I had just recently finished my first batch of BONE Salve and decided I would try it out on myself. Within 24 hours the pain was gone! It's come back since then so this time I will be using my salve over a longer period of time in order to facilitate more lasting healing. The the main plant I use in the salve is called Comfrey, it's nick name is Bone Knit and it has been used for healing breaks and sprains with great success.
Contraindications: Do not use on an open wound because it will heal it too quickly and trap bacteria inside. Do not use on a broken bone until it has set in place, again, it heals so quickly that it can heal the bone in the wrong position.
I have my BONE Salve for sale HERE. I can do custom larger sizes as well.
-Bone Broth: High in minerals and amino acids
-Raw Milk: High in Vitamin K, Calcium, etc. for rebuilding bones
-No Sugar! This will steal minerals
-Fish Oil: High in Vitamin D for rebuilding bones: 500mg
-Vitamin C: 500-1000mg
Horsetail: Rich in Silicon. Chop it up finely and add 1tsp to a pint of water. Boil the water, add the herb, let it steep for a few minutes, strain and drink. Do this a few times a day.
Heinerman's Encyclopedia of Healing Herbs and Spices has to say:
No other herb in the entire plant kingdom is so rich in silicon as is horsetail. This trace element really helps to find protein molecules together in the blood vessels and connective tissues. Silison is the material of which collagen is made. Collagen is the "body glue" that holds our skin and muscle tissues together. Silicon also promotes the growth and stability of the skeletal structure.
A few European clinical studies have determined that fractured bones heal much more quickly when horsetail is taken. The incidence of osteoporosis is, likewise, more greatly reduced when some horsetail is added to the diet. A few folk healers I'm aware of have recommended this herb to athletes who've suffered sprains, dislocated joints, pulled hamstrings or torn ligaments.
Bailey Patrice & Jonathan David