Blood Stream Formula
Blood Purifying Formula
Formerly Red Clover Combination

1.   An Aid to Assist in Purifying the Blood Stream, same type formula as used by Hoxey for years [SNH p.527]

2.   The blood stream is life itself and it is our job to keep it clean and pure so that we can have a good circulatory system for delivering food to the body properly and, in addition, to carry off the waste materials. [EWH p.195]

3.   This herbal blood rebuilder is made up of herbs that are cleansers, but also herbs that give astringency, others aid in removing cholesterol, kill infection, or build elasticity in the veins and to strengthen the vein and artery walls. [EWH p.195]

4.   Acne and Boils: Dr. Christopher emphasized that we need to know the source of our problems. Perhaps our toxic condition begins with a poorly functioning bowel which should be taken care of with Lower Bowel Formula. But suppose a person has a case of boils or acne. The Blood Stream Formula should be used about three times a day, six days a week for six weeks. Then you can switch to another blood purifier such as burdock or chaparral or Brigham tea. Then switch back to the Blood Stream Formula. [UW-Red Clover]

5.   Cancer: For many years Dr. Christopher taught that cancer is not an isolated problem in the body. If the cancer breaks out in a place where we have an old injury or a weakened portion in the body it only indicates that the cancer is in the bloodstream. It only accumulates, like a boil or an ulcer, in a weakened area and drains the poisons in the area. The medical profession cuts it out and says, "Well, the cancer's all gone!" The cancer breaks out in another place. The bloodstream must be cleaned. The Blood Stream Formula or even Red Clover alone has a powerful alterative effect to clean the bloodstream. [UW-Red Clover]

6.   Rh Factor: See testimonial # 2.

7.   A very fine herbal remedy for allergies, hay fever and sinus conditions. [HHH p.131]


1.   General: These herbs are now in tablet form and the recommended adult daily use is two or three tablets three times in a day. It is suggested to take kelp or dulse tablets with these herbal blood purifying combinations as an additional aid. [SNH p.527]

2.   Acne: In cases of acne, a six-week course of three cups of Red Clover tea a day, alternated with two weeks of burdock root tea, will bring good results in even the most stubborn cases. [UW-Red Clover]

3.   Lupus: Lupus stems from a toxic condition in the system and we must attack the problem from several points: purifying the bowel, purifying the bloodstream, and maintaining a proper diet. To cleanse the bowel, the lower bowel tonic is recommended in conjunction with a blood-purifying tea such as our Blood Purifying combination. This tea is made up of red clover blossoms, chaparral, licorice root, poke root, peach bark, Oregon grape root, stillingia, prickly ash bark, burdock root, and buckthorn bark. Drink one cup of tea three times a day or take two or three capsules of the combined herbs if you wish. In each cup of tea take six to ten drops of black walnut tincture. Three fifteen-grain chaparral tablets should also be taken along with the tea and tincture. [NL 1-4]

4.   Renew the Body and Add Years to Life: A good blood purifier in teamwork with a bowel cleansing and rebuilding formula makes a wonderful combination. These two, with a good mucusless diet, can renew he body and add years to a healthy life. [HHH p.182]

5.   Use with Dr. Christopher's Lower Bowel Tonic: Perhaps our toxic condition begins with a poorly functioning bowel which should be taken care of with the Lower Bowel Formula. But suppose a person has a case of boils or acne. The Blood Stream Formula should be used about three times a day, six days a week for six weeks. Then you can switch to another blood purifier such as burdock or chaparral or Brigham tea. Then switch back to the Blood Stream Formula. [UW-Red Clover]

6.   Question to Dr. Christopher on Arthritis: Can something be done besides just working on the effect of arthritis? Can't something be done to eliminate arthritis instead of just bringing temporary relief of pain?

Answer: Yes. Many people have had permanent relief from arthritis, not just temporary. When we speak of arthritis we speak of a general term. Actually there are over forty different forms of this disease. They all stem back to a toxic condition of the body. The treatment of this condition must be from the point of reversing the cause by rebuilding the entire body to a higher non-toxic condition, as mentioned in the article on rebuilding and cleaning the bowel. It is inevitable that when an arthritic is badly constipated, the stiffness and pain are worse. The procedure is: (1) clean the bowel, and (2) detoxify the body by clearing the blood stream of poor blood, and have a good powerful flow of healthy blood coursing through the body to deliver food to the area and carry off toxic waste. This is done by using a good blood purifying tea, high in organic copper, such as Burdock Root, Ephedra (Brigham Tea), Chaparral, our arthritis formula [Joint] and our Blood Purifying formula [Blood Stream Formula] ...The tea should be used in proportions of one cup three times in a day, six days a week, week after week as needed to get relief, then continue on until no traces of this condition are evident. (Very important: always make herbal teas with distilled water!) It is best to change the type of tea each six weeks to another kind, then come back to a former one. The effect of this change of type of tea, we have found with patients over the years, has speeded up the process. To each cup of tea it is beneficial to add six to ten drops of tincture of Lobelia.

Cayenne should be used six days a week, each week of program. This herb is, as are the others, a food and not a drug. Work up to a teaspoon of Cayenne three times a day.

Apple cider vinegar and blackstrap molasses are also beneficial. Use a tablespoon of each in a glass of distilled water three times each day. Take a tablespoon or more of wheat germ oil three times a day.

Remember to drink no less than one gallon of pure steam-distilled water for a person 130 lbs. or over, every day (less or more, one ounce of distilled water to each pound the person weighs).

For severe and painful joints or areas, the use of the Comfrey combination tea is good (the same as was recommended for problems in questions 2 and 3 of this issue). The reaction on arthritis is this: the Oak Bark is an astringent and tones up the area, and it is also high in Potassium Chloride to keep the fibrin in motion and not allow further deposit accumulations. The Mullein and Lobelia [Mullein & Lobelia] work on the glands and lymph system to keep the area clear and ready to carry off unwanted debris; Wormwood relieves pain; the Scullcap keeps the spinal cord alert and working smoothly to assist in body motion; Comfrey Root is a cell proliferant, causing the good cells to grow rapidly and push off the dead cells and unwanted accumulations; Walnut Bark is high in iodide and is one of the few plants specific in clearing fungus and is extremely high in Potassium Chloride for the blood and lymph, Potassium Sulfate for skin and mucous membrane, and Potassium Phosphate for the brain and nerve food. The Gravel Root is a solvent to leach off the inorganic calcification (from tap water and processed foods, etc.) and make place for the organic calcium derived from the Comfrey, Oak Bark, and some of the other herbs used in this combination.

We use this formula [Complete Tissue & Bone] as a fomentation over the painful areas, and if the case is severe, follow the fomentation procedure as outlined in "The Incurables." Some of this tea, a cup or more daily, is taken internally with good results.

To make the fomentation stronger simmer the strained tea down to 1/2 its original amount (called 3 power) or simmer down to 1/4 its original amount (called 7 power). If you wish to drink some of the concentrated tea, dilute it with distilled water. Drink a cup or more of this tea each day.

There are many other aids to help, but space does not allow more to be given to this subject. Never use dry heat for arthritis, always use moist heat such as a hot water bottle wrapped with a damp towel, fomentations, etc. Dry heat solidifies the inorganic minerals into place, while moist heat aids in dispersing them. [NL 1-1]

7.   Prostate Cancer: Prostate blockage of the flow of urine because of infection or cancer can be very serious --- even to the point of causing uremic poisoning within the body. The cause of enlargement of the prostate gland is the collection of mucus and sediment in the gland. Often the male hormones produced by the body are not enough to keep the prostate gland functioning well. The nitrates and nitrites in processed meats, hot dogs, baloney, and other cold cuts have a particularly important role in the formation of cancer of the prostate in the male. Before (or instead of) arriving at the decision to submit to the knife and have the prostate gland surgically removed, may we offer the following suggestions: In any form of cell-deterioration, the Blood Stream Formula should be used to clean up the blood stream. Of course the bowel must be cleared up first and foremost. Then, as a specific aid to the prostate area the [Prostate formula known as Male Urinary Tract] has aided in removing infection, sediment and the like...These capsules can be taken in the morning and at night, and they are best taken with parsley tea. Change the diet to the mucusless diet, and drink plenty of distilled water and fruit and vegetable juices. Cancerous tumors have a very difficult time growing when there is the presence of organic potassium in the body, so the tinctures of black walnut or elderberry or any other foods high in potassium can be helpful here, providing that the bowel is in good condition so that proper assimilation can take place. The hormone and estrogen formula [Hormonal Changease] will help the body produce the necessary hormones for proper functioning of the glands...Don't worry if the formula contains estrogens as well as hormones. The body will select the substances it needs and will discard the rest in a natural formula such as this. [NL 3-6]

8.   Herpes is a result of toxic filth in the system so the blood stream should be kept clean by using the Blood Stream Formula along with the avoidance of reinfestation by careful personal hygiene. [NL 3-10]

9.   Breast Cancer: When there is any problem with the breast, and this should be noticed early, we use the fomentation of 3 parts mullein and one part lobelia [Mullein & Lobelia] over the affected area. It may be taken internally as well. Many Indian tribes have used a fomentation of poke root externally to draw out the cancer. As with all cancers, they begin in the blood stream and radiate out to other parts of the body where they are manifested. The Blood Stream Formula can be used to purify the bloodstream, the nutrient transport system of the body. Cysts and tumors will not grow in an atmosphere where there is enough potassium. Elderberry tincture can be taken for potassium increase along with foods that are high in potassium. [NL 4-2]

10. An infection in the inner ear will affect a person's balance. Symptoms may include vertigo, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, loss of balance, etc. Inner ear diseases may occur because of diseased germs in the adjoining tissues of the body. In this case, the blood stream needs purification. The Blood Stream Formula is recommended. It is also necessary for all the eliminative channels to be functioning properly. Ear & Nerve Formula and Oil of Garlic should be used for inner ear problems. A fomentation of Bone, Flesh and Cartilage [Complete Tissue & Bone] should be placed over the ears at night to repair and rebuild the delicate structures within the ear. [NL 4-6]


Red clover blossoms
licorice root
poke root
peach leaves
Oregon grape root
prickly ash bark
burdock root
buckthorn bark


1.   Many Have Same Formula: To keep the blood vessels healthy we must follow Dr. John R. Christophers "Mucusless Diet", including Dr. John R. Christophers "Three Day Cleansing Program" once a month. We can also use blood cleansing teas. One of the best is Red Clover. Dr. Christopher made it into a combination which is a superior blood cleanser and purifier. Dr. Christopher thought for years that he had an exclusive formula in his Blood Stream Formula. People with malfunctions of all kinds, including cancer, got excellent results using this combination. Eventually, one of the people using his combination went to the Hoxy Clinic just to see how the cancer was coming along and they were informed that Christopher's formula was almost identical to the Hoxy formula! Neither one knew that the other had the formula! Chief Sundance from Idaho Falls would chat with Dr. Christopher exchanging formulas, and during one of these conversations they found that they had the same blood purifying formula. Dr. Christopher said that the good Lord put it into various people's hands because each had different kinds of people coming to them. In this formula is featured Red Clover which is an alterative. Most of the other herbs in the formula are also alteratives, concentrating on certain organs of the body. [UW-Red Clover]

2.   Rh Factor: A woman came to Dr. Christopher asking if he could help her with an Rh factor problem. She had had three children and each of them had to have a blood transfusion at birth because of the Rh incompatibility. In addition the woman had had open heart surgery so she had a serious Rh problem herself. The Doctor put her on the mucusless diet, the three-day cleanse and the Blood Stream Formula. He didn't hear from her for a while, but a couple of years later at a lecture she walked up the to podium with a darling little baby in her arms. She just wanted to show Dr. Christopher the miracle baby who hadn't had to have his blood drained out of him and, although she had had the open heart surgery, she bore the baby just fine thanks to blood purification. [UW-Red Clover]

3.   Cancer: A man at eighty years old was diagnosed with cancer throughout his body. The family gave him carrot and celery juice along with the blood cleansing formula [Blood Stream Formula] in capsule form. They would alternate the carrot and celery juice with grape juice. In four months' time the doctors could not find any cancer cells. They didn't believe it was the same man. [UW-Red Clover]

4.   Meat Eater Nearly Dies of Undulant Fever: For example, many years ago, I had a housecall to the residence of a well-known veterinarian in the city of Olympia, Washington. This man was sickly for years, but now he was helpless and bedridden. He had to be rolled on a sheet to even be turned over. This man had contracted undulant fever (Bang's disease in animal life) while working at the slaughter house, where he was a meat inspector. All he had to do for the past fourteen years was to inspect the carcasses of cattle, sheep, pigs, etc., and if they past inspection, he would "stamp" the "U.S. Stamp of Approval" on the visible skin of the meat. This man had picked up the undulant fever from some of the infected animals he had to reject. After a few years, this veterinarian's illness had become so serious that the government brought in special doctors to try to help him. There were numerous tests, and examinations, medicines and therapies, yet he still became worse.

Then he was told he had only a day or two at the most left to live, as there was nothing else to be done to help him.

When he called me, he said that an unorthodox "health doctor" seemed to be his "last chance" to get help in clearing up the undulant fever, because no other "known" program was offered that promised any results. This patient agreed to follow instructions which was that he drink at least a gallon of steam distilled water each day, take his lower bowel capsules [Lower Bowel] faithfully, also drink the Blood Stream Formula blood purifying tea faithfully and stay with the mucusless diet. Before too long, he experienced the feeling of the peristaltic action operation again in the bowel and a new feeling of life returning. Within six weeks, this man was out mowing his lawn, surprising friends who thought he would never leave his sick bed.

This experience shows how one could discontinue the use of meats, which had been used in such an abundance, and watch the body throw off disease by following a proper diet, using herbs, fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts and seeds. [NL 2-6]

5.   Skin Disease Worse than Psoriasis: After a lecture, a woman came to ask Dr. Christopher to help her daughter, about fourteen years old, who tried to commit suicide. This girl required constant adult supervision to prevent her from harming herself. She had a skin disease diagnosed as being worse than psoriasis or anything else the doctors had seen. Scales covered her arms from the elbows down, her legs from the knees down, and her neck and face, with secondary bleeding. Having suffered with this for so many years, the girl could not attend school any longer, and was isolated at home. She gained tremendous excess weight, because in order to pacify herself, she would eat all day. Her mother called her a fat blob! And because she was getting worse and worse, she tried to kill herself.

As usual when presented with a difficult problem, Dr. Christopher offered a quick prayer, asking for guidance. The formula for the bone, flesh and cartilage combination [Complete Tissue & Bone] came to him, step by step, and he told the woman to write it down. She wrote down all the herbs he mentioned, as well as the directions on how to put them together. She was to make a tea of six parts oak bark, three parts marshmallow root, three parts mullein herb, two parts wormwood, one part lobelia, one part skullcap, six parts comfrey root, three parts walnut bark (or leaves), and three parts gravel root. After soaking one ounce of the combined herbs in a pint of distilled water for four to six hours, she would simmer the mixture for thirty minutes, strain, and then simmer the liquid down to half its original volume. This could be made in larger amounts, whatever was needed. The mother would dip cotton flannel in this tea, or white cotton or wool stockings to cover the legs, with other long stockings to cover the arms. After covering all affected parts with these soaked cloths, she should wrap the arms and legs with plastic bags. This should remain on the girl all night, every night, until the morning. After a period of fresh air each day, the process would be repeated.

The mother tried this, and her daughter was very cooperative. The program began on a Tuesday, and although this disease had been worsening for many years, by Friday of that week all the scales had dropped off, and the skin was pink, healing.

After six months, when Dr. Christopher lectured in that city again, he learned that this young lady was back in high school, participating as a cheerleader, being very active. She was on the three-day cleanse and mucusless diet, as well as the Blood Stream Formula tea, the blood cleansers. Staying with this, she went from a large fat blob into a slender, well-shaped girl, overcoming her weight problem as well as the skin infection. [EWH p.11]

6.   Young Woman is Able to get Married: Dr. Christopher told story after story about sick women he helped with simple remedies, simple treatments. For example, a man and his wife brought their daughter to Dr. Christopher's office in Salt Lake. This young lady was the sickest, saddest-looking person he had seen in a long while. She had met a young man who came to love her very much, and he wanted to marry her. But she refused, saying it wasn't fair to him, being in her condition, so anemic and sickly. He told her that he loved her enough to marry her and take care of her under any circumstances.

She was in a very serious condition, so they put her on the three-day cleanse and mucusless diet. She took extra cups of Blood Stream Formula tea, and drank a minimum of one pint of grape juice a day, chewing each mouthful. When she could, she took even more. She also ate plenty of raisins and grapes in addition to the juice. She used the yellow dock as a tea, and soon she began to show improvement. She exercised adequately, being careful not to overdo it, and changed her diet from mucus-forming food to the mucusless diet, having lots of salads and fruits, emphasizing as much raw as possible. She used the female corrective [Female Reproductive] and hormone-estrogen formulas [Hormonal Changease], and she also used the vaginal bolus [V.B.] and yellow-dock combination in the slant board routine. She showed improvement from the very beginning.

The parents had brought her to Dr. Christopher in the spring, and by fall they sent him an invitation to her wedding, because she had cleaned up her system and was very happy to get married. She was menstruating regularly and had gotten over her case of anemia. She was living a new life, healing it herself by following through on Dr. Christopher's instructions. [EWH p.111]

7.   Woman's Multitude of Problems Healed: Dr. Christopher always checked his patients with iridology before advising them. A lady came to him, aged about 45, asking for a reading to help with her condition. He saw that she had a prolapsed transverse colon which had dropped to a point where it tipped her uterus and pinched her bladder, and she was having a very serious trouble there. She had problems with the ovaries, with infection in both of them, and she was troubled with vaginal drainage. In addition, she had one breast that was badly infected, which might necessitate having part of the breast removed if she had asked another doctor for treatment. After the reading, Dr. Christopher asked why she had come to him and what she wanted him to do. She said that she had just spent three days in a clinic, where they had verified everything he had read from her irises, but they wanted her to go to the hospital immediately and have the uterus removed and the bladder stitched up to the spinal cord area, and also have her breast removed. She was frightened of all this cutting, so she wanted to find help in some other way.

She promised that she would stay on the program that Dr. Christopher advised. She took the female corrective [Female Reproductive] and hormone-balancing combinations [Hormonal Changease], used the vaginal bolus [V.B.] six nights a week, flushing out each morning with the slant board routine, massaging 15 to 20 minutes a day on the abdominal and pelvic area while the tea was inside. She was also to use the Three Oil Massage over the abdominal area, and go on the three-day cleanse and mucusless diet. In addition, she was to drink a gallon of steam-distilled water a day, and plenty of red raspberry leaf tea. She kept her bowels clean with the lower bowel formula [Lower Bowel], and kept the bloodstream cleaned up with the Blood Stream Formula tea.

Dr. Christopher did not see her again for six months. When she came to see him this time, she bounced in, not dragging as she had before, a totally different woman, much happier and healthier. She had no operations, and yet her prolapsed transverse colon had gone back into place, and her uterus and bladder had gone back into position. She was feeling like a new woman, and she did indeed have a new system by following through with the entire herbal problem. [EWH p.112]

8.   Woman Gets Rid of Addictions: In Evanston, Wyoming, a lady came to see Dr. Christopher for help. She was a registered nurse in the Evanston General Hospital, but she was about to give up. She came to Christopher's as a last resort.

She had started out drinking coffee, and then went on to cigarettes, smoking very heavily. Soon she started to drink. She had become an alcoholic, but alcohol didn't feed the craving she was feeling, so she began taking heavy drugs. She knew that she was fairly well saturated and that it would be hard for her to stop. She had no other way to turn, and was afraid she would lose her job at the hospital because of the bad effects of all these things she'd been taking.

Dr. Christopher told her that the program would not be easy, that it would take time and patience. When he asked her if she would follow it, she said she would do anything they asked her to do.

First, she was to clean her bowels with the lower bowel tonic [Lower Bowel], as she was very badly constipated. Step two was the Blood Stream Formula tea to cleanse her blood stream, to get some of the toxic poisons and wastes from them. Then she was to stick strictly with the three-day cleanse and mucusless diet, going on the three-day cleanse at the beginning of every two weeks. After three months, she reduced the three-day cleanse to once monthly. She was to drink a gallon of steam-distilled water every day, and to stop the use of coffee, tea, tobacco, alcohol, and drugs.

The withdrawal period was very terrible, but she went through it, and at the end of less than a year, she had blossomed out into a different person entirely, a likeable and enjoyable person who could keep her job as long as she liked, because people loved her. [EWH p.130]

9.   Seborrhea on Scalp and Face: Question to Dr. Christopher in his Newsletter. Is there a natural way to treat seborrhea on the scalp and face? Answer: This condition indicates that the body must be cleansed from the inside out. Follow a good mucusless diet. Avoid all dairy products, bread, eggs, sugar, red meats & refined foods. Stick with fresh fruits and vegetables, grains nuts and seeds. Along with these dietary changes, use the Lower Bowel and Blood Stream Formula. Also use a facial skin brush. Be sure to drink distilled water, using about one ounce for every pound of body weight. [NL 4-10]

10. Colitis and Fungus: It's been a long time since I have written you and I feel that I must tell you that I have gotten rid of the colitis I had for years and the doctors diagnosed as a nervous stomach and prescribed tranquilizers, which of course I didn't take. At that time I came across an article written by you, entitled, "Does Your Colon Feed or Poison You." I immediately started to take Blood Stream Formula plus [Lower Bowel] it took about six months but it finally went. The pain was very bad but all I heard from doctors was "you have a nervous stomach." but I knew it had to be more than that. I thank GOD and you Dr. Christopher for cure that I have had due to that wonderful pamphlet that came my way, just when I needed it most.

Then the fungus that my husband gets when he goes into or near the woods, the Blood Stream Formula plus [Black Walnut Tincture] 6-10 drops taken orally and that has helped him a great deal. We live in the woods so it's difficult not to pick up a condition of the fungus. However. it's not as bad as it was and again we say "Thank-You. [NL 4-11]

Also see:

* Lower Bowel: Dr. Christopher's Lower Bowel (Colon) Formula
* Dr. John R. Christophers "Mucusless Diet"
* Dr. John R. Christophers "Three Day Cleansing Program"
* See entire Newsletter "Blood Stream: River of Life" [NL 1-2]

Useful in Treating:

* Acne
* Allergies
* Arthritis
* Blood Poisoning
* Cancer
* Cholesterol
* Constipation
* Tumors

"Natural Healing with Herbs for a Healthier You"