Diabetes? Erectile Dysfunction? Tumors? Local Healer Says He Can Cure It All

By Aaron Kase
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“I was losing my sight—sugar was at 500,” Byrd says. He was taking the doctor’s medicine with little effect, but when he took Christian’s tonic he says it knocked his sugar down overnight and he’s been healthy ever since. “I’m fine,” he says. “My sugar’s normal.”

Lingering outside to finally give in to habit and smoke a cig, Christian says goodbye to Byrd and walks back through the Gallery, stopping to chat with some more security workers on the way to the subway. From there, he rides up to Spring Garden Street and enters the Penn Herb Company, a large herbal remedy store where he buys the bulk of his raw ingredients. Walking past the shelves and displays, he causally reels off the different substances and their benefits:

“Celery seed and corn silk; 100 percent pure. Makes the base of a lot of what I do.”

“Senna pods—laxative.”

“Burdock root, one of the best purifiers you can get.”

“Alfalfa herb—keeps horses and elephants strong.”

“Feverfew—knocks migraine headaches right out.”

Store management declined to comment for the story, but the shop appears to do a brisk business, with a perpetual line of customers waiting to check out with raw herbs, pre-mixed products and health foods. Christian shakes his head at the self-help books on display that claim to hold the secrets to healthy living. “Books are pretty much a waste of time,” he scoffs. “When it comes to simple stuff, people can do it relatively easily. But when it comes to diabetes it’s not that easy.”

He credits his father and uncles for teaching him techniques that books never could. Now that the older generation is gone, he’s left on his own to solve new mysteries of the human immune system. “I don’t have anyone to go to,” Christian says. “I’m the last one. I could have gotten so much more than I did.”

The seeds of Christian’s knowledge were planted in the mountains of Amherst, Va., where his father’s family tended to their health using ancient Appalachian wisdom. While Christian spent his youth in West Philly in the same house he lives in now, his uncles and grandparents still lived on a farm on the outskirts of the small mountain town. His cousin, Bishop Raymond Milburn, 18 years his senior and a pastor at the Temple of Christ Church in Olney, grew up in Amherst himself. A soft-spoken but willing storyteller, Milburn sits at a table in his North Philly home and recounts his childhood.

“At night you can’t see a light nowhere. You know we were deep back in the woods,” says Milburn, now 68. Born in Philadelphia in 1942, he moved to the farm when he was 3 and remembers the old four-bedroom house with a woodstove and trapdoor basement. The town itself was tiny, maybe 600 or 700 people, at the time without even a stoplight. Most residents were white, with some black families on the fringes. “Black folks were poor, out in the woods,” Milburn says.

Between six and 10 people lived in the house when Milburn was growing up as relatives came and went. The family sold maybe $400 worth of tobacco a year, and that was all the money they had. Otherwise they had to live on what they grew and raised—corn, wheat, eggs, milk, pork and chickens. Milburn, known familiarly to family as “the last of the barefoot plowboys,” worked hard fetching firewood from the forest, milking cows and slopping the hogs.

The family cooked up herbal remedies out of necessity. The closest doctor was in Lynchburg, 16 miles away, and the nearest hospital was more than 50 miles away, in Charlottesville. The only time anyone saw a doctor was for a home visit when a baby was on the way. “Black folks didn’t have insurance so they weren’t allowed in hospitals,” Milburn says. Instead, they took care of themselves. He describes a homemade mustard plaster his grandmother would rub on his chest, and a tree moss remedy to heal sores. “You had to take a laxative every quarter,” he reminisces fondly.

Milburn credits the herbal medicine for the family’s long lifespan—his grandfather, Samuel Scot Christian, born in 1884, died in 1971 at the healthy age of 87. “All he had was rheumatism,” Milburn says proudly. He laments lost knowledge that never got passed on, since Christian was the only member of the younger generation to take an interest in the lore. “Everything is in the earth,” Milburn says. “You search it out. So much stuff is lost.”

In 1955, Milburn’s uncle, Wellington Christian Sr., left the farm to look for work in Philadelphia, where he became a mason. Milburn followed him three years later, running away from Amherst when he was 16. After Christian Jr. was born in 1960, nearly every summer he, his family and Milburn made the trip down to Virginia to visit, sometimes multiple times per year. Christian, nicknamed Skeeter because as a baby he could never stay still and was always scooting around, got his first lesson in anatomy watching his uncles and cousins gut the deer they shot out in the woods. He also eagerly took in all he could about the herbs and potions his father and uncles cooked up together. Once he saw his dad cure a neighbor’s asthma, he knew he was hooked. “When you grow up seeing that, there ain’t nobody telling you what you can’t do,” he says. He started voraciously reading medical dictionaries and journals to supplement his homegrown knowledge.

The trips slacked off as Christian got older, but he and his cousin stayed close—Christian refers to Milburn as his spiritual adviser and best friend, where he turns to for help when his life and plans go awry. “He’s real, real serious about what he’s doing,” Milburn says. “When he gets discouraged, I call him.”

The sympathetic ear is welcome, because despite his easy-going nature and apparent medical talents, Christian has spent much of adult life with his personal and professional affairs teetering on the edge of catastrophe. After high school, he worked masonry with his dad for a few years while continuing to soak up his old man’s knowledge of herbs and medicine. In 1981, he got a job as a track worker for SEPTA, until 1987 when he met with near-tragedy when a forklift rolled over on him. “I jumped out, tried to roll away, but I wasn’t fast enough,” he remembers. He suffered a compound fracture of the tibia and fibula—bones sticking clear out of his skin. “My leg damn near fell off,” he says, rolling up his pant leg to reveal a scar the shape of a giant cinnamon roll on top of his already considerably sized calf.

Somehow doctors saved his leg without having to amputate, and Christian refused pain medicine and checked out of the hospital as soon as possible to self-medicate. “Cortisone’s no good—it runs all the calcium out of the bone, makes it all spongy,” he says. He told the doctors, “When I get out of here, I’m going to take alfalfa and yucca—” the same thing that makes horses and elephants strong. The doctors told him he wouldn’t walk for a year at least. He laughs. “I was running steps in seven months,” he says, fully recovered but bearing the scar and limp as souvenirs.

He went back to SEPTA but was fired in 1992 for a dispute over leave time, so he moved to Greensboro, N.C., in 1992 to work at a friend’s herb store. The partnership fell apart, however, and he moved back to Philly in 1999 to be with his ailing father, who died that year of heart failure on Christmas Eve. Christian decided to stay since his mother, two younger siblings and Milburn all live in the city. Along the way Christian had three children by three different woman—a 30 year old son who lives in Jersey, a 25 year old daughter in Detroit and a 21 year old son he’s lost contact with. He never married any of the women— “All they want from me is money,” he says bitterly— but did find true love eventually, only to have it ripped away from him.

In Greensboro, he met a woman named Vanessa Greenlee. Unlike the other women who passed through his life, he sensed a real future with her. Soon they were engaged, and he kept traveling back and forth to Carolina to see her after he moved back home to be with his dad.

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1. Anonymous said... on Jan 26, 2011 at 10:11AM

“Do you have his contact phone number for those interested in his products?”

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2. Anonymous said... on Jan 26, 2011 at 11:50AM

“Where can I find him?”

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3. Anonymous said... on Jan 26, 2011 at 12:39PM

“I know him. He is the real deal!”

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4. Escofhari Esco Babatunde said... on Jan 26, 2011 at 06:43PM

“Yes He is the real deal. I own the shop in Greensboro he was refering to. Yes, we hated when he had to return to our Hometown. Very Humble and Truly informed. Truly a Great friend also. One of the few people who is a storehouse of the knowledge of herbs.”

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5. B-Ward NYC said... on Jan 27, 2011 at 06:21AM

“Is there a website or address where we can place orders? Need a list of products he has available. Will check him out. Thanks”

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6. Brian, University City said... on Jan 27, 2011 at 10:20AM

“Regarding "Down to Earth": Bravo to Wellington Christian for keeping his ear to the ground and harnessing the healing powers of Mother Nature. Brian Strom, however, deserves to be exposed and chided. He sounds like another institutionalized idiot, penned in by the dishonesty, greed and false promises of the establishment.

Understand this please, everyone: Doctors are groomed to serve the interests of the medical and pharmaceutical industries and take very few hours — if any — of coursework in nutrition. Less-than-optimal nutrition is the basis for almost all preventable health-care conditions. (Do yourself a big favor and read up on the raw-foods diet for more). I would hope a slave to the sick-care industry such as Strom would know that a company cannot patent a plant. Strom comes off as the quack, as he described Christian. And Strom comes off as an unknowing, reckless one at that!

Keep on rockin' in the free world, Wellington Christian!””

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7. JAMES SAWYER said... on Jan 27, 2011 at 04:21PM

“Congrats dad you finally have been reconized. It's been a long road good luck, I'm right behind you.”

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8. KJ said... on Jan 27, 2011 at 05:25PM

“I wish Wellington Christian the very best in all of his endeavors, and thank the Aaron Kase writing this article/expose in PW.

It attest to so much that I've read and heard about the efficacy of alternative medicine and "down-home remedies." Mr. Christian, keep letting God use you in helping others! As you work on getting your book published, please conduct the proper due diligence in getting it published for all to read and benefit. There are so many detractors who rather not see this information get out to the general public! Imagine what it would do to the Medical Establishment and big Pharma? Why... they stand to lose millions! They'd buy you out in order to suppress information the benefits to others... Don't let that happen...God has brought you this far for a reason!!!!!”

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9. Margaret Motheral said... on Jan 28, 2011 at 02:02PM

“It is absurd when doctor say homeopathy and herbs have not been tested. Homeopathy has had 1000's and 1000's of scientific proving since it's inception. Herbal medicine has been around forever. Tried and proven over and over. Chinese Medicine, based on herbs and acupuncture has been prooved over 5,000 years. Western Medical doctors are owned by the pharmecedical companies and their constant attack on natural forms of medicine go back to the murder of milllions in the witch burning years. Prejuduce against Chinese medicine is bigotry. People have a right to choose their own medicine and have options. This country has systematically taken away our options and leaves people with medicine which often harms more than it heals and costs us billions of wasted dollars. Personally, I know many medical doctors who use alternative medicine for themself. Western Medicine is good at some things and not good at other things.”

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10. JAMES SAWYER said... on Jan 29, 2011 at 08:11PM

“No matter what good you do in this world there is always an opposer. but u just continue with what u do and the only way to shut them up is to prove it to them..Storm could be right and he could be wrong, but with my fathers work so far 20years is a little more then temporary i would say. Why not sit down and talk rather than bash. Could be part of something great”

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11. Common Sense said... on Jan 30, 2011 at 04:01PM

“PEOPLE. FOR THE LOVE OF GOD. Don't fall for this charlatan and his dirtbag "journalist" accomplices! Snake oil salesman like this tub of lard have been around forever. Their herbs, tonics, and potions ***NEVER*** ***WORK.***

Modern medicine is the gradual accumulation of carefully compiled wisdom, refined over thousands of years of diligent testing and experimentation. "Deer tail extract" is 9 parts water, 1 part butt meat. Alfalfa doesn't make horses strong--it's just what horses eat! Are YOU a horse?! And yucca, ha! Yucca is a shrub that grows in the desert. Most species aren't even edible, let alone medically valuable in any way.

If this liar had some secret knowledge, if he could cure ANYTHING, why are you just hearing about him now? Why isn't he curing cancer all around the world? Why aren't his methods being adopted by hospitals everywhere? Why has he spent his entire life working deadbeat jobs for SEPTA and the like? There's one obvious answer to all of this.”

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12. Anonymous said... on Jan 30, 2011 at 09:12PM

“To the idiot who so moronically named himself Common sense clearly lacks it! Cancer is a BIG business it lines tons of doctors and the goverments pockets. There is no way that would let someone like this man, help people who need it or they would lose a great part of their salary. Most prescription drugs do not make people better, but in fact can lead to other illnesses. Your a fool how buys into what doctors and the goverment tell you and as if they are looking out for the people of this country and not themselves. Godforbid you get cancer but if you do and they cut you and they find it has returned or you take chemo and find its not working. You had better pray, someone like this man steps into your life but foolish people always take the wrong path!”

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13. steve burke said... on Jan 31, 2011 at 08:44AM

“Is there an address or e-maill where we can contact this gentleman???”

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14. Anonymous said... on Jan 31, 2011 at 10:31AM

“It's a great thing that he works for free and takes absolutely no money in compensation, unlike Big Pharma. He's only in it to help people, so he expects absolutely no money in return. What a wonderful service he's providing.

If he did take money, that would basically prove he was in it just to get rich, and that's obviously not the case.”

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15. Anonymous said... on Jan 31, 2011 at 03:42PM

“Really? We are still buying snake oils in this century? Modern Medicine may not always promise you a cure, or an easy and cheap cure. I know that is unfortunate and sad truth for many. It makes me mad people like him are taking advantage of the poor and suffering.

You really think some odd jobs guy mixing herbs is his basement is going to help you? You really think he's doing this for charity and goodness (at $300 a gallon)? We have a name for this medication already, it's called 'placebo'.

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16. Vanessa said... on Feb 1, 2011 at 09:50AM

“As a student herbalist, I truly appreciate this article! I know firsthand how herbs have helped me when allopathic medicine fell short. Do you teach workshops, have an apprentice, website...”

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17. Anonymous said... on Feb 1, 2011 at 01:50PM

I have always believed in alternative medicine. I would love to get in touch
with Mr. Christian. Mr. Christian keep on keeping on and making your
cures. The people will find you. God Bless and keep you and your family.”

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18. Contact or website for Wellington said... on Feb 8, 2011 at 05:44PM

“Can you please tell me if there is a website or email address to communicate via private channels and not in this open formun for Mr.Christian...must appericated.”

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19. Anonymous said... on Feb 11, 2011 at 02:29AM

“iam looking for strength herbs & cleansing & libido”

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20. Shelly Miles said... on Feb 15, 2011 at 07:48AM

“Mr.Christian can you contact Aretha Franklin and help her she was recently diagnosed with colon cancer and given 6 to 9 months to live, also 3 out of my 4 children have sickle cell is there anything that you can email in regards to this disease that may help my children God bless you S.Miles”

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21. Anonymous said... on Apr 19, 2011 at 11:12PM


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22. james sawyer said... on Jun 9, 2011 at 12:47PM

“This must be the man that called me for the number but, couldn't dial it correctly, and called me 4 times after that. He is far from a fake believe me when i tell you..”

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23. Charlie said... on Sep 5, 2011 at 03:54PM

“Hi Mr. Christian
This is my first time to ever to hear about you, but I am convinced that you might can help me with sugar high blood pressure cholesterol and poor sexual desires Life.
please contact using my email address that we my talk.”

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24. rick said... on Mar 13, 2012 at 09:40PM

“I interested in your product.I have all the above@62”

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25. Cialis said... on Jun 19, 2012 at 05:54AM

“this information really spoke to me. It’s interesting and invaluable content presented in a very unique way. Thank you.”

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26. JAMES said... on Jul 4, 2012 at 10:02AM

“Charlie and rick what is your email address?”

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27. Malik from Texas said... on Sep 14, 2012 at 01:53AM

“wellington Christain And I are both on same page. I believe there is cure in all kind of schools of medicines. Even just prayers and modern day surgery is truth. Every cure could have side effects also and if taken in access. Every human is different and their disease is also not exactly same.One can cure someone with certain alternative remedy but it may not be suitable for other. Same is true in Aloepathy. My doctor used to take aloevera gel for stomack problems. If Christian has cure available may be it would be good for 70% of people of certain area who eat similar food in that area. All diseases comes from lack of excercize,, stomack and constipation, having processed food, overeating, lack of organic foods, environmental pullutions, lack of personal hygien, lack of love, lack of faith, lack of social circle and some more. Sometime just finding what is the cause like if a child is depressed he may have developed chain of diseases due to depression. His environment need change.”

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28. Carla said... on Oct 14, 2012 at 12:50AM

“I extremely loved reading this and believe in it 100%. thanks for sharing your knowledge and desire to make a difference.”

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29. James Sawyer said... on Jan 11, 2013 at 08:09AM

“Can u just read the article n not solicitate. If u need air play go through the proper channels as did my father.”

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30. John said... on Mar 9, 2014 at 04:00PM

“I decided to put Wellington to the test. Last year I failed an insurance physical because of nicotine. I smoke 3 to 4 cigars a day. I went to see Wellington to see what he could do. He prepared a cleanser and blood purifier for me. The cleanser was the nastiest thing I ever tasted and boy did it clean me out. You have to be home all day. I followed up with the blood purifier for 4 days. When I took my insurance exam the results came back negative for nicotine. I was shocked because I never stopped my 3 to 4 cigars a day and I also was using chewing tobacco to be sure my nicotine levels were high. This guy is the real deal! There is no way my blood work should have come back with zero nicotine in my system.”

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31. Raymond Arvidson said... on Apr 7, 2014 at 07:20AM

“There are all in one roof solution. pillsincart(.) come can give your medicines to treat all above issues in one roof.

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32. darreck said... on May 14, 2014 at 07:44AM

Thank you to the Spirits for getting me my man back. Thank you Papa ogbefispell@gmail.com for taking the time to do the spell for bringing my man back to me. I went to 3 different spell casters, but only you got the job done. I really wasn’t sure anymore if spells were real, but now I know they are. Like I said before I appreciate all your time, effort, and energy you put during the spell cast. He is more open and he admitted he loves me and really wants to try n a relationship with me again. After a year of seperartion we are now back together, and he plans to move in when his lease is up. THANK YOU PAPA ogbefispell@gmail.com ………Jean”

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33. Tina said... on May 19, 2014 at 10:55AM

“thank you indianspell@hotmail.com for the love spell you did for me. I have now realised that the man of my dreams is actually my childhood sweetheart. we are together now and very happy. couln’t have done it without you. x””

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36. Gabriel said... on Jun 9, 2014 at 12:32AM

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