Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- POPULAR REMEDIES
- Actinic Keratosis
- Application Tips
- Black Salve Sources
- Bloodroot and Children
- Bloodroot for Dogs
- Bloodroot for Skin Tags
- Discoid Lupus: Warning, Pigment Removed
- Gum Disease, Gingivitis
- How to Make Bloodroot
- Hoxsey Documentary
- Human Papillomavirus
- Indian Mud
- Lump on Thigh, Skin Tags
- Multiple Cures Reported
- Papaloma Wart
- Planters Wart
- Scarring With Bloodroot
- Side Effects
- Skin Cancer
- Skin Tags
- Ted's Feedback
- The Fda and Bloodroot
- Throat Tumor
[YEA] 08/23/2012: Arrow from Mackay, Idaho: "Cansema will draw out any cancer that is below the surface and not visible... Something the sugical knife cannot do. Some people who extract melanoma report long dangling roots on the tumor when it falls out. A surgeon would end up cutting those roots and..."
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|The Fda and Bloodroot||6 YEAS|
Scarring With Bloodroot
[YEA] 11/01/2007: Cary from Phoenix, Arizona: "I have never used bloodroot, however I have read that it can cause scars. Scars such as burn scars are treated by continually keeping the skin moist. Extreme moisture' should allow all of the capillaries to grow back to gather fully, thus preventing scar tissue. The point I am making is that if it works for preventing scars for burn victims than it should prevent most other scaring. Keep in mind that what ever you use, it must contain antibacterial properties. Failure to do so my allow the area to become infected with bacteria and other nasty fungus, etc Neosporin and burn creams such as 1% silver sulfadiazine cream are two product that work well. It would also be beneficial if you can cover the area with a thin plastic wrap. Here in the USA we call it saran wrap. Its' the same thing they put over a new tattoo. Then a bandage, gauze or ace bandage will hold it in place. DO NOT let a scab form or else it will prevent the capillaries from forming new healthy skin. The scab is what causes the scaring in the first place. I have found that it is ok to let the bandaged area dry out a few hours a day. If the skin starts to harden, that's ok. It should soften up once again after you reapply the ointment and bandage.
Ps. If you have pre existing scar tissue you can use the same method, however it take much linger once the scar has already had time to form. God bless..."
[YEA] 10/16/2008: Kate from Nevada City, CA USA: "I have used black salve successfully on many different skin lesions, as well as moles. Two years ago I had an initial, very painful outbreak of shingles on my chest. After several days of suffering I decided to try black salve on the blisters. At first it hurt like heck, but it hurt anyway. By the next day the pain and itching were gone. It took a long time to heal completely, and a couple more spots appeared in the area along the way (which I treated also), but the pain was gone and it eventually healed nicely. I still have scars, but no more problems since.
I haven't seen any other postings for using it on shingles, so I thought someone might find it helpful."Replies
04/25/2010: Leona from Colorado Springs, Colorado replies: "I don't have any remidies to share about, just wanted to say it's nice to hear there's possibilties of some relief from shingles, outside the medicine the doctor can perscribe that cost 365.00 a perscription.
It surfaced on my right buttock about 11yrs.ago. and has surfaced on the other side then occ. up my back near the backbone. Being a single Mom, with no insurance. It's been painful. If you've heard of anything you can as in something around the house PLZZZZ post it.
Thank You, Leona"
EC: Many more home remedies for shingles here: http://earthclinic.com/CURES/shingles.html
08/22/2012: Lovescats from Phoenix, Az, Usa: "My daughter is taking black salve tablets for polyps in her colon. She has experienced nausea and sweating after taking one tablet that lasts about 30 minutes. She has said if she lays down, she's fine and the feeling does go away. Is this normal? She had tried taking one on an empty stomach, and has noticed it doesn't upset her stomach. I have read in many places that you need to take them on a full stomach, but since she doesn't feel sick on an empty stomach, can she continue taking them without eating? The black salve tablets she uses does not have the zinc cholride, will this black salve work as well as the ones that do have the zinc?
Would the 28 day run protocol be enough since she only has polyps, or should she do the working on a problem protocol? I understand you work your way up to taking four tablets a day, I'm not sure if you need to take a break like you do on the 28 day run or if you stay on the tabs straight through. Also, how long do you stay on the tabs when doing the working on a problem? The instructions she received are not very clear.
If anyone would like to get in contact with me via email, I would appreciate it. My email is, nfbrown174(at)gmail.com. Thank you."
[YEA] 03/27/2008: Paul from Bremerton, Washington: "I have successfully used cancemas black salve to remove melanomas and basal cell skin cancers over a 6 yr period.Greg canton was distroyed by the fda.They will use all the might of the federal government to distroy anyone that threatens the drug/medical money making machine in this and other countries.This medical insurance scam is run to control every aspect of american society and now is threatening to distroy it.Do we really need to have most of the treatments and drugs that are foisted upon us by out wonderfully trained physicians?I had a relative die last yr at the old age of 21 because of our wonderful medicine.Details:He was diagnosed as depressed,given antidepressants for 3 yrs and when his heart was effected had two stents put in at 20 and died of a heart attack at 21.Side effects of most of these drugs are countered by more drugs with more side effects.Sounds like a drug sellers dream.What is the difference between a drug dealer on the street and your doctor?One makes you feel better and you know it might kill you before you start taking it and you will have to pay for it out of pockit.The other makes you feel worse and you don't know that it is going to kill you before you start taking it but most of it is covered by insurance."
[YEA] 10/14/2007: Judy from Grand Prairie, TX: "I have been reading all of the comments on the stages of the cancer being removed. Bloodroot sounds quite a bit like a medicine my dermotologist gave me called Efudex. He said it was radiation treatment. My BCC went through the exact same stages as what Bloodroot users are describing, except, I don't recall the initial pain."
[YEA] 09/14/2007: Michele from Fayetteville, NC: "I understand you only apply salve one time and after the cancer dries up and falls out you should be done unless you see more cancer."
[YEA] 09/01/2007: Brenda from Stuart, Florida: "I started to notice that I was getting clear or reddish bumps on my face, in particular on either side of my nose...also that I had a dry patch on the tip of my nose that would come and go. I had some skin cancers removed many years ago and have lived a life in the sun but have no health insurance, was basically not dealing with these new spots until a friend told me about black salve and gave me a small amount to try...I tried it on many places on my face and only one reacted at first but in a terrible, painful manner..it burned and swelled' and turned into the ugly mess that so many others have experienced...I kept putting aloe(from a plant, not a bottle) and pure Vitamin E oil on the scab and when it fell off I had no scar.
I have now been using it all over my body and in particular all around the nose area, where the root seems concentrated...I have even used it inside my nose, tho all information says not to put it in the mucus membranes. One thing I do that no one has mentioned...when I am healing a spot and the black piece comes out. I immediately clean out the hole with peroxide and put more salve into the hole it left...some holes have continued to discharge as many as 10 applications...the discharged tumors are progressively lighter in color until finally no more comes from the spot..the hole closes beautifully and as I use Vitamin E oil on the scabs and all around the hole and in the hole, I never scar...and I have taken a LOT of this off my face. It seems to grow like a plant throughout the skin once it gets a hold and I have a lot of it but my body is cooperating with me, we are a team in the fight for our life. I also changed my diet to complete alkaline, stopped meat and all alcohol, eat raw foods as much as possibe. I would like a source of the internal tonic if anyone knows one.In general I would say that this is not for the faint hearted but it is an amazing experience to watch your body expel these cancers and heal itself. But you have to help it by doing everything possible for your immune system."
[YEA] 08/06/2007: A from Cypress, CA: "My husband's father was diagnosed with lymph node cancer and was given two months to die. They first wanted to cut out the cancer and then do radiation. He was a devout christian and he prayed and felt he was directed to use blood root paste topically and I think pills too. He followed a specific nutrition plan to boost his natural killer cells along with it and within six months there was no sign of cancer in the pet scan or mri or cat scan at all. None. I had a history of cervical cancer with two bouts undergoing laser surgery and I took two bottles of the stuff and noticed heavy menstual cycles with seemingly black materials. I returned to the doctors for a schedule for surgery and they told me that there was no sign of the growth. I have been fine for a year now. Later I checked the net on bloodroot and found the fda banned it's use in toothpaste and for cancer; personally it appears that USA is heavily influenced by poilitian money and pharmeceutical money for the products it releases to the public, not off their medicinal merit."
[YEA] 06/14/2007: Susan from South Texas, USA: "I have been using bloodroot products for approximately 5 years now. I have spent my most of my life in the sun at beaches and am paying dearly for it now in the way of skin cancer and I know that is my fault not the medical communities. I had been going to dermatoligists faithfully since the early 90's when I noticed what I believed to be precancerous plaques on various spots on my face. Doc's consistently said "no" when I requested biopsies. Mind you every year I went for a check up, I also have many moles. In 2002 I began to really worry and 6 months before the actualy diagnosis of BCC he was still telling me not to worry. So turns out tha ALL of the spots I was pointing out to them were BCC and I had Moh's surgery on my nose and lip, the other 4 spots were removed totally in the office. The result is a horrible scar that looks like I was attacked with a knife, I guess I actually was in a manor of speaking. It has taken time to get used to it, but everytime someone stares I know they are wondering "what the hell happened to her". I believe the plastic surgeon could have done a better job, but that is another story. On a recheck the dermatologist said that there were 2 additional ones and both biopsied positive for BCC. More Moh's surgery was suggested. This time I decided that I would search for alternatives. I probably got the last container of Cansema from altcancer before they arrested that poor guy. I used the product as directed and sure enough, both sites reacted as described. When using it I also have a "control" area with no blemishes, moles, etc., that I also put the salve and these areas have never reacted. I have used various formulas, all have worked. I have treated myself 10 times on spots that gave me concern due to a change in a mole, scaley spots, etc. I know the first 2 were cancerous and suspect the additional ones that I treated without biopsy were cancerous but will never truely know. Each and every time I was treating a spot, my body reacted with extreme pain, fever, edema and swelling at the site. I had to treat one spot on my face 2x but all the spots on my face healed with very minimal scarring. I treated various spots on my arms and hands. I also had some reffered pain when treating certain spots. But my reason for wanting to caution everyone about the potency and seriousness of treating unknown spots is this. Last year I was treating a mole on my back that was itching and had some changes in appearance. Years before this I had noticed a growing lump in the general vicinity of this mole. This "lump" had grown in the years since discovery, but I had asked doctors about it and they said, do nothing, it is a lipoma. It grew to approx. 5 x 1 " and was like a sausage under the skin. I was concerned about it but figured that it was a lipoma because I have other lumps in other places and had some of them removed. Not really thinking about this "lump" I put the salve on the mole above it and YOWZA, the "lump" reacted violently, and came to the surface, I was incapacitated for 2 months, was in regular contact with the makers of the salve I was using. I was ill to say the least. The pain was intolerable. I had to use pain meds that I had on hand. My family wanted me to go to the doctor, but what could they do? If it was cancer there was no way I was going to let them interrupt the process and I had to assume that it was. I was in mental and physical torment for 60 days. To top it off our daughter was getting married and I had to put it together. I was taking enzymes, AHCC, many other suppliments. So this huge sausage shaped tumor came out, just as the small ones did. Gross is too small of a word to describe it. It left a significant scar on my back and is still healing to this day. To add to this, several months later my brother was diagnosed with a rare benign growth that was IN his spinal cord. It was a 7" long and sausage shaped and he had it was successfully removed. When I was researching it, there is also a form of this growth that when it is outside the spinal cord it is normally a very agressive cancer, but I will never know. Several months ago I treated a spot on my forehead and ankle. The spot on the forhead was small and came out within a week. The one on the leg developed into a quarter size reaction area and it would not heal. After alot of trepidation I went to a dermatologist who cauterized the wound. At first glance he said that it looked like a brown reculse spider bite but when I told him how it got there he didn't have much to say and said that I shouldn't use the product. What else could he say? I don't know what happened with the one on my ankle, but it made me very ill also. I have done alot of reading on black salves and other cancer salves and they have a pretty deep history. Like many I just wish there could be some scientific studies done to see exactly what type of tissue it reacts with. I have read small mention of these type products reacting with tissue infected with fungi, virus and bacteria. I am not really concerned about convincing the established medical community. After the 2 very serious reactions I had, I am more cautious in using it. There is a book called "Cancer Salves" that had led me to a better understanding about cancers in general, but what she says is true...approach these salves with alot of respect and research. NEVER smear an area with the salves just to see if something is there. There seems to be a network that I could never connect to that probably has more help and info on the use of these, but could never find a practitioner in Texas. They all seem to be on the west coast. If there are any homeopaths, ND, etc., in my area I could never find one. Well that is my story on cancer salves. I believe they work, but I also believe that there is more to them and it would be nice if I could get some answers on the reactions that occured on my leg and back. Be totally informed before you use the salves, come to your decision to use it by your research, not on someone elses. And have potent pain meds available. You don't want to get half way into treating one of these and decide you can't take the pain. Good Luck."Replies
11/13/2011: Jane from Manchester, Uk replies: "Hello, I have recently had a superficial BCC excised from my neck but still sometimes feel the tingling and itching that I felt before it was excised. The excised BCC was tested and the area found to be clear at all margins. Do you think it would be a good idea to cover the 3 inch scar with black salve or would this be too drastic? Would I be better to use the Best on Earth bodywash for a few months instead? I have both and have tested the salve on a small mole on my leg. Sure enough an eschar dropped out and I have a healing crater. I am just wary of having a big hole in the back of my neck, a very awkward place for me to see!"
11/15/2011: Lily from Brisbane, Queensland, Australia replies: "Hi Jane, try putting the black salve on part of the scar, maybe 1/2 inch to see what happens, then continue for the rest of the scar in 1/2 inch increments after each section has been tested or healed. You may need somebody to do this for you, but it only takes a few minutes and then cover it with a bandaid for the 12-24 hours and see what happens. Hope this helps. Lily."
[YEA] 06/07/2007: Amanda from Salt Lake City, UT: "A note of caution on bloodroot salves--they will effectively remove skin cancers, moles, etc; but I wish I'd consulted a Naturopath or other expert before trying it myself. I used a black Cansema-type salve on some red scaly spots on my hand and arm that were worrying me. Be aware before applying it that it HURTS and burns like crazy when it comes into contact with bad/damaged skin. If you have a number of spots you want to treat, start with the smallest one, rather than doing them all at the same time like I did, which was a big mistake. By the next day, brown scabs had formed, and I applied more of the paste. More pain, of course. A few days later, the scabs started to loosen, and oozed lots of pus-like fluid and debris. It is important not to pick at the scabs or try to pull them out (difficult, if you're an impatient, anxious type of person like me), even though it will itch like crazy and be really inflamed. Eventually, the scabs fell off, but I couldn't tell if the paste had gotten all of the bad cells. Now, the spots where I had applied the paste seem to have healed strangely, and I have several ugly scars that crack and peel, and I don't know what to do about them. So, bloodroot is effective, but if you want to try it, you should talk to an ND or someone who knows about it first."
[YEA] 05/29/2007: Rhonda from San Diego, Ca.: "Re: black salve killed malignant melanoma tumors... My brother in law had late stage malignant melanoma that was diagnosed in 2000 and he was given 4-6 months to live prognosis at that time. He had tumors under his Rt. arm that disappeared with diet and herbal treatment. The tumors came back a couple of years ago and grew very quickly to the size of large cantelope. I am a retired RN and did daily dressing changes, using black salve to the tumor sites until they came off in large chunks of necrotic tissue. There were times that I had to forego putting salve on them because of copious bleeding but after 6 months of daily treatment with black salve, the tumors were completely dead. He had to undergo plastic surgery in order to have the necrotic masses and had large skin grafts placed over the site, but to him, it was well worth it because of the disfigurment these large masses caused. John fought a 7 year battle and lived 16 more months after having plastic surgery. He died 3 months ago from metastatic melanoma to the upper and lower bowel. He was a very brave man that was able to say "NO" to the medical profession who wrote him off long ago. I believe that he lived for so long because he never had chemo and radiation treatments that MDs insisted upon and stuck to diet and natural medicine. Anemia is what finally killed him. From the blood feeding all the tumors. He had several transfusions but was having more side effects and fast tumor growth after each of these so stopped them. I have photos of the tumors through various stages of salve use if you want to see them. They are quite remarkable. Not for the weak however."
[BETTER BUT NOT CURED] 04/28/2007: Mary from Ada, OK: "Well I have mixed feelings about Bloodroot. Yes I have seen it remove "so called tumors". I have used it to remove moles, etc, and it did a great job. People told me that it would not react if there was nothing cancerous, but this is not true. It did in fact burn skin which I put it on as an experient. I had this "white head" gland under the skin on my face. I hated it because ever so often it would fill up with a white waxy goo. I wanted to see if I could take that gland out with some bloodroot so I put some on, covered it with a bandaid and within 24 hours, my whole face was swollen, eyes swollen nearly shut. It scared me and was very painful. A few days later a hugh tumor like thing came out, but it was shaped exactly the same shape as where I had put the bloodroot which let me know that it was burning ALL the skin I had put it on and then causing a scab, which some people may be mistakingly calling tumors. Could these hunks of flesh simply be scar tissue from the deep skin burns that bloodroot causes? Well it took out the gland which came loose with the scab, but I mashed aound on the scab that came out, and there was no "tumor", just dead burned skin with an oil gland in the enter. So if there was no skin cancer there to begin with, then why did it burn my skin? Now I had something like a third degree burn on my face that has left a huge scar on my face. It's a raised scar called a keloid, and the pigment is gone too, so if my skin tans, I have this huge white spot on my face. So here's what I say about bloodroot. It may work in some cases, but unless you want a huge scar, think twice about using it, and never use it on your face unless you don't care being called "scarface" for the rest of your life. Aren't there some bonified scientists out there who want to do some testing on this powerful herb?? I mean, come on, where's their sense of adventure? There may not be any money in it, but I've seen people spend small fortunes on less exciting experiments. Someone definately needs to test out this POWERFUL herb and see what it's vices and virtues are, because as I say IT'S A POWERFUL herb. PS: I used it on a cancerous tumor on an elderly cat, and it took the tumor off, but she was dead within a month. Seems like the cancer seems to spread within her quicker. I wonder if it was because I disturbed it with the bloodroot, and didn't get it all. I'll never know. It was worth a try as I didn't have enough money for vet surgery, but she died anyway. So I don't know about this drug. In my opinion much more studying needs to be done. I'm sure Bloodroot is great for certain things, and I certainly don't want to be overly skeptical, but... just so little is known about how to actually harness it's powers. I want it to be the miracle that cancer victims all hope for, but we just don't know for sure yet and well....just proceed with caution. Even natural things can kill if you don't know the correct way to use them."
[YEA] 04/25/2007: Anna from PD, USA: "I ordered the blood root paste, and put it on a place on my husband's back that had been there for years and would not get well or go away, we started on a weekend with coating the entire place which was the size of a quarter. he had instant pain, he hurt the entire night, could not sleep, (which it said if it had pain it was cancer), so after that weekend we did a smaller area, we did as follows, we would clean the area with hydrogen peroxide, then we would alternate one day with bacitration, one day with blood root, it took a little longer to get rid of the place this way but it kept the inflamation down and pain, it took about three and half months of doing this and the thing got well and disappeared, can't even tell where it had been, i wish I had taken pictures, because before it got better it got a lot worse, worse than the pictures I had seen that other people had taken, which helped because I knew what to look for, The stuff works great, but you have to have a little patience and wait on it to do its job. it did not take much of that stuff to take care of the area. Thanks for your site."
[YEA] 04/18/2007: Cindy from Houston, Texas: "Right now, I am in the process of using a black salve (bloodroot paste) to treat a spot on my arm. From what I understand from the website of the company that sold it to me, it is working just as it should. I used this product on a similar spot on one of my legs about two years ago and it did the same way and healed completely. Although I did not have these spots diagnosed by a doctor, I believe they are cancerous. (My family has had many cases of skin cancer,including melanoma.) I know of several people who have also used this black salve with great success. I would recommend it to anyone. Hey, try it and if it doesn't seem to work, get to a doctor! Cindy"
[NAY] 03/29/2007: Eric from Manvel, Texas: "One danger of using bloodroot paste on skin lesions (apart from risks of severe scarring) is that the user has no way of knowing if a tumor has been completely removed. As a pathologist, I know that malignant tumors often spread well beyond what's visible to the naked eye. Incomplete removal with bloodroot could result in extensive tumor spread or metastasis (a PubMed literature search (available online) turns up a number of cases where this has happened).
The aftermath of home use of bloodroot could be extensive surgery, plastic surgery repair and treatment for metastatic cancer. Physicians would prefer not to pursue these costly options, but to take care of the problem right away with simple procedures so that patients do not suffer unnecessarily. Please reconsider your endorsement of bloodroot products, as they are dangerous and ineffective."Replies
[YEA] 08/23/2012: Arrow from Mackay, Idaho replies: "Cansema will draw out any cancer that is below the surface and not visible... Something the sugical knife cannot do. Some people who extract melanoma report long dangling roots on the tumor when it falls out. A surgeon would end up cutting those roots and setting the person up for metatastic cancer. Because those roots a a real possibility that cannot be seen with the eye, surgeons are required to biopsy all around the tissues adjacent to the tumor. Often they have to go in again and remove more. Cansema can remove the roots all at once. It is important not to knock or dislodge the tumor prematurely during the cancsema or bloodroot removal process.
The times when the use of bloodroot products goes bad, like when people lose their noses, is when the cancer has permeated the whole nose. Even in conventional medicine the removal of the nose would be required when biopsy after biopsy reveals the cancer to be so deep rooted.
Seriously, extensive surgery, plastic surgery repair and treatment for metastatic cancer is often the result of conventional cancer treatment."
08/25/2012: Mary from Regina, Saskechewan, Canada replies: "Hi: where do u buy cansema? Thanks, Mary"