Natural Remedies for Basal Cell Carcinoma

Baking Soda and Coconut Oil
Posted by Patann (Nevada) on 05/12/2018
5 out of 5 stars

I had a bcc on my scalp. Had surgery but it came back with a leison that grew larger. I researched and found a lady who had cured her mother's bcc in the same spot as mine with baking soda and coconut oil. She gave a pictorial ongoing account so I tried it and put it on every day and cleaned it at night. It was tender but gradually came off a little at a time. After several weeks the last part came off today. My scalp is red but I am going to put aloe vera on it. Now I'm hoping my hair will grow back there. Not sure if there is any of it remaining under my scalp but guess I'll find out.

Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Stephanie (Naples, Florida) on 03/28/2018
4 out of 5 stars

I would like to ask if any hydrogen peroxide will do? I have used my hydrogen peroxide on several spots that I suspect to be skin cancer or almost skin cancer. They all are gone. I have a spot on the side of my nose and I have been procrastinating in completely treating it with HP which means I would have it bandaged and the spot might look gnarly for a week or two or so before it basically disappears. The spot on my nose is probably pre cancerous or in the earlier stages. I'm a big holistic health advocate but let's say I don't always eat like one. So, anyway, here I am trying to learn more about spraying hydrogen peroxide in my mouth and maybe the MOST discreet spot-on treatment for the side of my nose...Thank you so much in advance. Peace and Love!

Apple Cider Vinegar, Baking Soda, Peroxide
Posted by Mmsg (Somewhere, Europe) on 03/26/2018

Eva, try the baking soda with a bit of coconut oil.

Apple Cider Vinegar, Baking Soda, Peroxide
Posted by Eva (Asheville) on 03/25/2018

I am treating my husband's bcc. It was cut out and came back. This is our third week of baking soda covered with a moist bandage. It is doing it's thing. It is quite large. And, very painful for him. The outer skin is hardened but turning a clear color. I think this might take a long time to clear up. Wanted to join the conversation as someone who understands as he is suffering quite a bit due to the treatment which made me a little concerned if we need to see a doctor.

However, to kill it completely I think personally this is the way to go. We haven't tried hydrogen peroxide because he was dead against it. So, I have only used baking soda. Praying we come through this as it is kind of gross. He has two areas on his back that look like bullet or arrow wounds. I am not kidding. I feel for him and have see his bright personality go into the depths of humility really fast as the roots of this cancer is being extracted and destroyed. What a journey! Thanks for letting me sob!! :)

Posted by D Talon (Az) on 02/04/2018
5 out of 5 stars

I have had basal cells, dark black spots as large as a dime in my hairline around my face. Last week I started taping sliced, fresh garlic over them overnight and sometimes for 24 hours.

Tonight I used tweezers (My fingernails too short) and removed the most prominent ones.

Was using essential oils before the garlic and was slowly fading them.

Petty Spurge
Posted by Tom (California) on 11/10/2017

Can you provide the name of the "cottage business" that sells a bottled version of the Petty spurge sap? I'm here in the U.S. and Picato gel is well over $600 for a small tube. I have Petty spurge growing here and have tried the sap and a poultice of the plant ground up...Maybe the California species I have is not as has an effect but nothing like what is described here... I have knocked out some small ones completely but the larger ones are being very resilient though getting ever so slightly smaller.

Lugol's Iodine
Posted by Teena (Melbourne, Australia) on 08/18/2017 235 posts

Hi all I am starting to use lugols on a suspicious spot on my arm which has always concerned me. I have read that this is a slow process of about 30 days and have chosen this method over others because I don't wish to damage my surrounding skin and I am delivering much needed iodine to my body. I have many spots so this is the guinea pig one and I will let you know how it goes. So far (day three) I can advise a tingling sensation only on the spot after application which gives me confidence. I never knew these spots were 'bad' I always called them beauty spots but the reaction after lugols tells me. My surrounding skin does not tingle on application.

Vitamin C Sodium Ascorbate, Hyaluronic Acid
Posted by Margeaux (Los Angeles, Ca) on 06/23/2017

Hi Ben,

Saw your post of 2016. So you say the eggplant BEC treatment is pretty good, and safer. I've been reading how aggressive the black salve can be.

I came across mixing vitamin c and dmso. I understand that dmso becomes a transporter for other things, and that one has to take precaution using it, since it opens up the area to which one applies it to, but also very effective. When I read this I became a bit scared to use it. I just received some in the mail along with my vitamin order, and only did a skin patch test. I can tell it's rather strong, because the arm I did the test on, I could feel my elbow itching and tingling later on. Did you use vitamin c with the dmso? O.K., thank you for the information shared.

It is so good to read others experiences using different protocols.


Preventing BCC
Posted by Margeaux (Los Angeles, Ca) on 06/22/2017


Nowhere in either of the previous posts did I see any mention of their diet, nor sedentary lifestyle. Sure, everyone ideally should work on themselves to that end. But we don't have to sound so soap boxish about it either.


Petty Spurge
Posted by Hjhnhg (Uk) on 06/18/2017

Hi, thanks for your comment, I was wondering who it was who did the study?

Posted by Robert Henry (Ten Mile, Tn) on 06/05/2017

MARIA,,,,,,, glad blood root worked for you and it does eat cancer. I aborted my use of it once because I got spooked. An Integrative doctor in Atlanta told me that he misused it in addressing cancer and it ate a hole in his back. Maybe that is a small price to pay for eliminating cancer. I would just be cautious.

Not trying to rain on your parade, but blood root is a very strong remedy. Right now, I have a spot near my right eye that I am addressing with Cureaderm. Maybe, I should let my Dermatologist address this problem. A short while ago I took off a spot on my shoulder with Cureaderm. If it is not cancer, it will not affect your skin. You do not have to get a biopsies, because the treatment will tell you. Basel Cell is one thing, but Squamous Cell is another. Both are skin cancers, but not equal.

I wish you well. ====ORH==

Posted by Maria (A.c.t. Australia) on 06/04/2017
5 out of 5 stars

Love this site...a tag between my breasts turned brown, became hard and it hurt if I bumped it. I put a tiny bit of Cansema on it and it burnt a little but bearable. The next day, I washed it off. Cansema, which is a bloodroot salve only starts its action if cancer is present...otherwise nothing. A few days later, three small craters opened up ABOVE the left breast and the original tag between the breasts disappeared completely. The craters oozed pus, there were little white dots around them, like tiny beads, and I was careful to keep them clean and covered. A painful dragging feeling in the left breast started, mainly at night but again not unbearable. I kept positive and asked inwardly for courage and help. After a few weeks, the holes started to close up. The scars were raised, soft and dark pink in colour. It took a year for them to stop feeling tender and fade to my skin colour. That was four years ago and no further action!

Apple Cider Vinegar, Baking Soda and Coconut Oil
Posted by John (Hawaii ) on 05/21/2017
5 out of 5 stars

Cured 3 BCC with ACV and baking soda with coconut oil.

The first time I removed my bcc, I used ACV soaked in a cotton ball and taped it to my BCC every night. After a few days it turned red and after about a month I was BCC free.

The second time I removed my bcc, it was close to my eyes, so I used baking soda with coconut oil 1 tbsp each mixed and made a paste and applied it to the area. After about 2 weeks I was bcc free. I had to deal with scabbing and redness but after that I'm bcc free.

Apple Cider Vinegar, Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Rich (New London, Ct) on 05/03/2017

Question.... treating a spot on my nose with a combo of both ACV and hydrogen peroxide. Spot turns white after soaking with a Cotton ball and then skin around is red. Is this part of the normal process? Thanks for help.

Posted by Sam (Western Cape) on 04/24/2017
3 out of 5 stars

Nodula basal cell carcinoma

A dermatologist diagnosed my spot next to my nose (quite close to my eye). I decided not to see a surgeon but to try something natural. I googled Black salve and decided to give it a go. It's not available in shops but I managed to find someone who makes it locally.

I first used a buffpuff to roughen up the area on my nose and then applied the Black salve covered with a plaster. The spot was average size but raised. I covered more of my nose than just the spot. Within 24 hours it was bubbling yellow liquid out. I thought well this is good. When I removed the plaster the area was very sensitive. I didn't get a nice neat eschar like I had seen on someone elses post but instead when the yellow crust had been washed off gradually (when the area was not very sore anymore) I had quite a scar.

Well I thought, at least I got it all out.

Now around the scar I have a couple of tiny spots and a larger one on top area. Does this mean it's back? I don't want to use Black salve again in case my scar splits open. As a side note I also had a sore inside my nose slightly lower down from the original spot. This would gather mucous and it was sticky. I wonder if this is connected?

My main question is should I now do the Apple cider vinegar. What can I expect? Must I soak cotton on it or can I just dab?

Baking Soda and Coconut Oil
Posted by Claire (London ) on 04/11/2017

Would anyone have any advice about how to treat a BCC on my bottom eyelid? I'm interested in trying baking soda but not sure how much it would sting/be dangerous to the eye itself? Many thanks for any helpful advice?

General Feedback
Posted by Serene (The Coast ) on 02/27/2017


It is not sound logic to say if it didn't work for you that you don't believe in it that it won't work for anyone.
Unfortunately one of the worst things for your health is negativity.
Countless people on this forum have indeed had healing from a multitude of health issues by improving their pH.
I don't recommend that you read about them though and make your blood pressure rise.
I hope you find relief from your afflictions soon.

General Feedback
Posted by Michael (Spokane, Washington) on 02/27/2017

Your lies about BCC need to come down. You're misleading people. You should be sued. The only truth listed is that ACV is rich in nutrients. You cannot under any circumstances treat BCC with the listed suggestions. Your claim of raising ph is ludicrous. Do yourself a favor, google alkaline diet myth, read the scientific journals and evidence. As someone who has fought BCC for ten years I can tell you there are about twenty other bad suggestions out there. Might want to stop being one of the outlets that propagates this lie.

Preventing BCC
Posted by Sue (Bellingham, Wa) on 02/24/2017

Can you be specific about the type of B-3? Niacin, or the "no-flush kind, " (does it make a difference?), also amount and dosage? Likewise with the Curcumin? Thank you so very much in advance. Had one mohs and would love to avoid more cancers developing.

Posted by Robert Henry (Ten Mile, Tn) on 12/21/2016

CAROL, darling I love you, but you must read some more. Apricot kernels are B 17, not B 12. Don't sweat the problem because I have done far worse....... as the folks on EC can tell you. You are thinking about your health that that beats the heck out of most folks. Keep reading and you can post again and again. I wish you well,,,,,,,,,,,


Red Wine Vinegar
Posted by Carol (Pa) on 12/20/2016

Cancer is not just a surface problem. I wish everyone could heal as easily as a little Apple Cider Vinegar or hydrogen peroxide. Some must go deeper. By that I mean treating what caused the cancer in the first place.

Posted by Carol (Pa) on 12/20/2016

Everyone seems to respond to different things. You may have to work harder to get rid of yours. I will suggest reading about apricot kernals for the b12. Hydrogen peroxide therapy. Even negative thoughts. Nutrition can be a big part of the healing process. Also exercise. Some people have to pull out all stops while others get sucess quickly with only a couple changes or treatments. Good luck. I know its hard because it will take a lot of self disipline.

Preventing BCC
Posted by Carol (Pa) on 12/20/2016

Whether you get it cut out or use the natural remedies you are still only addressing the symptons. You need to also treat the causes using diet and lifestyle changes. To develope all the other problems you mentioned sounds like you eat a poor diet and possibly a sedamentary life style. I don't like medicines either but I doubt if you can blame all the problems on a medicine you took. I don't think that can be proven.

Apple Cider Vinegar, Baking Soda, Vitamin C
Posted by Patricia (Arkansas) on 12/10/2016
5 out of 5 stars

I had my first basal cell on my chest which a dr cut out and left a big scar. It came back so I used apple cider vinegar to clean the area and allowed it to sit on the basal cell which at times burned but nothing intolerable. I then mixed baking soda, vitamin c crystals and a little water to dissolve the crystals. The site grew into a half heart shape, turned black, crusted, and eventually closed in about 3 weeks. My husband made me go for a biopsy because he doesn't believe in my "witch doctoring" as he calls it. Biopsy clear 😊.

I got another one above my lip and along my hairline. I treated them the same and again my husband made me biopsy. All clear! I told him I healed 3 so I will not biopsy any more because it is 2 cuts, 1 to diagnose and 1 to prove to him it is clear. He is very cautious because he had one on his back that required mohrs surgery so he couldn't believe I was able to cure my own. He then got another one on his back and gave me the opportunity to "Witch doctor" on him. It took about 2 months to cure his simply because he would vascilate between whether he believed it would work or not but I convinced him to at least let me try before his appointment and now it is all clear. 😊

IF you use the treatment faithful 2 times a day, it should honestly not take more than 2-3 weeks to clear up but I know depending on location, you can't walk around with a white paste.

Basal Cell Carcinoma Remedies
Posted by On My (Carmichaels Pa.) on 11/14/2016

I also used the vitamin C on my ear - a paste two times a day for almost three weeks and what I believe was basal cell never came back, It has been over a year now.

Preventing BCC
Posted by Steven (Cairns, Queensland) on 11/09/2016

Hi, unfortunately my doctor put me onto Aldara under its generic name DS. I've had some bad effects and am getting checked out for dementia pre-Alzheimer's because of sudden bad effects, not just low grade of what is like a pre-Alzheimer's it turns out. Parkinsons is in the family and it was suspected that it might he causing previous issues before. However, I'm here about vision. My vision seems to have degraded a bit more. I would like to ask what the vision degregation mechanism is DS? Because if it is because of demylination only, I have in the past treated mine with natural myelination cofactors and much improved my vision back. But if one doesn't treat fast enough the demyelination results in progressive nerve cell death over time that can't be repaired. So while things are better it doesnt get 100% and when it happens again the 100% of what remains can be lower. Worth looking up remyelination. Another warning, the effects seem to come up when my immune system came up.

Apple Cider Vinegar, Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Lisa (Pa) on 10/24/2016

Hi. Thanks for sharing your story. How is your bcc now? Did it completely go away? I have a small one on my eyelid and did try Apple Cider Vinegar but it kept pussing and no healing. I'm now using CBD oil and it seems to be drying out and has 2 raised bumps around the area of the 3 mm biopsy. I'm hoping this will work because the idea of having my eyelid cut out is very scary!

Apple Cider Vinegar, Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Victoria (Illinois) on 10/16/2016

How does one know when to stop or what to look for to stop the ACV and peroxide treatments?

Preventing BCC
Posted by Ds (Sydney) on 09/18/2016
5 out of 5 stars

Hi, I am Australian (skin cancer capital) and a medical scientist. I have had about 60 BCCs since age 18, now aged 43. First treated through surgeries/ grafts/ MOHs, then Aldara for many years. Unfortunately before internet I didn't know of more natural options and was not told of Aldara's side effects.

If you have sun damaged skin there is good evidence now of usage of vitamin B3 and curcumin (both orally and topically), see Sydney Uni studies etc. They may also work on already established BCCs (even my very left brained doctor told me about trying these). My skin cancers have almost halted since I used these and Vit C in past years.

If you are 'told' to use Aldara, PLEASE google it! I have ended up with Parkinson's disease, unfixable vision loss, shingles/ postherpetic neuralgia (excruciating pain through 2/3 of my body), coeliac disease, skin rashes on chest and neck etc. As severe symptoms happened overnight on my last dose, I can connect the dots easily.

I tell the doctors as I don't want others to suffer, they all go into denial and cover it up (as they have prescribed it often for decades for BCC or genital warts). I post this info on medical websites and it does not get posted (they are 'selective'). I don't want others to suffer :) Better to get cut out if need (the surgeons are pretty good stitchers often! ) Otherwise use Aldara minimally. There are class action court cases.

Apple Cider Vinegar, Ketogenic Diet
Posted by Cbnormandy (Sacramento, California) on 09/15/2016
5 out of 5 stars

I had a small BCC (basal cell carcinoma) on the bridge of my nose for 5 years. It looked like a small brown scab. It would just stay there for months, unless I pealed it off ... in which case it would bleed and form a new scab. Nothing would take it away, until I began trying apple cider vinegar. I dipped a small, flat, cotton oval pad (the kind used to remove makeup) into apple cider vinegar, and I placed the pad on the bridge of my nose. I left the soaked pad on my nose for 20 minutes a day. Slowly, the small scab-looking BCC started to fade, leaving a bumpy, pink lesion underneath.

At about the 4th week of treatment, the pink lesion seemed to suddenly become wider. I was frightened, until I read that BCC's can actually run deeper and wider than their surface appearance: BCC's can have deeper tentacle-like structures underneath their surface. Unless all of these "tentacles" of the BCC are removed, the cancer will grow back. So I continued applying the ACV-soaked pads to the bridge of my nose.

By the 7th week of treatment, the bumpy pink lesion flattened out. By then it looked like flat new skin had completely replaced the BCC. Nevertheless, I continued another week of treatment. It looked like the BCC was actually gone, after only 8 weeks! Since then, I have not applied apple cider vinegar to the area, and the BCC has never returned!

Update: May 9, 2017

Although the apple cider vinegar seemed to completely get rid of my BCC, it started to regrow very slowly like a scab three months later (Jan 2017). This time, I did not retreat the BCC with apple cider vinegar. I just ignored it and went on with my life, since it was still very small. However, by April, I decided to try a different treatment. Since I had read that cancers feed off sugar, I began a ketogenic diet (no sugar and no carbs) to try and see if I could starve out the cancer. Within a week, the BCC started to shrink, and within a month the BCC was completely gone! So I have decided to remain on the ketogenic diet for the rest of this summer, just to make sure the cancer does not return. Meanwhile, I have discovered another benefit of the ketogenic diet ... my psoriasis has cleared up!

Posted by Mmsg (Somewhere, Europe) on 08/20/2016

Jerry, mine hasn't come back (yet) but I figured something must be causing/feeding it. So I now eat almost exclusively, homemade stuff.

Posted by Janet (In) on 08/19/2016


You may have seen Ole Robert Henry's posts here on Earth Clinic. He has posted a great eggplant recipe that may help. Janet

Posted by Jerry (California) on 08/19/2016
3 out of 5 stars


I have used cansema for my basal cell carcinoma. Initially, 3 years ago I had to use it 2 times and it worked great, but about 6 months ago it came back in the same place, so I used cansema again, but now the cancer keeps returning again and again. So I have to find another way to get rid of it.

Has anyone else had a basal cell cancer that keeps coming back, and tried something else that worked? I would appreciate any advice.

Red Wine Vinegar
Posted by Ramaram (Arizona, Usa) on 07/12/2016

SUGAR FEEDS CANCER. All kinds of cancer. So if you really want to stop a cancer from recurring, eat ZERO sugar and cut your fruit/fructose intake to low or none.

Baking Soda and Coconut Oil
Posted by Nanowriter (Hotspot, Tx) on 07/10/2016

Vessna, that is perfectly normal. The lesion will probably get inflamed and may pus up or bleed slightly. Then over time it will heal normally. Just keep applying the paste.

Baking Soda and Coconut Oil
Posted by Mmsg (Somewhere, Europe) on 07/10/2016

Vessna, the mixture might be pulling hidden ones to the surface. Which is a good thing in my book.

Baking Soda and Coconut Oil
Posted by Vessna (Australia) on 07/09/2016
0 out of 5 stars

I started treatment of BCC on my chest yesterday with baking soda and coconut oil. Before the treatment I had only two small visible lesions. Now my chest is full of "new" visible "spots". Is it this normal reaction to the treatment? Thanks, Vessna

Apple Cider Vinegar, Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Debora (Missouri City Tx) on 06/27/2016

I use three things. Baking Soda with coconut oil, Peroxide, and raw Apple Cider Vinegar. I then put Vit. E on the area. First Peroxide to kill the cancer, ACV to help reverse the cells from bad to good, then Baking Soda and Coconut oil to sooth the skin. I sleep with Vit. E on it at night for the scaring. Peroxide once a day at night and ACV twice a day, morning and night, the baking soda becomes a paste and I leave it on at night after the first two applications (proxy./ACV). And I PRAY!

Petty Spurge
Posted by Ianl (Australia) on 05/08/2016 7 posts

Hi Jim,

Very much appreciate your detailed explanation of how the bloodroot plant works. You have done a huge amount of research and are obviously and expert in this area. I had no prior knowledge of this process and can see it does seem quite arduous compared to the petty spurge treatment. I wonder if you have found it is as effective, considering the amount of preparation involved? I think I'll stick with the latter as it certainly seems a little more manageable. As per your notes, I did have that issue of a small crater forming on my nose after, perhaps, one too many applications. Thankfully, the skin grew over in a few weeks but definitely something to be careful with.

Picato is extremely expensive and $600 per pack would not surprise me at all! Having treated myself with both the gel and the herb, I can honestly say the results were both positive - the noticeable point of differentiation being that the latter was free!

NB: I did pay $12 for seeds as my initial and one off investment!

Petty Spurge
Posted by Ianl (Australia) on 05/08/2016 7 posts

Hi Mmsg,

Yes, you can definitely be forgiven for that!

Took me a while to get over the shock too but now it doesn't bother me. Good luck with your next treatment!

Petty Spurge
Posted by Ianl (Australia) on 05/08/2016 7 posts

Hi Izabela,

You are most welcome. Hope it's working for you too!

Petty Spurge
Posted by Jim (Frostburg) on 05/07/2016

Hi IanI,

The fresh dark-red sap from the bloodroot plant is comparatively much weaker than the petty spurge, requiring several applications over the day. The bloodroot sap can be evaporated down to a tar, applied as a blob, then covered by a bandaid to help its effectiveness; or the tar can be combined with glycerine and a skin-softening adjunct, such as zinc chloride, to help its attack against the skin malady. DMSO is added by some who make their own salve. The belief is that DMSO helps the destructive agents penetrate to the 'root' of the nasty. Most formulators buy the dried bloodroot powdered; then add water and the other agents, gently cooking it all down to a 'mud'. Again, you put on a blob and cover it with a bandaid and within about 12 hours you feel the dull but increasing ache of the resultant skin-necrosis. Within a day or so the site of the problem looks so amazingly bad that anyone seeing it will tell you to get to the hospital. But the 'mud' has done it's work and all that redness and hurt will slowly go away as the good surrounding skin expels the necrosis.

Some claim bloodroot will only kill bad skin. It does destry weaker skin first; but given enough time it will also attack 'good' skin.

It is typical to develop actinic or other skin damage spots on the nose. I would advise one never apply a bloodroot salve to the nose, as the actual skin layer is so very thin that the resulting necrosis can produce an actual hole into your nasal cavity. Instead, I use a single drop of petty spurge which will destroy only the outer skin-layer. If the nasty returns, again use only the single application of the spurge. Applying the sap three times in three days can result in a hole, also. One has more 'surgical' control with the spurge.

If you have plenty of Greater Celandine growing nearby then a similarly effective concoction can be gleaned through trial-and-error. The orange sap of the greater celandine contains the same destructive alkaloid as bloodroot.

The dandelion and common milkweed plants (of the USA) also have a caustic effect on damaged skin, but are so much weaker when pitted against that tiny droplet of petty spurge.

I've read where the Picato gel costs nearly $600 in the US.

Petty Spurge
Posted by Mmsg (Somewhere, Europe) on 05/06/2016

Ianl, I now believe it WAS working but I panicked and backed off. It was very visible.

Petty Spurge
Posted by Izabela (Australia) on 05/06/2016

Thanks Ianl for great post and instruction are legend :)

Petty Spurge
Posted by Ianl (Australia) on 05/05/2016 7 posts


I think the herb has varying degrees of effectiveness for each user. In a survey they conducted in Australia using ingenol mebutate (produced by Petty Spurge) to treat non-melanoma skin cancers, they had an 85% success rate. That's pretty impressive but still means 15% of users found it to be ineffective. For myself, a 3 day application was ample. I never went beyond that schedule as I didn't need to. If you say it didn't work for you then I guess you might be in that 15% category, but since you had the expected reaction to the initial treatment it does seem strange that you didn't get the desired result.

Maybe someone reading this forum can answer that as I'm a little lost as to why it didn't work for you.

Petty Spurge
Posted by Mmsg (Somewhere, Europe) on 05/05/2016

Ianl, thanks so much for the description. That's exactly why I panicked, it was looking worse, but now you say that's good.

Curious what you did after a once-a-day three-day application. Mine was a two year battle so maybe it would have needed more after the initial 3 days.

Just trying to know how this works!

Petty Spurge
Posted by Ianl (Australia) on 05/04/2016 7 posts

Hi Jim,

Sorry, I'm not familiar with the bloodroot approach but would like to learn more about that if you have time to elaborate?

Like you, I use the Petty Spurge sap for 3 days straight and - like you - find the 3rd day to be the most uncomfortable, albeit a mild discomfort when compared to the surgical "cut & stitch" alternative I endured multiple times over previous years!

I live in Western Australia and have found the plants thrive from the fall through to spring. They don't enjoy our long hot summers very much but seem to endure and self-seed regardless. A truly remarkable herb that seems to need very little care and attention once propagated. I've also had limited success collecting the sap and preserving it.

I did find a cottage business here that seems to have done this - although I think they may have added sorbolene to increase the volume.

Interestingly, I discovered this little plant after being prescribed a topical treatment called "Picato" by my dermatologist. One small tube allowed for 3 treatments and cost me A$140! It worked well, but I figured to treat all my BCC's over time would amount to thousands of dollars, so I researched the key ingredient in Picato and found it to be "ingenol mebutate" - and guess what the key component of Petty Spurge sap happens to be?

I know you can find the plant growing in the wild but as I was not well versed in identifying it, I located a reputable supplier and invested all of A$12 for a healthy batch of seeds. I now have a long term supply growing in my backyard.

Petty Spurge
Posted by Ianl (Australia) on 05/04/2016 7 posts


Yes, I went through the surgical approach, like you, until they started to run out of areas on my body to add new scars to!

The Petty Spurge sap topical treatments have left me scarless - although the first time I used it, I was concerned it might leave me with rather large pockmarks.

I applied the sap for 3 days straight - at roughly the same time each day. First day was an almost immediate reaction (but not painful), 2nd day was more reactive and definitely sensitive. 3rd day I almost felt I had overdone it! Once you get over the shock (and ignore too much visual contact with family & friends who suspect you might have a communicable disease! ) it really becomes very manageable. The open wounds created by the application will dry out and scabs will drop off (along with the BCC's) in a matter of days. For oversensitive skin a mild application of antiseptic cream after the 3rd day does help.

The key to this is only treating one BCC at a time. Any more than that can become quite irritating.

I have not tried alternative approaches such as black salve, eggplant extract, etc. I'm sure these are all effective in their own right as people on this forum will attest to, but for me, personally, Petty Spurge sap has been extremely effective and has helped me manage my ongoing battle with non-melanoma skin cancers with confidence.

Petty Spurge
Posted by Jim (Frostburg) on 05/02/2016

Hello Ianl, I appreciate your mentioning this little plant.

I've been growing petty spurge around my home since 2009. I also grow bloodroot but of the two I prefer the spurge for ridding those skin maladies that arrive through age and exposure to the face and neck. A tiny drop of the white sap destroys the outer layer of just about any odd growth and the scab peels away in 7-days, revealing fresh new tissue. Sometimes that single droplet is not enough and the critter grows back; however, doing the same three-days in a row effectively gets to the root of deeper growths. It does ache a bit when you go that 'extra mile', in similar to a bloodroot salve.

The spurge will grow and die back at least twice each Summer. It can be grown indoors if needed for the Winter. The tiny seeds are not harmed by the intense Winters hereabouts.

Every year I attempt to harness the chemical within the plant, so as to have it available in a bottle or salve. So far, I have only managed a weak effect requiring numerous applications --the full power derived via that fresh teensy droplet from the living plant yet alludes me.

Petty Spurge
Posted by Mmsg (Somewhere, Europe) on 05/02/2016

Ianl, I had used that before I gave up and had them cut the "thing" out (leaving me a nice scar....). But each time I put it on it made the "thing" so red and angry-looking that it scared me. I wasn't sure if it was killing it, or making it worse!

I'd love to hear how you use it, or rather, it's sap.

Petty Spurge
Posted by Ianl (Australia) on 05/01/2016 7 posts
5 out of 5 stars

Hello all,

I just discovered this wonderful site so forgive my ignorance if this topic has been extensively covered. I noticed that a lot has been written here about using Petty Spurge (euphorbia peplus) for successfully curing warts but I have been using it for several years now to treat non-melanoma skin cancers. Having grown up on the beaches of Australia, I have suffered most of my adult life from the effects of both basal and squamous cell carcinomas and have had extensive (and invasive) excisions and curettage treatments to remove frequent growths. After intense research I tracked down some Petty Spurge herb seeds from a reputable supplier and I now grow my own treatment. I still return for annual check ups with my local dermatologist (such is my paranoia for keeping this dreaded disease under control) but I have not had any need for traditional surgery since using this wonderful herb. Happy to elaborate if anyone would like more info!

Vitamin C Sodium Ascorbate, Hyaluronic Acid
Posted by Nadine (America) on 03/23/2016

Hi Matt! What's the name of that lotion? I'm very really shows where the cancer cells are?

Vitamin C Sodium Ascorbate, Hyaluronic Acid
Posted by Nadine (America) on 03/22/2016

Thanks everybody! I read in this forum when you apply H2O2 over tumor it turns to white because oxygen in h2o2. But my mommy have a 1 pearl-like lesion (no bloody or open wound), and it doesn't turn works in this way? By other hand she's using Aldara + mupirocin (antibiotic). Can I test with ACV + h2o2 on same day?

Vitamin C Sodium Ascorbate, Hyaluronic Acid
Posted by Matt (Madbury, Nh) on 03/18/2016
4 out of 5 stars

OK...I went and looked and my Mom had given me a small dab of Efudex. She told me to be careful and a little dab will do ya! I got no reaction from an efudex application after having used the VIT C/HA for 4 months, so I believe the BCC's are non active and most likely dead. I can say the cancer is not active now...but because I can still see albeit about half their original sizes or less, and just one or two shades darker than my normal skin. If this continues I will be back in another 6 months (I will quit applying in a few months) and give this a cure assuming it doesn't come back again. I need to check with my mother too since she has really been through the ringer and was going to try my treatment. I have been using the Vit C/HA for almost exactly 6 months.

Vitamin C Sodium Ascorbate, Hyaluronic Acid
Posted by Matt (Madbury, Nh) on 03/18/2016

Mine are just plain Basal Cells. I am still applying the mixture as of today. I forget now and again, or only apply when I remember since they have really shrank, and I think are non aggressive now. All 3 of mine are less than half the size of original, and the color tones are almost totally normal, but they can still flare color wise for some reason. My mother gave me a lotion that indicates whether the cancer cells are active(it was a very expensive skin lotion that is used to treat skin cancers), about 2 months ago....I tried it and got no reaction which supposedly means they are not active or regenerating at this time and are most likely dead.

I would definitely try the Vit C/Hyaluronic just to see what the reaction is. If you get a reaction it is good....if not, stick with traditional Dr. and treatment. I wish I had a better guarantee, but it seemed to work for me, but I cannot say it will work on Squamous cells.

Best advice I can try....I got everything online for less than 45 dollars, and it worked for me. Best 45 I ever spent. When I showed my Mother she was completely stunned.....she couldn't believe the reaction and how well it had worked. Neither could I....good luck to you, I wish I knew or could tell you more.

Vitamin C Sodium Ascorbate, Hyaluronic Acid
Posted by Mmsg (Somewhere, Europe) on 03/18/2016

Nadine, vitamin C hurts quite a bit and makes it raw. I never did it long enough to see if it really worked.

If I had to do it again, I would use h2o2, baking soda, ACV and green clay.

Vitamin C Sodium Ascorbate, Hyaluronic Acid
Posted by Ben (Bremereton) on 03/18/2016

Basal cell carcinoma is real easy to cure. An element extracted from eggplant called BEC-5 stops this form of cancer in a hurry. It works quicker and safer than other treatments like black salve which can leave a painful scar where the tumor used to be.

Now one big word of caution, do NOT use hyaluronic acid near that tumor! Hyaluronic acid makes the body tissues more easily breached by cancers which choose to go metastatic.

A very simple and safe cancer treatment is dmso applied several times a day. Wipe on with your clean finger NOT a Q-tip because of the glues used on the Q-tip being in contact with dmso.

Now one more caution. Doctors scare people telling them the sun gives you cancer therefore slather on tons of deadly carcinogenic sunscreen. Woops, hmmm sunscreen is carcinogenic? You bet it is. Very carcinogenic! More than 150 brands were tested and the vast majority had cancer causing agents in the formulation. Very few were safe and effective. Some of them are loaded with nano particulates which pose a severe danger! Nano materials penetrate through skin then travel to organs, the brain, and even find their way into cancer cells. Some sunscreens even had lead and mercury in them. In lab tests many animals got cancer from exposure to various sunscreens. The fda allows virtually anything to be put in cosmetics applied externally just like it didn't soak through and penetrate the skin.

Boral of the story: Be careful what goes on you, and be careful what goes in you.

Vitamin C Sodium Ascorbate, Hyaluronic Acid
Posted by Nadine (America) on 03/17/2016

Hi Frozintime! Do you have BSC (baso-squamous) or plain BCC? I'm very interested in your treatment with VitC and HA. My mom got her biopsy today and it's BSC. I'm so worried, I want to find all nature ways to get rid of BSC on my mom (in parallel with MOHS and Aldara). I'm so frightened, any advice? She got MOHS, but a new pearl-like nodule appears near his nose bridge...maybe can I use Vit. C?

Preventing BCC
Posted by Mmsg (Somewhere, Europe) on 03/11/2016

Debbie, mine was in the exact place that you describe. I eventually had it removed, leaving a noticeable scar, but I was just "testing" my face with ACV to see if there were any spots that reacted to the ACV. There are none, thank G-d, but I wonder if it's a good test to see what's what. I got the idea from reading the ACV pages and noticing that when people used it for BCC, it went after the tentacles too.

Preventing BCC
Posted by Debbie (Jacksonville, Florida) on 03/11/2016

Just diagnosed with BCC on the area in between my eyes, just above the bridge of the nose. Its is very small and has been there for about 25 years!! It has not grown bigger and in fact has gotten smaller since applying Vitamin C serum to my face for wrinkles. My concern is that it is nodular BCC and they say that this type of cancer goes deeper and grows roots. If I can use these natural remedies to remove the exposed area, how do I know if the roots are gone? Are there tests that docs can do to see inside??

Apple Cider Vinegar, Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Ray (Leichhardt Nsw Australia) on 01/31/2016

What grade of H202 should I buy? And one of my BCC's is very close to my eye. No problems with the Apple Cider Or Bi Carb, but is there any concerns using the H202 around my eye?

Baking Soda, Castor Oil, Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Mama To Many (Tennessee) on 12/30/2015

Dear Greg,

Castor oil oil has a good reputation in the healing of tumors and growths. Because of this, I would hesitate to substitute it with something else. I suspect it is a critical ingredient.

~Mama to Many~

Baking Soda, Castor Oil, Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Robert Henry (Ten Mile, Tn) on 12/30/2015

HI U GREG, , , , , , , , boy, you in the area where Cura-derm was discovered. It is made from your eggplant. Research and use as it has cured two of my skin cancers.

Wish you well.========ORH=========

Baking Soda, Castor Oil, Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Greg (Sydney) on 12/30/2015

I wonder if coconut oil or cream can be used as a substitute for castor oil or using aloe vera gel to hold baking soda together when applying to the skin.. I have a 10 mm BCC on my top lip and. I have been booked for surgery in 3 weeks. So I must try these remedys and possibly avoid the surgery.

Eggplant, Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Bacca (Uk) on 11/06/2015

Hi. my dermatology consultant wants to do a biopsy on a mark on the side of my nose - thinks it may be skin cancer. I have a history of melanoma so he's keen to do the biopsy - which will involve stitches and scar. I think it's more likely an age spot, so have refused the biopsy for now and am trying the apple cider vinegar & aubergine first. What I'd like to know, is if I don't have the diagnosis of skin cancer, and use the solution, and there are no changes as yet, does that mean I don't have skin cancer? Also could I be damaging the skin on my nose using the preparation several times a day?

Vitamin C Sodium Ascorbate, Hyaluronic Acid
Posted by Frozintime (Madbury, Nh ) on 09/25/2015
4 out of 5 stars

I have found 3 small 1-1.5cm bsc's on my upper chest. Both my brother and mother have had extensive MOHS and various skin cancer removals. I noticed one small scar on my upper chest, almost my shoulder and it changed to a scar look, and became ringed with teeny blister bumps. Well...I had noticed the spot about 3 months ago and so it isn't too old. Then I looked and I had two others....although apparently just looking like scars and not discolored.

I decided to try Vit C sodium ascorbate and hyaluronic acid. Basically about equal part vit c and HA and then add about 8 times the water until it becomes gel like without solid crystals. It is then saturated. I try to make small batches using about 1/4 tsp vit c and HA, with normally a teaspoon and a half of purified water....sometimes 2 tsp...not exact but it gels up. There are 2 types of vit c, sodium ascorbate and ascorbic acid.... supposedly your supposed to use the sodium version, although I started with the Ascorbic. The ascorbic after the first treatment turned my spot that had the tiny blisters crusty and black spotted....within 3 days it fell off.

As of now....about 11 days it has gotten a tad smaller, the blisters are gone and it has changed color to a more skin tone(normal). I can still see it...the other 2 I can barely see in bright light, but I know where they are so keep adding the vit c. Anyhow, I plan to do this for at least a month.....and I put it on at least once a day, but normally twice. I think we are supposed to do it 2 to 3 times a day.

Anyhow....that's it. I sent photos to my Mom who was rather surprised. I will check back as this progresses. Oh....I used the ascorbic acid and it seemed to work too....I started then switched as the hyaluronic recipe is actually a skin wrinkle recipe to help smooth skin. That's all I know as of now. Will check back.

Apple Cider Vinegar, Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Denise (Barbados) on 09/25/2015 3 posts

Thank you for your encouraging words, I am persevering, I have been applying the peroxide every day along with ACV at various times, at night I apply vit C powder mixed with Coconut Oil or Vitamin E Oil, in the morning there is a often a bloody looking discharge I clean that up with Peroxide which stings for a few minutes. When should I stop the treatment?

Apple Cider Vinegar, Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Mmsg (Somewhere, Europe) on 09/25/2015

Denise, I tried all that and for me, it just grew, so I would advise you to try the eggplant/vinegar mixture as per ORH.

Apple Cider Vinegar, Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Denise (Barbados) on 09/24/2015

Re: Peroxide, ACV, Vitamin C and Coconut Oil for Basal Cell Carcinoma....

Not receiving any feedback on how to apply, it seems to have grown bigger, please advise..

Basal Cell Carcinoma Remedies
Posted by Christine (Seattle, Wa) on 09/15/2015


I have the same type of infiltrative basal cell on my forehead. Wonder what treatments worked for you? Thanks!

Apple Cider Vinegar, Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Layne (Toledo Oh) on 08/31/2015
4 out of 5 stars

I am a 63 year old male, this is my 1st post here. I have had a small scab slightly above and at the end of my right eyebrow for about 3 or 4 months. The scab had some raised tissue surrounding the scab. My 1st thought was BCC, so I started to look for alternative treatment since even my doctor said nothing about it while I was having a general checkup a few months back. I came across this web site and decided to try the H2O2 and ACV treatments.

On the 21st of august I started to apply 3% H2O2 to the area with a Q-tip. I was very careful to only apply H2O2 to the scab and raised tissue area. I would apply H2O2 every hour and the H2O2 created a small depressed area in the skin about 3/8in in diameter all the scab was removed as well as the raised tissue that surrounded the scab.

I then applied a paste of baking soda and allowed it to dry. I covered the soda with a small band-aid. The area was very pink and the applications did sting a little. for the next 2 days I would apply H2O2 3 or 4 times a day, covering the area with baking soda and a band-aid.

On the 4 day I decided to intoduce ACV to the white scab that was about 3/8in diameter. The ACV turned the area black and apeared to dissolve part of the blackened area. I continued to apply ACV every cpl of hours on days 4 thru 6. After the dark scab was completely removed, I then kept applying baking soda paste on days 4,5,6,7,8

The baking soda seemed to assist with generating pink normal skin cells. On days 9 and 10 I left the area open to promote healing with the addition of a small amount of ointment to assist the healing process.

It is now day 11 and the 3/8in area is still slightly depressed but no scab exists or any raised tissue that formally surrounded the scab area. I do keep the 3/8in area covered with a very small band-aid and a tiny bit of ointment to keep the area soft. I am very encouraged by these results in only 11 days. There is still a slight depression of the 3/8in area but I am optimistic that this will slowly return to normal appearance in time.

I will continue to report any changes to the area that has been treated.

Apple Cider Vinegar, Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Denise (Barbados) on 08/20/2015 3 posts

How often should I apply peroxide & ACV to my Basal Cell Carcinoma? Do I apply on alternate days?

And at what stage should I apply the Vit C & coconut oil paste? The cell looks enlarged and the crater bigger, it gets very sore after applying Vit C paste and stings & has a discharge. Please advise me.

Apple Cider Vinegar, Baking Soda, Peroxide
Posted by Lynn (Watauga, Texas) on 08/18/2015

I'm a 60 year young, white female, 130 pounds, living in the U.S.A., with basal cell carcinoma on the right side of my nose. A blackhead is what I thought it was and had gone to have a different non bcc spot checked on my left cheek. Biopsy was July 28,2015.

I started August 4th using organic apple cider vinegar, baking soda and hydrogen peroxide as a paste, alternating with fresh cut aloe vera (using the inside of the leaf) at night...securing either solution with a band aide. My nose looks horrible, due to the fact of more bcc there than what I'd hoped for. The area is puffy, red and just really looks bad. I believe I had read where it will get worse before it gets better. I'd love to post pictures of this process for two reasons, informative and feedback. Thank you for allowing me to join this discussion.

Apple Cider Vinegar, Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Nanowriter (Hotspot, Texas) on 08/11/2015

Hi Denise, often the lesion will look bigger because it will get inflamed and swell. If this is the case, it should get smaller with time. It's my belief that the cancer cells get the signal to die when they are treated and then the body has to work to get rid of all the dead cells. so the lesion swells up with lymph and white blood cells, etc. It is normal for it to look worse before it gets better.

Apple Cider Vinegar, Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Timh (Ky) on 08/11/2015 2073 posts

D: I find Cod Liver Oil to be most beneficial in all type skin disorders. Vit-E Oil is also good to apply topically.

Apply Povidone Iodine at least once daily. A synthetic Triple Antibiotic Ointment found at most pharmacies would likely help.

Apple Cider Vinegar, Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Denise (Barbados) on 08/10/2015 3 posts

I have basal carcinoma on my top lip close to nose hole, I have been swabbing with Peroxide & Apple Cider Vinegar after which I applied coconut oil mixed with Baking Soda, the carcinoma is very sore but my main concern is that in only a week it appears to have grown rather than decreased.

What should I do?

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