Natural Treatments for Melanoma

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Alternative treatments for skin cancer, in addition to standard medical care, include topical applications of natural remedies like eggplant and baking soda as well as oral supplementation.

Some natural remedies, such as eggplant, possess unique healing compounds that can treat surface-level cancer cells.

Earth Clinic readers report success using baking soda and coconut oil, Curaderm BEC5 (made from eggplant), and other holistic treatments for their skin conditions. However, other readers report that it is very important not to mess around with natural remedies for melanoma and to seek urgent medical care.

What is Melanoma?

The most severe kind of skin cancer, melanoma, develops at the site of melanin production. The melanocytes produce this natural component and give the skin its color, so melanoma is commonly located on skin exposed to the sun. Rarely does melanoma form in the eyes or in the internal organs, including the intestines.

While the exact cause of melanoma is unclear, exposure to ultraviolet radiation increases the risk of the disease. The most common initial symptoms of melanoma include a change in an existing mole or the development of a new pigmented or abnormal-looking growth on the skin.

Alternative Treatments for Melanoma

While the best treatment for melanoma depends on the cancer stage and the individual’s overall health, alternative methods are often used in addition to standard medical care. Remedies like eggplant, bloodroot, and essiac tea have been found to deliver natural components to treat and eliminate the affected skin cells.


Eggplant contains powerful phytonutrients that treat the affected cells involved in melanoma. The glycosides and glycoalkaloids contained in the eggplant penetrate and destroy cancer cells without harming healthy cells. Eggplant can be applied to the cells directly or macerated and mixed with vinegar for more effective treatment.


Bloodroot is a natural compound derived from the flowering perennial plant native to North America. The root contains the special chemical sanguinarine. This compound causes apoptosis and kills cancer cells while maintaining the health of normal cells.

Essiac Tea

Essiac tea is a mixture of herbs, including burdock root, slippery elm bark, sheep sorrel, and Indian rhubarb root. The tea made of the compound is shown to strengthen the immune system, relieve pain, and reduce tumor size. Additionally, essiac promotes cell repair and relieves inflammation.

Continue reading below for feedback from Earth Clinic readers who have tried various remedies over the years. Be sure to note the warnings they give as well.

Let us know what helped you!

Related Links:

Baking Soda Health Benefits
Bloodroot: A Medicinal Plant
Curaderm for Basal Cell Carcinoma
Natural Remedies for Basal Cell Carcinoma


2 User Reviews
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Posted by Cancer Assist (Kampala, Uganda) on 11/10/2013

Looking for help with skin cancer lesions on foot.

My father has cancer on one of his feet, and gout that recurrs on his other foot. He has been on chemo for over a year. When the doctor suggested that the next step is radiation, he has chosen to continue the rest of his life without radiation. He is trying out something called Budwig protocol which is a natural remedy but so far no change after 1 week. We are concerned about the high dosage of omega 3. So I have scouted the site and have read about the use of DMSO to apply. In what form is it supposed to be? I have searched and found one type that is sold as a gel with 15gm of DMSO, 2.5gm D-Panthenol, and 0.33gm heparin sodium. Can this work? How much should we apply? By the way he is totally off sugar foods. He eats fruits as long as they do not have too much citric acid, since he says this triggers the gout by increasing the acidity levels. I have read about bomelain in fresh pineapples and I am going to suggest that he start on these.

Any assistance will be welcome. Thank you.

Replied by Bill
(Albany, Oregon)
5 out of 5 stars

About your father's cancer... Everyone needs to know that healing a cancer and keeping it away is to raise the bodies pH. EVERY cancer patient has a acidic pH according to science. The key to eliminating cancer is to eliminate all sugar from the diet! Stop eating carbohydrates as they turn to sugar. Do not drink soft drinks or any drink with sugar. Cancer feeds off sugar. Eat a diet of vegetables and sometimes as in about once a week a little chicken. Raw vegetables are better to eat. If you want a sweet taste in your drink add xylitol. An Adult body makes about 14 grams of xylitol each day naturally. It taste sweet like a sugar but it is not a sugar. Try a little at a time just to ensure you get no side effects. You can try some sugarless gum that has xylitol used to make it taste sweet. Cancer is all about what you eat and drink. Alkalize your body to a pH of 7.3 -7.4. Try the Budwig protocol. Cancer cells die immediately in a petrie dish when an alkaline substance of 8.4 pH is introduced. It is not good to raise your body pH to this level. However, by raising the pH to about 7.4 the cancer cells will begin to die slowly which is better for the body as most people could not handle a large die off of cells all at once. You would feel very very sick. Also, remember that parasites are responsible for many cancers. Your Dr. will call them microbes or bacteria. Learn how to kill parasites in the body and quit feeding them sugar! Drink green tea. Learn about mega doses of Vitamin C and how to take it orally and with an IV. Research Dr. Linus Pauling and his Vitamin C cures for disease. There are cures all over the net that people from all over the world have touted. The above are just some of the tools.

Have a blessed life!

Replied by Cj
5 out of 5 stars

Does he take baking soda to get alkaline? You can use pH paper to test. If too acid, take a tsp at bedtime. Also green drinks are helpful. Cancer doesn't like an alkaline environment.

Replied by Mithera
(Brisbane Aust)
5 out of 5 stars

There is a man called Ted who shares a lot of his very formidable knowledge on this site. Here is his alkalizing concoction. I have only just started using it so no real results to share at this stage. Doesn't taste as bad as you may think.

Thanks Ted.

  • 1/4 teaspoon sodium bicarbonate
  • 1/4 teaspoon ascorbic acid powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon MSM powder
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 6 drops Lugol's Iodine
  • 200ml water
  • 1 tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Mix and drink when the fizzing has stopped. To be taken 3 x daily after meals.

Baking Soda

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Posted by Faith (Finger Lakes, NYS) on 07/01/2020
5 out of 5 stars

In the beginning of the Covid virus, I had watched a video on YT where a women said that during the 1918 Pandemic, her mother gave them 1/2 tsp. of baking soda in water and no one in her family got sick. So I did this for two weeks. Prior to this, I had a sore inside my nostril on and off for many years and recently it had spread. I couldn't see it, but I could feel it. I was going to see a doctor about it when Covid started. Interestingly, after the two weeks on water and baking soda, the sore was gone. Completely gone. I was so relieved, I thought for sure I was going to need to have half my nose removed for melanoma. I am sold on baking soda and water. I love Earth Clinic!

Replied by Pam

I, too, have a recurring sore in my nose. How did you use the baking soda to get rid of yours?

(Finger Lakes, Nys)

I put a little more than a half a teaspoon in about 4 ounces of water and drank it right down. I did it for two weeks and the sore went away. That was back in March and the sore has not come back.


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Posted by Sumner (Auckland, New Zealand) on 08/26/2011
5 out of 5 stars

Hi, I'm healing skin cancer using bloodroot.

best, Sumner

Replied by Michele

Hi, I've been dealing with a nasty-looking melanoma (won't go into details here) I was trying to treat first with Bentonite clay which drew out the infection & then putting a slice of eggplant on it & leaving overnight. Infection is gone but it doesn't seem to be getting better. Now ready to try the bloodroot paste. Wondering if I can make my own? Any suggestions?

Replied by Mmsg
(Somewhere, Europe)

Michele, why don't you continue with the clay until it's cured?

Replied by maah
4 out of 5 stars

Better But With Side Effects

I used bloodroot on my face and upper chest. at first I got a beautiful scar and at one point I had a bad rash all over my chest. When it healed on my face, the skin grew in white. I am now using iodine on my nose. I reserve bloodroot for areas which I don't care how they look when they heal.

Posted by Penny (Oregon) on 12/16/2006
5 out of 5 stars

Our doctor used it on my husband's nose... He had been to a dermatologist, found out this spot was cancer, and instead of letting the dermatologist cut it out, he went to our naturopathic doctor The doctor put a very tiny amount of concentrated bloodroot on the spot, about the size of a pin head, no more. Then slapped a Band-Aid on it... Two days later the spot is black, it ate ALL THE CANCER away, and left a big hole... The hole eventually closed in... Be careful with this stuff it is very potent, but it does work.

Posted by Mike (USA) on 12/05/2006
5 out of 5 stars

I tried Cansema #100 from The Original Cream Company. It healed two spots of skin cancer on my head and I also removed a funny growing mole on my left side. This has been 2 years or more ago and nothing has returned. The salve came as a kit it took about 2 minutes to make. Their website had a lot a information and a great FAQ section. I have talked with them by phone and they have always been helpful when I had a question. I believe you will find them a wonderful company to work with.

Replied by Michele
(Wolcott, Ct)
5 out of 5 stars

Yes this worked for me. Very successful. Thanks for recommending it. Same product that you recommended from the same site.

Replied by Zencleanse

Thanks everyone for your info on bloodroot and cansema. I wish you would have included the wbsite where to order it but I'll try to find it.

All I had on hand was an Anti-viral Elixir oil... so I used it and it helped the spot to scab up and sluff off. I can see new skin under parts that have been gently exfoliated off. I then used iodine as an anticeptic/anti cancer remedy. So far, so good as far as noticable healing.

Broccoli Sprout Juice

1 User Review
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Posted by Susanj (Uk) on 11/17/2017
5 out of 5 stars


My daughter had 2 melanomas (5 years ago when she was 12 years old) and we removed them with blood root (topical salve), but it was clear when we removed them that one had gone very deep into the blood supply. I switched her to an alkaline diet, gave her large doses of Vitamin C and got her into the sunshine every day to boost her immune system. But I also gave her broccoli sprout juice everyday because I'd read that this actively reduces cancer and I didn't want the metastasized cells establishing themselves.

She ate like this for 5 months and drank what she considered to be horrible tasting broccoli sprout juice. It was a long 5 months and I didn't sleep well, but when we took her back for a scan she was cancer free. I wasn't sure that the broccoli sprout juice had been what had actually that cured her because we had also given her vitamin C until 3 years later.

I discovered that I had cancer (skin cancer, on my face) and I don't trust doctors so I decided to self-heal. I intuited that I needed broccoli sprout juice and to start with I drank about 100ml a day which is a lot then after a few weeks I intuited I needed less and so was drinking on average 50ml a day. After 2 months my lump disappeared and there is now just a teeny faint pink mark to remind me of how this wonderful juice healed me. As a result I drink this everyday and the best thing is, that the pains I had been having in one of my breasts (that I'd been ignoring for years) went away. I have no idea what was in my breast, but I can tell you it isn't now and I can tell you that I'm completely converted to the healing powers of broccoli sprout juice.

Replied by Reed

To Susan,

I hope that you and your daughter have continued to see great results. I am curious about how you made the broccoli sprout juice. Did you use actual sprouts or dried sprouts? Have you both continued to be cancer free? Best of health to you both!

Replied by Jill

Hi Reed, you can sprout broccoli from seeds and then juice them. You can find sprouting containers on many websites. Hope this helps. Happy juicing.

Coconut Oil and Baking Soda

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Posted by Mgouffray (Alexandria, Va) on 05/20/2018
5 out of 5 stars

My 80 year old dad recently had 3 health issues going on. Gallbladder needed to be removed, a heart valve replacement as well as a cancerous growth all at the same time. Each doctor said the other issue had to be dealt with first so for 6 weeks his leg cancer grew until the point of doctor saying it required anesthesia and a huge area to be cut out! Because he is 80 I knew he needed a remedy that was easy to use and with something available in the kitchen.

He was becoming increasingly anxious about the painful cancer continuing to grow. After watching a youtube video, I offered a remedy to him and said I could not guarantee results but it was his decision alone. I was only "sharing a solution. The remedy is 50/50 baking SODA (sodium bicarbonate) and coconut oil, applied to area under a bandaid. I suggested changing the bandaid 2x a day. He decided to take a chance a did it diligently.

After 6 -9 days the pain completely disappeared and the sore started to shrink. After two weeks it was 85% smaller and he said he knew it was definitely healing. He didn't track the length of the treatment but I am pretty sure he put this "salve" on for about two full weeks. He said he could feel it working and the baking soda did feel like it was burning some. We decided it would be best to surround any non-cancerous skin with vaseline if he was to do it again. The baking soda somehow worked to create a highly alkaline environment where cancer could not survive and the coconut oil soothed the skin and was protective. I am posting pictures of before and after. Family members didn't really believe it could be true and said go back to the oncologist. My dad did go back in April for a followup and his doctor said 100% cured and that he was absolutely astonished.

So the picture with the purple dots is the area his doctor said would have to cut out under general anesthesia. The other photo is after the treatment.


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Posted by ORH (TEN MILE, TN) on 03/06/2021
4 out of 5 stars

HI U OLE PATOOTS DOIN, ORH here, and a MY-BAD story.

I have had skin cancers forever and should know better. Most I find and solve with CURADERM. Have done that for years. But I do go to a Dermatologist and let him examine me about once a year. I went in November and he found two on my back and surgically removed them. He said my face was good. I felt a spot below my right eye that felt crusty along with two other minor spots nearby.

Almost two months later, I have three holes being eaten out of my face by the Curaderm. It only attacks cancer, not healthy skin. One is getting so deep that it is spooking me. I will handle this, but know that the new medicine soon come to come about and this knowledge will also solve my heart problem. That is, if we win this battle. We will all know in a few months. They do it with frequencies. Just like Royal Rife told us back in the 1930's.



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Posted by Lorica (New Albany, Indiana) on 08/13/2011
5 out of 5 stars

Earlier this summer I found a little bump on my forehead, about the size of 1/2 of a good sized pea. It was slightly crusty and there was crustiness around that area. I have since seen on the net that this matches one description for a precancerous skin condition.

I tried topical Iodine & hydrogen peroxide with no success whatever.

I am not trying to get religious here but I feel I should give credit where credit is due. I prayed about what to do and felt YHWH brought me the word "eggplant" later out of the blue when I wasn't even thinking about the problem.

You can see on the net that there is an ingredient in eggplant that kills surface cancer cells - and they don't come back.

I started rubbing that bump & much of the surrounding area with a slice of the eggplant every night. I used the white side, not the dark skin. I used no vinegar, just the eggplant slices plain & simple. Within a few days the bump was shrinking. Within a month it was, and still is, totally gone.

Now I am going to get maybe a little bizarre. Since my sister has been found to have pre cancerous lesions in her colon, and since such things are very common, I have even taken to doing 2 retention enemas a week with eggplant added in after its been in the blender. I figure it can't hurt (and it hasn't, though whether it's a coincidence or not I can't say but I have become much more regular) and might help.

Eggplant and White Vinegar

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Posted by Elvira (Barrie, Ontario) on 02/05/2018
5 out of 5 stars

Eggplant and apple cider vinegar worked more than well. Doctor checked and there is nothing cancerous left. (Approx. 1 month). Cut the eggplant in small pieces, cover with Apple cider vinegar. After 3 days it is ready to use. Good luck!

Replied by Carolinablueskies55

After you soak the eggplant in ACV (in the frig or on the counter top?) for 3 days, do you eat a certain amount per day and/or can you apply the portion on your body where the cancer is located within the body? I would love the complete recipe with directions. Thank you

Eggplant and White Vinegar
Posted by Caroljw (Thorndale) on 08/24/2016
4 out of 5 stars

I have been using the eggplant/apple cider vinegar for 10 days. The small mole is gone and the larger one less than 1/2 size. But I have had no pain. Am I doing something wrong? Not that I want pain, but from what I have read, you have to have it in order for it to work.

Replied by storycharms
8 posts

In the recipe post, it says: "The doctor said if it was a melanoma, after a few applications it could be quite painful [...] If it didn't pain, unlikely to be of a menacing nature."

Eggplant and White Vinegar
Posted by Todd (Dallas, Texas ) on 07/30/2016
5 out of 5 stars

I had Mohs surgery 5 years ago on my neck and created a golf ball sized hole. My Dr. here in Dallas was great but after melanoma showed up on my cheek there was no way I was having Mohs again. We did the eggplant and apple cider vinegar application and just after one week....its painful....but we could not believe that the tumors were gone. Try it. It is remarkable. Cheers

Eggplant and White Vinegar
Posted by F. (Boyett) on 09/20/2015
5 out of 5 stars

Hello All,

I had a growing mole on the side of my nose right near my left eye. I made the eggplant/vinegar recipe with organic eggplant and raw vinegar. I applied it off and on for about one month and it gradually removed the growth. There is nothing there now and has remained so for about one year. I'm now treating other spots and its working.

I don't believe in American doctors since I've seen too many people suffer and then die after receiving their so called treatment-so I wouldn't ever go willingly to a doctor unless I was knocked unconscious and dragged there. I'm very happy with my results. It also made my freckles go away so my skin looks better. I've been using it as a toner for this reason.

Best of luck to you all.

Eggplant and White Vinegar
Posted by Nida (Fresno, Ca, USA) on 10/07/2012
0 out of 5 stars

I tried the eggplant and apple cider vinegar concoction for skin conditions I suspected were melanomas. One of the scars I treated with the concoction was a kelloid from a surgery I had about 30 years ago to remove an infected fibrocystic cyst on my stomach about two inches from my belly button and around my waistline. The kelloid started getting itchy and an even ugly scar was developing on top of the old scar. I started the daily treatment on September 12 up to this writing, October 6, 2012. My question is this, how long should I do this and how do I know that what I treated was in fact the deadly melanoma because I read a lot of strong warnings of the deadly melanoma. Thank you for any help or clarification!

Replied by Tn

Iodine (LugoLs or iodoral) for keloids.

Replied by Chuck

I too have what I suspect are melanoma on my back. They differ from the pics I've seen but have the itchiness and burning I've heard about. I stopped using the eggplant/vinegar after the pain was gone and after they started to heal. I still have some newer ones in an area that has several and there is definite pain and so I will continue until the pain is gone and the skin wants to heal. The ones that I treated earlier are gone. Most importantly I should go to a doctor, I haven't, personal reasons but this is our lives we're playing with so if you can go to a doc do.

Eggplant and White Vinegar
Posted by Anonymous (USA) on 12/22/2006
5 out of 5 stars

A few years back when I was working in a village for aged,part of my job was to take residents to their doctor appointments. On one of these occasions the resident had a suspected melanoma on her leg. The doctor gave us a remedy you can buy in a tube (very expensive) or make it yourself. It got rid of the melanoma in about 2 wks.

Recipe: Ingredients

medium sized eggplant
white vinegar

Method: chop up eggplant & place in a glass jar (not plastic) Pour in enough vinegar to cover eggplant, cover with a lid & place in the door of the fridge for 3 days.

Every time you go to fridge for something, give the jar a little shake. After 3 days the liquid will turn a gold brown colour, strain the liquid & keep refrigerated in the glass jar. How to use: Can be dabbed on to melanoma several times a day or can soak a cotton ball in the liquid, place on top of melanoma & cover with tape (low allergenic kind) change at least twice a day. Need to do this for at least 2 weeks to kill off the melanoma. It only attacks the bad cells. The doctor said if it was a melanoma,after a few applications it could be quite painful when it goes after the nasties. If it didn't pain, unlikely to be of a menacing nature. (it also works on warts) Do it under a doctors supervision though. It definitely works,I have seen the wart disappear & the resident I referred to had a painful healing for a few days but it cleared up after a couple of weeks.

Replied by Linda
(Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

Interesting, but very dangerous, first of all, a melanoma can ONLY be diagnosed after excision by a pathologist and second of all, it is the most deadly skin cancer around, which can easily be cured with a little cut, when you are early enough.

I know, I had it and I would warn anyone who suspects (s)he has a melanoma; go to the docter and ask for it to be cut out, it's NOT worth the risk to lose time over it with self care which takes time you might regret later if you will die of this.

People tend to call a spot 'melanoma' without having 'hard core' evidence it is. This is very dangerous, cause 95% will die when metastised (and it does it fast) in a few years, most will die within 6 months.

But if your fast enough, and teh melanoma is small and cut out, your chances are almost 100 % to survive it.

Do not underestimate this cancer by thinking you can diagnose it yourself without any real knowledge and without a pathologist and then assume you can easily cure it with a 'potion': you may spread false information and someone might die as a result of your infornation.

(San Diego Ca. Usa)

Linda from Amsterdam is absolutely right. Go to a dermatologist. Even pathologists mistake a benign spot for melanoma and making sure and treating it is essential Too serious to fool around with home remedies!

Replied by J4given
(Phoenix, Az)

I am going to try the eggplant/vinegar recipe. Last winter I was diagnosed with breast cancer (non-aggressive). After my PET/PEM scan to determine any mets, I developed 3 spots on my skin that appeared to look like melanoma. That kind of cancer is not non-aggressive The one on my abdomen wasn't there at the time of diagnosis of my breast cancer but after the PET scan. I am using a variety of alternative supplements including: Protocel, Paw Paw, Graviola and Curcumin. I switched from Protocel 23 to 50 after finding the melanoma. I've applied protocel topically to the growths and they have gone away but not completely. The conventional medical community has nothing to offer but surgery, radiation (LOL) and chemo. My breast cancer started about the time I had extensive mammogramming procedures over 5 years ago. To the reader who cautioned others to seek conventional medical help... I will let you know if I survive.

Replied by Raevon1
(Naples, Florida Us)

Please, please consider, if you have breast issues - fibrocyctic, tumors, tenderness - taking Iodoral (iodine tablets) along with Vitamin C & Selenium, and the other vitamins described at I had fibro and my Dr. was concerned about cancer (family history. ) I did a little research, found this site, followed the protocol (I did experience some of the detox, and they were a bit alarming) and now have the best breasts I've had since I was 16! (And I'm 50... ) Iodine deficiency is causing major breast and even uterine issues, and NO doctor will tell you - they say it's unsafe to take extra iodine! Try it, it really may save your life.

Replied by Louwrence
(Rustenburg, North West, South Africa)

Hi Allan, Seeing that you live in Holland where mariyuana is legal, get some THC oil which is very effective against cancer, watch Run from the cure (youtube). There is a lot of info concerning the healing power of THC oil on the net. This medicine can be his saviour.

Replied by Alan
(Amsterdam, Netherlands)

My sister found out about mebendazole, which does something to a melanoma gene so the immunesystem kills it. Anyone who has experience with it?

Weedoil is too expensive for too little, 30 euro per gram, gcmaf is also vey expensive and no testimonials found on the internet except on the gcmaf website.

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