Turmeric and Castor Oil
I am reading these posts about caster oil and tumeric for tumors in dogs. I am considering treating my dog, but one of the MANY tumors is quite large on her right shoulder. The size of my hand... Like I am holding a grapefruit. I am concerned about caring for something like that if it ruptures...
(Hope, Bc, Canada)
Kathy, research on ESSIAC four herb with all roots from ESSIAC WEST online. It will remove those tumours and cleanse the system. I am using it for myself for detox. It could be your dog will be like new.
If a tumour does rupture, put loads of turmeric into the opening. Do not add pepper to turmeric - it is nonsense.
Dear Om, I normally agree with your advice, but not in this. This is why you SHOULD add black pepper to your turmeric. The piperine in the black pepper is essential for absorption of the curcumin that turmeric contains. If it doesn't allow the link to post, look up "piperine, study, turmeric, NCBI" in Google. Tumeric alone is not nearly as effective! Black pepper increased human bioavailability by 2000 percent. (That is not a typo. Two THOUSAND percent.) I am not saying that turmeric alone will do nothing. I'm saying that obviously adding the black pepper 1.) isn't going to hurt anything, and 2.) allows for far superior absorption.
Turmeric and Castor Oil
Turmeric: I have a 13 yr old lab mix that has some fatty tumors as well as something on her right flank and possibly the right one. I took her to a holistic vet for acupuncture as it helped a dog that we had years ago. She said that it could be a tumor but without X-rays she wouldn't know for sure. Maggie has had two bloat surgeries within the last 3 years and I don't wont to take the risk of putting her to sleep again. She is not limping and is still very active and eating well. I have decided to try the turmeric as well as the castor oil. I mixed the turmeric 1/2 tsp, with about a tablespoon of local honey and she licked it right down. I am not sure what to do with the castor oil. Do I make a poultice for her hip or does she ingest it? The vet ran blood work and everything looked pretty good except for her creatinine was a point over normal. The visit was close to 400$ and as with most of the folks here have other pets and limited income. So I am going to give this a try and will keep you posted. Any other suggestions would be appreciated. She eats taste of the wild salmon along with pork meat that I cook, about 2-1/2-3 cups daily. I have her blood test that I can send if it would help with suggestions. Thank you glsmith14
The Tumeric you can put right into her food, I wouldn't suggest giving her honey everyday because of the sugar in it. I also used coconut oil in her food as well. The castor oil & tumeric I mixed together to make a paste then I soaked a piece of flannel in it, large enough to cover the tumor, then wrapped over the flannel with some gauze and self adhesive bandage. You have to diligent and do it twice a day. If the tumor is in aspot you can't wrap then apply the paste and leave it, but as soon as you notice the paste has worn off or the dogs has licked it off then apply it again. It doesn't work over night, it took us 2months of applying it and feeding her the tumeric and coconut oil, but now she is tumor free. Good luck and let me know how it turns out.
How do we keep a ruptured tumour clean after using turmeric and castor oil please? What's the best antibiotics naturally and what will help the open tumour heal up? xx
(Hope, Bc Canada)
Sally (London) ---
Turmeric is a natural antibiotic. On its own it will keep the wound clean and heal it. When the wound is dry, use coconut oil which will naturally remove the scabbing without scar tissue.
Turmeric and Cayenne
Our small dog had a golf sized tumor at the back of the neck. Vet said he was too old for surgery….we cut out the dog chow and gave only meat sprinkled with lots of powdered turmeric & some cayenne powder. In 3 days, the tumor was half the size, in 5 days it was flat. It oozed some watery, bloody liquid and there is a slight opening on which I use hydrogen peroxide, then some castor oil & some powdered turmeric.
it is healing beautifully and he is more energetic & friskier than ever.
Natural, non-invasive all the way!
Turmeric, Blackstrap Molasses, Coconut Oil
I have a 12yo pitbull with an orange size fatty tumor on his leg. About a month ago I started adding turmeric, blackstrap molasses & coconut oil to his food. About a week ago the growth increased in size to about a grapefruit and is starting to ooze blood from tiny holes to relieve pressure. The skin is very tight and you can see blood pooling. He licks it constantly and his body seems to be running a slight fever. Prior to this vet did not want to remove due to his age.
My question - it seems his body is trying to expel the tumor. Is there anything I can do to help limit his discomfort or to help it expel more quickly to relieve the pressure?
Does anyone else have examples of where it was expelled and what to expect?
Yes, it sounds like what you are doing is working. It seems that often the tumors look worse right before improving.
I would continue with those internal remedies as they will support the body fighting infection. You might also add vitamin C to what you are doing internally. While dogs make their own vitamin C, under times of stress, a supplement is sometimes helpful.
Aloe and castor oil, gently massaged topically on the tumor can support its healing and may help with pain.
If there are actual open wounds, my preference is raw honey, topically. If possible, you could dress the wound and change the dressing a couple of times a day. In other words, honey on the wound, then a couple of layers of gauze, then cohesive tape to hold it on. My large dog is not able to remove cohesive tape, which sticks to itself but not the fur. Honey keeps infection from setting in and also heals.
My biggest concern with this type of tumor is the risk of blood loss if it suddenly drains a lot. While you want whatever is in there to drain, if there seems to be significant blood loss, cayenne pepper can be used to stop bleeding topically. It sounds awful but it stings just briefly then actually can relieve pain and stop bleeding.
Keep us posted on his progress!
~Mama to Many~
I have an old but happy dog of 14 years who has an apple sized tumour on his front leg. The vet age him 6mths to live and said he was too old for surgery. So a week ago I started applying castor oil and turmeric pack and wrapping it. A week on and the tumour has started to bleed every time I unwrap the bandages from tiny little holes. The blood is oozing out so fast its hard to not get extremely stressed about too much blood loss. I have read on various threads that the tumours do bleed but I am worried about how much is normal. The only way I can stop the bleeding it to pour on cayenne pepper and strap with pressure. Is this just the tumour emptying itself? Our hound seems happy in himself and is eating well twice a day but I keep asking myself if I am doing the right thing by him. Has anyone else in here experienced a lot of blood loss from the tumour and should I just let it drain? Any advise would be very appreciated. Thanks
The oozing from the tumor does seem to be common, but surely distressing. I do think it may be blood and other fluids, in other words, may not be quite as much blood loss as it would appear.
Pale gums would be a sign of having lost too much blood.
Giving your dog blackstrap would help build the blood, as would a chlorophyll supplement.
Personally, even if the draining is normal and expected, (it seems to happen a lot) I would probably want to keep it controlled too like you are doing with cayenne and pressure.
Keep us posted.
~Mama to Many~
Do these tumours refill with new blood as soon as they are emptying? Last night when I unwrapped his leg the blood was spurting out. I am not sure what kind of tumour this is but it does seem to be very bright red blood. There isnt any sign of the other substance coming out. And when it is bleeding is it ok for the dog to lick the blood or will this make them ill? Also the tumour skin is looking quite raw because it is covered 24/7. Is this ok or should it be uncovered? (to be honest I think it would bleed all day if it wasn't covered with a pressure bandage). Very concerned and trying to convince myself I am doing etc right thing here!
I am so sorry to hear it. I hope that your last days together will be peaceful and blessed, and that your happy memories with your four legged friend will carry you through sad days ahead.
~Mama to Many~
Turmeric, Coconut Oil +
My 5-year-old Chi was diagnosed with Lymphoma Late December 3rd of November, yes blood tests everything. The vet has been prescribing steroids, I have him on a high-fat low-carb diet, which includes tilapia, turmeric, apples, and coconut oil. He has now started coughing and has what looks like a small hole in one of his tumors. Today is the first time I saw the white stuff with what looked like a tumor root, or a partial, anyway, I saved it to show the vet, yes yucky, lol but have not fed him anything like that in the past few days as I am out of the low fat cottage cheese.
Any help, and yes they reduced somewhat in size also.
Your Chi is just adorable!
When you mentioned being out of cottage cheese, I was put in mind of the Budwig Protocol for cancer, which is a combo of flax oil and cottage cheese. It might be easy to implement if your Chi will eat cottage cheese.
Here is a post about it.
Also, here is a post from another Earth Clinic poster who used Essiac for lymphoma.
Keep up the good work and let us know how it goes!
~Mama to Many~
Thank you, I will, I have been pouring over articles and sites. I love this site. For those that do not know Turmeric and coconut oil and apples are Cancer killers, they "choke" the new veins that try to spread. They just suffocate it, now he is also on a steady diet of Lentils. I cook them from dried.
Rhonda and DarthVader
Black Salve may help. Type it in the search bar on EC website. best wishes.
(Las Vegas, Nevada)
Lymphomas, as with the majority of cancers, are viral in origin. Several viruses have been linked to different types of lymphomas.
Unless the virus is addressed you are not going to get very far as the virus can continue causing the same problem.
The best antivirals I have found for lymphomas are pau d' arco (lapacho, taheebo, ipe roxo), andrographis and dried and aged chaparral. The chaparral has to be dried and aged a few months to destroy alkaloids present that are toxic to the liver.
I prefer to use combinations of herbs together that are synergistic. For example, addition of chaparral to the pau d' arco increases the levels of antiviral beta lapachone in the pau d' arco. I recommend combining the herbal powders, which are more effective and more stable than tinctures, in equal amounts. Recommended dose for a dog that small is 2 size '0' capsules of the mix 3 times daily.
Do be very careful using bloodroot. You would apply it topically unless under the supervision of an herbalist familiar with this herb. It eats away the cancerous cells. However, it will cause incredible pain to your dog and there are more gentle remedies to use. I did use bloodroot on an ugly benign tumor on one of my dog's legs a number of years ago and it wasn't something I would do again even though it worked.
I'm currently having great results using DMSO and colloidal silver externally for my 16 year old dog's anal gland tumor. He's still here after it was diagnosed in August, thanks to this remedy combo. You can read about it on the pets' tumor page.
Darth's lumps are still going down. And he is breathing better. He was not super hungry this morning, but the airway/windpipe is bigger as the pictures will show. Thank you all for being here.
Started Milk Thistle and honey, given internally with syringe tonight, 1 side is up.
Darth Vader goes to the vet tomorrow for her assessment. A necessary evil, sorry, just a bit jaded. His tumors have shrunk, become softer and although he was running a temperature today for a while it is gone.
His water weight has gone down also. We think it goes up because of the chicken broth, we are not sure. We thought we had a hard decision to make tomorrow, but as he is more active and better than he was and we both decided NO WAY.
HE is on the Milk thistle and shark cartilage still. I will update you when we ALL return home.
OMG!! THIS NEW VET TEAM IS AWESOME! Sorry about the caps. Darth has gained 4 pounds, did not lose so the high-fat low-carb diet is working, he's now been prescribed Clindamycin Hydrochloride oral drops. He's also been very active today and drinking water on his own because his swelling is going down in his cheeks and neck. This vet is totally happy I'm doing the homeopathy along with his prescribed medicines. the side view is after the new medicine, The font is at the new vet. Again thank you all for listening and being here. He is also more active today.
Darth Vader's swelling down on one side, I've had to use the syringe to give him the Tumeric, he barely eats the apples anymore I expect it's because of the swollenness of his jaw. He sure wanted a bath tonight though, so he got one. Oh, and the sides are still soft. Which is a good thing.
(Crescent City, CA)
What a lucky, little dog to have someone like you to search for alternative help, and cures. Keep up the wonderful work! Thank you EC for having a section for our beloved pets.
Thank you You all mean so much to me, I have a place to hopefully give help and information and HOPE to others in my shoes. In a way, it's like a support group.
I don't remember if I posted today's update. If I did I apologize for this post. He ate Tilapia with Tumeric tonight, he has been very active and went outside a lot today.
Dogs' benefit from ginger, you could make her a little doggie pancake and put some in it. It helps with nausea and digestion and is a heating spice that increases circulation.
How much ginger should I give my dog? Give 1/2 teaspoon for dogs under 35 pounds (1/4 teaspoon for miniature breeds) and 3/4 teaspoon for larger dogs, he says. It can be mixed into your dog's food.
I know a little bit about misery and when a person fills the tub and gets in up the the neck it tricks the body into thinking the pain is coming from a larger area and shrinks it. Water removes water out of the body, so you have to drink water. Some dogs love water.
Most drugs have an antihistamine in them and can help a misery calm down and give one some rest as they recover
Antihistamines for dogs - a guide | Small Fluffy Dog Breeds
salt can also work as an antihistamine
The Water Cures Pet Protocol: How Salt and Water Can Improve Your Dogs Health
My computer crashed so I am typing all over again, Darth Vader's Lymphoma tumors are draining and disappearing, it is a milky thick liquid with no blood. He is more active and eating better. the Lumps on his throat are gone about. I will keep up his medicines from the vet and his Turmeric, -Shark cartilage, IP-6, and coconut oil. I mix the capsules with honey and coconut oil and give it to him on a baby spoon so he receives it all. the IP-6, Shark Cartilage I get from Swansons. www.swansons.com
Happy to here for the lil sweet guy!
IP6 is a powerful anti-cancer fighter.
Darth's lump has almost stopped oozing, and I am keeping his neck clean with a warm cloth. Giving him his food he's eating more often, and giving him more Karo syrup. And lots of rest. I'm also putting triple antibiotic ointment on his hole so it does not get infected.
And most of all lots of prayers.
Darth Vader passed early this morning I tried CPR. He's PAIN-FREE at Rainbow Bridge. Thank you all for your help and love.
EC: We are so very sorry for your loss, Rhonda.
My heart breaks for you losing your best friend fur baby.
I just lost mine too due to CHF.
this is a description of a picture Kat took of a pet portal in the clouds of pets looking down on us, her thumb is in the bottom of the picture as she describes our pets in heaven. hope you get to see your pet is happy and in a wonderful pain free place waiting for the day you come to join him.
Kat Kerr Shows A Picture of A Pet Portal | Nov 24 2021 - YouTube
I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your much loved Darth.
He was very blessed to have you and I know the feeling was mutual.
~Mama to Many~
Thank you, Betty, I'm sorry for your loss. Perhaps they are all playing at the Rainbow Bridge together.
Darth Vader ate some more with me feeding him the IP-6 and Tumeric ate /killed the tumor on his throat his throat has closed from the gaping hole to this. We are taking him to the vet tomorrow or at least just a video office visit to make sure it is safe to continue everything he is taking. He has had a couple of seizures tonight. I am putting Neosporin and light padding and gauze on it.
Dear Mama, thank you for being here and for the friendship you have given me.
Turmeric, Manjistha Powder, Moong Dal
This poultice is helping with a large sarcoma on my cat's back. I found it at:
I didn't see a specific recipe or how long or frequently to use it. I am mixing about 1/4 cup of warm soft-cooked moong dal with 1/2 tsp each of turmeric and manjistha. I put a thick coat of paste on the tumor and cover it with a square of unbleached muslin. Then I protect the area with a 'hospital gown' made from paper towels held in place with an elastic bandage. I leave the paste on overnight and clean it off in the morning using kleenex and a spray bottle of tea made with the same two herbs. After three nights the lesions were softened and opened up and I could gently wipe away a quantity of cheesy whitish stuff, bits of cartilage-like tumor, and hunks of dead skin. (Yes, absolute gross-out.) After the initial treatments the cat's appetite and energy were dramatically improved. I have been doing this for eight days. I am not scrubbing or forcing, just wiping away what has come loose. She seems to like the sensation of the warm paste and has been patient with the treatment. I don't know if the entire tumor will eventually fall off or what, but she feels better and the area is cleaned out, so I am calling it a win.
Here is the paragraph from the above source where I learned about this:
"One simple suggested paste is that of turmeric, manjistha, and mung dal. The area is then fomentated and squeezed gently as the tumor ripens. This procedure is repeated over and over. The goal is to draw the tumor out. This treatment is true for tumors of all three doshas, but most especially those of vata nature. Due to the application of heat and paste, the tumor should ripen and allow itself to be squeezed. If this does not occur, the tumor should be removed by surgical means. It was well known that if the entire tumor was not removed, it would surely grow back again. In the case of pitta granthi, it is recommended to apply leeches to the tumor and heat is avoided or minimized. The open wound should be washed with cool infusions of herbs and allowed to heal."
If anyone thoroughly trained in Ayurveda reads this, please comment with any further details I should know about this method.
(San Francisco. CA)
Update: The poultice opened up a spread of tumors the size of my palm on the cat's back. I have stopped using the dal poultice because I am focused on keeping the exposed area cleaned out. There are flaps of loosened tumor with large cracks into deeper layers. I'm cleaning with a spray of sterile saline, pressing kleenex into it to remove loose surface gunk. Then I get down in there with MicrosynAH antimicrobial spray, and finally saturate the area with a strong infusion of turmeric and manjishtha and let it soak in. She brightens up and eats well after the treatment. I won't be surprised if she doesn't have long to live but if this comforts her I'm doing it.
Thank you so much for your always interesting and detailed remedies and amazing stories on Earth Clinic!
I just finished reading your suggestion to a reader about pure gum spirits turpentine for a tumor in a cat's ear. Would you also suggest topical turpentine for a large tumor on a dog too? My 15 1/2 year old golden retriever has a mass pushing into her right shoulder blade that the vet thinks may be going into the bone based on xrays. The biopsy results came back inconclusive. I'm doing a few hydrogen peroxide 12% food grade drops in her food twice a day for the past 3 days and there's a significant increase in her energy, but not sure if it's shrinking this mass.
Appreciate any suggestions. Thank you so much!
Yes, Turpentine is safe for all animals that I know of. It's the liquid blood of the pine tree. I remember hearing a story of a hunter in eastern KY and his dog got bitten by a copperhead or rattlesnake to the face. Poor dog head was swollen to the size of a basketball. Some people told him to put the dog down. But, he decided to rub turpentine with a cottonball all over the dog's head. He repeated this several times during the day. The swelling came down and the dog lived into his old years.
If the dog has a large mass, I would also give them turmeric powder in their food. Adjust dosage to weight.
Turpentine and Kerosene are universal healers.
My grandmother was my babysitter til I was 10 years old. Anytime one of us kids got a cut, sting or scrap, she would put kerosene on a nasty rag and wipe the area. It was the only medicine I knew of til I got older. lol
Thank you so much for your reply, Rob! I got the Diamond G turp today and started applying it to the mass where the vet had shaved the area to do a biopsy. Would applying the turpentine with DMSO be better?
I can tell you that the turpentine is causing the muscles around her shoulder blades to twitch A LOT starting about 10 minutes after each application, so something is going on. Will keep you updated. Thanks again!
Vaccinations and Tumor Link
I spent a few hours reading all these posts on the Pet Tumor page and no one mentioned the cause of these tumours, growths lumps. I hope people read all the way to my post. STOP GETTING YOUR PETS VACCINATED! These "shots" are what is causing the ailments in your pets. I have researched this for over a year. Research what is in these vaccines, toxic poisons like phenol, anti freeze, mercury, polysorbate 80, live and dead tissues from aborted babies as well as dogs & monkeys etc...
Many of you out there don't even realize that these lumps develop right in the same spot or close to where your animals received their shots! Look up Dr Andrew Molden MD on YouTube. He tried to warn everyone about ALL vaccines causing harm, in people and in PETS. A few years ago this brave man was killed by the powers that be to "silence" him. It is up to us to spread the word. We have the right to say NO to any vaccines given to us or our pets. Dr's and vets were trained by these pharmaceutical companies. Also the government's pass laws so we the people can NOT sue, so what incentive is there for these pharmaceutical companies to spend millions if not billions on research to see if they are actually safe? None!
Also look up testimonials on vaccine damage to people and hear their stories on how they or their children were perfectly healthy until they received a shot. It almost makes one physically ill to be honest. So next time you are coerced by your vet to get your pet vaccinated say No thank you. Our two dogs will never get injured by a needle ever again.
You see I am the owner of a vaccine damaged dog. She is 12 and had shots years ago but now she is covered in lumps and bumps one of them even popped on her neck. I came here for knowledge on how to try and heal my dog. I'm hoping my post here will open some eyes and save many people the heart ache of having to deal with a vaccine damaged loved one. YHWH (God) bless, Peace & good health to all. Amein.
Humm taking another path. April 2016 Basically 13 yr old ShihTzu (14#) had 5 small growths on skin and one large goozing one side above left leg. Vet wanted $600 for removal and no guarantees for regrowth.
Now my ShihTzu is acting like a puppy. Lots of energy.
Path I went to onlynaturepet Q10 capsule daily
and Pycnogenol1 tablet for approx 2 weeks and then 1/2 tablet daily
http://www.shopkaire.com/ The Original Maritime Prime with Pycnogenol French maritime pine bark extract.
Skin treatment Daily for 5 small growths on skin I came up with Black walnut oil, tea tree oil and a salve herbal savy by country comfort ( golden seal and myrrh). The growths have decreased in size by 60%. Apply w Qtip.
Now is the time for small black walnuts falling from trees. Thought if you get the small walnuts before they turned into a nut you can slice open and apply the oil to growth. Short window open. Been told squirrels never get cancer - they eat black walnuts.
Four (4) months later - all is good until today the groomer discovered a mass - not hard and no pain) (about 2") above rear right area - stomach area. Well researching this site I am going continue on what I have been doing but add capsule RED CLOVER to his daily diet. Read up on the benefits for dogs internet. Thinking I will give it to him for 2 weeks and see where it stands.
Give the dog the rabies homeopathic remedy before and after the rabies Vaccine. The remedy will neutralize negative effects of the shot.
Hi there. I understand what your saying concerning regular injections, yet my staff I homed due to mistreated as a puppy has had no injections at all. He is 10 and has a lump on his back leg the size of a large orange. Vets wanted to remove his leg not just the lump, I am now trying my hardest to treat him five times a day with castor oil and turmeric to reduce this and prove them wrong.