I used the bloodroot salve, with the herbs mentioned on Earthclinic to removed tumors on my chest, one left a large opening. After research, I used organic raw coconut oil, and it healed up very nicely. There might be better recommendations, but this worked for me. I did this over five years ago.
How to Heal Bloodroot Scars
In reply to Cary (Phoenix, Arizona) on 11/01/2007 on using saran wrap during bloodroot scar healing:
Dr. Ed Group of Global Healing Center, his dad was the co-inventor of Saran Wrap and he said it is poison. That stuff is all estrogen mimickers.
But on a positive note, I used the bloodroot in the past to get rid of facial cysts with minimal scarring.
But a couple years ago a 20 year old cold sore on my cheek started to erupt and the bloodroot took it out but left a spade shaped scar. It went after the virus but took a large area away and did not fill in as well as I had hoped. But once healed gentle massaging has minimized the scar and the pores are seeming more normal but still noticeable.
Now two years after that, a zit that did not seem normal from the start did not heal right away. I tried a bandaid with super nano-silver (one-sol) that did pull out more pus, but did not heal as the constant squeezing brought the clear liquid of a cold sore/herpes to the surface. So I tried the bloodroot again, but a very small dab. The bloodroot once again went after the virus and is about to fall out. I hope this hole heals/fills in much better this time as it is much smaller. Last time I kept the thing covered the entire time. This time I kept it uncovered after the first day and it is separating from the good tissue nicely. The previous one still had a root that did not want to release on its own.
I am not convinced that petroleum jelly (neo-sporin) is a good thing. It seems all oil based pharma is bad since petro-chemical medicines are based off of toxic sludge from the oil industry.
How to Heal Bloodroot Scars
I have never used bloodroot, however I have read that it can cause scars. Scars such as burn scars are treated by continually keeping the skin moist. Extreme moisture' should allow all of the capillaries to grow back to gather fully, thus preventing scar tissue. The point I am making is that if it works for preventing scars for burn victims than it should prevent most other scaring. Keep in mind that what ever you use, it must contain antibacterial properties. Failure to do so my allow the area to become infected with bacteria and other nasty fungus, etc Neosporin and burn creams such as 1% silver sulfadiazine cream are two product that work well. It would also be beneficial if you can cover the area with a thin plastic wrap. Here in the USA we call it saran wrap. Its' the same thing they put over a new tattoo. Then a bandage, gauze or ace bandage will hold it in place. DO NOT let a scab form or else it will prevent the capillaries from forming new healthy skin. The scab is what causes the scaring in the first place. I have found that it is ok to let the bandaged area dry out a few hours a day. If the skin starts to harden, that's ok. It should soften up once again after you reapply the ointment and bandage.
Ps. If you have pre existing scar tissue you can use the same method, however it take much linger once the scar has already had time to form. God bless...