Bloodroot: A Medicinal Plant

Posted by Sc (Tucson, Az) on 11/30/2014

Hi. Googling for recipe, found your site, but not the referenced recipe with bloodroot, galangal, sheep sorrel & red clover. Thanks!

Posted by Timh (KY) on 11/13/2014 2073 posts

As for adding Zinc for topical administration, you might do well by adding a pinch to a small container of Cod Liver Oil as these two work together.

An old time skin remedy I like very much and which contains Zinc is "Porters Salve".

Posted by Sue (St. Jospeh, Mi) on 11/12/2014

You can still buy the black salve from the people in Equador. I just purchased some for my dog. They have been very helpful and will e-mail you immediately with any questions. In case anyone wants, the web-site it is

Posted by Benny (Lancaster, Pa) on 11/12/2014
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I have used the original Cansema on facial cancer after the dermatologist cut it out as there was still some cancer left around the periphery.

I will be using it again on another spot as well. However, the original Cansema manufacturer has moved to Ecuador (as someone mentioned) due to FDA harassment.

I found other black salves locally which contained bloodroot and other necessary ingredients but they did not contain the zinc chloride. Without the zinc chloride it probably would not be as effective on anything but the most benign skin issues. I would like to know the formula/ratios so I can add my own zinc chloride- as necessary- to a mild formula I can buy over-the-counter.

Skin Cancer
Posted by Andrea L (Glendale, Ca) on 10/26/2014
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I experienced no pain with my bloodroot treatment on my arm (2 different eschers, no pain). There was a teeny bit of itching day 2, but that went away :)

Posted by Prioris (Fl, US) on 09/20/2014

I bought some just in case. Haven't needed it or used it. What is the shelf life of the black salve. it would seem to be pretty long.

Reading the back label as I remember, there was something painful or uncomfortable about putting it on. How was it for you?

How long did it take to heal the basal cell problem?

Posted by Joy (Thailand) on 09/20/2014
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Hi Lee in Australia: Try to see Bill O'leary's cancer story on you tube or google. This may be of interest to you. I have used the salve and it cured a basal cell on my leg.

Posted by Lee (Australia) on 09/18/2014

Has anyone tried or have any comments to make on black salve (cansema) with regard to cancer? has anyone used it to treat cancer? has it worked?

Posted by David (Excelsior Springs, Mo) on 09/18/2014

hey there, I have used the old can - x as you described. Sheep sorrel, red clover, galangal and bloodroot, ... need to make my own now... don't quite know what % of each to use. Can I get some help....

blessings, david

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Posted by Angela (New Castle, Indiana) on 07/04/2014

I didn't start the bloodroot, it grows wild in my woods. I harvested too much last yr however so my harvest was minimal this yr. It starts easily when u replant the tuber type root but I've no idea how quickly it grows and it requires the right soil and shade which is why its so valuable. I read that bloodroots potentcy is dependent on the altitude in which its grown, fascinating! Someone has the bulbs for sale on eBay right now, 25 of them for $15 but I'd def ask the size of the bulbs prior to purchasing. If there's enuf u could make us own tincture as I did.

Black Salve Sources
Posted by Amcken3 (Wyoming, US) on 06/23/2014

Re: Black Salve: Thank you! I think I will try this!

Posted by Sl (Ky) on 05/12/2014

I have used this salve with great results. It was suggested to me by a Naturapathic DR. I would recommend it to others. GREAT for boils! Works quickly.

Posted by Lauri B (Oregon, US) on 05/09/2014

I applied blood root to a large mole that had suddenly begun to "change". This not being our first rodeo with BR, I was not surprised by the extreme reaction that occurred. After the eschar fell out of what seemed like a well hole, I too had large hypertrophic scarring. This scarring itched terribly. I read on earth clinic about applying Vit. E oil to scars to cause them to soften and heal. The itching immediately stopped after the first application of Vit. E. After 4-6 weeks of nightly application, the scar flattened and is now nearly skin colored. I am happy with the remaining scar and I'm especially relieved the mole is completely gone.

Discoid Lupus: Warning, Pigment Removed
Posted by Karla (Kansas, US) on 04/22/2014

in reference to evie of Atlanta, ga., re: discoid lupus. what does evie use for full body cleanse, does blood root oil help with hyperpigmentation that follows the inflammatory process and what type of diet helped keep the symptoms of discoid lupus controlled? thank you.

Lung Cancer
Posted by Mike62 (Denver) on 03/11/2014

K: Eating cooked conventionally grown food creates conditions called fermentation and acidosis. Cells are not able to survive. Their components mutate into cancer. Taking folk medicine does not remedy this. Eating the best food the right way does. Search raw food for cancer videos for the best complete food program.

Lung Cancer
Posted by K (Alpharetta, Ga ) on 03/09/2014

Hi. I'm new to bloodroot, and have gotten salve from a reputable place, as far as I can tell? It seems really weak compared to some of y'all's stories, though. My mom has stage 4 lung cancer and a small spot on her liver. She's done a lot of chemo and radiation and has now joined the alternative med train! SOS, please, if you know of a quick bloodroot salve. She has limited time to live. This salve we got says roll 1/8 teaspoon into a ball and swallow. The cancer will come out later, in a weak spot. We aren't to apply it to the lung area... But we need a pretty quick healing. Thank you.

Posted by Mmsg (Somewhere, Europe) on 12/22/2013

Mjjk, was your black salve with or without bloodroot? Was it only icthammol ointment?

Posted by Mjjk (Corpus Christi, Tx) on 12/21/2013

Used black salve on several unusual skin growths. I have had the same experience you have had. At one point, I had figured out that the "black spot" below skin was a crater still filling in under the protective covering of the layer of skin on top. How have your scars resolved? Thank you!

Indian Mud
Posted by Sue (Gerber, Ca) on 12/08/2013

My husband has a mass in his colon. I'm looking for Indian Mud tablets. Do you know where I can get them? I understand that Billy Parker, southern CA, used to make them, but I can't find him. Does anyone have any info. on him? Thank you.

Discoid Lupus: Warning, Pigment Removed
Posted by Moana (New Zealand) on 12/06/2013

Hi Eve, I was diagnosed as having discoid lupus more than ten years ago. the raised scaly patch of red and white on my right cheek, right eyebrow above and below and now my ears which I'm suspecting could well be actinic keratosis. we live in a small town, with very little faith in the doctors and most people are into natural remedies. Today I happened upon a chinese practioner, I now have bloodroot around the edges of my cheek. I was fearful of what if... but what could be worse after all these years, so pleased I happened upon your blog. gives me a bit of reassurance. if you can help in greater detail id be more than thankful in being rid of discoid. at the moment my cheek is burn ing and feels like it has swelled in places on my lesion. not sure if that's a normal reaction. the bloodroot has been spread around the edges of the discoid on my unaffected skin and covered in bandaids. please advise on further treatment or proper use. email: moanab2009(at)hotmail(dot)com

Discoid Lupus: Warning, Pigment Removed
Posted by Evie (Ga) on 11/19/2013

Oh my goodness I cannot believe I have stumbled across this after so many years. Yes it did remove the lesion but here is what I have learned since then. I also developed lesions on my face one on my left cheek and one from an old injury so every drop of sun exposure inflammed them. I didn't want to use blood root on my face so I had lived with them for years until now. I don't believe I have Discoid Lupus anymore as I am symptom free. I inadvertantly cured myself I guess. Two years ago I decided to get healthy. I completly changed the way I eat and I gave up all my vices (except coffee). First I went on a full body cleanse for a month. Then I juiced Beets and every good veggie I could find roots done separetly from fruits and about thee months later I began to notice some clear changes in my lesions. Having been so careful about sun exposure it seemed that I could tolerate some sun so I stopped using sun screen all together. I am an avid outdoors person so this is significant in itself. Then before I knew it aside from feeling healthy again I noticed that the lesions were gone, and I mean gone as in I can now with some care be out doors without the horrible lesions. I have gone on to begin my own small apothacary. I grow certain plants for their medincinal values and make my own tinctures and salves. I hope that you get this soon. I believe that you and I should talk real time. I have become somewhat of a healer, it just came through researching my own illnesses and learning about naturapathic treatments and then helping those around me. So there you have it. Hope to hear from you soon. I have so many questions and suggestions for you. First thing I would ask you to do is do not give Discoid any power by worrying so much about it. Just get active in doing an over all cleanse I can give you the cleanse name I used if you wish. Believe in your own ability to heal yourself and begin each day with that intent.

Actinic Keratosis
Posted by Kgd (Saint Louis, Missouri/usa) on 05/16/2013
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I mixed bloodroot powder with aloe vera skin lotion and applied it topically on AK lesions for a week but it did not seem to trigger any healing reaction. I would try it again however if needed, because I didn't really give it a fair chance: I did not keep moist lotion against the skin under a bandage at night which might have possibly increased effectiveness. Since there was no immediate result I switched to treatment with apple cider vinegar which I described in a different post.

I was surprised to find that bloodroot lotion temporarily stained the rough non-pigmented AK patches on the surface of the skin to create a sharp contrast with the surrounding skin so that it became clear exactly where the lesions were located and where the boundaries were. For the first time I was able to see that I had at least 10 distinct AK's on the surface of my scalp ranging from the size of a pinhead to the largest with 5/16" diameter. However bloodroot may not be necessary for this because the staining effect for AK location purposes might also be achieved with a more common herb like turmeric mixed with lotion.

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Posted by Mary (Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada) on 05/08/2013

Angela: Where did you get the seeds to grow the blood root? Also could you keep us posted if you notice anything good or bad? thanks for your post.

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Posted by Angela (New Castle, Indiana) on 05/07/2013

Bloodroot: It's been my experience that any store bought supplement or herb I've bought has NEVER been as effective as ones I've made and why would they be when the pharmaceutical companies want us relying on them and physicians to "heal us" which only means to suppress illness, my opinion. I became ill with "morgellons" 2 yrs ago and have tried nearly everything but nothing has completely cured me. I became interested in bloodroot last fall but had to wait until recently to harvest some of this miraculous root. The warnings for this plant are RIDICULOUS! I've read to wear gloves as it will eat ur skin up, etc. I wore no gloves, have mashed it up and applied it to my skin with no ill effects and made an extract up and began drinking it in small doses several days ago. I'm not dead, I'm not sick and my skin has not become necrotic, no tunnel vision and no numbness of hands. In homeopathic medicine they treat like with like and my vision was seriously affected by this illness and I had numbness and tingling in arms and hands so I figured why not try it particularly after reading that in the UK they're eliminating synthetic antibiotics in cow's feed for bloodroot, how toxic could it be??? it's not! Which is what leads me to believe it's likely a miracle cure for much of what ails american's in general. There's been much research on bloodroot as an anti-cancer drug as well as effective against m. Leprae and tb. The FDA is worthless as is much of the american govt anymore. Hoping this will cure whatever it is that morgellons really is!

Posted by Annette (Queensland, Australia) on 01/19/2013

Black salve should only be applied once, I think, to the affected area, for 12 to 24 hours, and then simply left, covered if you want to protect the area and also your clothes. I believe that the salve breaks through the disguise that the cancer uses to trick your body into growing it, and allowing your body's own immune system to do its stuff and recognise and expel the foreign material.

With all it's successes over time black salve should be readily available to us all, and the authorities should be supporting research into how it works best rather than suppressing the information and shutting down and jailing the manufacturers!!!

Posted by Kenneth (Bergen, Norway) on 01/06/2013
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Replying to posts regarding bloodroot for skin cancer on the basis of my personal experience and my own personal synthesis from my own healing journey from a deep muscle/sinew cancer on the inside of my left elbow during the last two years:

Always start a suspected skin cancer treatment with multi-layered iodine as per the Simoncini protocol. Paint a layer of iodine, let dry, then repeat the process 9 times. Try to do this at least once per day for the first 10 days. If it is cancer, it will react visibly and you just continue the treatment until completion. Always paint 1cm beyond the visible boundary and if the area reacts try to paint 2 or 3 times per day. If possible use Lugols or mix 50/50 Lugol 5% with regular tincture. Set up a fan so that it dries faster. The alcohol helps it dry faster and aids in penetration. There are two reasons it is so important to always use iodine as first treatment with suspected skin cancer:

1. You need to discover the true depth and bredth of the cancer which is often considerably larger than the presenting lesion. The biggest problem with biopsy and surgery is that an MD doesn't know the actual dimensions of the cancer and sinking a knife into it is going to make it spread. By using iodine, you will get a good idea of what you are dealing with.

2: If it's just a small or even large but superficial lesion then the iodine will easily heal it without any scarring. But if it forms a running sore, then iodine is inappropriate and you can be very glad that you did not make the potentially fatal error of using an MD. In this case you need to move to Black Salve and it may be necessary to do successive treatments. Each time the salve will penetrate deeper and cause more pain. The first couple of times, it is usually sufficient with ibuprofen or acetominophen but after that you'll probably want to go to an MD to get som codein tablets. You need to treat systemically also and volumes are written about this but essentially: detox, diet change, high potency supplements and deparasitizing. A Hoxey tonic with very high dosed Lugols might be a good idea. The original Hoxey tonic was mixed in a base of potassium iodide and it was likely very strong. I take a gram per day of Lugols.

Start small and work up but don't let someone convince you that iodine is not important.

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Posted by Cindy (Toledo, Ohio) on 12/27/2012

Does the bloodroot remove colon polyps? If so, how do I use it. I have several colon polyps. Thank you.

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Posted by Jessaka (Tahlequah, Ok) on 12/27/2012

Years ago I got a piece of bloodroot from a health food store. I ground it up and mixed it with water and used it as a paste on a blemish I had on my arm, a brown spot. I then taped it so it would stay. Three days later the brown spot was gone. I have since bought bloodroot, even in the powder form, but it doesn't work. Does anyone know why? Is not all bloodroot the same?

Posted by Kgd (Saint Louis, Mo) on 10/26/2012

I am posting this because I hope it will help someone.

Thursday 11/6/03
Age 38, I am fair-skinned with history of blistering sunburns during childhood. A barber discovered that I had a large mole while trimming the back of my neck while I was out of town working on my mom's estate. I was extremely busy that year and was not checking my skin monthly. The covering was reddish brown oval shape 5/8" wide with a rough surface like a mole or scab, but with no recent injury. It grew to that size within less than 5-7 weeks since I had last looked at the back of my neck. It was not painful, but I noticed my shirt tag rubbing against the rough spot for the first time the day before it was discovered. Of course I was in a mental panic driving back from the barber shop. As soon as I walked in the door, I called immediately for an appointment with my dermatologist but the receptionist said there was a 5-week wait. I was very concerned and they moved it up to 15 days. After I hung up the phone, I remembered bloodroot is supposed to remove moles and that there was a patch at the edge of the yard just outside the kitchen. I also knew a lady who had used black salve to remove skin cancer from her forehead. Even though the bloodroot was dormant I dug in the dirt, found it on the first try, broke off a root piece the size of a finger joint, washed it and kept it refrigerated in a little glass pill jar. I sliced off a 1mm thick piece of bloodroot, rubbed the juice on the mole and let it soak in. I applied the bloodroot slice to the mole basically the same way my dermatologist had shown me how to use salicylic acid pads for plantar warts, but I never scraped it. The bloodroot juice made it sting slightly and I could feel that something was happening. I put a drop of water on the root slice to make sure it was moist and rubbed it on the mole again. All it took was a 1mm thick slice and the diameter fit perfectly on the mole. I taped it down tight on the mole with a bandaid, and sealed it with medical tape.

Within 20 minutes of making the doctor appt my first bloodroot treatment was already applied. At that point I was not worried because I was doing something positive about it plus I had a doctor appt scheduled just in case the bloodroot didn't work. I massaged it through the bandage frequently to squeeze more juice into the mole and stimulate healing. The reddish brown cover came off the next morning. I changed the bandage each morning, and repeated the process. The light colored yellowish gray pus sloughed off on the bandages a little bit each day and rinsed off while showering. The skin was also healing as the mole was clearing out, it shrunk down to almost nothing in 5 days and completely healed within a week. The scar is a 5/8" wide crater but It is totally unnoticeable.

Friday 11/21/03 3:30PM
I brought the bandages and tissue which I had kept frozen in a jar to the appt. My dermatologist remarked that the scar was pretty big. I had prepared these questions for my dermatologist:
Will you biopsy the tissue that I had frozen so that I will know whether I had cancer?
Can you take a biopsy sample from the dried mole covering still attached to a bandage?
Have you had other patients who used bloodroot?
What do you think of the bloodroot-based escharotic black salve ointments that are on the market?
Can you find out from a biopsy if this was associated with a specific cancer, virus, mold, or bacteria?
My dermatologist refused the biopsy request and didn't really explain why. I wanted to know if I had had cancer and felt like he brushed me off.

Of course, I dug up some bloodroot while the house was vacant and have a nice patch growing in my yard now. I kept the piece of bloodroot that I used in 2003 frozen in a jar and found that it maintains potency while frozen. It can be reconstituted with water and sliced for continued use for several years - which is good since the plant is rare and grows very slowly. I used it again twice in 2006 & 2009 , but these were pinhead-size moles that I discovered during routine skin self-examinations, and bloodroot removed each of them in one day.

Meanwhile, in 2009 one of my best friends died of melanoma at age 44. He had an abundance of moles, but the melanoma was already at Stage 4 when discovered and he told me before he died that he did not know where it originated.

In 2012, 9 years after the discovery of my fast-growing mole, I viewed "Skin Lesions And Cancer" slideshow. I think what I had most closely resembled Bowen's Disease which is a type of squamous cell carcinoma that rapidly spreads outward. If that is the case then I probably had a a pre-cancerous actinic keratosis in that location that I was unaware of prior to the rapid growth of the mole. Now at age 47 I discovered that I suddenly have about a dozen actinic keratosis spots on top of my head, so I am trying apple cider vinegar for 3 days so far with no result. I might try bloodroot powder from an herb shop mixed with aloe lotion if ACV doesn't work, but I've tried bloodroot before and it doesn't seem to work with AK either. I can always visit a dermatologist to freeze them off if needed.

Skin Cancer
Posted by Mary (Regina, Saskechewan, Canada) on 08/25/2012

Hi: where do u buy cansema? Thanks, Mary

Skin Cancer
Posted by Arrow (Mackay, Idaho) on 08/23/2012
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Cansema will draw out any cancer that is below the surface and not visible... Something the sugical knife cannot do. Some people who extract melanoma report long dangling roots on the tumor when it falls out. A surgeon would end up cutting those roots and setting the person up for metatastic cancer. Because those roots a a real possibility that cannot be seen with the eye, surgeons are required to biopsy all around the tissues adjacent to the tumor. Often they have to go in again and remove more. Cansema can remove the roots all at once. It is important not to knock or dislodge the tumor prematurely during the cancsema or bloodroot removal process.

The times when the use of bloodroot products goes bad, like when people lose their noses, is when the cancer has permeated the whole nose. Even in conventional medicine the removal of the nose would be required when biopsy after biopsy reveals the cancer to be so deep rooted.

Seriously, extensive surgery, plastic surgery repair and treatment for metastatic cancer is often the result of conventional cancer treatment.

Side Effects
Posted by Lovescats (Phoenix, Az, Usa) on 08/22/2012
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My daughter is taking black salve tablets for polyps in her colon. She has experienced nausea and sweating after taking one tablet that lasts about 30 minutes. She has said if she lays down, she's fine and the feeling does go away. Is this normal? She had tried taking one on an empty stomach, and has noticed it doesn't upset her stomach. I have read in many places that you need to take them on a full stomach, but since she doesn't feel sick on an empty stomach, can she continue taking them without eating? The black salve tablets she uses does not have the zinc cholride, will this black salve work as well as the ones that do have the zinc?

Would the 28 day run protocol be enough since she only has polyps, or should she do the working on a problem protocol? I understand you work your way up to taking four tablets a day, I'm not sure if you need to take a break like you do on the 28 day run or if you stay on the tabs straight through. Also, how long do you stay on the tabs when doing the working on a problem? The instructions she received are not very clear.

Moles, Tumors, Cirrhosis
Posted by Djt10 (Sunnyside, Wa, Usa) on 07/19/2012
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My family has used homemade black salve since 1986. Of course there's been research on bloodroot's effectiveness for cancer and abnormal cells. If one wants salve treatment done by a medical doctor, the Philippines medical professionals saw it's efficacy and it's now part of mainstream medicine there. Here--a doctor could lose his license and go to prison for even writing a prescription for pain meds to someone choosing to do this treatment at home behind closed doors, in spite of the fact that early in the 1900's you could buy black salve at the corner drugstore and the head of the FDA tried to purchase the Hoxsey formula, and failing that, waged all-out war to destroy it. Of course because Big Pharma can't profit from it, they want it gone.

The uses for it stagger the mind. My husband, a recovering alcoholic used to to cure cirrhosis of the liver before he even stopped drinking--it triggered a detox with black tarry material exiting through the bowels and he was very sick for a few days, besides developing a normal eschar and going through that process at the same time. I've removed dangerous looking moles on him and soon he'll do a general treatment because after 60 years of smoking he suspects lung cancer. The records for his cirrhosis and it's absence are at the Vet's hospital in Walla, Walla WA. (Two separate alcohol rehab stays.)

I've removed a lump from my thigh --full photo record on my website, a small lump on my chin that apparently drained some bad teeth I thought I was going to need root canals on, I used it to treat bad looking patches on my skin, removed an embedded shard of glass in my foot that came out with the eschar, and I'm about to treat another bad tooth where there's a chronic recurring abcess (the other time was several years ago). I treated my granddaughter who had a massive antibiotic treatment followed by a horrendous fungal infection of the scalp that could have left her bald and the medical treatment including potential side effects of "death". It completely destroyed the fungal infection. The only lasting sign was two small spots where the eschar came out prematurely and left little bald spots. Where it finished it's course naturally, the infection was gone and the hair grew back--there weren't even any scars left.

We first used just bloodroot paste before getting the formula on a dog with a tumor near her anus. It turned grey and was rotting off, but she kept chewing at it so we took her to the vet who removed the remains surgically, but he also followed the root to the end and removed it too. It went clear to the end of her tail. That's the thing--medically they remove tumors and cancer masses, but these things have roots. The salve kills it all. Sometimes you have to treat an area more than once, particularly if any of the roots attached to the eschar break instead of rotting and releasing the eschar naturally (I've got cool photos of the roots attached to the scab), and sometimes just because it needs to dig deeper. If it doesn't heal normally, that's a sign that you need to go back in, but wait until the skin heals over because the last thing you want to do is put the salve on raw tissue, although sometimes it can't be avoided.

We've done it all without pain meds other than aspirin (and alcohol). One thing I like about the formula we have is it is a two-part treatment. The light salve is used in between two black salve treatments a week apart and until the tissue heals. It's a drawing/ healing salve that helps draw out pus and debris as well as making certain that no infection can ever take hold. It came from a book about 150 years old now and was actually printed in our county newspaper. Supposedly it was an expose, but the fact that they printed the simple formula and instructions made our area a pocket of closet black salve users. It's very easy to make, but one ingredient is expensive-- zinc chloride. They hit you with mailing charges because it's a hazardous chemical or something like that. It's much less expensive to buy a small amount ready made of the black salve. Cancema is still available. In fact, Greg Caton, whose life was threatened if he ever made the formula available to others put it on YouTube, and there are other sources where you can buy good stuff. I made mine on the kitchen stove and keep a jar of it in the fridge, although I don't think it even needs to be refrigerated, just kept in a cool, dark place. By the way, all that quackwatch nonsense is a joke. If you apply it to normal skin it just sits there and does nothing. I've tried to remove benign moles on myself and nothing happened. Put it on a friend's belly who had benign tumors and nothing happened. It will react to abnormal cells like fungus and cancer, but this ridiculous claim that it's "caustic" and will burn right though healthy tissue--good lord!! These guys are idiots. Now if there happens to be cancer below that healthy skin, that's a different matter.

There's a lot more but it's nearly 2am and I'm exhausted. If anyone wants to talk, email me from my website which is "information only", I don't allow any advertising and don't sell anything. It's just about natural healing, junk science and bad medicine.

Posted by E- (Any Town, Usa) on 07/07/2012

I have had a lipoma on my arm on the inner side of th elbow where the arm bends. The lipoma is about 1 1/2" by 1" and I have had it for a few years and was afraid to remove surgically avoiding the major sugery factor. It is a sign that the body is not getting rid of "waste" and since my Dr only prescribes Levoxyl. 25 and does nothing else I am using oils like Cypress to help cleanse the liver. I eat a diet that includes vegetables and healthy foods like olive oil. My question is: Is Blood root safe to try on the lipoma. I understand I need to leave on for 12 hrs and How many times do I need to apply it. I have read reports online that the pain is unbearable and incapacitating. Is it true that the pain is incapacitating?

Please advise. Thank you.

Posted by Bw (Cincinnati, Ohio) on 06/29/2012

Alpha Omega labs relocated to Guayaquil, Ecuador.

Application Tips
Posted by Jinxed (Granada Hills, California, Usa) on 06/26/2012

I'm allergic to petroleum, could I use another cream or lotion? Whatever will keep the bandaid moist, right?

Actinic Keratosis
Posted by Jinxed (Granada Hills, California, Usa) on 06/26/2012

Good to know! I'm going tomorrow to a VA dermatologist. I have some weird things that one Dr said is AK. Oddly, they are on my torso, and I rarely go out in the sun. If I'm out for more than the time it takes to walk to the car, I use 80 SPF and a parasol!

After that appt, I'm going to try some bloodroot salve w/o zinc that I got from Kerstin's website on some weird moles on my face, and will try it on the weird AK thingies. Also on the one on hubby's face, from driving in SoCal - if he'll let me...

Posted by Maisie's Mom (NJ) on 06/10/2012

Okay, after reading all these posts, questions, testimonials, warnings, etc. , would it not just be workable or effective to use just pure bloodroot extract/tincture (liquid) either by itself or with some form of delivery (dmso) or suspension (glycerin or vit. E) only? Because it would seem to me that the zinc chloride in the formulation is the culprit. I am trying to use it for cosmetic purposes (moles, plentiful, but none cancerous). Maisie's Mom

Discoid Lupus: Warning, Pigment Removed
Posted by Polly (Nashville, Tn) on 05/21/2012

Hi Eve, I read you message one Earth Clinic about using Blood root for Discoid Lupus. I know you wrote this back in 2007. I too have discoid lupus and was considering to use blood root. You mentioned that the blood root worked but it also removed the pigment of your skin. Since then has the pigment returned & are you truly satisfied with the results of using blood root? I would really appreciate hearing more on how it helped you.
Thanks for the article.

Ted's Feedback
Posted by Kat (Comox, Bc) on 01/12/2012

Hi Ted, Can bloodroot be taken internally and used to remove a large swollen lymph node in the armpit that is cancer favored and how would I use this? thanks, kat

Skin Cancer
Posted by Amber (Mesa, Az/usa) on 01/04/2012

I am looking for a black salve with bloodroot, puccoon, gromwell, distilled water, and trace minerals. Can anyone help me?

Posted by Anthony (Miami, Fl., Usa) on 12/15/2011

I went to see John of God and found many people leaving the area as myself very disillusioned. He rules every aspect of life in that town. Stupid things like only flat sheets on the beds in the hotels, no air conditioning, no tv. In his church area it's worse, no talking most places, buy tons of his water, buy all his passion fruit powders at $1.00 a pill, buy 6 months supplies. It's a money scheming hypnotically controlled cult. He was once a doctor who got kicked out, cause he wouldn't follow rules. Dr. Arrigo was the original healer with the rusty kitchen knife but he was, mysteriously murdered! And this phony took his place...

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Posted by Rob (San Antonio, Texas USA) on 11/15/2010

Hello Tom, I have the HPV virus and am wanting to know more about what you know on the Bloodroot tincture, as family members can use it too. How can I get in contact with you?

Sincerely, Rob

Ted's Feedback
Posted by Ted (Bangkok)
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I have recently decided to add two more things that are extremely important to Emergency Medicine kit. It is:

  1. Bloodroot tincture
  2. Clove oil
  3. B complex.

The bloodroot tincture have cured many parasites inside the body - including the brain, as well as Morgellons and many parasites identified in Hulda Clark. The bloodroot tincture also eliminate hepatitis C, hepatitis B, colon polyps and a host of many other major diseases due to parasites, tough HPV virus, and has an anti-cancer properties. The key to successfully using it is to also use vitamin B complex as well as getting a low dose dissolved in a glass of water and baking soda to help healing of damaged tissues.

The clove oil is needed to handle diabetes attack, sudden circulator problems or numbness, as well as unexplained dizziness, food poisoning and cholera. That's why it'is added to the emergency aid kit.

It is also important that bloodroot page is added from the results in treatment of Morgellon's disease, internal parasites, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Colon polyps and cancer tumor. It's fairly effective in a handling of these that it deserves attention. From now on the bloodroot will be added to many remedies because of its effectiveness in dealing with a range of conditions.


Indian Mud
Posted by Th (Magnolia, Usa) on 11/17/2011

Indian Mud is available from

They were the suggested replacement source for compin and compex once the Nyes Corp. closed the doors.

Skin Cancer
Posted by Lily (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia) on 11/15/2011

Hi Jane, try putting the black salve on part of the scar, maybe 1/2 inch to see what happens, then continue for the rest of the scar in 1/2 inch increments after each section has been tested or healed. You may need somebody to do this for you, but it only takes a few minutes and then cover it with a bandaid for the 12-24 hours and see what happens. Hope this helps. Lily.

Skin Cancer
Posted by Jane (Manchester, Uk) on 11/13/2011

Hello, I have recently had a superficial BCC excised from my neck but still sometimes feel the tingling and itching that I felt before it was excised. The excised BCC was tested and the area found to be clear at all margins. Do you think it would be a good idea to cover the 3 inch scar with black salve or would this be too drastic? Would I be better to use the Best on Earth bodywash for a few months instead? I have both and have tested the salve on a small mole on my leg. Sure enough an eschar dropped out and I have a healing crater. I am just wary of having a big hole in the back of my neck, a very awkward place for me to see!

Multiple Cures Reported
Posted by Ernie (Bouse, Arizona) on 09/25/2011
5 out of 5 stars

I have used Bloodroot in and on these areas

1. Rectal cancer as a suppository

2. Skin cancer

3. Brown recluse spider bite.

all successfully.

Posted by Sheila (Cork, Ireland) on 09/22/2011

I have just returned from Abadiania, Brasilia, where John of God with the help of God, heals people from all ailments, including hiv. He performs some physical operations but most are spiritual operations.

I interviewed many people, some of whom were given only months to live by their doctors, they are now fully recovered and return to Abadiania every year to say thank you.

Application Tips
Posted by Dave (Astoria, New York) on 07/23/2011

Hello Gail,

I've been doing much research on black bloodroot salves in order to get rid of a facial mole. I've bought a good version of it from, which contains all the ingredients you've mentioned, but I'm still not totally clear on the application schedule. For instance, as stated, it should only be applied for 12 hours, then kept well mositurized. Is that the only time/application needed? Or should I keep it covered and moist for a couple days, then apply Black salve another 12 hours, say on the 3rd night?

I've just seen many websites, probably FDA and Dermatologist association sponsored scary sites showing people with half of their face missing. From what I understand, the salve should not be spread around the lesion, but rather used sparingly directly on top of the lesion. Please share any tips/answers you'd have, they are greatly appreciated.

Best Regards,


Posted by Lis (Ny, Ny, Usa) on 10/23/2010

Black Salve recipe & warnings:

Personally, I would rather investigate EC posts and the net and find a good commercial one, unless you're experienced in handling corrosive chemicals and can afford to buy the bulk items. But if worst came to worst, I would try internal/external bloodroot alone or attempt this recipe if I could and a good commercial option became unavailable.

Posted by Lis (Ny, Ny, Usa) on 10/23/2010

This website I feel has the best recipe for black (bloodroot) salve. Many of the other recipes included fillers like tar and clay.

RECIPE 25% Galangal root powder (3 tablespoons) 25% Bloodroot powder (3 tablespoons) 50% Zinc Chloride (6 tablespoons)


*If making your own, it may be hard buying small amounts of each ingredient and zinc chloride may be very difficult to obtain(its also very corrosive).


If you scroll through this website, you'll find some posters talking about commercial black salves and which are legit and which are not. There are some recipes here but the link above I feel is more superior.

Application Tips
Posted by Jen (Sydney, Australia) on 09/19/2010

Hello Gail, Would you be able to tell me where I might purchase the bloodroot paste. I really do need it asap for my sister in law. I appreciate very much your time and help with this. Kind Regards, Jen

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