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How to use Black Salves and Bloodroot Pastes

User Instructions "Please read carefully before using!"

--- (1) PREPARATION ---

First, the user may want to have a biopsy or other diagnostic procedure performed to ascertain whether or not there is, in fact, skin cancer.
Many people, on the observation that they have a "mole" or similar skin marking that is growing and getting darker, have elected to use Black salves/Bloodroot paste anyway. After all, Black Salves/Bloodroot pastes are selective in their action and will only "go after" abnormal cells and or tissue. Healthy tissue will only redden and become mildly irritated when Black Salve/Bloodroot paste is applied. This decision is entirely at the discretion of the user; there is no danger, toxic or otherwise, of applying Black Salve/Bloodroot paste to healthy tissue, although doing so is simply a waste of the product.
In addition, if you are targeting more than one growth, do one at a time. Black Salve/Bloodroot paste can be used on cancerous and non-cancerous skin irritations, such as mole and wart removal, ring worm and such.

--- (2) APPLICATION ---

Black Salves/Bloodroot pastes should come in a glass container. The product has the consistency of a thick shinny moist paste. It can easily be self-applied with the fingers, toothpick or cotton swab and should be spread over the area of concern or cancerous tissue in a thin covering, almost lightly "caked." Wash hands thoroughly before and after applying Black Salve/Bloodroot paste.
The applied area may start to tingle shortly afterwards -- anywhere between 10 minutes to 30 hours after the initial application. (In fact, if you feel "nothing" after three to six hours, it is most likely that nothing more will happen: Black Salve has failed to come into direct contact with . After 24 hours, you will want to remove the Black Salve  and reapply, repeating this process, until the Black Salve can reach and "grab" the underlying aberrant growth. With Bloodroot paste you will usually not feel and sensation when using to remove a wart, more or other skin abnormality. ) In some cases, there is a burning sensation using Black Salves on larger lesions, so it is important to have a non-prescription pain killer, available during the process. Areas larger than a square centimeter (or bigger than a U.S. "dime") may require even stronger analgesics, which, being prescription, will require the services of a cooperative physician. Otherwise, observing good "pain management" may require that the tissue or abnormality be "taken out in stages." This involves applying a small amount to the edge of the growth, waiting for the sensations to die down as the eschar process begins, and then repeating this process on an adjacent area of skin until the entire area has been covered. Observe this same procedure if you are targeting more than one growth. Do one at a time. In this fashion, any discomfort is minimized because the entire process, which can at that point last several days, has been spread out over time. This bears repeating: never apply Black Salve/Bloodroot Paste to a large area, unless you are under a physician's care and advice.
It is also a good idea to place a bandage over the area, particularly if the forming eschar is on a place on the body that might be subject to being bumped or bruised in the course of daily activity. Another thing to consider is that Black Salve/Bloodroot Paste is that it can stain clothing, so for practical, aesthetic, and cleanliness issues, covering the site is a good idea.


After 24 hours remove the bandage. Using hydrogen peroxide (H2O2 - 3%, available in most drug stores) and a Q-Tip, very lightly go over the lesion, removing any excess Black Salve/Bloodroot Paste and other organic debris (i.e. pus, serous fluid, etc.) If a full pus formation is not evident or is incomplete, repeat step 2 and leave the new application on for an additional 24-48 hours before proceeding. Normally one application is sufficient for small abnormalities (the size of a pencil eraser), but no more than three applications are required for larger abnormalities. There are instances, however, when repeated applications of black salve are required because of "accessibility" problems - although this can be limited using the techniques cited in the preceding section. In order to initiate the escharization process, however, and begin killing the abnormal cells or tissue, it is vital that Black Salve be able to penetrate and reach the subject site. This can take multiple (three or more) applications, though one to two applications is more common.
After the eschar has formed, keep it well protected. You can add Vitamin E, QuikHeal, or use Neem oil soap or just plain neem oil to accelerate healing - but know that this is better to use once you reach the decavitation stage.
Normally the bandage can be left on for a period of 10 days: however, in advanced cases there is considerable "drainage," that is, a steady emission of pus. In the sense that Black Salve/Bloodroot Paste kills the abnormal cells and takes certain leukocytes (defending white blood corpuscles) with it in the process of eliminating the neoplasm, it is a suppurative agent: that is, drainage should not be viewed as abnormal. The range of possible response is very little pus and only one bandage ever required, to a regular change of bandages required in the case of advanced melanomas. Your case will be somewhere in-between.


The eschar itself represents the death of the neoplasm, and this occurs shortly after application. Everything that follows from there is the body's own reparative responses. From here on out, the body knows exactly what to do and wastes no time doing it. However, to us the days and weeks that follow may seem lengthy.
The next stage is the removal of the eschar, or scab. This usually happens within 10-14 days after initial application, unless the case is advanced and/or abnormal tissue(s) cover a large area of the body. As with any scab, let it fall out when it is ready. Do not pull it out prematurely, although you may find that it will eventually be attached with a small thread of skin tissue which can be easily and safely severed. If you remove the eschar premature, you further risk developing scar tissue.


After the eschar comes out, the pit or "decavitation" can look raw and unsightly. Nonetheless, if kept covered and the everyday principles of good hygiene are followed, there will be no threat of secondary infection. If you work in area that is less than clean, however, you might want to have hydrogen peroxide (available in any good drug store) handy, and apply it liberally to the site once a day to kill any invasive germs. Another option is a healing ointment -- such as a topical healing ointment QuikHeal made by Risingsun Health  which accelerates the healing process and unlike hydrogen peroxide, has a thicker viscosity that allows it to stay on the skin longer.


Over a period of a few months, or in some cases two years, the entire area will be healing with only some "depigmentation" or scar tissue. The result is rarely more unsightly or unaesthetic than if surgery had been chosen instead.
Only in rare conditions does the abnormal cells or tissues "come back" to the area applied, unless there is underlying metastasis. To be sure that the area is clear of abnormal cells, many users elect to initiate a second, or even third, application after they get to the "heal over" stage. We take a dim view to doing this indiscriminately because the risk of scarring is increased with each new re-application. However, with particularly aggressive forms of abnormal cells, such as melanoma, a user may want to weigh the potential advantages of re-application, particularly if the initial abnormal cells are located somewhere on the body that is not usually aesthetically sensitive or viewed in public (i.e. on the back, upper leg, etc.). None of this should be taken as a substitute for using some of the better cancer marker tests that are now available from qualified, licensed physicians. In other words, if you don't need more than one application, why do it.
In other words, once Black Salve/Bloodroot Paste has finished its work, there are normally no residual cells from the original neoplasm. This rule finds more exceptions the larger the original cancer growth is, the deeper it is beneath the skin, the more instances of skin cancer the subject has experienced, and/or the more extensive a person's history of skin cancer is or has been. Remember, you may need to repeat this process if the skin cancer is sufficiently extensive such that residual cancer cells have been left behind after you finish your first "cycle." (Although, this same admonition would exist if you had your skin cancer surgically removed.) To be on the side of caution, have your health care practitioner check the site to see if there is any remaining cancer. There are excellent antigen marker tests that your physician can utilize to determine if you have a "clean bill of health."