"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
applied. This decision is entirely at the discretion of
the user; there is no danger, toxic or otherwise, of
applying Black Salve/Bloodroot
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.
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 ---
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
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.
--- (3) MANAGING THE
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
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
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
the subject site. This can take multiple (three or more)
applications, though one to two applications is more
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
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
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.
--- (4) REMOVING 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
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
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
--- (5) DECAVITATION &
"HEALING OVER" ---
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
(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."