FAQs… Your Questions About Bloodroot Salve Answered Here
- ISN’T THIS STUFF REALLY DANGEROUS?
No, it’s not dangerous, but it must be used with respect and fore-knowledge. Salve is ideal for surface and small lesions. Small lesions only leave a small cavity to heal over. However, many people choose to remove large lesions with bloodroot salve. Get well informed before you do a treatment.
- DOES IT BURN A HOLE IN YOUR BODY?
Nah. Rubbish. You should always test it first on normal skin, to satisfy yourself that it will do no harm. A good Bloodroot Salve does not” burn” or “corrode.” Always test the salve first on normal skin, where there will be slight or no reaction. I have never seen healthy tissue damaged by salve.
- DOES IT WORK?
Yes, Bloodroot Salve works. It has been used successfully on tumors in its current form – which is basically a paste of bloodroot powder and zinc chloride – for over one hundred and fifty years. There are literally hundreds of testimonials and photo or video journals – some on this site.
- WHY DON’T DOCTORS USE IT?
Well, they do. Physicians were using it as early as the mid 1850s, and Fells in particular became famous for removing breast cancers without mastectomy. Frederic Mohs used a paste of bloodroot and zinc chloride in his ground-breaking procedure. Today dermatological surgeons are still using a paste of bloodroot and zinc chloride to treat melanomas and other skin cancers (and then they cut it out)… in spite of the fact that FDA has prosecuted and jailed others for promoting its use.
- HAS IT CHANGED OVER TIME?
Modern Bloodroot Salve contains other ingredients that have improved its action, usually various herbs, or DMSO which helps it to penetrate more deeply, when a lesion is under the skin’s surface.
- WHAT IS AN ESCHAROTIC?
Escharotics have been used for centuries: Paracelsus documents their use and ingredients: a mineral caustic and a botanical. (Good salve has pH close to neutral). Bloodroot Salve is a selective escharotic which means that it kills only neoplasms, both cancerous and precancerous cells, and they become eschar.
- WHAT IS ESCHAR?
Eschar is only scab: we’ve all had one, and it’s composed mainly of dead tissue cells and dead blood cells, mainly the white blood cells that give their bodies to fight the invader. Scab forms as part of a healing process.
- IS THERE ANY RESEARCH?
I have cited on this site studies that have demonstrated the anti-cancer properties of bloodroot’s active chemical, sanguinarine. It is also shown to be antibiotic, antiviral, antifungal and anti-inflammatory. Researchers have recommended that sanguinarine be investigated as cancer treatment, because of the way it targets only cancer cells.
- WHY THE DETRACTORS?
These are the people who make unfounded statements, and post images that do not tell the whole story. They never show the image of the tumor site when it’s healed. Despite the billions donated to cancer research, they cannot find a product that works like this. Detractors like the medical status quo, and son’t mind the 90 percent failure of ‘medicine.’
- HOW DOES IT WORK?
A cancer can be growing away quietly and happily, just doing its thing, apparently invisible to the body’s immune system. Bloodroot Salve has an effect on the tumor that makes it suddenly visible to the immune system, so it attacks. This attack takes on the form of inflammation: redness, heat, pus, and pain. The white blood cells target the tumor, and its days are numbered! Eventually the body will eject the dead tumor.
- SHOULD I USE IT?
Before deciding to use salve on yourself or on a pet, you need to do your homework. Be prepared, know what to expect. Get a diagnosis or an opinion. Use an experienced practitioner if possible. Be sure to look at the bloodroot salve stories and pictures of other people’s treatments. There are many.
- CAN DOCTORS USE AN ESCHAROTIC ON PATIENTS?
Nope. Not as an escharotic. Many doctors have been called “quacks” and been condemned or threatened for using Bloodroot Salve, even though it worked so quickly and visibly. Recently an MD in the USA was threatened with de-registration for supplying pain relief to a patient who had opted to use salve. The patient dared to use a cancer alternative, and a doctor dared to fulfill the request for pain relief. What was he thinking?
- WHY THE HORRIBLE IMAGES?
Photos of Bloodroot Salve treatments have been shown on the internet to horrify the public, so they will not find out that it works. But they never show the area after healing.
The eschar and decavitation stages (when the tumor comes out) are not attractive, but they are stages of treatment. The tumor becomes a scab and it falls out. Then the area heals… If a surgeon proposes cutting into your face, will he show you photos of a face opened by scalpel? Or will he show you the photo of a face that has healed?
- ISN’T ZINC CHLORIDE DANGEROUS?
This salt is used in baby food and cosmetics, and it is injected directly into the bloodstream as a zinc supplement. Its pH is close enough to neutral to make it the safest caustic for use.
- WHAT IS SALVE GOOD FOR?
Some people remove warts and moles with salve. If they are not cancerous or precancerous, it will most likely not work as expected. Bloodroot paste, not salve, is the topical preparations to be used for warts, moles, skin tags, etc. It is applied daily.
- CAN YOU TAKE IT ORALLY?
I have seen people saying they ingested Bloodroot Salve with good results, but would not recommend it. Bloodroot capsules would be preferable, and they contain a measured dose, and no zinc is required. Bloodroot can be taken internally in very small doses, and seems to work to shrink lesions anywhere inside the body. It is also reported to have positive effects on the immune system, blood circulation, the respiratory system, and the eyes – even in pets.