Be Aware – Before Treatment!

1. Approach this product with respect

Bloodroot Salve is aggressive! It is highly efficient and may cause pain during the process. Become well informed before you start.

2. Choose a reputable product

It should contain bloodroot and zinc chloride and DSMO at least. Test it on one or two areas of skin, for example on the inner arm, that seem to have no lesions or underlying lumps. Apply a bead of salve and cover with a small dressing; leave on for a few hours. Be careful using it close to the eyes, as it will cause a lot of pain if it gets in the eyes.

3. Always do a test patch first

Test it to satisfy yourself that it is safe for healthy skin. Some people experience mild redness and/or itching. I repeat, test it. This way, when a lesion reacts, you can be sure it’s not normal tissue.

4. Consult your physician

Medical science’s great benefit is DIAGNOSIS. Find a practitioner you trust, who respects your right to choose your own treatment. Even if you do not want a biopsy, ask the doctor’s opinion, and make sure there is a willingness to help with pain relief and dressings if necessary. (A nice side-effect occurs when the practitioner is able to observe a successful treatment and a happy outcome first hand).

*** It is helpful to have thermography or similar scan to determine the size of the tumor. If it is large, use diet and or bloodroot capsules to try to shrink the growth before salving. A large tumor may be too difficult for you to treat on your own, without experience. 

After your treatment, you may have blood tests to check your cancer markers. Don’t be squeamish, and don’t be pushed around by a combative doctor. A bad doctor is worse than no doctor at all. 

5. Treat one spot at a time

Only apply to one lesion, and wait till it has healed before treating other areas. The process can be painful. Apply the salve on a clean area, no larger than one inch or 2.4cm in diameter.

Do not reapply repeatedly. Once is usually enough. Reapplication may be necessary after one week if the reaction stops. It may also be called for in other circumstances. It is important to find someone knowledgeable to advise you. 

Do not use any other products or ointments on the lesion, except for moisturization if necessary. Save healing or soothing preparations for the healing phase. 

6. Wait…

Wait for the core or eschar to fall out. Keep the area moist with coconut oil or similar. Do not scratch, dig or pull. It’s tempting I know, like a loose tooth! It may take a few days, or it may take weeks to resolve. It does not always form a scab; some tumors come out as a soft lump. You may need to repeat the process.

You cannot be certain of the size of the growth

Many lesions may be pea sized or smaller when they come out. Some are more advanced, larger and deeper, and their shapes vary. Healing time will vary with the size of the growth, and the individual’s health. Look at the Success Stories to see others’ experiences. 

7. Check the cavity

If you see a patch of white tissue in the cavity after the lesion has come out, reapply salve to this spot. 

8. Healing

Once treatment is finished, clean and dress the area regularly. Keep the wound moist and covered for quickest possible healing, and to minimize scarring. Use a natural balm such as Zen Balm or Aloe vera gel for good results. If it contains DMSO it will help minimize any scar tissue.  

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