The Death of a Skin Tumor

The Death of a Skin Tumor

Eschar"What a crazy looking thing that is!" you may be thinking. It certainly looks like something from a weird science fiction movie, don't you think?It has a name: these things are called an "eschar" - it's a scab actually. You can see more of them in the image gallery below. It's a rubbery mixture of dead tumor cells, bloodroot, skin, blood cells,and all manner of things. What you see is the death of a skin tumor.But why?Here's the thing. A plant called "bloodroot" (Sanguinaria canadensis) has been used by native Americans for ever to treat all sorts of skin problems. It grows in the colder regions of North America, mainly in Canada. When herbal mixtures are combined with a slightly caustic substance such as Zinc Chloride and applied ot the skin, it causes the formation of an eschar. This allows the body to expel the dead tissue, including the tumor. In Europe, herbalists and healers have added a caustic substance (mainly zinc chloride) to...
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Why Doctors Want You to be Afraid of Escharotics

Why Doctors Want You to be Afraid of Escharotics

What Do You Know About Escharotics?An escharotic is a mixture of a herb (or botanical) with a mineral (usually a mild caustic). Escharotics have been around for literally centuries; documents from the sixteenth century describe how to make and use them. These mixtures are traditionally used for "neoplasms" - new growths - tumors and lesions of various kinds, both malignant and benign. They are so called because they cause the growth to become eschar or scab - dead tissue. Thousands of people are now using bloodroot escharotic to remove skin cancers, and even those below the skin. What Can Bloodroot Do?American settlers found the Indians using the root of this plant (now called sanguinaria canadensis) in many ways. They made red body paint, medicines, and treated growths and tumors. The root was prepared in different ways. Early American physicians began to use bloodroot for their patients. Mohs (medically acclaimed) chemosurgery technique used bloodroot and zinc chloride. This was basically the same formula...
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