Warning: Using Cansema or Black Salve as a treatment for any type of cancer is NOT recommended.1
Warning: The use of Cansema or black salve may cause serious scarring.

Note: If taken externally, skin cancer treatments are potentially very, very painful as the ingredients are passing through the skin. If taken internally, unless it is combined with certain other substances, it may cause stomach problems.

Amazon Black Topical Salve

The Amazon Black Topical Salve, which contains zinc chloride and the herb bloodroot, among other substances, has been used for treating skin cancers, melanoma and tumors. The use of this type of treatment dates back to 1858.

Zinc chloride is a highly antiseptic caustic that is somewhat more readily absorbed by malignant tissue than by normal tissue, though it is often reactive with healthy as well as morbid tissue.

Bloodroot has been used historically in numerous topical preparations for the treatment of various skin cancers, and also for sores, warts, eczema, and other dermal & epidermal problems. Most skin cancer salves contain bloodroot. Sometimes you hear that products containing bloodroot should not be taken internally. While this is true in general, there are new products (e.g. the herb slippery elm), which when combined with bloodroot, make it easier on the stomach.

Ingredients of Black Salve generally includes:

zinc chloride (Cl2Zn),

NDGA (nordihydrogauaretic acid, from Larrea mexicata)

sanguinaria [or bloodroot] (Sanguinaria canadensis);

galangal root (Alpinia officinarium) or ginger root (Zingiber officinale);

graviola leaf (Annona muricata),

bitter melon seed (Momordica charantia), and

glycerine (used as a humectant, to keep the product moist).”

Larrea mexicana (the correct spelling) is also known as Larrea tridentata, or one of the varieties of chapparel. Chapparel in tea form has also been used as a skin cancer treatment. Chapparel is toxic in doses that are too high.

Variations of these formulas have several names including Amazon Black Topical Salve, Cansema Black Tropical Salve, TumorX, etc.

More information on black salve

The Meditopia website contains a complete history of Cansema and escharotics, in general, on the Internet.

Read Chapters 1, 2 and 4. They discuss the extensive history of the 150+ year suppression of escharotic preparations. This website provides information on how you can make effective escharotics for yourself. It also has extensive references and a bibliography. There is free access to all content. See:

Meditopia.org Website

Here is a YouTube video on how the product is made:

How The Product is Made

The AltCancer.net website is an archived copy of the original Omega Labs site, before the targeting of Cansema by the FDA in 2003 and the destruction of the Alpha Omega Labs in the U.S. It includes extensive testimonials. This site is informational only. See:

AltCancer.net Website [Informational Only]

Site Comments
Amazon Black Tropical Salve The Original and Official Product by the Developers of Cansema
Black Salve Info Information and testimonials
Minnesota Wellness General article on Cansema
CancerSalves More on the history of ingredients
CancerSalves Excellent article on zinc chloride and bloodroot
Alpha Omega Testimonials
Dr. Mercola Sunlight helps prevent skin cancer


Another herb: Flueggea Leucopyrus

Another excellent herb used for skin cancer is Flueggea Leucopyrus.

It dries up cancer. You make a paste of the leaves and apply it to the cancer while also taking it in the form of a tea or porridge. Put leaves in a blender, over-cook some rice, and when nearly dry add the blended strained juice to it. You can also add some coconut milk for taste.

You can also add garlic, ginger and/or some small red onions while the rice is getting cooked.

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