WARNING : Users of Cansema, Black Salve, or other escharotics should check the legality of these products in their country or political jurisdiction. If a person, practitioner or doctor decides to use Cansema, Black Salve, escharotics or any other alternative protocol, they assume all risk and liability.

The information below is for informational purposes only.

Users of Cansema or other escharotics should check the legality of these products in their political jurisdiction. With small growths (1/8″ or less) sensations are minimal, but with larger growths, a significant pain response frequently occurs. Therefore, users should know the techniques involved in minimizing potential discomfort.

Additionally, although most application areas heal with little or no scarring, scarring is possible, so those concerned with this, especially where the treatment area is quite visible — face, neck, arms,
legs, etc. — should be aware of “aftercare” products for wound healing acceleration and scar minimization, some of which are available at local pharmacies.

Those considering this course of treatment should review both the stages of the actual process and the user instructions.

Lastly, the makers of Cansema provide free consultations for both end users and practitioners using trained professionals. They can be reached at support@herbhealers.com

Amazon Black Topical Salve

The Amazon Black Topical Salve (aka “Cansema”) which contains zinc chloride and the herb bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis), among other substances, has been used for treating skin cancers, melanoma, and tumors — although it has other medicinal indications.

The use of this type of treatment dates back at least to the time of Paracelsus, 500 years ago, and perhaps even longer into antiquity. It was the subject of extensive clinical studies in London in the 1850s, and a variety of U.S. patents which have been successfully filed during the past 150 years. The first version of Moh's surgery employed a “Cansema-like” topical preparation.

Most escharotics, Cansema included, contain zinc chloride (ZnCl2), an antiseptic caustic. Combined with bloodroot and/or other herbals with hydroquinones, this mixture causes an “escharotic reason” to be initiated in the presence of malignant tissue. A properly made escharotic will not react with healthy tissue; however, if serious, pre-existing systemic issues exist, a reaction to what is thought to be healthy tissue is possible.

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.

The makers of Cansema provide ingredient statements for the variations of their salves in the Cansema FAQ section. However, speaking more generally and historically, most escharotics contain one or more of the following ingredients:

  • Zinc chloride (Cl2Zn)
  • Chaparral (of which there are five species in the American hemisphere, including Larrea mexicana, Larrea tridentata, Larrea divericata, etc.) The most medicinally active compound in chaparral is believed to be NDGA (nordihydrogauaretic acid).
  • Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis) — which contains more than 60 different alkaloids, of which the most active is thought to be sanguarene.
  • Galangal root (Alpinia officinarium) or ginger root (Zingiber officinale)
  • Graviola leaf (Annona muricata) — (medical properties)
  • Bitter melon seed (Momordica charantia) — (medical properties)
  • Glycerine (used as a humectant, to keep the product moist)

Note: All of the herbs above can be toxic if taken internally and in excess.

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-plus-year suppression of escharotic preparations. The site 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.

 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. Again, it includes extensive testimonials. This site is informational only.

More information can be found at these sites:

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

Contrary views

Every therapeutic approach has its supporters and detractors. A representation of the contrary view as it relates to black salves would be Buyer beware: A black salve caution in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.