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Black Salve (also known as Cansema)
Black Salves of one type or another have been around for a very long time, and some say go back a thousand years or more with the Native American Indians.
The use of Black Salves for the treatment of cancers has a chequered history of claims and counter claims by those who are believers, and by those who criticize its usage. More recently, towards the latter part of last century, more refined versions of Black Salves have been used extensively with different names, including HerbVeil8 and Cansema.
Black Salve is a herbal based product, featuring two principal herbs that are said historically to have pharmacologically demonstrated anti-cancer properties, Blood Root (Sanguinaria canadensis) and Chaparral (Larrea mexicata). Recent versions of Black Salve include Galangal root (Alpinia officinarium) or Ginger root (Zingiber officinale), and sometimes Graviola leaf (Annona muricata).
The dried herbs contained in Black Salve are compounded in simmering water with a zinc chloride (ZnCl2) base, a small amount of DMSO (a carrier, a delivery system molecule), and some glycerine (a humectant, to help to maintain the moisture of the salve).
The resultant Black Salve compound is aqueous (water-based), so moisture can be restored simply by adding water, if necessary.
Black Salve has been classified chemically as an “escharotic”, which literally means, it creates an “eschar” (a piece of dead tissue).
In cases of skin cancer treatment using the Black Salve, the belief is that the eschar is the dead tumor. After treatment, the eschar will be expelled (sloughed off) by natural body processes over a short time (usually within 5 – 14 days even if the tumor is quite deep). Black Salve treated cancers rarely if ever requires debridement, or surgical removal.
It is important to dispel a myth about Black Salve. There is some opposing literature around suggesting that some Black Salves are corrosive, that is, they work by corrosion, like “burning” into the skin, to burn the cancer out. Maybe some Black Salves in the past made were corrosive. But the more recent Black Salves used, including Cansema, are definitely not corrosive. The Black Salves we have seen used, and which we use now, do not, repeat NOT, act by causing “corrosion” of the tissue. Our Black Salve is non-corrosive. And this is not a “claim”, merely a statement of scientific fact.
Let it be known that it is true that Black Salve can be applied safely to healthy skin tissue, even sensitive skin. After prolonged application (24 hrs, or even up to 48 hours) to healthy tissue, the most it will do will be to create a bit of redness, and maybe mild itchiness, because it does attract blood and lymph to the area. This is simply an inflammatory response, and that is the desired function of the Black Salve after all.
But it will not “burn” or “corrode” at all, and once the Black Salve is removed it is known that these extremely mild symptoms will rapidly disappear.
So how does the Black Salve actually work?
Until thorough scientific trials are undertaken, we remain uncertain as to the precise mechanism(s) that might characterise the action of Black Salve. So these next few paragraphs on Black Salve are hypothetical and postulative, based on observational data only.
It does appear that principles (“actives”) contained within Black Salve are transdermally absorbed, that is, have the capacity to be absorbed across dermal strata, maybe into the deepest skin.
The Black Salve also appears to act as a catalyst (a “reagent”) in mediating an immune response, a response that demonstrates all the hallmarks of a classic acute inflammatory response. In short, blood (causing rubor) and serous fluid (causing edema) that is rich in leucocytes (white blood cells, including T cells, macrophages), cytokines and other mediators of inflammation, all are attracted to the area after the application of Black Salve, presumably increasing levels of various substances including tumour necrosis factor (TNF).
Again, from our personal observation, and studying testimony from practitioners and persons who have used it on themselves, their loved ones (including pets), and on patients, it seems certain that the Black Salve does not affect healthy tissue, only neo-plastic (cancerous) cells.
So, users of Black Salve, both professional and lay people alike, believe that when the Black Salve is applied sufficiently to the cancerous skin lesion, any and every cancer cell associated with that lesion, those laterally and those deep, will be destroyed.
They believe this result from using the Black Salve can be confirmed by a subsequent pathology test (e.g. a biopsy, or scan), and further confirmed with observations over time in which there is no recurrence of the lesion. So we’re not talking guess work or wishful thinking once you have applied the Black Salve.
Observation of the tissue that is left after using Black Salve, demonstrates clear marginal healthy tissue, from which further healing ensues. In this respect, cancer cell specificity is being demonstrated, only cancer cells will be destroyed, not the healthy ones. Voila, nature’s scalpel is the effect. Thank you Black Salve.
Black Salve maybe applied safely at home, if you feel you would like a bit more information we highly recommend Adrian Jones series of e-books on using Black Salve.
You simply leave the Black Salve on the lesion for a period of 24 hours, wash it off and allow the natural healing process to begin. After applying the Black Salve your healing period may take a few days to a month, depending on how deep or large your tumor is and if you are young and healthy, you will heal quicker than someone who is older and maybe not in as good health.
more detailed INSTRUCTIONS
Please read the following instructions through carefully before applying Sarcoma Black Salve treatment.
Do not, in any way, deviate from the following.
Remember, Sarcoma “black salve” will provide results only if animal or human has skin cancer, as opposed to a benign growth. This includes basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas and melanomas of the skin.
HUMANS AND ANIMAL USE
Sarcoma black salve (Cansemal) is selective in its action and will only "go after" neoplastic (cancerous) tissue. Healthy tissue will only redden and become mildly irritated when Cansemal is applied. This decision is entirely at the discretion of the user; there is no danger, toxic or otherwise, of applying Sarcoma (Cansemal) to healthy tissue, although doing-so-is simply a waste of the product.
In addition, if you are targeting more than one growth, do one at a time.
The product has the consistency of a thick, moist paste.
It can easily be self-applied with the fingers and should be spread over the lesion or cancerous tissue in a thin covering, almost lightly "caked." NB. If took thick and cakie add a tiny amount of water to the jar and mix making it more apply able. Wash hands thoroughly before and after applying Sarcoma Black salve (Cansemal). The applied area will start to tingle a little shortly afterwards - anywhere between 5 minutes to 6 hours after the initial application.
(In fact, if you feel "nothing" after three to six hours, it is most likely that nothing more will happen: Cansemal has failed to come into direct contact with the cancer.
NOTE: It's essential that a thick layer is put on and that it stays moist for a minumum of 12 hours, preferably 24 hrs, so it needs to be covered with a non absorbent dressing - tape directly on it. if possible.
Do not to reapply, but just wipe off excess pus with H2O2 until the eschar falls off.
If cancer is on the nose of the pet, you will not be able to tape or bandage. Try to make sure it is on for min of 4 hours, reapply a small thick layer if needed (as pet may have wiped it off somehow). It is best to try and keep dry for less stinging. So we suggest not covering it.
After 24 hours, you will want to remove the Cansemal and reapply, repeating this process, until the Cansemal can reach and "grab'" the underlying aberrant growth.)
Oral tumour animals : This has also been successfully applied. Although applying daily to a spot on cancer growth is needed. It is completely safe to ingest and lick as well. Be persistent and re apply the salve once or twice daily until it grabs the tumour cells and starts to break down. Allow to drain and then start another area or side of growth do one tumour at a time. As it is so moist in the mouth, this is why it maybe harder for the salve to grab hold of the cells-skin, but it can be done.
Once there is a cavity and no tumour left, you can still apply the HypCal healing cream orally.
External tumours on Animals: shave or cut with scissors the area of the tumour, so cream will have a better change of grabbing the cancer cells and start to penetrate the hard capsule of the tumour. Eg bone cancer, nose and ear cancer etc
If you feel your pet is stress with the salve on, ask the Vet to get the pain relief patches.
For humans and some pets it is also a good idea to place a bandage over the area, particularly if the forming eschar is on a place on the body that might be subject to being bumped or bruised in the course of daily activity.
It is fine if your pet licks the cream. Another thing to consider is that Cansemal can stain clothing, so for practical, aesthetic, and cleanliness issues, covering the site is a good idea.
For example: .. applied Cansemal and no eschar appeared! ... What do I do now?
Cansemal has to come into contact with the target cancer area in order to work. It has transdermal proper-ties (i.e. skin penetrating ability) - a characteristic that is enhanced with the Cansemal - Deep Tissue, as well as our veterinary versions. However, a couple of sin tricks can also speed up the process and/or reduce the number of applications required to "reach" a skirt cancer that is well below the epidermis. Most people don't need these techniques if the skin cancer is close to the skin surface. We recommend that these "tricks of the trade" only be used if an initial application does not produce results - which turns out to be a minority of cases.
Deep Loufah Wash"- For humans - Many people use a loufah sponge to rigorously wash and prepare the skin before applying Censemal Salve. This serves to remove some of the dead cells in the top layer of the epidenuis (the stratum corneum), so that Cansemal has less tissue through which to travel to get to the underlying cancer.
"Needle Points'- This technique is more effective, but more invasive. It involves taking a sterilized needle and carefully making holes in the skin - about a sixteenth to eighth inch deep, very much as an acupuncturist would - except that the needle is removed as soon as the holes, usually spaced about a quarter-inch apart. Following the creation of the "skin holes," Cansemal Salve is then (re)applied. We recommend that this technique be used by practitioners and not end users. We also advise that practitioners prep the area by rubbing three drops of Lugol's into the freshly "pricked" skin before Carsemal is (re)applied, provided that the subject is not diabetic - a clear contraindication, in which case hydrogen peroxide (3-6%) will act as a suitable substitute.)
(3) MANAGING THE ESCHAR
After 24 hours remove the bandage. Using hydrogen peroxide (1-1202 -3%, available in¬most drug stores) and a Q-Tip, very lightly go over the lesion, removing any excess Cansemal and other organic debris (i.e. pus, serous fluid, etc.)
If a full pus formation is not evident or is incomplete, repeat step 2 and leave the new application on for an additional 24 hours before proceeding.
Normally one application is sufficient for small tumors (the size of a pencil eraser), but no more than three applications are required for larger tumors.
There are instances, however, when repeated applications of Cansemal are required because of '`accessibility" problems - although this can be limited using the techniques cited in the preceding section.
In order to initiate the escharization process, however, and begin killing the cancer, it is vital that Cansemal be able to penetrate and reach the subject site.
This can take multiple (three or more) applications, though one to two applications is more common.
After the eschar has formed, keep it well protected.
You can apply HYPERICUM CREAM AND CALENDULA CREAM called Hypcal Healing cream (can also get this from healthfood stores) and apply once you reach the deactivation stage. (Although recent reports have been submitted where H30 was used throughout the entire process as a cleaning agent acting to accelerate healing and minimize scaring.)
Normally the bandage can be left on for a period of 10 days: however, in-advanced _cases ¬there is considerable "drainage," that is, a steady emission of pus.
In the sense that Cansemal kills the cancer cells and takes certain leukocytes (defending white blood corpuscles) with it in the process of eliminating the neoplasm, It is a suppurative agent: that is, drainage should not be viewed as abnormal. The range of possible response is very little pus and only one bandage ever required, to a regular change of bandages required in the case of advanced melanomas. Your case will be somewhere in-between.
(4) REMOVING THE ESCHAR
The eschar itself represents the death of the neoplasmf and this occurs shortly after application. Everything that follows from there is the body's own reparative responses. From here on out, the body knows exactly what to do and wastes no time doing it. However, to us the days and weeks that follow may seem lengthy. The next stage is the removal of the eschar, or scab. This usually happens within 10 days after initial application, unless the case is advanced and/or cancer(s) cover a large area of the body. As with any scab, let it fall out when it is ready. Do not pull it out prematurely, although you may find that it will eventually be attached with a small thread of skin tissue which can be easily and safely severed. If you remove the eschar premature, you further risk developing scar tissue.
(5) DECAVITATION & 'HEALING OVER"
After the eschar comes out, the pit or "decavitation" can look raw and unsightly. Nonetheless, the use of the herbal quick heal - combination of Hypericurn and calendula herbal in cream. Called Hypcal cream available at the Healthfood stores. (If we did not supply a jar) Over a period of a few months, or in some cases two years, the entire area will be healed with only some "depigmentation" or scar tissue. The result is rarely more unsightly or unaesthetic than if surgery had been chosen instead.
Only in rare conditions does the cancer "come back" to the area applied, unless there is underlying metastasis. To be sure that the area is clear of cancer, many users elect to initiate a second, or even third, application after they get to the "heal over" stage. We take a dim view to doing this indiscriminately because the risk of scarring is increased with each new re-application.
However, with particularly aggressive forms of cancer, such as melanoma, a user may want to weigh the potential advantages of re-application, particularly if the initial cancer is located somewhere on the body that is not usually aesthetically sensitive or viewed in public (i.e. on the back, upper leg, etc.). None of 1--hiss should be taken as a substitute for using some of the better cancer marker tests that are now available from qualified, licensed physicians.
In other words, if you don't need more than one application, why do it. In other words, once Cansemal has finished its work, there are normally no residual cells from the original neoplasm.
This rule finds more exceptions the-larger the original cancer growth is, the deeper it is beneath the skin, the more instances of skin cancer the subject has experienced, and/or the more extensive a person's history of skin cancer is or has been. Remember, you may need to repeat this process if the skin cancer is sufficiently extensive such that residual cancer cells have been left behind after you finish your first "cycle.'
(Although, this same admonition would exist if you had your skin cancer surgically removed.) To be on the side of caution, have your health care practitioner check the site to see if there is any remaining cancer. There are excellent antigen marker tests that your physician can utilize to determine if you have a "clean bill of health."
NOTE: If the salve is dry or a little hard, add some water to it and mix in to make a moist paste again.
The current ingredients In Cansernal are: zinc chloride (CI2Zn), NDGA nordihydrogauaretic acid, trom Larrea mexicata), sanguinaria (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).
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