Szabo, in one of her New York Sunday Post columns on pets, recently
reported on a new natural product being used to treat cancer in animals,
one that appears to be having some remarkable success. The chief
ingredient in the compound (named "Neoplasene") is bloodroot,
a medicinal herb.
We'd never heard of bloodroot and decided to do some research. We felt
information we came upon was worthy of bringing to your
attention. You may find some of it unbelievable; we leave that to you.
We're usually skeptical. Personally, we're hopeful about this one.
It's important to get this across upfront: Bloodroot is powerful stuff,
and should be used by professionals only -- DON'T ATTEMPT TO TREAT YOUR
ANIMAL WITH THIS UNLESS YOU'RE A QUALIFIED VET!
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Can It Eradicate Tumors In A Few Hours?
herb, originally touted as a cancer treatment for humans, is being
rediscovered as a veterinary remedy. Like most herbal
"cures," bloodroot can boast very little in the way of
clinical studies. (There's seldom money available to test something you
can grow in your back yard.) But the anecdotal evidence seems to be very
convincing. Bloodroot, and compounds
made from it (often called "Black Salve"), are reportedly
killing cancer cells in rapid order -- without damaging normal cells.
sounds too good to be true. . .Is it?? Just what is bloodroot?
Bloodroot is a flowering plant
(Sanguinaria), with a thick root that emits a bright orange-scarlet
juice when broken. Its medical use in America dates back 200 years:
"The use of bloodroot in the treatment of cancer is, however, not novel. In 1811 Dr. Weatherby, of Philadelphia, described it as
'a sure and long experienced antidote to expel all sorts of
-- Page 374, Therapeutics and Materia Medica, Alfred Stillé.
Indians were reportedly using it centuries ago,
both as a dye and in treating rheumatic and skin diseases.
is listed in the 1989 book "Medicinal and Other Uses of North American
Plants" (Charlotte Erichsen-Brown, Erichsen Brown)
(1989) Page 319:
1857 . . .Indians of the shores of Lake Superior used the juice for treating cancers.
. .[A treatment was developed] based on a paste of bloodroot extract, zinc chloride, flour and water. The paste, smeared on a cloth, was put on a tumor
until it became encrusted. Then cuts
were made 1/2 inch apart into the tumor and filled with the paste. Generally the cancer fell out in about 6 weeks leaving a healthy sore.
The Middlesex Hospital in London perfected the treatment and remissions
occurred in 25 breast cancer patients. Later the treatment was judged of very little use but was revived in 1962 for
superficial cancers of the nose and external ear (Lewis and Elvin-Lewis
veterinarians are using Neoplasene and Black Salve to treat cancers on
or near the skin of animals. We found at least one vet who is also using
extracted distillates of bloodroot for internal use.
the "Black Salve" is applied directly to visible tumors (mast
cell tumors come to mind). It is claimed that the alkaloids in bloodroot
kill cancer cells, while leaving normal cells undamaged, and this is
borne out by reports from veterinarians who use it.
the application of these products usually leaves a scar-producing
wound, which heals normally. The cancer literally exudes from the body,
reportedly in as little as five hours.
We have a lot
of questions as yet unanswered. Would this preparation be appropriate
for lymphoma applied to the lymph glands or other areas?. . . Some
cancers have been reportedly cured by artificially raising the
temperature of the body. Since this product produces fever-like
effects, what role does body temperature elevation play in all this? We
hope to find out more information on this (we think) extremely promising
is an excerpt from "German Cancer Therapies", Morton Walker (2003)
Page 120, which deals with the temperature-raising effect of alkaloids,
such as are found in bloodroot:
. . .Still, Dr. Coley did establish the hypothetical value of body fever for the treatment of particular cancers. therefore, Robert C. Atkins, MD, medical director of the Atkins center in New York City, supposedly predicts his anticancer program on Coley's toxins combined with an alkaloid such as ukrain or the plant Sanguinaria canadensis in the family of
bloodroot. The alkaloids raise the body temperature as high as 107°F. The combination of Coley's toxins and the alkaloid is administered ten or twelve times, each time a little higher dosage, with most patients reportedly showing a positive response.
to Veterinary Information on Bloodroot Compounds
some pretty amazing links that you can check out:
NEW HOPE? By JULIA SZABO (New York Post article, a
immediately after [Dr. Jill] Elliot injected the new growth with
Neoplasene she says, 'the tumor started turning white, and
about five hours later, the sick tissue was literally dying and
dripping off. . .It's astounding,. . .with results like this, it's
worth devoting the rest of my practice to.'"
VETERINARIAN, HOUSTON HUMANE SOCIETY (PDF file - Once
downloaded, go to PAGE THREE.) "I have used this organic topical compound
[Neoplasene] to treat cancerous growths of all types, primarily in dogs 10 years of
age or older since their advanced age normally makes them a poor surgical risk.
To date, more than 60 animals with various forms of external cancerous growths have been treated. These tumors range from about the
size of a nickel to the size of a softball. In every instance, the Neoplasene has killed the diseased tissue and the animal is left with only
healthy tissue." -- Dr. Harkness
Can My Vet Purchase Bloodroot Products?
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