It's Your Life December/January 2015 - 2016 - Page 19

December/January Black Salves Janina Ward Depending upon the source of information when you research the term “Black Salve”, the reaction may be that of extreme relief and gratitude or that of utter horror and fear invoking stories of dangerous reactions. Search a little further though and you will find far more first-hand accounts of people that used Black Salves from reputable companies and are very happy with the results. Those familiar with herbal medicine and natural remedies will tell you how fantastic Black Salve is and how it somehow managed to distinguish between normal skin tissue and abnormally replicating cells that are characteristic of many types of cancerous cells. Any reputable Black Salve manufacturer should provide you with ongoing customer support for their product. Now if you are concerned with only using products that the FDA approves then I suggest you read 19 no further. The majority of conventionally trained practitioners will throw a fit if you even mention the term “Black Salve”. Don’t be surprised if they pull out a cross and try to cleanse your soul for even using such a term. Black Salve is not FDA approved and probably never will be. The FDA has a job to do and that is to protect you the consumer from people that make unproved medical claims about a product they are selling. Black salves are not illegal but no seller can claim that they “treat”, “cure” or “diagnose” anything. A true “Black Salve” is a combination of herbs that have synergistic action when combined together. When applied according to the manufacturer’s directions the salve will target abnormally replicating cells and react to form an eschar. The most common ingredients in an effective Black Salve are bloodroot also known as Sanguinaria Canadensis, Zinc Chloride, Chaparral, Burdock root, Yellowdock, Graviola root and often times DMSO. These are mixed in a base of oil, water or glycerin. Why the Zinc Chloride you may ask? Zinc Chloride can be a very caustic agent depending upon the quantity and how it is used. However in this case it all comes back to synergy. Synergy is the effect you get when the combined sum or effect of the ingredients in a mix is greater than the individual action of each. Zinc Chloride has an amazing way of reacting with abnormal 2015