Blood Root Tincture & Salve
Bloodroot: An Ancient Remedy That Can Prevent Cancer?
Bloodroot is a humble plant that produces delicate white flowers in the spring and has also been a Native American cure-all for centuries. It is found mostly in the eastern part of the United States and can help with digestive problems, respiratory issues, and skin ailments such as skin tumors and warts. Recent research also points to the power of this unassuming plant’s root system as a source of the powerful alkaloid Sanguinarine, which has long been known as a rogue cell fighter.
Studies Prove the Cancer-Fighting Power of Sanguinarine
Hundreds of studies so far have demonstrated the connection between the plant antioxidant Sanguinarine and cancer. This suggests that this unique substance found in bloodroot may have chemotherapeutic (cancer killing) properties.
“You treated me a couple of months ago with bloodroot (Black Salve] for a basal cell carcinoma. It cleared it completely in just a few days. I am so grateful to you.” – Lesley A
Bloodroot can “block proliferation and induce apoptosis”
According to a study published by the University of Minnesota Medical School that looked specifically at Native American healing modalities, researchers found that the Sanguinarine in bloodroot can “block proliferation and induce apoptosis (cell death) in a number of different transformed and malignant cell types.” Study researchers discovered in particular that Sanguinarine, in a dose-dependent manner, is effective on certain kinds of skin cancer even when pharmaceutical drugs are not: “Of particular interest from a chemotherapeutic standpoint, Sanguinarine suppresses the growth of squamous carcinoma cells more effectively than normal foreskin keratinocytes, and inhibits the growth of a number of multidrug resistant cell lines,” researchers noted.
White Blood Cell Proliferation (Leucaemia)
The proliferation of cancer cells in the blood is a hallmark of leukemia. Any substances that can restore apoptosis (cancer cell death) show promise for leukemia healing. A very recent study published in the May 2016 edition of the journal Free Radical Biology and Medicine discovered that Sanguinarine in bloodroot can stimulate cancer cell death through the “activation of caspase cascade, DNA fragmentation and down-regulation of anti-apoptotic proteins” in laboratory leukemia cells.
To treat this condition with herbs see our Herbactive tonics for Leucaemia. Also take Black Salve Strong Internal Tonic and HerbShield. Also recommended is the ABC Daily Herbal NutriPowder Plus.
A 2013 Korean study published in the journal Toxicology discovered that the same processes mentioned above − inducing of cancer cell mitochondrial dysfunction − allowed Sanguinarine to affect colorectal cancer tumor growth.
To treat this condition with herbs see our Herbactive tonics for this condition take ColitisLess Tonic. Also include Black Salve Strong Internal Tonic and HerbShield. Also recommended is the ABC Daily Herbal NutriPowder Plus.
A 2011 study at the University of California, Davis, found that Sanguinarine had a marked effect on prostate cancer as well. This was mainly through its effect on the protein surviving (see more about this below).
To treat this condition with herbs see our Herbactive tonics for this condition take ProstateLess Tonic. Also include Black Salve Strong Internal Tonic and HerbShield. Also recommended is the ABC Daily Herbal NutriPowder Plus.
Action effective from the very first dose
The most exciting discovery as to what Sanguinarine can do is on breast cancer cells. The same University of Minnesota study also discovered that Sanguinarine had an effect on breast cancer cells after a single application. DNA synthesis of breast cancer tumors (MCF-7) led to tumor growth inhibition. Some aspects of this inhibition remained in place for at least three days after single administering (others came back after 24 hours). The overall results lead the University of Minnesota researchers to conclude that Sanguinarine may be able to “suppress breast cancer cell proliferation for extended lengths of time.”
To treat this condition with herbs see our Herbactive tonics for this condition take BreastShield Tonic (also Essiac/Caisse-ACT has a long tradition of use for breast cancer). Also include Black Salve Strong Internal Tonic and HerbShield. Also recommended is the ABC Daily Herbal NutriPowder Plus.
How Does Research Show How Sanguinarine in Bloodroot Kill Cancer Cells?
How Bloodroot acts against survivin
As researchers such as the ones above are discovering, Sanguinarine works in a variety of ways to inhibit cancer cell growth. Its one-two punch, however, is really felt in its ability to affect survivin, a protein that is specifically designed to inhibit cell death (apoptosis). When survivin is active in cancer cells, it can make them practically invincible.
That is, cancer cells enslave survivin for their own purposes, protecting the cell’s growth and multiplication, so that the cancer can proliferate and spread to other organs, and preventing them from being killed by the NK (natural killer) cells of the body’s own defence system (ANH).
Sanguinarine directly inhibits the functions of survivin in cancer cells. This involves not only creating balance within the cell but also by directly breaking down the survivin protein itself. Without survivin working in their favor, cancer cells soon become subject to the normal cycles of cell death.
Use Precaution When Considering Bloodroot
One thing is for sure about Sanguinarine found in bloodroot − it appears that a little can go a long way. Because Sanguinarine is a benzophenanthrene alkaloid, bloodroot is usually used as a topical microbial for skin rashes and lesions. It is also used in toothpastes (it helps fight gingivitis) and mouthwashes, as well as for the conditions mentioned above.
Although its cancer-killing affects occur when it is ingested, taking too much internally can lead to burning of the stomach, vomiting, vertigo, faintness, and dimness of eyesight. Because of this, never initiate your own at-home protocol with bloodroot. It should always be administered under the supervision of a qualified health care professional.
Modern science is just now discovering what native peoples right here on this continent have known for centuries. As a carefully-used topical tonic, antimicrobial, and potential cancer-fighter, bloodroot can be a powerfully healing substance.
Bloodroot is a humble plant that has also been a Native American cure-all for centuries. It can help with digestive problems, respiratory issues, and skin ailments such as skin tumors and warts.
Recent research also points to the power of the plant’s root system as a source of the powerful alkaloid Sanguinarine, which has long been known as a cancer fighter.
Researchers discovered that Sanguinarine, in a dose-dependent manner, is effective on certain kinds of skin cancer, even when pharmaceutical drugs are not.
A University of Minnesota study also discovered that Sanguinarine had an effect on breast cancer cells even after a single application.
Never initiate your own at-home protocol with bloodroot. It should always be administered under the supervision of a qualified health care professional.
Sources and References
Disruption of nucleocytoplasmic trafficking of cyclin D1 and topoisomerase II by sanguinarine
Hydrogen peroxide/Ceramide/Akt signaling axis play a critical role in the antileukemic potential of sanguinarine.
Sanguinarine induces apoptosis in human colorectal cancer HCT-116 cells through ROS-mediated Egr-1 activation and mitochondrial dysfunction
Sanguinarine induces apoptosis and inhibits growth of cancer cells
Sanguinarine Suppresses Prostate Tumor Growth and Inhibits Survivin Expression
This Article was written by Dr. Veronique Desaulniers and published on the The Truth About Cancer .com website. There are additional comments/insertions by Alan Hopking (ANH), of Herbactive Health UK. With grateful acknowledgements.
Blood Root Tincture and Salve Ointment – click here for Black Salve
NB it is often regarded better to use bloodroot in combination with other specific herbs e.g. in Black Salve and Lotion, Wart Lotion, etc
“You supplied us with ointment and the liquid version following this email last October. The treatment was very successful; the large sarcoid dropped off within about two weeks. Quite a remarkable outcome, and we were very pleased. The sarcoid went cold (as apparently the blood supply was cut off) and a couple of days after that it came off.”
“I have been using your blood root nose drops and tincture for my nasal polyps for just a few weeks and I find I can already breathe a little better. The tincture first made me feel like throwing up! But with your advice to reduce the dose I feel fine taking it. I think I’m on the way to better health!. Thank you. “
Dear Mr Hopking, we are making progress with our respective polyps [using your nasal polyps drops containing Blood Root], Chris can breathe through both nostrils now. Mucus is mostly clear or white now, occasionally he gets a bit of ‘rubber’ out. One of my nostrils is stil partially blocked but the swelling where the polyp sits has gone down a lot already.
I’ve been using your bloodroot ointment and black salve alternately on a very large mole on my inside thigh. It has taken perseverance and daily repeated application (and many calls to you for support!). The mole released a lot of gunge after 2 weeks, and now after some 8 weeks is very small in size and is on its way out; it won’t be long before it has gone; new healthy skin has replaced the shrinking, dried up mole, and I’m so pleased it’s almost gone. Thank you so much Alan.
In Herbactive Clinic I use Blood root extensively in my treatments for serious illnesses, also for blood conditions causing skin disease and skin lumps. It is a styptic [stops bleeding], antiseptic and shown to have some anticancer activity, as noted in the British Herbal Pharmacopoeia. Like any strong herb, it needs trained hands to dispense it safely.
I make Bloodroot into an ointment either on its own or in combination with other herbs as indicated by the patient I’m treating; also used in pastes, creams and tinctures and tonics on its own or in combination with other relevant herbs. and can be used for various skin diseases, for example;
external serious growths
skin problems and hard growths
fungal growths in nails eg ringworm, etc
My Bloodroot salve or paste is a concentrate of Blood Root (Sanguinaria) with an emollient ointment base. As is my custom, I never use any chemicals, artificial dyes or harmful preservatives. My experience with this herb and combination (as Black Salve) convinces me that the herb alone is safest and works in harmony with the body with less pain that the use of chemicals mixed in reportedly inflict on the user.
We also prepare Bloodroot in a lotion to apply direct to skin conditions like athlete’s foot (ringworm). A spray can also by supplied if you prefer not to touch the lesion or it is too painful to touch. These products are: Fungal-Less Tonic. Fungal Lotion. WartLess Tonc. Wart Lotion. Black Salve. Black Salve Lotion. Bloodroot Ointment. Black Salve Internal Tonic. See prices
Bloodroot Salve Ointment – Even STRONGER! (now includes CBD Oil and DMSO)
Bloodroot Salve (ointment) is prepared with the strong action of bloodroot as both the root extract and the ground-up root itself is included (which is what a salve means). One of the most beneficial applications is its use for the treatment of skin abnormalities like sarcoids, abnormal skin lumps, warts and moles.
Bloodroot Salve includes the strong action of bloodroot itself, with Hemp CBD Oil and also DMSO (from pine bark) to increase its transdermal action. Or you can also request for bloodroot in an aqueous cream or as a lotion. Black Salve on the other hand is a mixture of specific herbs with bloodroot which act against rogue cells under the skin, see Black Salve.
An easy and effective method of removing a skin tag with bloodroot is very simple but must be administered effectively. Place a little amount of bloodroot on the cotton-bud and carefully apply this to the skin tag, and just leave it there till it falls off, but you must reapply the paste 2-4 times daily for best results (we don’t use corrosive chemicals in our products). You can also use Wart Lotion to help remove skin tags (but not on or near sensitive areas e.g. the eye).
Dear Alan, Following a long battle with a large, weeping sarcoid on a very difficult horse to treat, my vet advised me that euthanasia was to be strongly considered. The last treatment administered was a very thick, sticky cream (bloodroot and zinc based), which meant making contact with the sarcoid. Which in turn, caused pain, distressed the horse, who reacted by becoming very aggressive, dangerous and untreatable.
On contacting yourself, you were able to supply the bloodroot in spray form, which meant that we had to no longer touch the sarcoid which lessened the stress to both animal and myself.
Within a couple of months the sarcoid is about a third of the size and has dried up. My horse is back to his usual self and does not mind the spray at all. Thank you for your professional and knowledgeable service, which in fact has extended my horse’s life – THANK YOU.
many many thanks
Lorraine and Thor
Bloodroot in Herbactive Tonics
Bloodroot is included in all our tonics that need to be active against threatening rogue cells and mycoplasma-type bacteria, viruses, and fungi. For instance, bloodroot will be found in HerbShield, BreastShield, Black Salve, Black Salve Strong Internal Tonic, LungShield, WhiteCell Tonic, LymphCleanse, InflammationLess, Candida Tonic, Nasal Polyps Drops, etc.
Other herbal tonics that may help
Black Salve – also see our Black Salve Strong Internal Tonic now available, see prices
ABC Daily Herbal Powder
Fungal Tonic and Lotion