I have developed a salve that can be used
on ulcerated tumors and tumors that have been exposed as a
result of use of an escharotic paste or enucleating ointment.
The salve tends to liquefy residuals in the treatment site.
It is usually effective for one to five days, seldom longer.
Most of the benefit is with the first use and prolonged use
simply prevents the treatment site from closing. There are
advantages to this because more observation time is sometimes
useful. Many people like this ointment, but they do not understand
that it is not intended for long-term use.
When people are using an escharotic treatment,
it is often necessary to repeat the process. In this case,
a couple of days of use of Golden Myrrical may ease the sensitivity
of the exposed area and allow examination of the site (inspection
for residuals.) If the site is discharging, this product should
not be used. It is intended only for brief usage when the site
is basically dry but there is a suspicion that the first round
of treatment did not destroy all of the tumor. After a day
or more with this product, a decision needs to be reached as
to how the residual will be handled. This product will not
generally be effective when large masses remain in the exposed
It can sometimes be used for a day or two
just to maintain moisture and keep the site active (prevent
The formula contains five parts by weight
of powdered goldenseal root, four parts of powdered myrrh gum,
and three parts of Irish moss. To this, a little C02 processed
calendula is added. Castor oil is stirred into the powders.
The mixture should be very thick. It can then be put in a yoghurt
maker (approximately 95-105 degrees Fahrenheit) and warmed
(cured) for a few hours.
It is important not to overheat
the mixture (do not use a double boiler or crockpot.) Use
only high quality herbs.
It is possible to vary the proportions
and ingredients in the formula to meet specific needs. For
instance, turmeric will reduce odor even further and inhibit
scarring (but it will stain). Burdock may have some anti-angiogenic
effect (reduce the tendency for auxilliary arteries to form
that feed the tumor), but it is drying.
People have tried a number of variations.
One person used chaparral, another lomatium. Several have used
poke root or phytolacca oil. Some have tried thuja, baptisia,
red clover, and/or violet flowers or leaves. A few people have
asked about combining these with flower essences or homeopathic
remedies. All I would suggest is that (1) before experimenting,
make sure you understand why you are doing what you are doing
(there should be a reason for the choice that goes beyond fragrance
and handiness), and (2) please share your experiences so that
all may benefit.