Compound Cerate Belladonna
The ointment contains belladonna, phytolacca,
and arnica in a base of apricot kernel oil and beeswax. It
also contains three essential oils. It needs to be applied
to the skin directly over the swollen nodes or surgery incision
scar. In most cases, it will need to be used for many months.
It used not be used at all on broken or open skin.
Jones said that the ointment is absorbent
and can be rubbed into the skin and applied to a cloth and
placed over the knotty area. He often used it in conjunction
with homeopathic Calcarea flouride, 6x. He sometimes also used
this together with a tincture made from goldenseal, hemlock,
and poke root. We do not produce this formula, but have instead
developed Indigo Drops for
somewhat broader use.
We make this ointment in two forms: a somewhat
stiff form called "cerate" and one with much less
beeswax called Belladonna Cream. We also make a product called
Phytolacca Cerate that is similar but unlike the Jones formula,
it is made from roots rather than leaves. It is gentler. Because
it does not contain arnica, it is not necessary that one is
quite as careful about fissures in the skin.
One patient reported that after only ten days
of use of this ointment on a mass over her clavicle that her
doctor was no longer able to find any trace of the tumor. She
is not applying the ointment to other masses.
We suggest that this ointment be used in conjunction
drainage tinctures and/or teas that
help the movement of lymph.