Eli_G._Jones.gif (12175 bytes) Dr. Eli G. Jones

Dr. Eli G. Jones was an Eclectic physician whose main work was published in 1911. Over the course of his long career, he treated 20,000 patients with cancer. He claimed an 80% success rate. For the last several years, I have been working with various herbalists to recreate some of the products Jones used in his practice. These are available on an experimental basis and feedback on their use would be much appreciated. Effective June 1, 2002, these products have only been available through licensed practitioners. If interested in these products, please have your practitioner contact us.

Given the confidence Dr. Jones had in his "compound syrup scrophularia," this was the first product we developed. He left his recipe for posterity, saying:

It has been the earnest study of my life to find such a combination which I could leave as a help to my brother physicians in their efforts to cure the more desperate forms of this disease. I have the utmost faith in the curative power of this combination . . . great care should be taken to get fresh herbs to make the syrup.

Dr. Jones recommended that patients take one tablespoon of the syrup three times a day. It took two years to find quality sources of the herbs and make them exactly as Jones directed (using a steam displacement process.) We have now been producing this syrup for quite a few years; not surprisingly, it is my personal favorite of all the formulas we produce. I like it better than even my own formulas which include the much more popular Indigo Drops, Whale's Tears, and Feathered Turtle Crème.

Besides tasting delicious, it seems, as the name would suggest, to offer great relief for conditions that are characterized by swelling and lumps. Scrofula was the word used in times past to describe lumps and bumps in the lymphatic system that were believed to be related to tuberculosis, other infections, and tumors, both benign and malignant.

It is my conviction that syrups such as this one are superior to tinctures and teas because the process used in making them assures that more parts of the herbs go into the medicine. Both the alcohol and water soluble constituents are captured; and the sweetness assures quick uptake into the bloodstream. Darkfield microscope examinations of the blood suggest that this as well as the trifolium syrup—our Sundance Elixirare excellent blood purifiers.

The syrup is available in 16 oz. bottles. There is also an extract that does not contain any honey; it comes in 4 oz. bottles. It is produced under the name of Seneca Elixir.

For more information on this and other products based on the legacies of Dr. Eli Jones, see my book and the list below. Pages 103-120 of my book contain material on Jones and his methodology. His escharotic formulae, poultice powder, healing salve, and recipe for compound syrup scrophularia can be found in the appendix on pages 191-193. The products that we have available to practitioners are listed below:

Compound Syrup Scrophularia - Seneca Elixir , p. 114 and 193
"Cancer" Drops - Algonquin Drops, p. 109
Phytolacca Ointments, p. 113
Phytolacca Syrup, p. 113
Corydalis Formosa Tincture, p. 110
Dioscorea Tincture, p. 110
Homeopathic Thuja 30X, p. 120


Compound Syrup Scrophularia


Sacred Medicine Sanctuary's Products Herbal Products and Patents
Hildegard of Bingen Eli G. Jones, MD Compound Syrup Scrophularia
Algonquin Drops Lymph Ointment Phytolacca Syrup Other Jones Formulae
Herbal Tonics Harry Hoxsey Hoxsey Elixir
Dr. John Christopher Herbal Bolus Instructions
Ingrid's Cleavers Tea
Golden Myrrical Indigo Drops
Boswellia Serrata Chaparral Essiac Wormwood


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