Seneca Elixir

At the end of a forty-year career of treating cancer patients, Dr. Eli G. Jones published a book describing his cancer treatments. His final gift to his "brother physicians" was the recipe for the compound syrup scrophularia that he regarded as the most important item in his repertoire of treatments. It took two years to find good sources of the herbs so that each herb could be harvested at the right time and prepared into this tonic.

This product is a 100% authentic historic replica of the Jones tonic. It is available through practitioners in as an extract or syrup (using honey.) We renamed the product in honor of the Native Americans who shared their knowledge of plants and their medicinal uses with the newcomers to this land.

Jones recommended that patients take a tablespoon three times a day (there are about two tablespoons to a fluid ounce.) Interested persons can compare this to Sundance Elixir , a Hoxsey-like tonic used in a manner similar to Scrophularia Tonic. Our preliminary experience is that Seneca Elixir is more effective where there is lymphatic congestion and/or glandular swelling whereas Sundance is somewhat more detoxifying and pain relieving. Some persons may wish to take both products.


There are several types of scrophularia, including the Iroquois medicinal plant species, marilandica, specified by Dr. Jones. It is also known as carpenter's square. Some of the other species are more readily available. These include nodosa seen at the top as well as the exotic ningpoensis from Japan. There are many more varieties. The plant obviously gets its name from its use in treating scrofulous conditions, but most people know the common varieties as figwort.

Though very few herbalists use the whole herb, this is what Jones said should be used in his formula. For the record, this is what Maude Grieve also says should be used. Traditionally, it was applied externally on skin disorders or taken internally to relieve everything from eczema and psoriasis to mastitis and chronic lymphatic stagnation. It is with this latter condition that we have had most cause to celebrate. Scrophularia also appears to be an excellent parasiticide, which could explain its effectiveness with cancer as well as a host of other diseases.

Other traditional uses included syphilis, ringworm, and inflammations of the mammary gland. It has been generally believed that scrophularia acts somewhat more slowly than many herbs, but my own experience suggests that there is often truly significant relief in ten days. Dr. John Scudder, 1870, wrote that it has a marked effect in removing cacoplastic (abnormal) deposits.

Our Compound Syrup Scrophularia, called Seneca Elixir, contains: scrophularia (figwort) leaves and roots, phytolacca root, rumex crispus root, celastrus scandens bark and root, podophyllum root, juniper berries, guaiacum wood, and citrus essential oil for flavoring. It is available as an alcohol extract or syrup (using honey rather than sugar.)



Being an ancient art and science, herbal medicine often has names for plants that reflect the historic usage. The common name of scrophularia is figwort, but scrophularia itself refers to scrofula and the scrofulous conditions characterized by swelling, especially swelling that in former times was associated with tubercular nodules in the neck. We have not been disappointed. We have found this product to be more effective than Trifolium Compound where there is more swelling and perhaps also therefore more infection but less toxicity. Some people use both tonics because they or their practitioners have deemed this to be suitable. Except for phytolacca, an herb used extensively by Dr. Jones, this formula has very little in common with Trifolium Compound. It is more subtle in its action, and, in my opinion, much more elegant. I have personally consumed countless bottles of it as have many other practitioners who use it as protection against the many conditions to which they are exposed on a daily basis. Unlike the Hoxsey Elixirex, this tonic has not been the subject of either avarice or controversy. It hence does not enjoy either the reputation or research of its cousin. I think of Trifolium Compound as more yang and Compound Syrup Scrophularia as more yin, definitely for those who seek relief that is gentle and unobtrusive.


Video capture of the live blood analysis of a patient using this formula


See also

"Cancer Drops" - called Algonquin Drops
Lymphatic Ointments
Phytolacca Syrup
Corydalis Formosa Tincture
Dioscorea Tincture
Phytolacca Cerate
Homeopathic Thuja 30X




Algonquin Drops

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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