Cebadilla Root Powder
A traditional folk remedy for skin cancers in the Southwest. Also known as green gentian.
- Scientific Name: Frasera speciosa (Swertia speciosa)
- Directions: From Stephen Harrod Buhner: Select enough of the powdered root to cover the affected area. Then. . . · Mix the powdered root with sufficient VASELINE until it is the consistency of sticky bread dough. NOTE: nothing else will do except Vaseline; do not use an herbal salve of any sort. The Vaseline will NOT absorb into the skin like a salve, which is what is needed here. · Place it on the affected area, extending a bit onto the healthy skin surrounding the cancerous growth. · Cover with a bandage, if small enough a bandaid will do. · Leave in place for 72 hours. · Carefully remove. · You can, if you wish, lightly wash the area (after the tumor removal) with a cool infusion of skin herbs such as yerba mansa, juniper needle, Echinacea angustifolia, and so forth. This is not necessary but is traditionally used by curanderas in Mexico after the treatment. (They usually use yerba mansa.) This just helps the skin heal more quickly but is usually used for large skin cancers not the small facial cancers that I have traditionally treated. Normally the facial cancer will lift off with the bandage OR will come off with only a very minor bit of probing. It should just lift off. This is a traditional Mexican curandera treatment for cancers of the skin, including large ones. I have only used it for small facial cancers. I have not had this fail in over 20 years of practice . . . I hope it works as well for your individual circumstance.
- Disclaimer: This herb has traditional folk usage. For generations people have effectively used this plant for healing. None of these statements have been evaluated by the FDA, and there is currently no scientific validation for the mechanism of action of this herb. Please consult with a licensed physician before attempting to treat any serious health concerns.