Eggplant Apple Cider Vinegar Skin Cancer Remedy
I started to notice a slight red patch appear on the tip of my nose where I had previously injured it with a careless jab from the nose pad of my glasses years before. Eventually the area grew around to the side of my nose and got scaly, so I researched skin cancer online along with natural remedies.
What I found cited by both Dr. Oz and Dr. Mercola was the apple cider vinegar eggplant skin cancer tonic, which apparently originated from Australia, where farmers use a poultice made from the devil’s apple flower to cure eye cancer in their cattle herds. Devil’s apple is in the family of nightshades, including eggplant, which contain glycoalkaloids in the plant pigments that have been shown to eliminate non-melanoma skin cancers, as well as treat actinic keratosis, the precursor to skin cancer. A pharmaceutical grade cream is available with the specific BEC5 extract from the eggplant, but you can also make the tincture just as easily — and much more cheaply — at home.
I decided to give it a try. Cut up a small organic eggplant into bite-size pieces, fit them into a jar and fill it with organic apple cider vinegar. An eight-ounce jar will do fine. Close the jar and refrigerate for three days, occasionally giving it a shake. Strain the vinegar into a fresh jar, discard the eggplant, and your cancer tincture is ready to use. My research described various lengths of treatment (from weeks to months), and times per day to apply the tincture, as well as ways to apply it, such as soaking a cotton ball, using a Band-Aid or dabbing, so I knew right away to just use my instinct for what would work best for me.
One source suggested that the tincture should sit for ten minutes at a time in the affected area on a cotton ball. Tape or Band-Aids is tough to do on a nose that’s already sensitive, and it’s also not very discreet. So I poured a small amount of the tincture into a vial, so as not to contaminate the whole jar by dipping into it multiple times per day, and found that I could just dab it with my finger as often as I thought about it during the day, keeping it right at my desk. Eventually I discovered a miniature glass perfume bottle with a glass stopper that’s even better than the vial because now my fingertips weren’t constantly touching the top of the vial. As an added bonus, because of the elegant perfume bottle, every application of the tonic was like giving myself a beauty treatment!
After several months of consistent use, the area faded back to the size of a lentil, about the same as the original injury marking. I notice that my nose is now shiny and taut. Vinegar is an excellent skin tonic. I’m trying the tonic with other age spots on my face, as it’s said to work for those as well.
Eventually I started alternating the vinegar tonic with dabbing a mixture of six drops of oil of oregano oil in one teaspoon of jojoba oil to ease dryness the vinegar sometimes caused, as well as to activate the additional skin repair benefits that oil of oregano provides. I alternate using both tonics now on my nose, moles, skin tags and age spots, and marvel when they fade into the background.
Carol Bedrosian is the publisher of Spirit of Change magazine and has enjoyed many decades of effective, affordable healthcare using alternative medicine. www.spiritofchange.org