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Question: Can bloodroot or "black salve" treat skin cancer? Is it safe?
Answer: Although bloodroot and black salve are commonly promoted as a "natural" alternative treatment for skin cancer, there is little evidence they are effective treatments. Even more concerning, numerous severe injuries associated with the use of bloodroot and black salve have documented, including cases in which the cancer spread over time. Sign in to read the full answer >>
Bloodroot has also been promoted for treatment of warts and gingivitis; see the Encyclopedia article on Bloodroot for details.