Posted February 9, 2019

Herbal Skin Remedy Recalled, Can Cause Serious Injury

On February 8, 2019, McDaniel Life-Line LLC issued a recall of all lots of Indian Herb a product marketed to be taken orally or applied topically, as a remedy for abnormal skin growths. The FDA has determined this product is caustic, meaning that it can chemically burn away skin tissue, and cause serious injury.

Use of Indian Herb could result in temporary or permanent damage or loss of body function or structure. To date, McDaniel Life-Line has received a report of one adverse injury.

According to the company's website, Indian Herb is also known as black salve. Black salve is commonly promoted as a topical treatment for skin cancer because of its ability to burn away skin tissue.

(See ConsumerLab's answer to the question: Can bloodroot or "black salve" treat skin cancer? Is it safe? for more information).

Recalled Indian Herb was distributed in the United States, Italy, Canada, Australia and Poland to individuals via internet sales@lifelinewater.com. 

Consumers who have purchased this product should stop using it and discard. Consumers and healthcare providers are also encouraged to report any adverse reactions to the FDA's MedWatch Voluntary Reporting Program.

To see the complete recall notice, use the link below.