Milkweed (Euphorbia Peplus) for skin cancers
(Please read the disclaimer at the bottom of this page. I am not recommending you try Milkweedto apply to skin cancer. This page is to share my experience using this plant on my own skin.)
Always get professional medical advise before trying any alternative medicine.
Do not get Milkweed in your eyes are it can be extremely dangerous, sometimes causing blindness.
After having a skin cancer remove on the side of my nose by my eye surgically, a collegue of mine suggested I try using Milkweed on my other spots. She had successfully used it on her own skin and prepared me for what would happen during the application of this sap over a period of time.
I was due to have numerous areas on my face burnt by a skin specialist, so I decided to try those areas first. My nose and above my lip area. Its not a pretty look, but it was well worth the effort in the end.
Directions for Applying Milkweed
Check you have the correct variety of Milkweed (
Break the stem of the Milkweed and apply the milky substance to skin cancer or sun spots. Apply daily, even after it scabs as it will help with the healing. Apply Aloe Vera straight from the plant on your skin after the scab falls off.
Do not pull the scab off under any circumstance as you will scar. Let it come off on its own. It is always very tempting to pick, but you will pay big time if you do.
Be aware that you may apply the Milkweed to a small area, but the reaction from it can spread depending how long the roots of the cancer or abnormal skin cells are.
A company in Australia is now developing a cream/gel for skin cancer using the sap of Milkweed that will be available in 2012.
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