Natural Skin Care

Eggplant and Cider Vinegar for Basal Cell skin cancers

My advice below is just that, advice. I am not a medical doctor nor should my advice or opinions be used as a substitute for medical advice from a licensed Doctor.

My husband is from Australia, and came to the US 5 years ago. He had a very nasty sore that he has had for many years on his chest and it became a huge worry for me. I started reading online, as neither of us are huge fans of Doctors visits or medicines they prescribe. I found many articles stating that the use of eggplant and cider vinegar could help cure basal cells as well as various other skin conditions.
My advice below is just that, advice. I am not a medical doctor nor should my advice or opinions be used as a substitute for medical advice from a licensed Doctor.

My husband is from Australia, and came to the US 5 years ago. He had a very nasty sore that he has had for many years on his chest and it became a huge worry for me. I started reading online, as neither of us are huge fans of Doctors visits or medicines they prescribe. I found many articles stating that the use of eggplant and cider vinegar could help cure basal cells as well as various other skin conditions.

My theory on natural remedies is, it can't hurt. I found this great forum with lots of information called topicalinfo.org. There were so many posts of people who tried this and it worked with great success. Please, if this interests you at all, visit this site, it's full of useful information.

I discussed this with my husband and he was game to try it. So we went to our local grocery store and purchased:

1 - Large Mason jar (the kind you use for pickling)
1 - Medium sized eggplant
1 - jar of organic cider vinegar
We came home and he chopped the eggplant into small cubes leaving the skin on it and placed it in the mason jar, covered it with the organic cider vinegar and placed the lid on the jar. We put it in the fridge for 3 days prior to using it. Every time we got into the fridge for something, we shook the jar. After 3 days, he started putting the liquid on the pad of a bandaid and so the process began.

Now without being to graphic, this was a scabbed sore, about the size of a nickel that would often bleed. After a month of using this solution every day, we started seeing improvements in its appearance. After 2 months, the scab was almost gone and there was pink new skin showing. We are at 3 months now. The pink skin is mostly scar like (slightly raised around the outside) and 1 teeny tiny part has a scab (not much larger than the head of a pin).

I am so pleased with the results so far. He is no longer treating it everyday, now only a few times a week, he is using aloe to soften the scar, but no more open, bleeding spot.

I encourage you to visit the site above and read all the posts. It's quite interesting. In my reading online, the only nay-Sayers I found were medical doctors (which did not surprise me). If you simply type in eggplant and cider vinegar, you will find many articles. What I thought was funny, was that its something Australian farmers use on sheep because once they are sheared, the are very susceptible to skin cancers.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask.

If you don't like what I have to say, keep in mind the name of the site!!

Either way, Thanks for looking.