15 years ago or so, Dean had a little sore on his face that would not heal. He is usually a rapid healer, so eventually he went to the GP to get it checked out. This was back in the day when we still believed that the medical system had something useful to offer. Initially, the doctor said that it was nothing and that Dean had, “Probably cut himself shaving” and when Dean insisted, she agreed to send him to a skin specialist. The specialist took one look at it and diagnosed basal cell carcinoma.
Basal cell carcinoma is a very common kind of slow-growing skin cancer, that rarely metastasizes or kills, but will continue growing if not stopped. It looked like a small, flat-topped pimple with a bleeding centre. The surgeon removed it and left Dean with a manly scar on his right cheek.
A few weeks ago, we discovered another one, between his lip and nose. The grow in the deep part of the epidermis around the hair follicle and this was in the ‘moustache line’. There was no way we were going to seek medical help this time around, as we know better now. Nature’s cure for basal cell carcinoma is the aubergine, or humble eggplant. I tried to take a picture of the carcinoma today, but it is now too small to see. Dean has been using the mix of chopped up aubergine, steeped in apple cider vinegar daily (more or less) for 2-3 weeks now. Here is a picture of the aubergine in vinegar jar instead:
This is not as far-fetched as it might sound. The aubergine is a member of the nightshade or Solanaceae family, like potatoes and tobacco. Each of the plants in the family has it’s own ‘mix’ of glycoalkaloids and other compounds. Glycoalkaloids are alkaloids with attached sugars. Many alkaloids are known to have properties which inhibit the growth of cancer cells. Steeping the aubergine in vinegar breaks it down so that it can be absorbed in the skin, where the alkaloids destroy the cancer cells, but leave the other cells untouched.
Please note, I’m not recommending this to anyone. I’m just posting what we’ve done and that it’s working. I’m not claiming any expertise here, but my experience is that so-called expertise is mostly over-rated. If you focus on what you need, when you need it, you will find the solution.
(I’ll post a picture of Dean’s face without the carcinoma, once he’s had a shave.)