Bloodroot: A Natural Cancer “Purgative”:

The Sanguinaria Canadensis Flower

Among the alternatives to surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy for carcinomas (i.e., cancers originating in epithelial tissues such as the skin, colon, breast, prostate gland in men, and breast and cervix in women), is a traditional remedy practiced for centuries by native Americans as well as medical physicians during the later part of the eighteen hundreds. Apparently they had remarkable success fighting cancer using herbal formulas containing Sanguinaria Canadensis, better known as “Indian paint,” or bloodroot.

In fact, according to King’s American Dispensatory—among the leading textbooks in which the medicinal properties of exotic botanicals is reviewed for the benefit of physicians—bloodroot is described as “a secret method of treating cancer.” It was pioneered by a British medical doctor at Middlesex Hospital of London, Dr. Fell, during the 1800s. Thereafter, its use gained the respect of clinicians throughout the land and then wained. Dr. Fell’s research was severely condemned by the London Lancet. This prompted Dr. Fell to write a book entitled Cancer and Its Treatment. According to the authors of King’s American Dispensatory, Harvey Wickes Felter, M.D., and John Uri Lloyd, Phr. M., Ph.D., who published in 1898, bloodroot formulas for cancer treatment and much more became “a favorite remedy” with practitioners of herbal medicine and medical doctors who dared to test the persecutory resolve of mainstream medicine. Unfortunately, few dared and bloodroot usage nearly died.(21)

What is Bloodroot?

As pictured above, bloodroot is a perennial herbaceous white flowering plant indigenous to North America and some parts of India. It has a root system, or “creeping rhizome,” that is “the official part” of the plant, “although the whole plant is actively medicinal.” The dried root appears dark-brown, and when broken, bright yellow sap runs out, and turns red-brown when air strikes it. Then the root pulp too turns dark brown.This root of the Sanguinaria plant can be “readily reduced to brownish-red powder,” after which the alkaloids contained in bloodroot can be easily extracted with water or alcohol, making these liquids strongly medicinal.

The molecular structure of Sanguinarinia’s active medicinal—Sanguinarine or Pseudochelerythrine—is [C20H14No4]+. According to The Merck Index,(22) appears as follows:


Sanguinarine (Pseudochelerythrine). Molecular wt. 332.34 (Pythagorean 6);

From the root of Sanguinaria Canadensis. Copied from: The Merck Index, Ninth Edition, Rahway, NJ: Merck & Co., Inc., 1976, p. 1083.

Sanguinaria derives from the Latin sanguis, meaning blood; Thus it was named so named because the plant produced large amounts of blood-like sap when wounded. Moreover, the name was applied to other plants as well which, like bloodroot, “had the property of stopping the flow of blood.” Thus, this plant was one of the earliest known hemostatics. (21)

This plant was well known to American Indians who extracted the brownish-red die from the root for various rituals. Felter and Lloyd commented on Bloodroot’s suppressed capabilities this way:

“Perhaps no indigenous plant created greater interest among the early botanical physicians

than the bloodroot. While nearly every writer on material medical and botany gave full descriptions

of the plant, and commended it for its beauty and usefulness, it never obtained the prominence

that a drug of its class merits.”(21)

To become warmly familiar with bloodroot’s many benefits, you may want to read the following sections a couple of times. Who knows? You may decide to use C-CURE™ for problems other than cancer:

In small doses bloodroot stimulates the digestive organs, and increases the action of the heart and arteries, acting as a stimulant and tonic. Due to its potency, it is not recommended in larger doses which can suppress cardiac function, reduced pulse rate,cause nausea, perspiration, increased expectoration, gentle diuresis, and at the same time liver stimulation.

Again, because bloodroot is so strong, very small amounts described below in “the C-CURE™ schedule” are recommended to reduce the risk of toxic side effects which have been known to occur when quantities of standard bloodroot are consumed. For your extra safety and peace of mind, the bloodroot in C-CURE™ has been attenuated (treated) to reduce such risks.

For your information, and as a word of caution: overdosing on standard bloodroot products has been known to occur. Overdosing can provoke nausea with violent emesis, dizziness, visual disturbances, and severe exhaustion. Large doses have also been shown to cause increased bodily secretions including broncho-pulmonary, cutaneous, hepatic and menstrual flows, and pronounced depression and hypercatharsis. Additional side effects of excessive dosages are listed in the Notes and References section below.(23)

Fortunately, large doses of bloodroot are not needed or recommended for fighting cancers.

The Many Uses of Bloodroot

More Beneficial Uses

According to doctors Feller and Lluyd, Sanguinaria fulfils a variety of therapeutic uses according to the size of the dose employed. Though an emetic, it is seldom used alone, but in combination with lobelia. This combination, placed in vinegar, provides an acetous (i.e., sour-tasting) emetic tincture, and is considered “one of our most efficient systemic agents of this class, and may be employed in inflammatory and febrile states, where it is thought necessary to thoroughly cleanse the stomach, and to excite the hepatic [i.e., liver] and general glandular system to [detoxifying and purging] activity.”

Bloodroot’s “action on the stomach is kindly. It promotes secretion and improves the appetite. It is a good remedy for atonic dyspepsia,” (i.e., relaxed or upset stomach with indigestion) administering very small doses of formulated sanguinaria every 2 or 3 hours. [Note: This far exceeds the recommendation for C-CURE™ consumption as detailed below.] (21)

Bloodroot acts on the liver to cause a “gentle but reliable cholagogue,” that is, a gall bladder stimulant to promote the flow of bile into the intestine, and may be employed when this secretory system is sluggish or congested as in subacute as well as chronic hepatitis.(21)

According to some theorists, bloodroot may specifically target cancer because of the common presence of an epithelial sac surrounding most neoplasms. This sac is believed to help wall off the developing tumor and, thus, protect people from the growing malignancy. Theoretically, however, it may also protect the tumor from the immune system. In so doing, the body fails to recognize and respond to the growing invader.

As time passes, cancer cells within the sac grow, depleating the body of blood, nutrients, and energy. Finally, the body becomes incapable of mounting any defense as the cancer spreads even more rapidly.

According to bloodroot investigators and formulators, the herb may work by dissolving this important epithelial sac. This allows your immune system to identify the cancer cells and purge the tumor(s) from your body.

Additional theories proposed to explain C-CURE's™ sucess involved changes in pH and oxygen levels associated with the tumorogenic enviroment. It is also very possible that bloodroot simply alters the sacs' and/or tumor cells' outer membranes; shifting the electrical potential or electrical charge allowing the docking and operation of natural killer cells, prompting and completing the natural immune response.

The developers of C-CURE™ believe that the detoxified bloodroot, together with the other active ingredients in the emulsion, work by changing the (local and/or systemic) environment within which specific cancers grow and spread. In this way, by changing factors such as pH, oxygen levels, hydrating conditions (especially those associated with proper DNA function), electrical potentials, and subsequent immunity, all involving "biospiritual" (i.e., electromagnetic and bioacoustic resonance) dynamics (possibly even related to the color and resonant frequencies contained in the crystallized structures [including alkaloids] found in bloodroot), cancers are immunologically undermined and then naturally rejected in the process of restoring your gift of health.

How Bloodroot is Believed to Work Fighting Cancer

The Development of C-CURE™

C-CURE™ stands for “Concentrated Cancer Undermining and Restorative Emulsion.” Bloodroot is the most active ingredient in C-CURE™. The formulation story behind this unique product is itself extraordinary:

A native American who, for reasons made obvious here, requested he remain anonymous and simply be called “Kanema,” had been on assignment as a special agent for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in South Korea. He suddenly developed a massive heart attack. As he laid in intensive care for five weeks he wondered whether this would be the end of his life. It was in some ways. It certainly was the end of his old career in intelligence. It was also the beginning of a new one in natural healing.

After five days, his condition stabilized enough for him to be flown by Air Force medical personnel to Hawaii. There he was scheduled for open heart surgery.

At the hospital in Honolulu, he was informed that he had less than a twenty-five percent chance of waking up from the operation. Not having any other choice in the matter he consented.

“During the surgery,” he explained, “God walked in.” The Great Creator, he claims, visited him in the form of “a beautiful Being that was completely illuminated.” God, he said, came to tell him that he would not die because he had other more important things to do with his renewed life.

Following a series of virtual death experiences, the Great Being returned to the man’s bedside, whereupon Kanema asked “most respectfully, “What is it that I’m supposed to do in life, because I don’t know?”

“You will be guided in the direction of healing,” God replied and then left the room.

Kanema wrote down everything that had occurred, including God’s prophecy. Then, following his partial recovery, he returned home to his family in Texas.

He explained everything to his brothers that had happened to him, including God’s visitation and direction.

“Say,” one brother said, “our ancestors had a special interest in working with herbs. Medicine men in our family used herbs for cancer even. . . . Do you remember what they used?”

Kanema thought about it and immediately felt in his heart, his spirit, that this was what he was Divinely appointed to do.

This is how Kanema’s research into native American herbal medicine and bloodroot began. Soon he was researching bloodroot detoxification methods and related herbal formulas.

For thirteen weeks following his recovery, the retired technical specialist trained in intelligence gathering, extracted knowledge from his native people and Indian medicine men.

“The problem was that some of these herbal medicines were so toxic,” he said, that when his Indian ancestors used them, “they killed some people. . . . and somehow, I knew, I needed to fix it so that herbs like bloodroot could be used more effectively with less risk.”

He ultimately set up a laboratory to develop a detoxified bloodroot formula. For two years he investigated and refined methods of altering the herb so that it would not cause the serious side effects and risks experienced by his ancestors and naturopathic physicians. Finally, after many tests conducted primarily on himself, his friends, and family, he “figured out a way to detoxify bloodroot and other herbs while maintaining their strength.” Now, he maintains, they could be used far more safely and effectively.

Kanema’s twenty-two step proprietary process used to manufacture C-CURE™ involves a chemical treatment of bloodroot wherein “the chemical used to alter the herb changes to a gas and then disappears entirely. You can never detect that the original [detoxifying] chemical was ever there,” he said. This “assures safety and purity. . . . It’s all natural. It’s all detoxified, and it’s safe to use,” especially in the amounts recommended here.

Previously, the same amount of untreated bloodroot used by medical doctors and natural healers could kill tumors as well as people, but not this formula, reported Kanema. The improved bloodroot simply targets unhealthy cells and/or cancerous tissues, and prompts the immune system to do the same.

In fact, empirical studies of individuals who have used C-CURE™ to facilitate cancer reversals indicate that it will not harm healthy normal cells and tissues. It appears to specifically target only cancerous ones.

Fortunately, these claims have not been verified by the FDA. In fact, Kanema agreed with everyone involved with C-CURE’s™ making and marketing. C-CURE’s™ use can only be considered voluntary, experimental, and private (i.e., "Members Only.").

“We want nothing to do with the ‘Fraudulent Drug Advocates,’ (FDA) nor with people inclined to give their Divine healing powers away to false medical deities (M.D.s),” the native American said.

For this and other reasons, including assuring the continued supply of C-CURE™, Kanema established a private club—“The C-CURE™ Club”—to produce, purchase, consume, or resell C-CURE™ at members’ personal and private discretion. In this way, the FDA has no business or “jurisdiction” interfering with anything having to do with C-CURE™ or people using it.

Thus, though C-CURE’s™ safety has not been evaluated by the FDA, the product’s safety record speaks for itself. When used as directed and given the small amounts recommended below, there are potentially only two known minor negative side effects from using C-CURE™. Both are effectively prevented, in most cases, by following the directions below. The most common negative side effect is scar formation as more often occurs when scabs are removed prematurely by individuals who fail to follow directions. The only other minor effect troubling to people who fail to follow the directions provided below is that minor upset stomachs have been reported when the formula was taken on an empty stomach. For this reason,


Besides detoxified bloodroot, C-CURE™ contains the following herbs:

Dong Quai (Angelica sinensis), American Ginseng (Panax quinquefolium), the herb Marshmallow (Althaea officinalis), Araliaceae (Aralia spinosa), Echinacea (Echinacea anugustifolia), and several other herbs and trace elements that lower risks and increase the specific effects of the detoxified bloodroot formula.

Please read the following information about these incredients, including possible side effects and contraindications:

Dong Quai

This herb has been used for more than a thousand years in Chinese and Japanese medicine, and as a spice and tonic. Dong Quai is reputed to increase red blood cell count and tissue oxygenation, relieve menstrual cramping and irregular menstrual cycles and menopausal symptoms, and reduce constipation. In Chinese medicine it is routinely used to treat circulatory, respiratory, and reproductive conditions.

Side Effects & Contraindications

Dong quai, especially at high doses, has been known to increase skin sensitivity, rashes, and cutaneous inflammations from sunlight exposure(s). Physicians recommend avoiding direct sunlight exposures, or using sunscreen, while using the herb. Moreover, persons taking Dong quai should not take other herbs or medications that, similarly, cause increased sunlight sensitivity of the skin.

Dong quai should not be used during pregnancy because it may negatively affect the uterine muscles.

Use of C-CURE™, therefore, during pregnancy and/or breast feeding is also contraindicated because of unknown potential effects on the developing infant. Likewise, pediatric use should be avoided or guarded because of lacking information.

Medical contraindications include persons on blood-thinning medications due to the risk of increased potency of drugs like warfarin while taking Dong guai. Also, persons prescribed hormone replacements including estrogens, progesterones, tamoxifen, raloxifene, and/or oral contraceptives should not concurrently use Dong guai or C-CURE™.

Additional Herbal Ingredients

American Ginseng

Ginseng root has been found useful for persons withdiabetes, chronic fatigue, and in helping to relieve stress, and as an aid in convalescence.

Side Effects & Contraindications

Ginseng products are not recommended for children due to its stimulating properties. Although this may not apply with C-CURE™, given the small amounts recommended, parents and professionals are advised to monitor young persons closely to reduce or eliminate the risk of hyperactivity.

Medical contraindications may apply to persons with high blood pressure (i.e., hypertensives) due to Ginseng’s stimulating effects. Likewise, caffeine or other central nervous system stimulants should not be taken while Ginseng is physiologically active since it is likely to cause increased nervousness, irregular heart beat, sweating, and insomnia.

Also, there have been reports of potential interactions between Ginseng and antidepressant medicines such as phenelzine, resulting in behavioral symptoms ranging from headaches to manic-like episodes.

Like Dong qui, American Ginseng should not be used by persons on the blood-thinning medication warfarin. In this case Ginseng has been reported to decrease the effectiveness of the blood thinning medication.


Approximately 70 genera and 700 species of these tropical plants—shrubs and trees—have been identified. The fresh bark of Aralia spinosa has been known to produce vomiting, purging, and thus, detoxification. Moreover, the dried bark has been found to prompt disease rejections through the skin’s surface. This has also been routinely observed in persons using C-CURE™. Tinctures of Aralaia have been used to releive skin, syphilitic, and rheumatic conditions. Aralia berries in tincture have been determined to reduce toothaches and other painful afflictions. Physicians used this botanical during the cholera outbreak of 1849-50 as a purgative and powerful sialagugue (i.e., agent that increases the flow of saliva and throat moisture) good for alleviating sore throats.

Side Effects & Contraindications

There are none reported in the examined literature to date.

Marshmallow (Althea officinalis)

Not referring to the round white sugar puffs roasted over campfires, this herb has been used for centuries as both a medicine and food. Its name derives from the Greek word altho, meaning “to cure.” Studies prove the gummy secretions from mallow leaves aid in soothing irritated skin, sore throats, and dry coughs. Middle eastern people used mallow leaf poultices to treat inflammations. Romans, Egyptians, Chinese and Syrians used mallow as a food source.

Marshmallow has also been used to relieve stomach and intestinal conditions such as ulcers, help prevent kidney stones, promote wound healing, and gently increase urine production. Traditionally, it has also been applied to the skin to help resolve abscesses, boils, and other cutaneous ailments.

Side Effects & Contraindications

There are none reported in the examined literature to date.


Echinaceae’s use is relatively new in the herbal healing industry. It is now widely available in a variety of remedies yet, “if any single statement were to be made concerning the virtues of ecchinacea, it would read something like this,” (according to doctors Harvey Felter and John Lloyd, authors of King’s American Dispensatory): “A corrector of the depravation of the body fluids.” Even this, they wrote, “does not sufficiently cover the ground. Its extraordinary powers—combining essentially that formerly included under the terms antiseptic, antifermentative, and antizymotic—are well shown in its power over changes produced in the fluids of the body, whether from internal causes or from external conditions.”(21)

Echinaceae has proven effective in the treatment of diphtheria, tonsillitis, catarrhal affections of the nose, naso-pharynx, and other portions of the respiratory tract including bronchitis, and typhoid pneumonia. It improves digestion, offers “good results in fermentative dyspepsia, . . . indigestion, . . . ulcerative stomatitis, . . . sore mouth, . . . diarrhea, cholera . . . and dysentery . . . with a tendency to” prevent malignancy.

“By its stimulant action on the mucous surface, it proves valuable in the treatment of gastric and duodenal catarrh, and in catarrhal jaundice,” that is, stomach, intestinal, or liver mucous membrane inflammations, respectively. It is applicable in all cases of hepatic debility, (i.e., liver dysfunction) especially where the biliary product is suppressed, deficient or vitiated, and the general circulation is feeble, with cold extremities and sick headaches. Its value is often increased when combined with either podophyllin or specific iris.”(21)

Bloodroot has also been “proven serviceable in rheumatism, dysentery, and scrofula, [i.e., general constitutional and tissue weakness predisposing to tuberculosis, lymphatic degradation and skin eruptions] with imperfect circulation.(21)

“Bloodroot is useful in many troubles of the genital system. Amenorrhoea, especially in anemic and chlorotic [i.e., iron deficiency anemia] patients, with chilliness and headache, is benefited by it, as well as dysmenorrhoea in debilitated females. . . .

“In the male, it is a remedy for genital debility and seminal weakness, impotence, with seminal incontinence and relaxed sexual organs.(21)

“Sanguinaria is ‘a neglected drug in respiratory disorders. Its action upon the pulmonary organs is somewhat similar to that of lobelia. It is important as a stimulating expectorant, to be used after active inflammation has been subdued. It may be employed in atonic conditions. It restores the bronchial secretions when scanty, and checks them when profuse. It is indicated in burning, smarting, itching conditions of the throat, larynx, and nares; tickling or burning in the nasal passage with abundant secretion, and an irritative, tickling cough; or when from atony the secretions are checked, it restores them, and removes the dry, harsh cough. It is useful in both acute and chronic bronchitis, laryngitis, sore throat, and acute or chronic nasal catarrh. It acts as a sedative to the irritable mucous surfaces, promotes expectoration, and stimulates their functions. It has proved very valuable as a cough remedy in phthisis pulmonalis. It is further a valuable alterative. It has been successfully employed in various forms of croup, particularly mucous croup. It is serviceable in humid asthma and whooping-cough. Pharyngitis, with red and irritable mucous membranes, and burning, smarting, or tickling, is cured by it.(21)

“As an expectorant, it may be combined with other agents, as lobelia, etc. It enters into the composition of the 'acetous emetic tincture,' and, in powder form, is contained in the 'compound powder of lobelia and capsicum.' It is too harsh to use as an emetic, still good results have come from its use in pseudo-membranous croup, first giving small doses until profound nausea is produced, then carrying it to emesis.

“In pneumonia, after the inflammatory stage has passed, it may be given in 1 or 2-drop doses, frequently repeated, or it may be combined with wild cherry, lycopus, or eucalyptus. The vinegar of sanguinaria is a very efficient pectoral agent. The nitrate of sanguinarine is, with many, a favorite remedy to fulfil the indications for bloodroot. It may be administered in water, syrup, or in trituration with milk-sugar. The specific indications are a sense of burning in the fauces, pharynx, larynx, or nasal tissues, with redness of surface, and thin, acrid burning, smarting discharge; post-sternal constriction, or at the supra-sternal notch, with difficult breathing. A decoction of bloodroot is of-service in scarlatinal sore throat’ (Felter, Ec. Med. Jour.).”(21)

Bloodroot is also “of value in syphilitic skin eruptions, and, as an ointment, has been employed, locally, in tinea [ringworm—a fungus infection of the skin]. The powder, made into a cataplasm with slippery-elm, has been used in domestic practice as a local dressing for frozen[cold] feet. An infusion, made in vinegar, has been found valuable in several cutaneous diseases, as eczema, ringworm, and warts.”(21)

As mentioned earlier, “at one time the root was extensively employed in the treatment of carcinomata, [various cancers derived from epithelial cell lines] and was also applied to exuberant excrescences [i.e., large tumor-like outgrowths from the body] for its escharotic [i.e., caustic or corrosive] action, and to ill-conditioned ulcers, to create a healthy energy in the sores. (21)

“Bloodroot, with bayberry, was [also] formerly popular as an errhine [i.e., nasal mucous secretion stimulant] in catarrhal affections of the nose, cephalalgia, neuralgic affections of the head, and to destroy nasal polypi. . . . For chronic respiratory troubles the syrup may be combined with wild cherry and liquorice. . . .(21)

“The usual methods of administration are [with] water and syrup . . . .” With C-CURE™, when taken internally during the first two phases of the “C-CURE™ Schedule,” approximately one half the size of a children’s aspirin tablet should be stirred into an 8 ounce glass of organic fruit juice (to disguise the bitter and pungent taste of the bloodroot), and taken this way 3 to 4 times daily. Further details are provided below under the headings “The C-CURE™ Application Schedule,” and “How to Use C-CURE™.”


Moreover, according to these medical reviewers, Echinacea can remedy pain, including the “pain of cancerous growths, particularly when involving the mucous membranes, as cancer of the fauces.”(21)

Doctors Felter and Lloyd concluded, “So great is the confidence placed in this agent by our foremost surgeons that they have been content to use it with sterilized water to cleanse and dress, after operations, discharging tubercular abscesses, gangrene, . . . appendicitis, and carcinoma of the breast and testicle.”(21)

Besides this, it may be effectively used as “a preventative of sepsis, giving it internally previous to operations, to act as an intestinal antiseptic, and locally, as a corrective, to dress any traumatism showing signs of sepsis [i.e., inflammation extending through the blood.] Phlegmonous swellings, old sores, . . . surgical wounds, . . . and pus cavities should be treated with Echinacea or echafolta, both locally and internally. ”(21)

Side Effects & Contraindications

There are none reported in the reviewed literature to date from small amounts of Echinacea as provided in


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