December 20, 2007

Native medicine eats flesh

Doctors warn against use of "Black Salve" for skin cancerA Utah man who used an herbal treatment that promised to remove skin cancer ended up loosing a large portion of his nose and now doctors are warning against the use of a Native American medicine called black salve or bloodroot.

"A friend of mine that I worked with told me about it,” said Pleasant Grove resident Leland Overson in reference to an Herbal remedy known as black salve. The friend told him it would draw out spots of skin cancer Overson had on his face and arms. "It eats up the cancer it gathers it and actually pulls it right out of your flesh." Overson said. "

But after only a few weeks of use the salve ate away a large section of Overson's nose. "It was a little bit too radical for me and I didn't realize that it was going to eat my nose up."

The Native American's supposedly invented black salve which is a mixture of an indigenous plant called bloodroot and crushed ash. The salve embalms the skin and then kills it. The Native Americans apparently used the salve to draw out infections. But in recent years herbal companies have promoted the salve as a cure for skin cancer. "The one I got came from an Indian reservation,” Overson said. “Supposedly the medicine man figured it out."

6 comments:

russell said...

Writerfella here --
How quaint! Native culture, beliefs, and existences long have been held as superfluous to EuroMan's 'principles' of Manifest Destiny. BUT -- if anything within Native spheres might hold some value for EuroMan, then he jumps on it like a duck on a ham sandwich (?). EuroMan evolved in Arctic regions and, because of his limited experience with and exposures to direct sunlight, he became 'white.' Other races, evolving in sub-Arctic or temperate or sub-tropical or equatorial regions, became all the other colors of mankind, as a protective adaptation over dozens of millennia. But EuroMan left his havens and spread himself over the entire planet in much less than evolutionary time for his pigmentation to adapt to greater exposure to infrared, ultraviolet, and other full spectra of incoming solar radiation. Thus, ALL EuroMen most strongly are susceptible to deadly skin lesions and ineluctable cancers, especially now that the protective ozone layer is being destroyed by EuroMan's technologies and civilizations. In consequence, however, WHY would he believe that an herbal remedy that works for darker-skinned races would work for him? Oh, writerfella forgot that EuroMan believes himself SUPERIOR, and so writerfella guesses that somehow SUPERIORITY must make up all the difference! Enh, enh! Oh, writerfella is sorry, but that was Beulah the ecological buzzer! Your time is up and you don't win the trip to the South Orkney Islands. And hey, what is that black spot on your nose?
All Best
Russ Bates
'writerfella'

Today's American Hypocrites said...

The layer of material covering the bodies of the fairskin creatures is not skin. Skin doesn't burn in the Sun of God. The Sun's light is natural and doesn't burn that which it adores. Rather, it burns that which it despises.

Skin cancers and melanomas are the curse of God against white people for their skin sins and continued evil of today. In Daniel, Isaiah and Revelations God warns He will curse the evil with the Sores That Do Not Heal. Skin cancer and melanomas are these sores.

Based on their skin color, whites exalted themselves above everyone else on the planet and called everyone else: ugly, evil and inferior.

Now, that giving everyone else life burns whites' skin.

That giving everyone else life is God. The sun is God. The sun hates white people. God Hates White people.

God has fixed His holy light to discriminate between black and whites so that it burns the whites.

Ultraviolet light is the fire of the 2nd Rapture burning evil from the earth.

russell said...

Writerfella here --
Okay, who forgot to lock the doors again at The Free Will Baptist College in Norman,Oklahoma?
All Best
Russ Bates
'writerfella'

Rob said...

God punishes white people by giving them skin cancer? Well, I don't have skin cancer. I guess God likes me.

In fact, I don't have any health problems except high cholesterol. Meanwhile, Native people get diabetes more often and have shorter lifespans than white people. I guess God likes white people better than Native people overall.

Claiming God punishes people by making them ill is kind of stupid, isn't it? Yes, it is.

russell said...

Writerfella here --
Yes, consider what was said by evangelicals and the Jesus Freaker Arm-Raising SuperCultists when HIV and AIDS emerged!
As for you, Rob, THE SUN IS NOT YOUR FRIEND! If you already do not invest in sunblockers or hats or long shirts and pants, then you forgot "YET!"
All Best
Russ Bates
'writerfella'

Rob said...

Actually, I try to go outside as little as possible. I wear sunblock or a hat if I plan to be in the sun for hours.

But God doesn't need a waiting period to strike someone with skin cancer. If melanomas are a function of how long one is exposed, they aren't God's doing.