Eggplant Tincture for Skin Cancer

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Homemade eggplant tincture is something you may want to try if you have been diagnosed with basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, or a precancerous condition called actinic keratosis. No kidding. I told my dermatologist about this and he asked me for the recipe.  Three months earlier he had wanted to biopsy a spot on my nose that he thought might be squamous cell carcinoma, my poor nose that had previously been carved up due to Moh’s surgery for a basal cell carcinoma in a different area. And he was also concerned about suspect spots on my bottom lip and temple area, and wanted to biopsy them. I bargained with my dermatologist to give me 3 months to try an alternative treatment. He agreed, and like I mentioned above, he was pleasantly surprised when I came back and he saw that there was no longer anything to biopsy.


Eggplant tincture is simple and inexpensive to make. It only targets receptors on cancer cells so healthy tissue remains unaffected. Remarkable stuff !!!

Eggplant Tincture Recipe
1 organic purple eggplant chopped,  then placed in a jar
organic apple cider vinegar, enough to cover chopped eggplant
Refrigerate, shake the jar at least one time daily.
Strain off liquid after 5-6 days. Keep the liquid. Store the liquid in a jar in the refrigerator.

How to Use to Treat Cancerous or Precancerous Lesions with Eggplant Tincture
Some people dip a piece of cotton ball into the tincture and adhere it to the lesion with a bandaid.  This can be unsightly so I prefer my method, which is applying the liquid directly to the lesion at least one time daily, but preferably more frequently. This is most easily accomplished by setting out a small measuring spoon full of it on my bathroom counter or on the side table where I sit in the evenings, and reapplying it throughout the day or evening, whenever it dries and I think of it.

The Big Guns: BEC5 Cream (aka Curaderm)
While the eggplant tincture can be effective, BEC5 cream, aka Curaderm, is stronger, but the mechanism is the same: derivatives from eggplant. It also contains acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin) added to help penetrate the tissue. (Question: why would we want to ingest aspirin???) Anyway, I tried the Curaderm on a weird spot on my forearm, and it created quite a large and scary crater, which gradually stopped enlarging and started healing. I watched it carefully for signs of infection, and took heart from this very interesting video that shows one man chronologing the process. (I highly recommend watching this.) At the same time that I started treating my arm, I also tried Curaderm on my bottom lip which had been diagnosed with actinic chelitis (lip precancer) and totally burned the h*ll out of it, so I discontinued treating this delicate area and went to my naturopathic doctor who informed me that the lips only have about 3 layers of skin while the rest of non-mucosal body skin has about 15.  Live and learn!

While I would use Curaderm if necessary again, I think the Eggplant Tincture is the place to start. I highly recommend it. It is so mild and so easy to do. If you try it, you will have to let me know how well it worked for you.

One of my sisters tried the eggplant tincture for a precancerous lesion on her face and after a few weeks of using it daily, usually multiple applications, the lesion fell off and has not returned. It also left no scar.

Please note however: This is not a recommended treatment for melanoma, which is often deadly.

Disclaimer: This is not medical advice. I recommend that you try Eggplant Tincture only after a diagnosis by a dermatologist, and with his blessing. And of course, if you experience any alarming signs or symptoms, obtain medical treatment.
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4 thoughts on “Eggplant Tincture for Skin Cancer

  1. I am not sure that what you made is an actual “tincture” as I thought tincture are extracted from plants via alcohol not vinegar?


    1. Thanks for your question, Norm. I think if you don’t strain out the eggplant it might grow mold. Another reason it might be better not to just blend the whole thing up and have a mixture with more body would be that when you apply it to your face or other part of your body it would be more noticeable. As it is, I can apply layer after layer and it isn’t noticeable.

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