The herbal preparation C–Herb is based on a formula handed down by Native American healers. I used C–Herb to eliminate a patch of abnormal skin. Here’s photo documentation of my results.
Note. I’m presenting my personal experience with C–Herb for the benefit of others who might need this kind of miracle. Unfortunately I failed to photograph the spot on my arm before I applied the C–Herb. I confess I wasn’t convinced the product would really do anything. It was only after I got a strong response that I thought to document this incredible healing process. The photo above is of a similar spot on my leg. I’m presenting it just to give readers an idea of what the area looked like before I started. All the photos below (taken from day two on) are actual pictures showing changes in the spot on my arm.
The problem spot. For a couple of years I had been mildly concerned about a patch of skin on my left forearm that was showing undesirable changes. The spot looked like a large freckle about an eighth of an inch across. It varied between brownish and reddish in color. The spot itched almost all the time, and hurt a little sometimes. It bled intermittently for no apparent reason, refused to heal, partly healed and broke open again, etc. At times it had a crusty appearance. I became concerned because these are things frequently cited as warning signs of cancer.
Uh oh. A couple of months ago I could feel a lumpy area beginning to grow underneath the spot. The lump seemed to be getting bigger slowly. Time to take some action, right?
Rather than visit a dermatologist, I decided to try C–Herb. Let me make it clear that since I didn’t visit a doctor, the spot was never diagnosed. Even so, it fit descriptions I have read of basal cell carcinoma, the most common type of skin cancer. This type develops in the bottom layer of the epidermis, the outer layer of skin. It is the slowest to spread. In the U.S., basal cell carcinomas are common on the left arm, because we get a lot of sun on that arm as we dangle it out the car window. It’s clear these carcinomas are caused by the extra sun because in the U.K., where drivers dangle their right arms out the car window, there’s a greater number of carcinomas on the right arm.
Day one. On the first day I applied a thin film of the paste to the area as directed, then covered it with a bandage to keep it from being wiped off. The instructions that came with the product say you don’t have to use much. Just the tiniest amount massaged into the problem area will do the trick. The instructions also mentioned that I might experience a tingling sensation. Instead, I felt a very mild burning a couple of hours after I applied it. The tingling or burning is said to correspond to the activation of your immune system.
Day Two. Early in the second day I applied the product again. By the end of the second day the bad spot was surrounded by a circle of white skin indicating the abnormal tissue was being rejected by the body. This is the response predicted in the instructions that came with the product. Note that the skin surrounding the spot looks a little inflamed.
The instructions say to continue daily application of the product for up to 5 days. However, they say to stop applying C–Herb “when a white infection ring appears or the whole area turns white and looks infected.” Accordingly, I stopped applying it after the second day.
Dr. Carpenter notes that the white ring is caused by the presence of large numbers of white blood cells in the surrounding tissue. It is important not to mistake this desirable reaction for an infection. The tissue is not infected at all. That is, there are no invading bacteria at the site.
Day three. By the end of the third day the questionable tissue was clearly dying. It turned into something that looked a little like a boil. In the photo note that pustules have begun to form on and inside the white ring. Despite appearances, there was still no infection present. Rather, the pustules indicate the activity of white cells absorbing the abnormal tissue.
I experienced some mild discomfort at this stage. My arm felt a little bit sore, and I could clearly tell that the activity evident on the surface of my skin was also going on in the lumpy area below the skin. The sensation wasn’t really painful. The area was just sore and tender.
I came to appreciate how important it is to know what to expect at each step. It’s clear that at this point one might be tempted to go to a medical doctor, simply because the area “looks bad” and is hurting a little. This might well be a mistake. There are few medical doctors who understand this approach to the problem, and few who would correctly interpret the reaction depicted here. Rather, the pustule–laden area would probably be treated as an infection. As a result the healing process could be needlessly and prematurely interrupted. And the odds are good that you would be told you are endangering yourself with this silly alternative remedy, and that you need real medical treatment. Also expect flack from your friends, should you tell them what you are doing. But the informed user will know that this is a normal stage in the process of rejection and absorption, and that it will pass within a few days.
Day seven. The process of rejection continued during the next few days. The rejected tissue began to separate from the healthy surrounding skin. By the seventh day the dead tissue had been reduced to a nugget of jelly–like material in the center of a crater of fresh pink skin. There was no longer any discomfort. The skin around the nugget was clearly growing, and developed a pouty, lip–like appearance as it expanded.
I was sorely tempted to pull, dig, squeeze, or otherwise tamper with the site in order to get rid of the encapsulated nugget. Dr. Carpenter warns that this may prematurely end the process of tissue rejection.
The desirable thing is to let the immune system dispose of ALL the abnormal tissue, including any roots or tendrils that may extend below the surface skin. So with difficulty I controlled my impulse to meddle, and let nature take its course.
Day ten. During the tenth day the loosened nugget fell out while I was washing the area. No pain or discomfort. It just came out. I was surprised at the depth of the resulting pit in my arm. It was about 3/16th inch deep. The little patch of abnormal skin apparently had roots that extended far below the surface of the skin.
The depth of the pit underlines the value of this method of removal over others––for example surgery. It would have been difficult to know exactly how deep to cut in order to get all the bad tissue. But knowing how deep to go is not a problem for the immune system. It just kills the abnormal cells wherever it finds them. And unlike the surgical scalpel, it leaves the good cells alone.
Notice how much the skin around the pit has grown. The healthy skin is proliferating, and the edge definitely has a lippy kind of pucker now. The extra tissue will quickly fill in the pit over the coming days.
Day thirteen. The pit is closing up nicely, filling in with healthy skin as predicted. Most of the raised lip of the pit has disappeared as the tissue moves in to fill the gap. A small scab lies where the center of the pit had been.
The outmost layer of skin around the site has peeled back, much as it does after a sunburn.
All in all, there is nothing dramatic about the appearance of the site now. It just looks like a scab. For the first time since I started application of the C–Herb, I feel like I can go out in public without having it covered with a bandage. It wasn’t that I felt the area really needed a bandage. Rather, it looked so weird that I was afraid people would become alarmed if they saw it!
Day eighteen. The area continues to heal without incident. There is only a slight depression in the skin now. The peeling of the outer layer of skin has stopped. The new skin remains a little pink, but otherwise the area is assuming a normal appearance.
Conclusions. I found the C–Herb product to perform exactly as described in the supporting documentation. I am more than pleased by the results. For under $50 (1 gram) you can buy enough of the C–Herb product to treat several such areas.
by Tom Whitehead