Healing from basal cell carcinoma with coconut oil and baking soda
In this post, Kyneret Azizio shares how she was able to assist her mother in healing a large basal cell carcinoma that had formed on the crown of her head. BCC is a much less aggressive form of skin cancer and is generally not life-threatening. It is usually treated with surgery, although this can sometimes be quite extensive as doctors attempt to remove the roots which can spread well beyond the visible tumor that resides on the surface of the skin.
Kyneret writes that the BCC was first noticed as a small red lesion on the crown of her mother’s head which would start to bleed, then scab over and then bleed again. The scab continued to grow and over the course of 3 years it had nearly quadrupled in size. Not only did it grow wider but it was raised on the skin as well. Unfortunately, it took this long before her mother finally decided to go to the doctor. She was referred to a Dermatologist where a biopsy was performed and the lesion was confirmed to be cancerous. She was told: “There is no cure for Basal Cell Carcinoma, but we can surgically remove it.”
Not too long after the first surgery the basal cell returned again with a vengeance. It seemed to grow much more quickly and within two weeks it was bleeding and scabbing over again. Her mother had 2 more surgeries but each time the lesion grew back. Kyreret then decided to research everything that she could find about this form of skin cancer, including any natural treatments that were available. She came across the information about using sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), and says that she found several personal testimonials from people who had healed this form of cancer completely by using only baking soda and water.
Kyreret decided to modify the recipe by using raw coconut oil instead of water because the oil has healing qualities of its own. She mixed one part baking soda with one part coconut oil (a teaspoon of each) in a shot glass and stirred it up until it became a paste, which she applied to the affected area.
Kyneret states on her blog that they had stopped the treatment too early (after only one month) and that a small lesion reappeared a couple of months later. This is because a basal cell carcinoma has roots that reach deep into the skin, therefore it is important to continue using the treatment long after the skin appears to be healed.
Coconut oil/ baking soda recipe
- Raw organic coconut oil such Nutiva Organic Virgin Coconut Oil
- Baking Soda
- A shot glass workes well to stir the mixture
- An Antibiotic Ointment that was applied at night
Stir together 1 tsp of the baking soda with 1 tsp of coconut oil until it becomes a thick paste.
Gently slather the affected area with the paste and let it remain there for as long as possible.
This was applied 3 times a day for the first week, and 2 times per day for the second week, and make sure to properly clean the affected area before each application.
Apply the antibiotic ointment at night.