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Radium weed (Euphorbia peplus) for skin cancers

Posted by Jonathan Chamberlain on June 3, 2008

There’s really a lot of info on this site so do browse. This supports and extends the info and critical discussion in my two cancer books.  For more information go to

“This book tells me everything. Why didn’t my doctor tell me this?”- Rev. Bill Newbern


A story from the Australian Naturopathic Network notes the recent announcement that Euphorbia peplus (commonly known as Radium Weed) has been found “to cause sun spots, Basal Cell Carcinoma
(BCC) and Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC) to disappear, and drop off!” Brian McDermott, the commentator presenting the story, said, “Our grandmothers taught us this over half-a-century ago, and it was well-
known in the bush, where we grew up!” He predicts the so-called experts will now be stumbling
over each other in the race to patent their “discovery.”


2 Responses to “Radium weed (Euphorbia peplus) for skin cancers”

  1. Greg Neville said

    Iam a builder in nth Qld and have sunspots on my face and arms and would like to try the pep005 gel known as radium weed please respond thankyou rgds Greg Neville

    • JH said

      The raw plant sap has worked for me. The several actinic keratoses and one probable small BCC (not confirmed as it wasnt biopsied but it had the classic signs) I have treated have disappeared without trace.
      The first treatemnt I applied was in late 2007 after having Moh’s surgery on my face earlier in the year. I wanted to try an alternative and none of the pharmaceutical creams seemed particularly pleasant either.
      I bought the E Peplus seeds on line. They are easy to germinate. Once I had six like seedlings up for positive identification I discovered the plant grows wild in my garden. If you break a stem it exudes a milky sap. I dripped that onto the site of the spots and let it dry. I repeated this treatment once daily for four days.
      The site deep blisters within hours of the first application. It gets a bit itchy and scabs over about day four and about day 11 the scab lifts off. After five weeks it should be hard to see where the spot was. At ten weeks the skin should look like normal. A shin treatment took a little longer to settle as barked shins usually do.
      The web sites I have researched all recommend that you keep the sap well away from the eyes.
      Its a very active sap and I dont doubt that is good advice.
      I have treated several spots on my face (carefully)and taped a Melolin surgical dressing over one that was about 1 cm in diameter until the scab had lifted to prevent infection.
      The extent of skin reaction to the sap appears to be proportional to the area of damaged skin it is working on. Still see your skin specialist regularly of course. Unlike cryo treatment for AK’s and Mohs for BCC’s there is no scarring with E Peplus. Its still too early for me to comment on longer term (five year) clearance but the results so far look really promising. It cleared a large area of damaged skin (purple under cold fluorescent light) on my cheek that had been worrying me for years.
      I now also wear sunblock (microfine zinc, no chemicals: Soleo make it) on exposed skin for nine moths of the year and keep my skin and eyes generally well protected from anything but low (green) UV exposure in sunlight per my dermatologists advice.
      Kind Regards

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