* Some believe that Escharotic agents have the ability to destroy cancer cells and cure skin cancers.
Escharotic agents are herbal supplements that purport to destroy cancer cells and cure skin cancers. The two most common agents are Zinc chloride and bloodroot. The use of Escharotic agents to treat skin cancer is based on the centuries-old observation that selected minerals and plant extracts may be used to destroy certain skin lesions. However, the use of escharotics without surgery has been discredited by conventional medical practitioners but persists and is promoted among alternative practitioners. They are called escharotics because they produce a thick black, dry scab called an