Narrated by Clark Bigham


Vipont Pharmaceutical Company, located in Fort Collins, Colorado was formed over 30 years ago by (Howard McCreary) and a friend specifically to research and develop the salve and eventually get it approved by the FDA. Vipont had a very sophisticated laboratory and had raised between one and one and a half million dollars to fund their research. I was with them for three years as chairman of the board.

At first I got involved with them with the prospect of making money off of the salve. Eventually, after seeing all the good it was doing and could do for so many people with otherwise incurable diseases such as cancer, I put in over $500,000 of my personal money.

At that time the FDA may not have been as rigid as they are today and the salve was classified "IND" meaning "Investigational New Drug." 'Officially' its first intended purpose was for the treatment of periodontal disease for which it had been extensively used on animals in veterinary practice. Of course, it was also used extensively and successfully on animals for various types of cancer. While our primary aim was to have the salve approved for the treatment of cancer in humans, at one point we realized that we needed more money to continue our research and to go through the complicated and expensive approval process. As a result we petitioned for its use for periodontal disease. Because of this, when we later requested approval for cancer, the FDA argued that it was not possible to have a drug approved for such widely diverse usage as periodontal disease and cancer and they shut us down.

At one point we sent a sample to be tested at the Mayo clinic. I still have the letter from the investigating researcher stating that the black salve exhibited highly active anticancer properties in vitro.

Eventually Vipont was bought out by Viadent (a division of Colgate) and was put into their toothpaste. Because however, Viadent chose to use it as an extracted ingredient, leave out the galangal, claiming that it had no therapeutic value in the formulation, instead of in its pure whole form, it never worked as well as it did previously. To this day, I will make the Black Salve toothpaste, adding about a 5% ratio to Tom's toothpaste, not other commercial brands, and give it to friends and acquaintances. It is highly efficacious with even casual brushing in clearing up periodontal disease.

Since the Black Salve is taken internally, Vipont had its LD50 toxicity tested. It turns out to be quite safe with an LD50 of 700 mg. per kilogram of body weight. The recommended daily internal dose for a person is only around 150 to 250 mg. once daily. This is well within the safe, non-toxic range. In fact I had a man who misunderstood my instructions and took one teaspoon a day for three days. He said, he felt nothing but sleight mild gastric discomfort.

In general for internal use, I recommend that it not be taken on an empty stomach and that the salve be put into a small gelatin capsule with gelatin.

While the ingredients in the salve are simple, consisting of zinc chloride, powdered sanguinaria and galangal and distilled water, the sequence and conditions of how these are put together is also important. In general, we have found that the Black Salve does not work as well when a lot of things are added to it. It may also be that the preparation lessens and alters the caustic principle of the zinc chloride.

I have given it to numerous people for a wide variety of problems ranging from moles, skin cancers, other cancers, influenza, colds, eyes problems, gastrointestinal inflammations, skin diseases including psoriasis and other conditions too numerous to list. My inclination, since the Black Salve seems to seek out diseased areas of the body, is to try it for just about any known condition. More often than not, I have been astounded with the results.

Cosmetically, I have added a 5 to 10% solution to a cream (not moisturizing) to be put directly on fingernails. This seems to make them grow stronger and faster. At one time I added a 15 to 20% solution to shampoos and hair conditioners and the result was that it stopped dandruff and other scalp diseases and brought life back into the hair, making it grow fuller and more lustrous. I have never used it to stimulate hair growth. Now I only use a 5% solution for the scalp for fear that it may unintentionally remove a cherished mole.

Regarding claims of others that the Black Salve is dangerous or the Naturopath in Arizona who reports applying to a breast carcinoma and having it erode the carotid artery, requiring drastic medical intervention, I have never seen any serious negative effect in over 28 years of use. I have personally found that while other formulas advocate up to 50% zinc chloride, the version that I use and that was extensively tested by Vipont Chemical Company only uses about a third and this seems enough to produce its therapeutic effects.