How to Deal with a "Slow"
Or "Lingering" Eschar

We emphasize the importance of waiting for an eschar to come out on its own -- (as opposed to removing it artificially). This is made clear in the Cansema (Amazon) User Instructions. Most Black Salve users do not understand the importance of the eschar and the function it serves. It protects the new epithelial tissue that is growing underneath. Premature removal of the eschar can increase the risk of infection or scarring.
That said, what do you do when the reverse occurs? That is, the eschar is in place, the new tissue has grown in underneath, but the eschar has not come out on its own. (We refer to this as a "lingering eschar.")
There are certain compounds that can be used to accelerate ejection of an eschar that has managed to outlive its important function. The first of these is Calendula Cream, which is available in our Maria Treben section.
Secondly, if time is critical factor and you don't have the time to wait for a shipment of Calendula Cream, you can use petrolatum (i.e. Vaseline), available in any major drugstore. It works nearly as well.
For both topicals, the procedure is the same: you simply cover the top and sides of the eschar with the ointment, two times a day, until the eschar ejects. In the majority of cases, this will occur in two to three days.
If the target eschar is still "lingering," please email us for instruction at

Cathryn Caton, N.D.
Alpha Omega Labs
Guayaquil, Ecuador