• Has anyone ever heard of using dried rattlesnake skin as a treatment for cancer

    Asked by heightman on Monday, August 5, 2013

    Has anyone ever heard of using dried rattlesnake skin as a treatment for cancer

    I have been told that this is an old latin-american treatmennt to treat cancer. The person that told me this has a brother that has been using this for 4 years to treat his liver cancer [wich my wife also has] And his cancer has been in remition for over two years know. By the way this is the only treatment he is using

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    • Clyde's Avatar
      Clyde

      Beware the snake oil salesmen (literally this time). While there is research into snake products for many illnesses, it has not been tested or proven to be effective. There are warnings of serious problems with snake products that have not been produced under proper conditions which could cause even more problems as well.

      I understand your desire to find a miracle, we are all in that place to a certain extent, but if there were a miracle product it would have a brand name, stock symbol and very happy CEO behind it.

      about 8 years ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar
      GregP_WN

      I am with Clyde on this. We always have someone telling me that I should try something that their uncle's son's sister's wife is taking. After all, she never has been diagnosed with cancer!
      Seriously though, if these things worked as a viable treatment, they would be recommended by the smart people that are researching the cause and cure for cancer.

      Of course, someone is going to say it's all about the MONEY, jeez. For me, I would stay away from that stuff, besides the rattle snake might get mad!

      about 8 years ago
    • heightman's Avatar
      heightman

      I thank you both very much for your comments. I do understand that proper preperation of the snake skin is a big concern. I also have not been able to find it available anywhere here in the US. I have mentioned this to Our cancer team and they seem to think if you would like to give it a try then do so. Though willing to give it a try. My wife is worried about possibly getting ill due to the venom content of the skin. As of right now we have no idea if there is intead venom in the skin. We have been told she has 6 months so at this point figure we have nothing to loose.

      about 8 years ago
    • Ydnar2xer's Avatar
      Ydnar2xer

      Really? I mean, REALLY? I think I'd prefer a coffee enema!

      about 8 years ago
    • heightman's Avatar
      heightman

      Ydnar2xer, What kind of answer was that to my question? First off there is very little to no taste in the snake skin. Secondly my wifes treatment has gone to quality of Life rather than treating her cancer. And from to different Idian tribes we have been told that this has been used for hundreds of years to treat all kinds of illness. And since cancer has been able to be diagnosed it has also been used to treat it as well. I am simply looking for info from people that have tried this although any other "treatments" they have tried to battle this monster.

      about 8 years ago
    • geekling's Avatar
      geekling

      To the best of my knowledge, there is no venom in rattlesnake skin. On top of that, ingested venom will not hurt a person unless, through mouth sores of some sort, the venom gets into the blood stream.

      There is or was, however, some research out of Brazil regarding snake venom and melanoma:

      http://www.medindia.net/news/rattlesnake-venom-offers-hope-for-skin-cancer-cure-109465-1.htm

      http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/health/2012/11/01/rattlesnake-venom-effective-vs-cancer-brazilian-study-says/

      Until the venom can be reproduced in a lab (meaning patented) the odds of further research are minimal.

      Do more research or hire someone to do it for you.

      about 8 years ago
    • heightman's Avatar
      heightman

      Geekling that you so much for your comment. I wll click your links tonight to view the articles. Since my first post on this subject. I have found that there is no need to worry about the venom. Also my wife and I have been in contact with the Waponog Indian tribe and their "medicine man" claims that it has long been used by them in treatment of many illnesses. The only problem we now have is finding a supply of this here in the US. My wife is making her first smoothie tonight. With the small supply that was giving to me from a person that does have limeted acces to it.

      about 8 years ago
    • lilymadeline's Avatar
      lilymadeline

      OMG, now I know what to do with all the rattle snakes in my yard! That sounds too silly! sorry!
      Please don't listen to any snake oil ( or skin ) salesmen! but snakeskin can be used for belts and boots! ;-)
      However there are many serious researchers doing work with snake venom to cure diseases, that kind of research is very new but very exciting and hopeful as well. And yes, I really do have rattlesnakes unfortunately but those stories are for another place and not this one....scared my oncologist, he has been fighting for years to save my life and then almost lost me to a rattlesnake. love and blessings! xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

      about 8 years ago
    • lilymadeline's Avatar
      lilymadeline

      Hi Heightman,
      There isn't any venom at all in rattle snake skin, it is completely contained within a cavity behind their fangs. but there is serious research into rattle snake venom and it has helped already with other diseases....so there is a tiny bit of truth behind this fable.
      whatever the cure you are buying, rattle snakes are all over the place in the South West so it should be real cheap! I've seen lots of them just as road kill. poor snakes. I use the Blue Agave plant photo which was taken in my yard, and rattle snakes like to nest underneath it, learned that the hard way!
      Good luck to you and your wife and take care. xoxoxoxoxoxoxo

      about 8 years ago
    • geekling's Avatar
      geekling

      You're welcome. Those particular links don't go very far, I'm afraid. They do give a country and you can start from there.

      When I found out I had a second little health issue that western science could do much to help, I hit the road for Costa Rica to visit a tribe which I'd heard had something which could help.

      There was a playwright who rose to tremendous fame because he knew the timeless quality of the human heart. He is quoted often and regularly, one of his lines fits perfectly here:

      "There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, Than are dreamt of in your philosophy."

      There was a time, less than 150 years ago, when cancer was unknown to the people of the Americas. They used herbs as their medicine, including several which shrink tumors. Something "simple" and currently well accepted like "asprin" had yet to be lab created and patented. Asprin has not ever been tested and vetted as safe for human consumption.

      The last scene of a Crocodile Dundee movie shows hundreds of people between Dundee and his lady love. They are unable to get out of his way to reach her so he climbs a bit and walks over and upon their heads and shoulders to get to her side.

      It seems you picked an apropos nickname. Best wishes.

      about 8 years ago
    • geekling's Avatar
      geekling

      Interesting censor.

      The line "...health issue that western science could do much to help," should read "could not do much to help"

      about 8 years ago
    • Ydnar2xer's Avatar
      Ydnar2xer

      Heightman, I apologize for the flip comment I made earlier. It just seems though, that some people will use anybody's misfortune to rip them off. That was my point. I am as skeptical of rattlesnake skin as I would be of other somewhat "far out" treatments I hadn't heard of before.

      What I would, or rather WILL do, should my cancer return a third time and nothing else seems to stop it, is to research all the clinical trials I could get my hands on for my type of cancer and enroll in at least one. I see involvement in a clinical trial as a reputable possible solution for cancer patients whose efficacy of treatment is waning; much more so than to just try something that somebody told them might work. Maybe you would want to do both, to cover your bases? But it obviously is the individual's choice. Again, my apologies. I hope you can find something that works for your wife.

      about 8 years ago
    • brianna's Avatar
      brianna

      Everyone in my family that has had cancer has taken the rattlesnake skin in pill form and the cancer has disappeared. The one person that had decided to NOT take the pills because he wanted to "leave it to the professionals" unfortunately passed away and caused fighting among the family because it could've been prevented.

      over 6 years ago
    • corinamarie's Avatar
      corinamarie

      brianna, could you tell me how many pills a day?? How many times a day? My husband has stage 4 lung cancer it has already spread to his bones and taken over his liver and other major organs. We have just gotten back from cancer centers of america for our 2nd opinion and sadly he has no options its to widely spread and to aggressive. We learned of the pill form rattle snake skin and we have just received it today from his sister in mexico but she was unsure of how many a day and for how long. can you ask please and get back to me on here or at https://www.facebook.com/corina.sisnerozguerrero Thank you so much God Bless.

      over 6 years ago
    • Kikijanel's Avatar
      Kikijanel

      For cancer treatment, I was told by a medicine man to take two capsules in the morning right when you wake up on an empty stomach, before eating anything... Open each capsule and drop the rattlesnake powder into some whole (cows) milk, doesn't matter how much milk, but I would say 1/2-1 cup of milk will do and drink it. Do this once a day, every day until there is no trace of cancer found. You can purchase the rattlesnake pills from Mexico (50 capsules to a box) from Amazon.com for $9.41 a box. https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/s/ref=is_s?k=rattlesnake+pills

      about 5 years ago
    • LucyLu's Avatar
      LucyLu

      Well, it does work, like so many other remedies that will never be 'approved'. But if you are skeptical, just don't take it; there are lots of other options available, including other natural remedies and herbal treatments. Kikjanel, depending on the condition you take fewer or more capsules, but for cancer it is generally 2 capsules three times a day (usually for at least two to three months); in more advanced cases, up to 1 capsule every hour.

      about 5 years ago
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