The cancer-fighting health benefits of eggplant extract is a phytochemical called solasodine glycoside, or BEC5—and it is especially potent against skin cancer. Curaderm (BEC5 cream) was developed and tested by Dr. Cham and it can be found online without a prescription.
What is Curaderm BEC / Zycure?
Source: Sanova Dermatology
Curaderm BEC5, also known as Zycure in the U.K., is a novel treatment for non-melanoma skin cancer that is not available in the United States. In addition to skin cancer treatment, it has been used as an anti-aging cream.
The active ingredient in Curaderm is solasodine rhamnosyl glycosides, a compound derived from plants in the Solaceae family, which contains eggplants, tomatoes, potatoes, and Bell peppers. A 2008 study in the UK demonstrated interesting results with 66- 78% of patients in its clinical trial seeing remission of skin cancers after eight weeks of treatment.
History of BEC
Source: Curaderm Europe
In the 1970s, Professor Bill E. Cham was talking to a veterinarian friend from Brisbane, Australia. Unexpectedly, the conversation deviated to discussing how the juice from a local plant called the Devil’s Apple was being used to effectively retard the progress of ocular squamous cell carcinoma in Hereford cattle.
Although Dr. Cham was suspicious about the claim of his friend, he immediately recognised that if this claim could be proven it would lead to enormous possibilities for medicine and offer a greatly needed service to mankind.
Dr. Cham was then faced with the daunting task to find the needle-in-a-haystack. There were hundreds of possible substances in Devil’s Apple (Solanum linnaeanum) that might be responsible for the SCC remissions.
After several years with immense dedication, belief and perseverance Dr. Cham finally isolated the responsible ingredient: solasodine glycoside (BEC). Remarkably, BEC not only worked with cattle, rendering them cancer-free and prolonging their lives, but Dr. Cham also claimed, and subsequently proved, that it had ‘antineoplastic’ properties—it can prevent and inhibit tumours—against a wide variety of human cancers as well.
Backed by studies
This study says:
Open studies and double blind placebo controlled clinical trials have shown that solasodine rhamnosides in a cream formulation CuradermBEC5 is very effective for treating NMSC. The main feature of CuradermBEC5 therapy over other therapies is the specificity towards cancer cells, which translates to low recurrences of the cancers and the impressive cosmetic outcomes.
The study concluded:
…This study presents a case report where treatment with solasodine rhamnosides (CuradermBEC5) resulted in regression of a BCC on the nose, which had recurred after three failed attempts by widely accepted therapies. These data confirm promising effects of solasodine rhamnosides in the treatment of refractory BCCs.
This study concluded:
A topical cream, CuradermBEC5, containing these antineoplastic glycoalkaloids, is very effective and safe for the treatment of nonmelanoma skin cancers. The treatment of skin cancers with CuradermBEC5 overcomes the major drawbacks of other currently available therapies. CuradermBEC5 is specific and eliminates the cancer cells only, without harming normal cells and consequently the cosmetic end result is excellent.
The claims of CuradermBEC5 which were investigated appear to be justifiable.
Published Clinical Trials / Studies / Reviews
CuradermBEC5 for Skin Cancers, Is It? An Overview
Where can I get this treatment and more information?
The Eggplant Cancer Cure (Book by Dr Cham)