The Hoxsey formula
is both famous and infamous - for its widely reported
effectiveness and its harsh suppression by the AMA in the mid 20th
century. I know of many patients who have benefited from it.
I teach history of medicine and every year at least one person
their paper on Hoxsey. This is one legacy that will not go away because it
seems to keep helping people.
Still the original formula is something of a secret.
In its place many practitioners use various "hoxsey-like" formulas
contain the appropriate herbs but may not be in the same proportions as the
The following is used with permission from IBIS - the Interacive
(You can get more info on IBIS from firstname.lastname@example.org).
* formula: Hoxsey-like: a constitutional cleansing and cancer
Glycyrrhiza glabra, 12 g.
Trifolium pratense, 12 g.
Arctium lappa, 6 g.
Stillingia sylvatica (toxic), 6 g.
Berberis aquifolium, 6 g.
Phytolacca decandra (toxic), 6 g.
Rhamnus purshiana, 3 g.
Rhamnus frangula (toxic), 3 g.
Xanthoxylum americanum, 3 g.
Combine the dry herbs, place in 3 cups of water and simmer for
minutes. Cool, strain and store in a dark glass jar.
sig: use 2-4 tbsp. tea in a third cup water adding 1-2 drops of saturated
potassium iodide and 5-11 drops strong iodine (Lugol's) solution. Take
q.i.d., p.c. and before bed. (NCNM Pharmacy)