Curaderm BEC5 is a topical cream that may treat nonmelanoma skin cancers and lesions, according to Dr. Mehmet Oz. The cream contains BEC5 extracts and glycoalkaloids from eggplants that reportedly bind to and kill cancerous cell.
Glycoalkaloids are natural toxins that nightshade plants, such as the eggplant, produce. They use natural defenses to ward off infectious bacteria and fungi, as explained by Dr. Oz. Bill Cham, Ph.D., formulated Curaderm BEC5 in 1979, as noted by Dr. Jeffery Dach. The topical cream has been tested in various clinical trials and is typically available through online retailers in 20 milliliter size bottles. Individuals should use it in consultation with a dermatologist.