In Macedonia, limewater (calcium hydroxide) is used as a folk remedy for cancer. The case was presented on television in Macedonia that patients with metastases were cured by drinking lime water and yoghurt each morning.

Does limewater cure cancer?

  • I just want to make sure I have edited it correctly. You are talking about mineralized water, not dilute fruit juice, right?
    – Oddthinking
    Apr 27 '14 at 14:40
  • It is about calcium oxide (called lime or quicklime) mixed, or "slaked" with water.I guess that in English is called slaked lime. It is not dilute fruit juice.
    – Dzina
    Apr 27 '14 at 14:56
  • Thanks. It is called limewater in English too, but when I searched for some examples of other people making the claim for notability, I found lots of claims that lemon & lime juice would cure cancer, which made me wonder if I had misunderstood.
    – Oddthinking
    Apr 27 '14 at 15:03
  • Thank you, I know that lime water is very alkaline but I also know that undiluted lime water is use as a cure for cancer in Makedonia. One woman claimed on TV that she so cured metastasized (4 metastases) breast cancer. She was, two months earlier, discharged from the hospital as a non treatable
    – Dzina
    Apr 27 '14 at 15:31
  • very related: skeptics.stackexchange.com/questions/13604/…
    – nico
    Aug 5 '14 at 13:10

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