Bald’s Eye Salve Recipe and Protocol


Skin infections are nothing to play around with. Unfortunately, due to antibiotic abuse and misuse, skin infections are becoming a very dangerous situation that more people are having to deal with. Deadly bacteria such as MRSA and flesh-eating streptococcus have begun to alarm medical professionals. Those in the know are now searching for solutions before it is too late. A modified Bald’s Eye Salve could be a potential weapon.

The most common types of skin infections are caused by staphylococci and streptococci. However, many other types of bacteria can cause us problems as well. Unfortunately, not all bacteria are tested for or even known. Still, bacteria can infect the topmost layers of skin, deep layers of skin, and even our follicles. In fact, some researchers now suspect that some of the most common skin conditions may have a bacterial component. What we must realize is that if these infections are not treated properly, or if current treatments become ineffective, the result can mean dangerous conditions such as impel folliculitis, cellulitis, necrotizing fasciitis, or any number of other potentially deadly conditions.

Such bacterial infections are usually treated with antibiotics. However, current antibiotics are losing their power. Patients should understand that the progression of skin infections can happen despite the administration of antibiotics. When this occurs, it is usually due to either resistant bacteria or because a deeper infection exists and was missed by the physician.

Sometimes, solutions to our modern problems can be found in ancient wisdom. Researchers went looking, and they found something rather intriguing. A potential new line of defense was found in a very old arsenal. It is called Bald’s Eye Salve.

Bald’s Eye Salve – The Science

Bald’s Eye Salve is an antibiotic remedy that dates back over 1000 years. Researchers recently reconstructed this remedy to test its efficacy against various types of bacteria. What they found amazed them – and myself.

The remedy consists of onion, garlic, wine, and bile salts. Separately, the items were relatively weak. Mixed together, they were quite potent. In fact, researchers found that bactericidal activity against a variety of Gram-negative and Gram-positive wound pathogens such as Acinetobacter baumannii, Stenotrophomonas maltophilia, Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus epidermidis, and Streptococcus pyogenes – in a soft-tissue wound biofilm model (Furner-Pardoe et al., 2020).

In related studies, scientists took infected rats and treated their wounds with the solution. They ensured the solution remained on the wound and added more solution every 24 hours. This continued for 15 days, by which time the wounds had healed (Anonye et al., 2020). Now, that’s impressive!

Possible Bald’s Eye Salve Protocols

It is important to keep in mind that while Bald’s Eye Salve looks promising, it is a solution that has not been used in practice in many years. Furthermore, scientists are still testing and playing around with it. This is to say that some questions still remain.

There is no doubt that some trial and error will be necessary to perfect how one goes about using such a remedy, and there is no doubt that ingredients could be refined or improved upon. This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health providers with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. That said, let’s talk about how you might use this solution.

Method One – Use a poultice or cotton ball. Take the solution and dampen a non-woven sponge or cotton ball. Place the sponge or cotton ball over the wound. Secure the dressing. Wet once or twice a day (with the solution) for two weeks or until the wound is healed.

Method Two – Take a soft brush and wet it with the solution. Brush the solution over the wound and allow it to dry. Retreat four to six times a day (especially right before bed). Continue until the infection is gone.

Making the Bald’s Eye Salve

Bald’s Eye Salve ORIGINAL Recipe

  • Two species of Allium (garlic and cropleac).
  • White Wine and ox-gall (bile from a cow’s stomach).

Instructions: Bald’s eye salve combined equal parts of garlic, cropleac, wine, and bile from a cow’s stomach. The garlic and cropleac were ground and mashed together, and then all ingredients were placed into a brass container for nine days before being clarified through a cloth.

Bald’s Eye Salve Modern Recipes

Method One

  • 14 grams of Garlic – organic/live
  • 14 grams of White Onion – organic/live
  • 14 grams Ox Bile Salts – via supplement
  • 1 oz White Wine
  • 1 oz Water

Instructions: Take 14g of minced garlic and 14g of minced onion, and crush them in a mortar for two minutes. Add 1oz of white wine 1oz of dissolved bovine salts, and mix everything together (blend if necessary), strain/filter, and then chill for nine days.

Method Two – Dr. Robertson’s Bald’s Eye Modified

  • 14 grams of Garlic powder via supplement or organic/live
  • 14 grams of Red Onion – organic/live
  • 14 grams Ox Bile Salts – via supplement
  • 1 oz Red Wine
  • 1 oz Red Wine with dissolved bile salts

NOTE: The reasons for my modifications are four-fold and are meant to boost the solution’s efficacy. 1) Quality garlic supplements tend to be more concentrated. 2) Red wine has a considerable amount of resveratrol. Applied topically, resveratrol helps protect the skin’s surface, increases the skin’s overall antioxidant effectiveness, calms the skin, and reduces redness. 3) Aside from their better antibiotic profile, red onions are also rich in anthocyanins. Anthocyanins can help treat skin inflammation and provide an added boost to skin health. Furthermore, red onions are rich in quercetin, which is known to accelerate wound healing when used topically. 4) Water dilutes the antibiotic power, so the water component has been replaced with more wine. I have used this modified solution myself and found it to be highly effective for a variety of purposes.

Instructions: Take 14g of garlic powder and 14g of minced onion, and crush them in a mortar for two minutes. Add 1oz of red wine and 1oz of dissolved bovine salts in 1 oz of red wine, and mix everything together by blending on high for one minute. Do not strain. Chill as is and allow the blend to strengthen over nine days. Upon reaching the day nine mark, strain, and use.


If you decide to play around with these recipes or protocols, please, be safe. If you have found a better protocol or a better recipe, let me know. I will add it to the list or simply replace the weakest suggestion.

Dr. Robertson is a health researcher and educator, not a physician. The information provided here is not medical advice, a professional diagnosis, opinion, treatment, or service to you or any other individual. The information provided is for educational and anecdotal purposes only and is not a substitute for medical or professional care. You should not use the information in place of a visit, call consultation, or the advice of your physician or other healthcare providers. Dr. Robertson is not liable or responsible for any advice, course of treatment, diagnosis, or additional information, services, or product you obtain or utilize. IF YOU BELIEVE YOU HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY, YOU SHOULD IMMEDIATELY CALL 911 OR YOUR PHYSICIAN.


Anonye, B. O., Nweke, V., Furner-Pardoe, J., Gabrilska, R., Rafiq, A., Ukachukwu, F., … Harrison, F. (2020). The safety profile of Bald’s eyesalve for the treatment of bacterial infections. Scientific Reports, 10(1).

Furner-Pardoe, J., Anonye, B. O., Cain, R., Moat, J., Ortori, C. A., Lee, C., … Harrison, F. (2020). Anti-biofilm efficacy of a medieval treatment for bacterial infection requires the combination of multiple ingredients. Scientific Reports, 10(1).