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Black Keloid Masque 
Successful keloid remodelling with a natural, gentle formula

The Jamu Shop
120ml (approximate)

Hei Ba Gao

The Hei Ba Gao or Black Keloid Masque is a classical formula revived by Hainan TCM Hospital in the 80's. It was first recorded in the Pi Fu Wai Ke as adapted from an old treatise. This unique formula, known as 'Black Keloid Masque' or 'Black Cloth Masque'  has shown positive shrinkage and softening of the entire keloid over a sustained period of application. The masque is used to remodel keloid scars. The masque is prepared according to an old recipe. Do allow for some production time before we dispatch the masque to you.

The earlier it is used during the formation of the keloid, the better will be the result. The new Hei Ba Gao has been reformulated over 19 procedures to enhance its effectiveness on remodelling the keloid. Today, the Hei Ba Gao can only be properly prepared using old school methods, hence it is produced only in small batches. One of the key ingredient is Galla Chinensis. Picture on the left shows the raw Galla Chinenis. Below shows the sun dried Galla Chinensis:

The Jamu Shop black paste ingredientThe gall on the leaf of Rhus chinensis Mill. (Chinese sumac), Rhus potaninii Maxim. (potanin sumac) or Rhus punjabensis var. sinica (Diels) Rehd. et Wils. (red-punjab sumac), a deciduous dungarunga of the family Anacardiaceae, which is mainly formed by the parasitism of an insect called the "gall aphid".

The decidious tree grows to about 6 m tall. It is in flower in August. The flowers are dioecious (individual flowers are either male or female, but only one sex is to be found on any one plant so both male and female plants must be grown if seed is required) and are pollinated by bees. The plant cannot grow in the shade. It requires moist soil.

The Black Keloid Masque is indicated for the vegetation of the connective tissue of the skin. Most lesions occur on scars wrought by external wounds, burns, infections, and surgery. The scar is raised above the skin. It is pink or dark red, smooth and shiny. The scar will generate itch and sharp pains as it hardens and presses against the nerves.


[ Why herbal alternatives? ]

1. Food grade ingredients
2. No artificial preservatives
3. Does not traumatise the skin
4. Cost effective
5. Non invasive
6. No side effects; multiple keloids often form years after steroid injections or surgery

[ Actions ]

To clear heat, dry the dampness, promote blood circulation, dispel wind, stop itching and inflammation. Its mechanical action is to remodel the collagen matrix that composed the keloid, resulting in a more compact tissue mass. Picture on the left shows the flattening effect of the black masque on a keloid. The flattened part as contrasted with the raised portion. A portion is flattened in a diagonal line.

" I would like to state that as a Chinese girl, I became prone to Keloids at 16 years old. I have tried steroid injections, silicon scar plasters, silicon gels and steroid tape...oh and bio-oil. Hei Ba Gao is the only thing that has made a vast difference and ~ within 3-4 applications! I am not trying to sell the produc because I don't work for them - because I don'tI am a student. I would just like to share my success because I know how it feels to suffer from abnormal looking scars - I have about 8 of them - and this is the greatest thing that has been invented that has modified my self esteem and I hope it helps you too. It really is the last product on the market that I have tried and I wish I had tried it earlier."

M. Chan

Note: one of the reasons for this customer's highly positive response could be due to her young age. The skin is more pliable at youth and is relatively easy to rehabilitate. Unfortunately, keloids become dense as it proliferates scar tissues over time. This is one reason that the Hei Ba Gao is better used at a younger age.

My name is Bill Davis sr., I have been using Hei Ba Gao for several weeks now, and the results have been mind blowing. I thank God for your product. The keloids on my head are beginning to shrink. Keep up the good work.

Bill Davis Sr.

I've purchased this exact product from you before. I finished the container and noticed half had began flattening. I stayed a few months without using it and it began raising again so hopefully this time, it will flatten fully. Very pleased with this product.

Rosie L.

Hei Ba Gao Black keloid paste

1. Arrest of itch, pain and growth

Indicated for the inflammation and activity of the collagen fibres, which result in excessive tissue growth. Hardening of the keloid mass will cause it to press against nerve sections of the skin to cause pain. One key treatment criteria is to ensure that the keloid is softened. Once the keloid is softened, proliferation of scar tissues is inhibited. An untreated keloid becomes dense and hard over time, resulting in pain even for small movements.

2. Mass reduction

Indicated for the shrinkage of the collagen mass. There may be some initial fluctuations in the size of the keloid, but over a few months, result will stabilize. Some will need to sustain treatment over a longer period of time to see optimum shrinkage. Flattening often occurs at the center of the keloid. It can be as flat as the normal skin while the 2 ends of the keloid will take a longer time.

The same keloid mass shrunken considerably after 12 months of treatment comprising the Hei Ba Gao and Ba Hen Ling (without snake oil) and the Snake fats cream. In most cases, the Hei Ba Gao alone is sufficient. It can be seen that a scar is still visible but it is not longer keloidol and is much acceptable in appearance and sensation. Note the uneven flattening and lightening of the keloid. Reasonable expectation is necessary. Time is required to obtain a more extensive result.

Some customers with thinner and smaller keloids see result in a shorter period of time. Keloids that have reformed from steroid injections and surgery will require a longer period of therapy. Keloids with larger mass will also require a longer period of treatment. Continued treatment will allow us to see a flattening of the keloid at the center and a consequent breaking up of the keloid into 2 smaller keloids. It is more manageable this way as the keloid mass does not stretch along the skin, restricting movement.  

* Test result on 30 patients who used the new formula Hei Ba Gao: 99% positive response rate

* 20 cases reported significant improvements as defined by:

[1] softening of the keloid, [2] dramatic flattening of the keloid (partial), [3] restoration of normal skin colour (partial) and [4] restoration of mobility of underlying muscles.

* 10 cases reported major improvements as defined by:

[1] shrunken keloid mass, [2] softer keloid mass, [3] thinning keloid mass and [4] partial restoration of mobility of underlying muscles.

* over 36 months of usage

Flattening keloidPicture on the left shows a partial flattening of a keloid. The flattened portion is closer to the skin colour, though very slightly raised. Continued improvements are expected.

Please note that there has been a number of imitations since the product was introduced online in 2002. The Hei Ba Gao is produced in a fixed quantity monthly. Should the Hei Ba Gao be sold out when your order is placed, please allow some delay in the shipment. The Hei Ba Gao has a shelf life of 2 years from the month of production.

The picture on the left shows a typical scenario of partial flattening. The leftover portions will fluctuate in appearances, as is the norm during treatment. The keloid matrix is susceptible to stimulus from food, weather, etc. Some food items will stimulate the keloid matrix, causing it to swell and itch.



[ Administration ]

  1. Spread thinly on the keloid with clean fingers, about 0.5-1mm thick. Cover the entire keloid with the black masque.

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  3. Apply on clean and dry skin on the keloid (try to avoid the surrounding skin).

  4. To prevent staining, a piece of cotton gauze (not cotton pads) can be applied after the masque is slightly dry.

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  6. Traditionally, the paste was left on the keloid for 2 days. For practicality, leave the paste on overnight for at least 8 hours.

  7. Please abstain from eating seafood, except fish, as marine proteins can accelerate collagen production, hence increasing keloid size. Other food substances to avoid include: alcohol, excessive meat and garlic. Do not apply more than 4 times a week.

  8. The Black Keloid Masque is removed under running water (during shower) to soften the dried masque. It is then gently peeled off. Like a mask, the Black Keloid Masque will gradually dry and become hardened,  generating sensations of the skin being pulled. Should it be inconvenient to wait until the masque dries thoroughly, cotton pads or gauze can be placed on the keloid so that it will not stain the clothes.

  9. If the skin is dry, reduce usage to once every 2-3 days. During application, try to avoid the surrounding skin, where the skin is more delicate.

Please note the 2 stages of using the masque:

  1. Action: When the masque is applied, the keloid will appear red

  2. Effect: When the masque is removed, the keloid will feel softer and flatter a few hours later

Hei Ba Gao before pictureAs remodelling treatment breaks down the collagen matrix of the keloid, you will notice: [1]. wrinkling of the keloid and [2]. the keloid breaking into smaller sections with some sections flattening faster than the others. Customers will notice the masque working about 1-2 days after an application, and not during the application. Again, we wish to emphasize that the process of scar remodelling is time consuming. The powerful responses of the skin to keep forming scar fibres within the keloid matrix cannot be undone overnight. We would like to stress that tissue rehabilitation is a prolonged process.


Hei Ba Gao after pictureAlthough there is no rapid treatment for keloids, we can reduce an unsightly keloid into normal scar - one that does not itch, is neither raised nor growing. In most cases, the redness is largely reduced and the scar blends better with the surrounding skin in color and flatness. Keloid remodelling is permanent as the scar tissues are reorganized. There is no suppression using steroids or other harmful chemicals.  

Optimum result can be obtained by using the Black Keloid Masque in combination with the Ba Hen Ling or the Keloid cream with snake oil. The key to a successful treatment is to constantly coat the keloid with either the Hei Ba Gao or the Ba Hen Ling or the Keloid cream with snake oil. Our treatment is not a cure, it is a therapy to help reverse the process of abnormal scar proliferation.

The Hei Ba Gao is not recommended for individuals who expect the treatment result to be equivalent to steroids injections or laser therapy. It is a natural, herbal alternative to gently remodel the keloid without causing it to be more aggressive. It is a long term, sustainable treatment. The Hei Ba Gao was formulated to be a non-invasive treatment to soften and flatten the keloid. For a faster but invasive treatment, other treatments should be pursued.

[ Contraindications ]

  1. If the keloid has recently been treated with steroids, lasers or cryotherapy, be advised that reformation of the keloid may delay the treatment progress with the Hei Ba Gao.

  2. The Black Keloid Masque is not to be used on broken skin.