Wheatgrass reduces transfusion requirements in thalassemia

The role of iron chelation activity of wheatgrass juice in blood transfusion requirement of intermediate thalassaemia. Mukhopadhyay. S., Mukhopadhyay. A., Ranjan. R., Gupta. P., Kar. M., Ghosh. A. Blood¬†2007¬†110:3829;. Abstract Background: Previously it was thought that the chlorophyll of wheat grass (Triticum aestivum) may be the substitute of haemoglobin of…

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Blood: Thalassemia – fetal hemoglobin levels rise

About thalassemia Thalassemia major (see Wikipedia) is an inherited, potentially fatal disorder resulting from abnormal hemoglobin production – the protein in red blood cells that binds to oxygen for transporting it around the body. Just one gene determines whether or not a child will suffer this disorder or whether it…

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How wheatgrass extract heals – My theory

Introduction: Wheatgrass extract is a broad-spectrum healing agent – externally and internally Dr. Chris Reynolds. M.B.,B.S. Click pic for CV. In 1995, when I was a general practitioner in Melbourne, Australia, prescribing a ‘natural’ remedy in preference to available pharmaceuticals was generally unacceptable. So, when I was asked to try…

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Thalassemia: Wheatgrass induces increase in fetal hemoglobin

Thalassemia: Wheatgrass Shows Promise As An Effective Inducer Of Fetal Hemoglobin Reynolds, C. Australasian Integrative Med. Assoc. August, 2004. Background: Thalassemia is a genetic disorder where haemoglobin, which carries oxygen throughout the body is not made correctly.  There are a number of different types of thalassemias, which can vary in…

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Thalassemia: Wheatgrass assists iron chelation

The role of iron chelation activity of wheat grass juice in blood transfusion requirement of intermediate thalassaemia. Mukhopadhyay. S., Mukhopadhyay. A., Gupta. P., Kar. M., Ghosh. A. 2007 Am. Soc. Hematol. Ann. Background: The authors noted there was no satisfactory explanation for reduced blood transfusion requirements in thalassemia major patients…

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Thalassemia. Wheatgrass reduces blood transfusion requirements

Wheat grass juice reduces transfusion requirements in patients with thalassemia major: a pilot study. Marwaha, R., Bansal, D., Kaur, S., Trehan A. 2004. Indian Ped. 41:716-720 Patients with thalassemia consuming wheat grass juice on a daily basis reduced on average their requirements for blood transfusion. Families raised and prepared the wheat grass…

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