Wound healing – a different (and more effective) approach

Orthodox Wound Management “In a moist environment exudate provides the cells involved in wound repair with nutrients, controls infection, and provides the best environment for healing.” (1) I think most of us who work at healing wounds would agree with this statement. We know that exudate contains a high concentration…

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Wound healing history

It seems the idea of wheatgrass healing may be catching on again after seventy years waiting in the wings. It is not generally known that wheatgrass was often scientifically trialled and reported, and was prescribed by many physicians and surgeons in the 1930’s and 40’s – with considerable success. Fresh…

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Wound healing – a painful foreskin

When I look back, I wonder how I ever managed to practice medicine without wheatgrass extract. As a general practitioner, there are so many areas where it can be put to use. For instance, wound healing, burns and soft tissue injuries, earache and high fever in children. Side effects are…

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Wound healing accelerated & infection eliminated

Orthodox Wound Management “In a moist environment exudate provides the cells involved in wound repair with nutrients, controls infection, and provides the best environment for healing.” (1) I think most of us who work at healing wounds would agree with this statement. We know that exudate contains a high concentration…

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Wound healing: does Chlorophyllin help?

Is Chlorophyllin a Healer? A Hypothesis for its Activity Brett, DW. Wounds, 17(7):190-195. 2005. Background: Chlorophyllin, derived from the plant pigment, chlorophyll, has been used for many years to accelerate wound healing and to provide odor control.  Chlorophyllin also shows activity as an anti-coagulation and an anti-inflammatory agent. These actions…

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Wound healing and chlorophyll

The effect of the topical application of several substances on the healing of experimental cutaneous wounds. Brush, B., Lamb, C. 1942. Surgery. 12:355-363 Wounds made on the abdominal wall of guinea pigs were treated with various substances, including chloramines, urea crystals and chlorophyll ointment. None were found to consistently exert an accelerating effect on…

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Wound healing, growth factors & chlorophyll

Chlorophyll. An experimental study of its water soluble derivatives in wound healing. Smith L, Livingston A. Chlorophyll.  Am. J. Surg. 1943. 62:358-369 Wound healing involves an inflammatory (exudative) phase and a proliferative tissue growth and repair phase that presumably involves growth stimulating factors. This study tested various water soluble chlorophyll preparations…

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