Alopecia areata. Young boy recovers after wheatgrass treatment

In this case, the little boy lost more than 50% of his hair when he was two. He has subsequently fully recovered using the wheatgrass spray, but it took 10 months. His grandmother never gave up, and it paid off.

I’ll let her tell the story:

“Doctor, my name is C. W. I have a 6 year old grandson who lives with me. He was diagnosed with alopecia when he was 2 years old. We have taken him to several different doctors. They have given him shots, vitamins, herbs. We have taken him out of town to specialists. We have spent several hundred dollars, out of pocket, trying to find a cure.  All the doctors say the same thing, “There is no cure.”

The kids in his school laughed at D and called him mean names. He likes school, but he would come home crying. My girlfriend got on the internet and found “Wheatgrass extract”. She ordered some and gave it to D. I had him use it every day – just once a day. His hair appeared to be comming in so I bought 2 more so not to run out. D now has a full head of hair and I give “Wheatgrass” all the credit. It is amazing. I have told everyone about “Wheatgrass” and have shown these pictures to back up the facts.

Thank you so much for your product. I am in your debt.

Ms. C. W. Ohio, USA. November, 2007

Severe alopecia in 4 year old boy before commencing wheatgrass extract treatment
January 2007. Severe alopecia in 4 y.o. child. Treatment with wheatgrass extract commenced.








After 3 months wheatgrass treatment Note new tufts of hair beginning to appear.








Full recovery of hair in young child with wheatgrass extract
After 9 months treatment with wheatgrass, the child again has a full head of hair.





Alopecia areata is quite a common condition that causes patchy and sometimes complete hair loss, usually from the scalp, but can affect any part of the body. The condition can occur at any age and is considered to be due to autoimmunity i.e. where the body’s immune system attacks and damages normal body tissues. In this case, it attacks the hair follicles or bulbs beneath the skin and “turns off” their ability to grow.

About 50% of these patients recover spontaneously within 6 to 12 months, but many can suffer the condition for many years or lose their hair permanently. There is reputedly no known cure, but I have increasing numbers of patients recovering completely using wheatgrass extract. The patient and/or carer however, needs to commit to daily application for at least 12 months. The case below emphasises the importance of perseverance when using wheatgrass for alopecia.

I originally thought that hair recovery could be induced by wheatgrass stimulating growth factor activity in the affected area. Now, in 2018, my guess is that the extract influences gene expression in skin and other cells that signal the brain of abnormalities in the area it is applied. The brain (our “CPU”) then responds by re-activating dormant hair follicles at the site of hair loss.

Dr. Chris Reynolds.