This patient had been a non-insulin dependent diabetic since 2008 – i.e. 10 years.
He accidentally trod on a nail and the wound became infected requiring extensive surgical removal of pus and dead tissue as seen in the picture of 19 July, 2018 – taken 7 days before the abscess was surgically drained. Wheatgrass extract was applied immediately after drainage, then once weekly until the wound healed.
Diabetics are highly prone to infection which is often difficult to eliminate and can persist for several years. Often there is no alternative but to amputate part or all of the foot.
However, in this case, two months after the surgical drainage, (Day 52), the patient’s wound is clearly shrinking and there is no sign of infection. After 5 months’ wheatgrass treatment, once weekly application only, the wound has healed. Actually, over-treating can slow the healing process.
This patient, who was usually on his feet all day at work and frequently travelled long distances, has done well.
I think it is reasonable to say that wheatgrass saved this patient’s foot.
Dr. Chris Reynolds.