Veterinary surgeons found that wheatgrass extract is effective for healing open wounds and dermatitis.
19 surgeons took part, (none having prior experience of wheatgrass as a healing agent), treating mainly horses, cats and dogs.
110 questionnaires were returned and vets were paid a nominal fee for reporting.
80 percent in all three groups were declared “Very effective” and 18% “Moderately effective”.
51% found “Very effective”, 41% “Moderately effective” and the remainder, “Not-effective”.
Overall, 92 percent considered WE “effective”, 64% “very effective” and 28 percent “moderately effective”.
Being an animal study, placebo effect could be ruled out.
These results demonstrate that wheatgrass can facilitate wound healing in animals.
Equine (Horse) wounds
Wheatgrass extract was highly effective in most cases, and chronic wounds that were unresponsive to other treatments also healed rapidly.
Canine (Dog) wounds
The extract was “very effective” for open wounds and eczema/dermatitis.
Summary of results:
|Conditions Treated Effectively||Horses||Dogs||Cats||Other||Total|
|Boils, abscesses, infected cysts||4||4|
|Acute lick granuloma||1||1|
|Cat bite abscess||2||2|
Australia. July, 2001