Animals: Equine sarcoid (skin cancer) healed with wheatgrass

Case No. 1.

sarcoid wound horse healed with wheatgrass
Case No. 1. Sarcoid tumour removed by Cansema leaves open non-healing wound. Healed by wheatgrass.

Cansema (black salve), effectively removed the sarcoid growth at the base of this horse’s left ear but left an open wound that had not healed after three months.  Application of wheatgrass extract (“DermaWheat Wheatgrass Recovery Spray” as it was known in 2003) healed the wound completely after 5 weeks daily application.

Sarcoid wounds are invariably difficult to heal with Cansema because of the toxic damage done to the skin and underlying tissue which then dramatcally slows the healing process.

Case No. 2.

wheatgrass heals sarcoid wound on horse
Case No. 2. Sarcoid wound on horse’s muzzle. View healing process starting top left hand corner then anti-clockwise to complete healing in the centre.

One of my horses had two sarcoids; one on her muzzle, the other on her hamstring. Dr Wheatgrass cream cleared them both up in a matter of weeks. I applied a small amount twice a day.


Skin cancer, or neoplasia, is the most common type of cancer diagnosed in horses, accounting for 45 to 80% of all cancers diagnosed. Sarcoids are the most common type of skin neoplasm and are the most common type of cancer overall in horses. Wikipedia

Dr. Chris Reynolds.

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