How wheatgrass extract heals & cures

Dr. Chris Reynolds. M.B.,B.S. Click pic for CV.


To give you some idea of what I mean by "healing and curing", this list of conditions that have responded, often remarkably, to the wheatgrass extract I have used for assisting recovery numerous conditions since 1995.

it is also important to know that the wheatgrass extract I use is not an over-the-counter wheatgrass "juice". It is in fact a highly functional and therapeutically effective liquid that takes many months to produce.  

Given the extract contains many ligands - (molecules that assist recovery of dysfunctional cellular receptors throughout the body - internally and externally), by re-connecting cellular receptors with the brain can restore dysfunctional tissues. In fact, numerous illnesses and injuries have responded, often rapidly, to this "simple" process.

On this page there are many (more than 80) conditions presented where the extract has worked very well, often when standard medical treatments have failed. For example, venous leg ulcers, second-degree burns, and even leprosy ulcers.

For example, Figure 1 shows how effectively the extract can accelerate healing and relieve pain from a minor second degree burn i.e. almost instantaneously. It has also kept the blister intact, protecting the wound from infection. This is a minor burn, but in Figure 2, a severe radiation-caused burn has healed rapidly and the patient's pain relieved.

Fig. 1. Wheatgrass extract relieves first-degree burn pain. Ear stud re-inserted several minutes later.
Fig. 1. Wheatgrass extract relieves first-degree burn pain. Ear stud re-inserted several minutes later.

In Figure 2, the patient has suffered severe, deep radiation therapy burns that would, in most cases, take weeks or even months to heal, but as you can see in Figure 2, wheatgrass extract has significantly relieved the patient's pain, enabling him to return to living a normal life.

But, how could such a "simple" plant extract so rapidly ease or eliminate pain as well as assist recovery of burn-damaged tissue, as shown in Figure 2? Note that on the right, there is no sign of inflammation, the patient is pain-free and the burn wounds have completely healed - after two weeks' treatment.

A rare recovery indeed from the pain of deep radiation therapy. (View the case.)

Fig. 2.  Post wheatgrass extract

Fig. 2. Severe 2nd degree radiotherapy burns that wheatgrass extract has healed in 2 weeks.  

How wheatgrass extract most likely heals

The extract, that I've used therapeutically, with remarkable responses since 1995, contains at least 20 ligands. These ligands appear to reactivate damaged cellular receptors (present throughout the body) that signal the brain of dysfunctional or damaged areas. The brain then responds accordingly. (See diagram).

For example, the list below shows how effectively and rapidly the extract can accelerate recovery. (Please note, wheatgrass juice, unlike wheatgrass extract, does not have this ability.) Please view these selected examples:

Click here to view many more medical cases and injuries where wheatgrass extract has responded remarkably well

Science proves wheatgrass extract influences gene expression - an important discovery
Prof. Panos Ioannou

On 28th July, 2004, Professor Panods Ioannou, at the Murdoch Children's Research Institute in Melbourne, informed me that my wheatgrass extract had induced fetal hemoglobin in murine mice, thereby demonstrating that it strongly influenced gene expression.

[Gene expression is a process whereby encoded information contained in a gene, signals the brain (and can influence numerous physiological functions), like an “on/off switch”. It is also carefully regulated, changing according to the requirements of a numerous variety of conditions.]

See Figure 3 for graphic proof of the professor's discovery.

He continued: "These results, albeit in vitro, increased the possibility that the beneficial effects of freshly juiced wheatgrass noted by Marwaha, et al. [an Indian hematologist], may have been due to the induction of gamma-globin chain synthesis leading to greater fetal hemoglobin content in the red cell (via the influence of gene expression)." 

"Clearly, this hypothesis needs further study, but it holds the promise of some very exciting and simple therapeutic possibilities that may preclude the need for repeated blood transfusions.”

Fig. 3. July 2004. Professor Ioannou: Our measurements suggest a 3-5 fold increase in the production of fetal hemoglobin by the wheatgrass extract. This is a substantial increase and could certainly provide an explanation why some thalassaemic patients may derive significant benefit from it.”

Sadly, the professor passed away soon afterwards, but the message he left about the extract's "potential therapeutic" abilities, continues.

My own thousands of positive clinical responses to the extract recorded over 28 years, strongly suggest that the ligands in the extract influence gene expression by "re-activating" dysfunctional cellular receptors, enabling re-connection to the brain.

For example, an elderly female patient was not only rapidly relieved of the pain of surgically caused reflex sympathetic dystrophy by applying a little wheatgrass extract over her painful, deeply darkened, apparently oxygen-starved forearm, where blood circulation recovered almost immediately. So did her weakened musculature, where full movement was regained.

Having observed numerous, often rapid recoveries, it seemed to me the extract was able to re-activate or block many cellular receptors, e.g. pain, for which the extract works remarkably well, and often rapidly.

Panos, aged 54 and in his professional prime, tragically succumbed to cancer on 18 April, 2005. Strangely, his discovery, that might have improved the quality of life and longevity for many, was quietly forgotten. Fortunately, I have been able to spread the word of his discovery, and the numerous ways I have observed wheatgrass extract helping the recovery of numerous medical conditions and injuries.

Wheatgrass extract appears to ease pain by blocking Substance P

The blood-brain barrier (BBB) prevents most drugs (other than very small molecules) from crossing into and influencing the brain. By comparison, ligands in wheatgrass extract appear to reactivate dysfunctional cellular receptors, restoring their ability to signal the brain.

(Ligands are molecules that influence cell-receptor DNA to release neurotransmitters that send messages such as pain, pressure, taste, vision, touch etc., to the brain. For instance, for pain, (Figure 5), both topical and internal, the extract can prevent much of it from reaching the brain. Responses vary according to the severity of tissue damage, the patient's age, general health status, and many other factors.)

Figure 4, shows how wheatgrass extract prevents pain from reaching the brain - i.e. by blocking the transmission of Substance P. Even a pin prick can cause tissue damage.

Dysfunctional cellular receptors appear to be re-connected to the brain by ligands in wheatgrass extract
How ligands in wheatgrass extract reconnect the periphery to the brain.
Fig. 4. How ligands in wheatgrass extract assist wound healing. (1,2) Skin damage is notified to the brain via re-activated peripheral cellular receptors. (3,4).

 Fig. 5. How pain is felt.

Figure 5 shows how pain cell receptors signal pain from a pin prick to the brain via the neurotransmitter, Substance P. The "victim" instantly draws his/her hand away. Then, if wheatgass extract is applied to the painful area, it helps ease pain by blocking Substance P from reaching the brain.

(Note, some "infertile" women have conceived by taking a small dose of wheatgrass extract daily - possibly, because it 'normalises' the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis (HPA), which is so vital to conception.)

Wheatgrass extract heals leprosy ulcers and chronic spider bite wounds

Achieving closure of leprosy ulcers has defied modern medicine for many years. For instance, all treatment attempts for this patient's 8 year old leprous ulcer, (Fig. 6.) failed completely,  (View more cases.) Yet, wheatgrass extract has healed the wound in five months.

Also, in Figure 7, a male suffering for 9 years from a non-healing spider bite has at last healed after seven, once-a-month applications of wheatgrass extract. I see this recovery being most likely due to ligands in the wheatgrass extract that have comprehensively reconnected the wound area to the brain, which was then able to respond.

Fig. 4.  'Unhealable' leprosy wound present 15 years in 60 year old female heals after 4 once a monthly applications of wheatgrass extract.  (View 6 more cases)
Fig. 7. This severe spider bite failed to heal after 9 years' orthodox medical treatment, but healed completely in 7 months from wheatgrass extract treatment.  

Similarly, in Figure 8, note positive changes in the patient's psoriatic lesions just 2 months since the extract was first applied. These lesions have failed to respond to a variety of applications, including 15 years of topical steroids, which appear to have severely thinned and damaged the skin's complex structure along with many protective and other cellular types. Clearly, after 2 months' treatment (twice monthly) with wheatgrass extract, the lesions have significantly darkened and enlarged. However, to me, this is not a negative result. In fact it suggests that the wheatgrass extract has "re-activated" cellular receptors in the affected area. The brain then responded by restoring normal blood supply to the affected areas. This has then led to the deepening of the colouration of the darkened patches. In time, I would expect the brown lesions to gradually fade or disappear altogether as the extract gradually restores the skin to normal.

In other words, it is a positive outcome because the skin is now likely to recover if given time plus continued wheatgrass extract application.

Psoriasis. Effect of wheatgrass extract on chronic psoriasis.

Fig. 8. Psoriasis. Present 10 years. The lesions on the left are dry, insipid and lack vitality. However, after two months wheatgrass extract application, the lesions on the right are now deeply coloured and enlarged, suggesting restoration of blood supply to the area.   

To me, treatment should be directed towards re-activating dysfunctional cellular receptors, particularly over the steroid-damaged areas and connecting them with the brain. This can usually be achieved by stopping all medications and using only wheatgrass extract once or twice weekly. It may take several months, but if the patient can bear the steroid withdrawal symptoms, the skin can in time, recover completely.

This basic principle to use wheatgrass extract sparingly is important because it applies to the treatment of most, if not all, other medical conditions and injuries - internally and externally. For example, in Figure 7, this supposedly "incurable" spider bite wound defied medical treatment for nine years, has healed rapidly following wheatgrass extract application.

It appears to me that these "negative" changes are the result of peripheral cell receptors losing  contact with the brain, i.e. by "de-coupling". This in turn leads to inadequate blood supply reaching  the area, which in this case is causing skin dryness, cracking etc., and "lifeless" pallid lesions. Other steroid-caused symptoms, such as weeping skin, pain, erosion and infection are also common, but can be overcome by perseverance with topical wheatgrass extract.

Also, the 17-year-old girl in Figure 9 had suffered from psoriasis for three years, but topical steroids failed her. By comparison, wheatgrass extract applied once weekly, repaired her skin completely in four months. This was probably because wheatgrass extract restored numerous physiological statuses such as blood supply, cell receptor functionality, etc., to the brain - via 'neuronal re-coupling' where there has been remarkable recovery of dysfunctional cell receptors.

Most drug treatments for psoriasis (and eczema) such as topical steroids, can reduce inflammation, but can do nothing to restore the skin's damaged structure and multiple functions. In fact, they do more damage and expose the skin to infection and often expose it to severe topical steroid withdrawal symptoms.

Compared with the patient in Figure 8, the remarkable response of this teenage girl's skin to wheatgrass extract, suggests that age is likely an important factor for predicting therapeutic outcomes.

Fig. 9. Peri-umbilical psoriasis in a 17-year-old female, present 2 years. Unresponsive to topical steroids and numerous other treatments. Healed by wheatgrass extract in 4 months with once weekly application.
Fig. 9. Peri-umbilical psoriasis in a 17-year-old female, present 2 years. Unresponsive to topical steroids and numerous other treatments. Healed by wheatgrass extract in 4 months with once weekly application.
Wheatgrass extract removes psoriatic plaques, restoring skin almost to normal in 2 weeks
Fig. 10. Severe psoriasis unresponsive to medical treatment responds remarkably well to wheatgrass extract.
Fig. 10. Severe psoriasis unresponsive to medical treatment responds remarkably well to wheatgrass extract.

Just two weeks after wheatgrass extract was applied to the affected area, (Fig. 13.) there has been remarkable recovery of the patient's skin after two applications. The large areas of thick plaque have almost disappeared, revealing normal skin underneath. This suggests there has been a rapid "re-connection" (re-coupling) between the psoriatically damaged skin area and the brain which has then responded to help restore the patient's skin to normal. Also, in this case, the patient is young, which could also help expedite the healing process.

This case also suggests that psoriasis might develop due to dysfunction of cell receptors near the skin surface. This concept may also be the cause of other conditions such as skin disorders, hemorrhage, pain, itch etc. that often respond well to wheatgrass extract