Diabetic ulcer debridement
This 75 year old woman suffered from a recurring “abscess” for many years, which turned out to be a diabetic foot ulcer.
She wrote: “Prior to your (wheatgrass) spray I was using Medi-Honey or calcium alginate, alternating. The appearance was pink skin with little exudate (“leakage of body fluid”). I have “Charcot Foot” with a bony protuberance that acts up every few years.”
“Charcot’s Foot” refers to distortion of the bones in the foot caused by damage to the nerves supplying this area. This nerve damage (neuropathy) is often due to diabetes, and can lead to distortion of the patient's foot, particularly the sole. Continued pressure of the skin overlying the bony prominence can erode the overlying skin and create an ulcer. These ulcers are invariably difficult to heal and many never do. In this case, after two weeks' application of wheatgrass extract over the ulcer, sensation that had been absent for several years, began to recover.
After six months wheatgrass treatment twice weekly, the ulcer is now pain-free but appears to have grown significantly. This is deceptive because the dead tissue around and inside the ulcer edge has been debrided or removed, thus revealing the actual size of the ulcer.
Also, note that the bottom of the ulcer shows that the blood supply, which was severely compromised by the patient’s diabetic status, has returned, meaning there has been repair of the microcirculation, the tiny blood vessels that are essential for supplying the wound tissues with oxygen and nutrients. The ulcer has subsequently healed.
Comment & dosage
As the world's ageing population continues to increase, so does the problem of diabetic foot wounds. Unfortunately, “modern” medicine with its expensive wound dressings, oxygen chambers, antibiotics and so on, appear not to be able to repair the faulty microcirculation that underlies the cause of ulcers.
Wheatgrass extract provides an alternative, but highly effective and inexpensive diabetic healing method. However, it is very important that ALL wounds - diabetic, injurious, venous etc. are not over-treated. A light spray of the extract over the wound once a month and daily cleansing and dressing, is sufficient, if you persevere.