BURNS: Boiling water burns heal rapidly with wheatgrass extract

An accidental burn at work

A young waitress ran in to my surgery screaming with pain. She had just spilled boiling hot soup over her hand while working at a nearby restaurant.

The burn looked serious. A large area of her palm was bright red, swollen and already beginning to blister. I immediately sprayed some wheatgrass extract over the area and applied a non-adherent dressing.

Under normal circumstances, (i.e. without wheatgrass extract) it would most likely take at least two or three weeks to get her skin healed sufficiently for her to be able to return to work. Also, because burns are prone to infection, she would need regular follow-up, daily dressings, wound debridement, pain control (which is always a difficult challenge), and antibiotic cover. Additional social complications such as approaching university examinations, likely eviction for unpaid rent and loss of her job, made matters worse.

Meanwhile, her employer would have to find and train a replacement waitress, deal with insurance matters and possibly face an increase in insurance premium because of injury treatment costs, and time off work.

Had I taken the "standard" medical approach and applied silver sulfadiazine, (a type of antibiotic used widely for burns) there would not only be risk of wound infection and allergic reaction, it would do nothing for her pain.

How wheatgrass solved the problem

Having used wheatgrass extract many times for relieving pain and healing second degree burns, I was quietly confident the young lady's burn would heal quickly and she would return to work sooner than later.

Instead of cooling her hand in cold water, (the wrong way to treat burns), I sprayed a little wheatgrass extract over the burn then covered it with a protective bandage. The secret to healing second-degree burns is to maintain blood flow to the burn area. Cold water actually inhibits the healing process and should not be used.

As she left, I told the patient her pain would be gone by the morning and that she could probably return to work.

"I don't think so." she said, shaking her head.

I prescribed a strong pain killer (which was not used) and asked her to return for review the next morning, which she did - minus the bandage. Her pain had eased completely by midnight and she slept well. She had a full range of pain-free movement of the hand and fingers, and there was no sign of blistering, tenderness to the touch or broken skin.

She returned to work the next day.

More about using wheatgrass extract for burns

Since I began using wheatgrass extract for healing burns in 1995, infection or prolonged pain have never been a problem. Wheatgrass clearly has potent anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties which help protect against wound infection.

Wheatgrass extract would be very useful for numerous injuries in hospital emergency rooms, ambulances and doctors' surgeries - even for treating sunburn pain and jellyfish sting wounds!

The extract rapidly eases pain and prevents or reduces fluid and protein loss from the burn surface, and accelerates healing of the burn wound - with minimum or zero scarring.

Dr. Chris Reynolds.

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