There is nothing new about wheatgrass healing
In the United States in the 1930’s and 40’s. wheat and other cereal grasses were used with remarkable success by a number of prominent surgeons For instance, fresh wheatgrass compresses rapidly recovered infected wounds, fractures and severe burns – without antibiotics!
For instance, in the American Journal of Surgery (1940), Benjamin Gruskin, M.D. recommended “chlorophyll” for its antiseptic benefits to:
- Clear up foul smelling odors
- Neutralize streptococcal infections
- Heal wounds
- Hasten skin grafting
- Cure chronic sinusitis
- Overcome chronic inner-ear inflammation and infection
- Reduce varicose vein swelling and heal leg ulcers
- Eliminate impetigo and other scabby eruptions
- Heal rectal sores
- Successfully treat inflammation of the uterine cervix
- Rid parasitic vaginal infections
- Reduce fever in typhoid patients, and,
- Cure advanced pyorrhea
This is an amazing healing spectrum in anyone’s language! In fact even in this modern era, a number of these conditions, for instance leg ulcers, remain difficult to heal even with the most sophisticated (and expensive) treatment methods – but wheatgrass heals them.
Unfortunately the rapid post-war growth of pharmaceuticals replaced holistic healers such as wheatgrass even though they worked wonders on wound healing and many other conditions. But, grass being non-patentable doesn’t attract pharmaceutical companies.
Wheatgrass has healed for centuries
Wheatgrass and other cereal grass healing in fact goes back several thousands of years and much of the knowledge surrounding it has survived the passage of time. To quote my good friend, the late Steve Meyerowitz, in his book “Wheatgrass – Nature’s Finest Medicine”:
‘Wheatgrass is great to have around the house for cuts, bruises, rashes, burns and bangs. Make a bandage from gauze dipped in wheatgrass juice. Even better, re-dip the pulp and put a little under the bandage. If it is a large wound, wrap it in soaked gauze or pulp and protect it with a towel to prevent dripping. the American Journal of Surgery reported that in experiments with over 1,000 surgically wounded animals, chlorophyll increased the rate of healing by 25% over the non-chlorophyll control group. Until you use it, it is hard to appreciate just how rapidly it reduces swellings, takes the sting out of burns and heals wounds, frequently without leaving scars…..‘
Even though it is not chlorophyll that does the healing, (View this article), that doesn’t matter. From my broad experience of using wheatgrass clinically, I can vouch for its efficacy in all of the abovementioned conditions – and many more.
But, why is it that wheatgrass, being such an amazing healing agent, is shunned by the medical profession? How can so many of my medical colleagues simply declare that it can’t possibly work without having tried it!
And, why would I want to put a potentially allergenic antibiotic cream on a burn, or prescribe a costly, potentially dangerous antiviral medication for shingles when wheatgrass can do a quicker, cheaper and better job?
Dr. Chris Reynolds.