The broad spectrum of medical conditions and injuries listed below were treated successfully with wheatgrass extract, often when orthodox treatment failed. By no means complete, the list continues to grow since 1995, when I first saw wheatgrass work. An elderly, bedridden man had suffered severe pain from a leg ulcer for two years. Just one application of wheatgrass extract on the wound relieved his pain overnight.

So, to achieve maximum benefit from wheatgrass extract:

  • The most important rule is “less is best.” A little wheatgrass goes a long way. Don't apply it every day. That is not only wasteful, it might also slow the healing process. In most cases, once weekly (or less) is sufficient.
  • In general, for injuries and skin conditions, preferably apply the extract only once a week, and persevere. 
  • For long-standing (chronic) conditions, e.g. leg & diabetic foot ulcers, apply a small amount of extract once every three to four weeks, or even less if the wound is constantly wet or beginning to heal.
  • Persevere. Sometimes, healing can occur rapidly - within a day or two e.g. minor burns.  Read more about recommended dosages here.

These instructions may seem unusual, but there is a substantial difference between a natural remedy and a drug. Drug effectiveness usually depends on maintaining high levels of it in the blood stream whereas the opposite applies to wheatgrass. Increasing the dose will not accelerate the healing process. In fact, it can slow it down.

Please go to "How wheatgrass heals" for my view on how wheatgrass accelerates healing and relieves pain.

Questions? Contact me.

Dr. Chris Reynolds. M.B.,B.S.

Queensland. Australia.