Skin ulcers improve with chlorophyll

Treatment of chronic ulcers with chlorophyll: Review of a series of fifty cases.

Cady, J., Winfield, S. 1948. Am. J. Surg. 75:562-569

Gratifying results followed the application of an ointment containing water-soluble derivatives of chlorophyll (Chloresium) in a hydrophilic base in 50 indolent ulcers. Subjective relief of symptoms was expressed by every patient. Objective evidence of healing was noted to an appreciable degree in all except three patients.

The researchers believe that chlorophyll therapy should have a place in the management of chronic ulcers although it cannot be used to the exclusion of other recognized methods of medical and surgical management.