Wheatgrass boosts fetal hemoglobin in laboratory study

A DNA-technology-based cellular assay used to measure specific biological activity in a wheatgrass extract. Reynolds C. L., J. Australasian Int. Med. Assoc. March, 2005 Wheatgrass sprout extract was tested for its ability to induce fetal hemoglobin (HbF) production using advanced DNA technology . There was a rapid 3-5 fold increase which…

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Iron chelating activity of wheatgrass

Investigation into iron chelating activity of Triticum aestivum (wheat grass) in iron-dextran induced iron overload model of thalassemia. P. R. Tirgar1, T. R. Desai. J. Pharm. Res. 2011,4(9),3066-3069 Background:  Thalassemia is an inherited blood disorder where an abnormal and ineffective form of the oxygen-carrying molecule, hemoglobin, is made.  The thalassemia…

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Wheatgrass induces fetal hemoglobin in children with thalassemia

Thalassemia: Wheatgrass Shows Promise As An Effective Inducer Of Fetal Hemoglobin Reynolds, C. Australasian Integrative Med. Assoc. August, 2004. Background: Thalassemia is a genetic disorder where haemoglobin, which carries oxygen throughout the body is not made correctly.  There are a number of different types of thalassemias, which can vary in…

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Wheatgrass aids iron chelation in thalassemia

The role of iron chelation activity of wheat grass juice in blood transfusion requirement of intermediate thalassaemia. Mukhopadhyay. S., Mukhopadhyay. A., Gupta. P., Kar. M., Ghosh. A. 2007 Am. Soc. Hematol. Ann. Background: The authors noted there was no satisfactory explanation for reduced blood transfusion requirements in thalassemia major patients…

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Wheatgrass as a natural iron chelator in myelodysplastic syndrome

The role of iron chelation activity of wheat grass juice in patients with myelodysplastic syndrome. Mukhopadhyay. S.,  Basak. J., Kar. M.,  Mandal. S.,  Mukhopadhyay. A. 2009. J. Clin. Oncology 2009:7012 Background: Myelodysplastic syndrome describes any number of conditions in which the bone marrow does not produce enough blood cells. In…

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Thalassemia major. Wheatgrass reduces blood transfusion requirements

Wheat grass juice reduces transfusion requirements in patients with thalassemia major: a pilot study. Marwaha, R., Bansal, D., Kaur, S., Trehan A. 2004. Indian Ped. 41:716-720 Patients with thalassemia consuming wheat grass juice on a daily basis reduced on average their requirements for blood transfusion. Families raised and prepared the wheat grass…

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Blood element stimulation by chlorophyllin

The effect of experimental anemia of radioactive Co60-Chlorophyllin, its distribution in the body and the therapeutic effect of Co-Chlorophyllin on anemia. Tamura K. 1959. Keio J.Med. (Japan). Vol.36 (View abstract) When 5 mg of non-radioactive Co-chlorophyllin was injected before irradiation, inhibition of the decrease in the blood cell counts and promotion of recovery were more…

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