Cereal grasses assist treatment of osteomyelitis, wound healing, bedsores and ulcers

Clinical experiences with chlorophyll preparations with particular reference to chronic osteomyelitis and chronic ulcers. Carpenter B. 1949 Am. J. Surg. 77(2):167-171 Background: The author of this article points out the qualities of an “ideal” healing agent as an introduction to the properties of chlorophyll-containing solutions. Dr. Carpenter describes the ideal…

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Chlorophyll: Does it really heal ulcers?

Chlorophyll in the treatment of ulcers. Gahan, E., Kline, P., Finkle, T. Arch. Derm. & Syphilo. 1943. 47:849-851. Background: Ulcers of the skin are wounds with a central depression and sometimes “heaped up” borders. They can be caused by a number of factors, but usually start with an incidental or noticeable…

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Chronic 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…

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Effects of wheatgrass juice on wound healing

Effect of Triticum aestivum juice on wound healing in rats. Singh, J., Sethi, J. Yadav, M., Sood, S., Gupta, V. Intl. J. Nat. Prod. Sci. 2011; 1: 15-20. Background: We might not think much about the process that takes place when we have a small cut or burn. A healthy…

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Is Chlorophyllin a healing agent?

Is Chlorophyllin a Healer? A Hypothesis for its Activity Brett, DW. Wounds, 17(7):190-195. 2005. Background: Chlorophyllin, derived from the plant pigment, chlorophyll, has been used for many years to accelerate wound healing and to provide odor control.  Chlorophyllin also shows activity as an anti-coagulation and an anti-inflammatory agent. These actions…

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Chlorophyll for infected skin disorders and burns

Dermatologic evaluation of yeast, tyrothricin, chlorophyll and nitrofurazone. Johnson, H. 1948. Arch. Dermatol. Syph. 57:348-351 Background: Dermatologists have a number of powerful drugs at their disposal to treat infections of the skin. Generally speaking, however, the more powerful the drug, the worse the side effects are for the patient. Researchers…

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Some therapeutic benefits of chlorophyll

Chlorophyll – its therapeutic place in acute and suppurative disease. Preliminary report of clinical use and rationale. Gruskin B. Am. J. Surg. Jul 1940;49-55 Elimination of bacterial infections relies on two approaches: •    destruction of bacteria by administering certain chemical compounds, and/or •    building up the body’s resistance to bacteria….

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Chlorophyll and wound healing

The effect of the topical application of several substances on the healing of experimental cutaneous wounds. Brush, B., Lamb, C. 1942. Surgery. 12:355-363 Wounds made on the abdominal wall of guinea pigs were treated with various substances, including chloramines, urea crystals and chlorophyll ointment. None were found to consistently exert an accelerating effect on…

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Chlorophyll: Wound infection, ulcers, burns, abscesses

Chlorophyll in wound healing and suppurative disease. Bowers, W. 1947. Am. J. Surg. 1947;73:37-50. Lieutenant Colonel Bowers of the US Army reports on the use of water-soluble derivatives of chlorophyll in over 400 cases over a period of nine months. He (and colleagues) noted several major effects, notably: loss of odour associated with…

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Burns, wounds and ulcer healing

Chlorophyll and wound healing. Experimental and clinical study. Lam, C., Brush, B. 1950 Am. J. Surg. 8:204-210. 1950. Chlorophyll was used in an experiment with cutaneous wounds in guinea pigs, and in treating dermatome donor sites, clinical burns and surgical wounds and ulcers in human patients. Wound healing in guinea pigs showed acceleration in only…

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