Wound healing. Abscess drained painlessly

One day at work, I saw a middle-aged man who appeared to be in severe pain, sitting, with great difficulty, on the edge of his chair in the waiting-room. (One can often make the diagnosis of anal abscess at a glance!) He had a very large, “pointing” abscess on his…

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Animal wound healing study

Summary Veterinary surgeons found that wheatgrass extract is effective for healing open wounds and dermatitis. Methods 19 surgeons took part, (none having prior experience of wheatgrass as a healing agent), treating mainly horses, cats and dogs. 110 questionnaires were returned and vets were paid a nominal fee for reporting. Results…

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Wound healing. Veterinary herbalist’s report

by Robert McDowell. Veterinary Herbalist (2003) A horse in a paddock will go to enormous lengths to puncture, rip, graze or tear itself open on anything it can find. It will also strike and bite at its neighbors and try to hang itself up the fences whenever it can. Horse owners…

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How wheatgrass accelerates wound healing

The orthodox method of wound management Exudate, the clear liquid that “leaks” from a wound surface helps provide cells involved in wound repair with essential nutrients and provides the best environment for healing. (1) Unfortunately, when the exudate dries it tends to adhere the wound dressing to the wound making…

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Wound healing – relief of split foreskin pain

When I look back, I wonder how I ever managed to practice medicine without wheatgrass extract. As a general practitioner, there are so many areas where it can be put to use. For instance, wound healing, burns and soft tissue injuries, earache and high fever in children. Side effects are…

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2005: Wound healing wrongly attributed to chlorophyll

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 odour control.  Chlorophyllin also shows activity as an anti-coagulation and an anti-inflammatory agent. These actions of chlorophyllin explain, at least to some extent, its…

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1942: Wound healing and chlorophyll

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] 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…

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1947: Chlorophyll attributed with wound healing ability

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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1943: Wound healing, growth factors & chlorophyll

Chlorophyll. An experimental study of its water soluble derivatives in wound healing. Smith L, Livingston A. Chlorophyll.  Am. J. Surg. 1943. 62:358-369 Wound healing involves an inflammatory (exudative) phase and a proliferative tissue growth and repair phase that presumably involves growth stimulating factors. This study tested various water soluble chlorophyll preparations…

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