Skin: Infected diabetic wound healed

A difficult, complicated wound-healing challenge This 55 y.o. non-insulin dependent diabetic female suffered a severe injury to her knee. After closure with 26 sutures (stitches), the wound soon became infected and re-opened as shown in the top photo. After two weeks’ standard treatment, most of the sutures had ruptured causing severe…

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Skin: Gangrene & amputation of foot avoided

What is gangrene? Gangrene or necrosis, (“death of tissue”) in a human, is usually caused by bacterial infection or obstruction of blood flow to a particular area – particularly the hands and feet. When the blood supply is cut off, the tissue becomes “necrotic” i.e. some of the tissue dies…

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Animals: Wound healing

Many uses of wheatgrass extract for animals from the late, highly esteemed, veterinary herbalist, Robert McDowell. Australia. (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…

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Wounds: Apply wheatgrass extract

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

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Burns: 2nd. degree – rapid healing

An accidental burn at work A young waitress ran in to my surgery screaming with pain. She had just spilled boiling hot soup over her hand while working at a nearby restaurant. The burn looked serious. A large area of her palm was bright red, swollen and already beginning to…

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Cereal grasses heal bedsores and skin 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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Wound healing effects by wheatgrass juice

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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Wound healing and chlorophyll

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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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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