Published on May 8, 2014
The following suggestions on using wheatgrass extract are based on results so far obtained from approximately ten stroke survivors who have enjoyed some degree of improvement in physical ability. Please note, these are case reports only, and there is no guarantee that the wheatgrass cream used on these patients will have a similar effect on other individuals.
1. Apply a small amount of wheatgrass extract (half little fingernail size is enough) Cream, Spray or Superbalm, over joints where movement has been worst affected by the stroke e.g. all digits if the hand is affected; shoulder if the arm can't be elevated etc. Repeat this just once or twice weekly and persevere.
2. Wheatgrass appears only to affect the joints where it's applied. If applied to the upper limb, it will not affect the lower limb and vice versa.
3. Responses vary considerably between individuals, so improvement can be gradual i.e. weeks, or occur instantly or 10 or 20 minutes after application. Some do not respond at all because reconnection with the brain is no longer possible. "Re-connection" of damaged nerve channels between the periphery and the brain has occurred on man occasions.
4. Work on the most disabling areas first. e.g. drop foot (apply to the calf and Achilles tendon as this can relax the calf muscles that force the foot down). Also, apply cream over the hip joint if the leg or foot splays outwards as this may improve walking ability.
5. Depending on the degree of "re-connection" with the brain, there may be some recovery of sensory or motor function, or both.
6. For accurate assessment, it is advisable to video the patient's movements before and after applying wheatgrass extract and subsequently for comparison.
7. If there is no increase in movement or sensation after two weeks' application, recovery is unlikely to occur.
Dr. Chris Reynolds. M.B.,B.S.