Wheatgrass was used clinically by many physicians and surgeons in the 1930's and 40's. Fresh wheatgrass compresses and the juice itself were applied to post-operative wounds, fractures and severe burns with great success.
In 1940, Dr. Benjamin Gruskin in the American Journal of Surgery (view summary
) sang the praises of chlorophyll for its ability to clear up foul smelling (human) odors, neutralize streptococcal (bacterial) infections, heal wounds, hasten skin graft healing, cure chronic sinusitis, overcome inner-ear inflammation and infection, reduce varicose veins, heal leg ulcers, eliminate impetigo and other scabby eruptions, heal rectal sores, (e.g. anal fissure), successfully treat inflammation of the uterine cervix, get rid of parasitic vaginal infections, and cure advanced pyorrhea (gum infection).
I can personally vouch for most of the above as I have achieved similar results in clinical practice. Also, compared with other remedies, wheatgrass is top of the list for injuries at home, school, work and on the playing field. It should be included in every first aid kit.
To quote wheatgrass guru and author of "Wheatgrass - Nature's Finest Medicine" Steve Meyerowitz:
"Wheatgrass is great to have around the house for cuts, bruises, rashes, burns and bangs. Make a bandage from gauze dipped in wheatgrass juice. Even better, re-dip the pulp and put a little under the bandage. If it is a large wound, wrap it in soaked gauze or pulp and protect it with a towel to prevent dripping."
Or, make life even easier. If you have any Dr Wheatgrass topicals
on hand - cream, gel, spray or balm - use that instead. I hope you won't need it, but if you do, I think you will be very pleasantly surprised.
Until you use wheatgrass, it is hard to appreciate just how rapidly it reduces swellings, takes the sting out of burns and bites, and heals wounds, frequently without leaving scars.You don't need a prescription - and it works.
Dr. Chris Reynolds. M.B.,B.S.