Wheatgrass and Soft Tissue Injuries

Anybody who has heard of wheatgrass would know that it is often taken as fresh juice or shots. While the health benefits of taking wheatgrass have been well known for centuries, what is less well-known is that wheatgrass may be used topically, i.e., on the skin to treat a range of injuries and conditions.

There is still debate as to exactly what the active ingredient is in wheatgrass but some highly respected wheatgrass researchers term it the Grass Juice Factor (GJF). While chlorophyll has terapeutic properties, it rapidly breaks down on exposure to light and so is unlikely to be the healing promoter found in wheatgrass extracts. Until a better term is coined I’ll continue to refer to this healing promoter as the GJF.

Dr Chris Reynolds is one of many doctors who have been convinced of the effectiveness of wheatgrass in the treatment of patients. He is a practicing doctor and after more than 20 years in the profession he was becoming discouraged. He became a doctor to heal people but was finding that most modern drugs do not cure people. By chance he came across some research on wheatgrass and started to use it in his practice. The results were astounding to say the least.

Dr Reynolds had a young woman carried into his office. She had fallen down some stairs and sprained her ankle resulting in such severe pain that she could not walk. The normal treatment would be to apply an ice pack, pressure bandages and give her crutches for a few days. Instead he applied wheatgrass mixed in a cream to the ankle. Twenty minutes later she was able to limp out of the office without crutches. The next day the swelling was gone and she was able to walk with minimal pain.

On another occasion Dr Reynolds was in the change room at half time with his local football team. One of the players had received a severe blow to the head causing a large bruise. (Okay you could argue that this is not soft tissue but rather a hard head.) Normally the bruise would have been treated with ice although ice itself can cause further tissue damage. Instead Dr Reynolds applied wheatgrass cream to the bruise. Less than 24 hours later the bruise was completely gone.

Despite reading about these fantastic results, I was not entirely convinced about the effectiveness of wheatgrass until i had tried it myself. Some time later the opportunity arose when two of my children had some bruising. One had a bruise that she got in a fall while playing and the other had a bruise from a tick which had lodged just under the eye and been removed. Both bruises were gently covered with wheatgrass cream. When I saw the children about 2 hours later the bruising on both was gone.

Wheatgrass is truly one of nature’s great secrets. As time goes on, researchers are discovering more and more amazing properties. And it is reassuring to see medical practitioners who are promoting it as they have a lot of experience in treating people for many injuries.

Best of all you do not need to buy wheatgrass products from a pharmacist. If you have the time and the inclination you can make some natural wheatgrass remedies at home. Of course, having products available off the shelf can be very convenient.