Wheatgrass heals severe burns
SEVERE BURNS - WHEATGRASS WORKS WONDERS
A tiny hovel on the outskirts of a dusty provincial
town in Madhyar Pradesh State in India is home to an impoverished
family of six. Dirt floors, no sanitation, no beds (they sleep
on the floor) and no electricity. Sun-baked cow dung seals
the cracks in the paper thin walls. There is a lighted kerosene
cooker in the centre of the room.
Five year old Pawan runs into the room and knocks over the
cooker which explodes and drenches him in flames. He suffers
severe burns to 40% of his body. He is taken to a Burns Unit
in a large private hospital that philanthropically admits
a limited number of impoverished burns victims for free treatment.
But there is a catch.
The burn must be healed in a week, (an impossible task in
most cases), after which the patient will be sent home. (Imagine
that happening in Australia). As he is from a poor family,
follow up treatment is highly unlikely. The unhygienic surroundings
and high risk of infection will threaten his survival.
Many of these children (and adults) don't even make it to
a hospital and die at home from their infected, untreated
Visiting Pawan's bedside on day 4, the hospital surgeon told
me, "His only chance" (of survival) "is for
me to put a skin graft over the burn. But the wound is infected,
so the graft won't take.
Also, I won't have enough donor skin even if I could do it.
Do you think the wheatgrass spray would help? He must be discharged
in three days."
Having seen wheatgrass heal many kinds of wounds, including
some pretty nasty burns, I said I was sure it would.
At the surgeon's request, I sprayed a small area at one corner
of the infected area of full thickness skin loss. The boy
winced a little and in a few minutes reported that it felt
The following day, the surgeon called to say that overnight,
the infection had cleared up, the wound surface was no longer
losing fluid, and a graft would not be necessary. Two days
later, his burns had recovered so well, he was discharged
to return to the Outpatient Department for dressing changes.
I think it is fair to say that wheatgrass saved this young
It is also why I'm returning to India soon to continue sharing
my knowledge of wheatgrass healing with clinical staff at
the hospital, and why the surgeon is about to run a clinical
trial using the wheatgrass spray for serious burns.
Dr. Chris Reynolds. M.B., B.S.
2nd May 2013
PS. View Dr Wheatgrass magic on YouTube: Skin
Recovery Spray stops bleeding.