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Is Dr Wheatgrass supporting medical research?

Is Dr Wheatgrass supporting medical research?

We are only a small company, but we have contributed to medical research in a number of ways. 


Thalassemic patients suffer from an inherited blood disorder that adversely affects the structure of hemoglobin, the molecule responsible for carrying oxygen around the body. There are a number of different types of this disorder and many patients require regular blood transfusions, often every three or four weeks, throughout their lives.

In 2005, scientists at the Murdoch Children's Research Institute in Melbourne, Australia discovered that our wheatgrass extract can significantly enhance the production of foetal haemoglobin in human clone cells. This could lead to  reduction of blood transfusion requirements in thalassaemic patients constituting a significant medical breakthrough.

Dr Wheatgrass is proud to have played an important role in this research.

View thalassemia testimonials and wheatgrass-related research.

Leprosy Ulcers

Even though they have been treated and "cured" of leprosy by medication, leprosy patients frequently develop skin ulcers, usually on the feet, which can become indolent and don't heal. Some ulcers persist for more than 30 years.  To date, no effective medical treatment has been found to heal these ulcers.

By chance, in 2008, we discovered that our Skin Recovery Spray almost healed two ulcers in one of these patients. Subsequently, we funded and and supervised a clinical pilot study using the wheatgrass spray in Indore, India. Preliminary results showed more than 60% of leprous ulcers healed in these patients with significant healing in approximately 80 percent - a remarkable result. 

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Skin Toxicity From Radiation in Breast Cancer Patients

Deep X-ray therapy for the treatment of breast cancer can be fraught with complications and adverse reactions called "skin toxicity". Essentially, this means that after treatment, the skin becomes inflamed, tends to blister and break down leading to pain, difficulty in management and wound infection. Because of skin toxicity, the patient has to wait much longer between treatments for the skin to recover sufficiently to allow the next treatment. This in turn tends to reduce the patient's chances of recovery. 

For over 100 years the inability to successfully manage skin toxicity has been a major management issue, and to date, nothing has been found that can significantly reduce it. Many topical substances have been trialled and tested over the years, but to no avail.

In this controlled, double-blind study performed at the School of Clinical Sciences, Charles Sturt University in New South Wales, 29 breast cancer patients applied either sorbolene (current best practice) or a commercially produced wheatgrass-based cream (Dr Wheatgrass Skin Recovery Cream ) to the irradiated area three times a day from commencement of radiotherapy.

The researchers determined that "the wheatgrass extract delays the severity of acute radiation skin toxicity" and, on the basis of their results, recommended "a larger multicentre randomised trial." (Read full article offsite)

Second Degree Burns

Our wheatgrass extract demonstrated rapid healing and pain relief in second degree burns compared with standard, industry-wide recommended treatment with silver sulfadiazine which does little if anything for pain or to prevent infection. This recently published study was supported financially by Dr Wheatgrass. We also provided the wheatgrass extract used in the study.

Dr. Chris Reynolds. M.B.,B.S.


***Please go to Dr. Chris Reynolds’ website – A Doctor’s Guide To Wheatgrass Healing to view many ways wheatgrass can assist the healing process.


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