When you arrive at the ER for, let’s say a laceration, does the ER doc reach for chlorophyll or Iodine? Of course, we all know that answer—–Iodine for sure, and why not reach for a poison—–right? Poisons kill bacteria and our cells too. However, Chlorophyll which was used over two thousand years to speed healing does not kill our cells, yet it induces rapid recovery. Chlorophyll is devastating to germs yet leaves our cells nourished.
Also, chlorophyll is known to possess inflammatory like compounds that keep inflammation at bay. In 1980 Dr. Chiu Lai at the University of Texas Medical Center reported that the more chlorophyll in a vegetable, the greater the protection from cancer-causing substances. And, Ames testing (The Ames test is a commonly used method that utilizes bacteria to test whether a chemical can cause mutations in the DNA of the test organism. It is a biological assay that is formally used to assess the mutagenic potential of chemical compounds) shows that chlorophyll neutralizes the cancer-causing action of mixtures of coal dust, tobacco, fried beef, and other compounds. It is more effective against cancer in these mixtures than Vit. A, Vit. C or even Vit. E against mutations.
The Wound Healing Entity Of Barley Is?
The compound that causes barley to do such great and miraculous like feats for people, like healing their wounds quickly or even aiding in fighting cancer is known as chlorophyll. This green like substance has been attributed to many wound healings. Native American Indians used a type of moss, Usnea (Old Man’s Beard), packed with chlorophyll to treat wounds and gangrene. They were very successful at curing the gangrene. Many people now know that the greener a grass or plant is the more likely it is to heal the wounds and lacerations men and women can get during work or war.
“In hundreds of experiments and trials on humans and animals,” says Dr. Siebold (scientist who studies chlorophyll), “chlorophyll therapy has always been shown to have no toxic side effects. Not just low toxicity. NO toxicity—-whether it is ingested, injected or rubbed onto a surface. This fact alone make chlorophyll one of the most unique therapeutic substances known to medical science.
Speed Up That Healing
Siebold demonstrated that the healing time of wounds are shorter with chlorophyll therapy than with penicillin, vitamin D. Sulfanilamide, or no treatment. Chlorophyll speeds wound healing by increasing the amount blood nutrients available for tissue repair. It decreases swelling to its mild blood-thinning, or heparin-like property. “Burns caused by heat, chemicals, and radiation heal faster with chlorophyll therapy, whether or not they are infected,” says Siebold, a research doctor who has done experiments with chlorophyll. “Chlorophyll was used to prolong the survival of skin grafts – the development of immune-suppressing drugs which are now used,” says Siebold.
Used Successfully for Sinusitis & Heart Infections
There are several reported cases of the successful use of chlorophyll for bacterial endocarditis, an infection of the tissue surrounding the heart. Chlorophyll has also been used successfully treat chronic and acute sinusitis, vaginal infections, and chronic rectal lesions.
Reduce Pain And Inflammation In Gum Disease
Dentists and physicians have successfully used chlorophyll to control mouth infections such as pyorrhea and Vincent’s angina (trench mouth). “Chlorophyll solutions provide significant relief of pain, reduction of inflammation, and the control of odor for patients with serious mouth diseases,” says Dr. Siebold
Chlorophyll Conquers Peptic Ulcers
“Chlorophyll has also been shown to be extremely effective in speeding the healing of peptic ulcers, wounds which develop internally in the gastrointestinal tract,” says Siebold. “Several studies document the use of chlorophyll in the treatment of ulcers resistant to more conventional therapies. The results are quite impressive. In one study, 20 of the 27 patients with chronic ulcers were relieved of pain and other symptoms in 24 to 72 hours. Complete healing of damaged tissues, as demonstrated by X-ray examination, occurred in 20 of 24 cases within two to seven weeks. These reports included case descriptions of dramatic recoveries from severe, long-standing problems.”
“Researchers observed a side benefit when chlorophyll was used to treat peptic ulcers,” says Siebold. “Chlorophyll tended to ‘promote regularity’ in the patients studied. According to several investigators, chlorophyll did not act simply to stimulate bowel activity, as does a laxative. Rather, it promoted bowel regularity, stimulating bowel action only when the action was sluggish.
Summing It Up
Chlorophyll is a super food which is packed with a range of powerful nutrients. It is a good source of vitamins such as vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K and beta carotene. Chlorophyll is rich in antioxidants, vital minerals such as magnesium, iron, potassium, calcium and essential fatty acids.
Health benefits of chlorophyll include strengthening of blood making organs, prevention of anemia and abundance of oxygen in the body. Loaded with antioxidant power, chlorophyll exerts beneficial effects towards various medical conditions such as cancer, insomnia, dental ailments, sinusitis, pancreatitis and kidney stones. Chlorophyll helps in normal blood clotting, wound healing, hormonal balance, deodorizing and detoxification of the body and promotes digestive health. It has healing effects on oxidation and inflammatory conditions such as arthritis and fibromyalgia. Chlorophyll has anti-aging and anti-microbial properties and helps strengthen the immune system of the body. Below lists some more benefits of barley.
- Helps Control Hunger and Cravings
- Controls Body Odor
- Encourages Healing
- Promotes Cleansing: Environmental pollutants such as toxic metals can quickly destroy health. Chlorophyll binds with toxic metals to hamper absorption, and research has shown it can do the same with some carcinogens. A crossover study with 4 human volunteers tested chlorophyll’s ability to remove ingested aflatoxin, a known carcinogen. Each volunteer received three small caps of aflatoxin which was readily revealed via urine samples. Two of the volunteers
received chlorophyll and two received green liquid dye. After 2 hours, urinalysis showed no toxin in the two that received chlorophyll, but the two that received liquid dye still had aflatoxin in their systems.
- Protects DNA Against Fried Foods
- Super Potent Antioxidant Action: Chlorophyll’s status as a super-food is due to its nutritional and potent antioxidant properties. It protects cells from oxidative damage by eliminating free radicals. One plant known for its high chlorophyll levels, Conyza triloba, showed very active super-oxide scavenging behavior. An in vitro study found it capable of reducing free radicals while reducing cell damage.
- Promising Potential for Cancer Therapy: Although the research doesn’t currently show that chlorophyll is an all-out cancer cure, researchers are excited about its potential as a therapy. One study found men with lower levels of dietary chlorophyll had higher risks of colon cancer. Another study noted it effective at stimulating liver detoxifying enzymes and may protect against other carcinogens.
- Effective Against Candida albicans: Candida infection is a big problem for many individuals and can lead to fatigue, depression, and digestive problems; just to name a few. Research has shown that isolated chlorophyll solutions stop Candida albicans growth.
- Relieves Systemic Redness and Swelling
- Promotes Healthy Iron Levels
Chlorophyll: An Excellent Dietary Supplement
Chlorophyll possesses an amazing range of benefits and is readily available to everyone. Chlorophyll rich foods are also healthy in their own right and contain essential vitamins and nutrients needed for cardiovascular, muscular, and neural health. Consume foods containing chlorophyll or take a dietary supplement for best effect.
So, next time you find yourself in a clinic or the Emergency Dept., ask the docs there why they don’t use chlorophyll to assist in healing instead of a poison like Iodine? Or don’t say anything and take your poison like a man. I have to admit and so do you that Chlorophyll (plant’s blood) is pretty neat stuff.
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