In the American Journal of Surgery, 1940, Benjamin Gruskin, M.D. recommends chlorophyll for its antiseptic benefits. The article suggests the following clinical uses for chlorophyll to clear up foul smelling odours, neutralise strep infections, heal wounds, hasten skin grafting, cure chronic sinusitis, overcome chronic inner-ear inflammation and infection, reduce varicose veins and heal leg ulcers, eliminate impetigo and other scabby eruptions, heal rectal sores, successfully treat inflammation of the uterine cervix, get rid of parasitic vaginal infections, reduce typhoid fever, and cure advanced pyorrhoea in many cases.
Proponents of wheatgrass swear by its ability to help treat numerous diseases and ailments such as high blood pressure, tooth decay, eczema, psoriasis, arthritis, sinusitis, and to stall (and even reverse) signs of aging. Robert Ivker, D.O., the Denver-based author of Sinus Survival (Tarcher, 2000; also see sinussurvival.com), often recommends wheatgrass to his patients. "Some 125 million Americans--over 40 percent of the population--are suffering from chronic conditions," says Ivker, cofounder and former president of the American Board of Holistic Medicine. "Rebalancing the body is a critical aspect in treating these conditions, and wheatgrass can be a key component of a good detoxification program."