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Chlorophyll Supplements

Chlorophyll Supplements

Description

Chlorophyll is the green pigment in plants which helps in the production of oxygen (photosynthesis).

Method of Action

Gruskin’s dated review nonetheless remains a landmark in medical literature. He speculated upon the ability of chlorophyll to stimulate the resistance of cells, perhaps via anti-enzyme activity. Certainly, putrid infections respond quickly to chlorophyll, presumably acting against anaerobic bacteria.

Saturated dressings and tidal irrigations have also been utilized. Special care must be taken in deep wounds, to ensure that chlorophyll reaches all parts of the wound. Chlorophyll tends to stimulate superficial tissue formation and close-off the deeper infected areas.

Chlorophyll has proven effective against sinusitis, skin conditions, for rectal and vaginal suppositories.

Therapeutic Approaches

Chlorophyll is noted as a natural internal deodorant and antibacterial. Chlorophyll deodorizes and freshens the mouth and gastrointestinal tract. It has been used in toothpaste,in the form of foaming tablets and in capsules as well as in liquid form (e.g. douches).

It may, therefore, be recommended for conditions like kidney stones or menstruation.

Toxicity Factors

Chlorophyll is nontoxic and may be introduced intravenously and orally, in relatively large amounts without harm to the patient.

A typically recommended dosage is 25 mg daily.

Abstracts

References

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