When I was kid, I was so accident prone that my nickname was “Oops”. I have no doubt that my mother had the family doctor on speed dial. If I wasn’t playing the car game with keys in a live socket, I was trying to keep up with my rambunctious cousins by jumping from the top stair to the bottom.
So you can imagine that the scrapes, cuts and bruises were the status quo around these parts for many years.
I still see glimmers of Oops now and again, be it the result of a stubbed toe, a tiny knife cut or a scrape here or there, and since I am still haunted by the memory of Solarcaine, I try to find other ways to treat these minor injuries.
And you know by now that my love for wheatgrass knows no bounds, so you won’t be surprised to know that I use wheatgrass in my healing process! Yes, I really do love wheatgrass that much!
Wheatgrass as an anti-inflammatory agent
The properties associated with wheatgrass increase the ability of the body to soothe inflammation and heal surface wounds. And although I was never blessed with the coordination that activities like organized sports demand, wheatgrass has proven itself to be very effective in treating sports injuries including pulled hamstrings, sprained ankles, muscle cramps, blisters, abrasions, wounds and bruises.
Despite my unfamiliarity with the athletics, I am familiar with blood, and wheatgrass is an excellent homeostatic agent – meaning it stops the bleeding. Bleeding noses, open wounds, cuts, scratches and abrasions usually respond very quickly to the introduction of wheatgrass and it’s properties, and that’s the response an “Oops” like me needs.
Why wheatgrass works as a healer
Wheatgrass is said to activate growth factors which are responsible for sending messages to cells that stimulate proteins required for the healing process. But just exactly how do perform at-home medicine with wheatgrass?
Well, for one, there are wheatgrass balms popping up everywhere on the market for those deep tissue issues that plague people of the athletic variety. They can be found in most health food stores.
But for minor cuts and scrapes, soaking a bandage in wheatgrass before application acts like a natural Polysporin. And the best part of treating an open wound with wheatgrass is that it doesn’t burn in the slightest!