Nature Casts Her Radiance
Blood, of course, is also related to chlorophyll in function. Chlorophyll is the vital element in the "blood" of the plant, of plant life, serving the same purposes in the plants economy that hemoglobin does in higher forms of life.
How is Chlorophyll made?
Chlorophyll, according to another scientist, is associated with the various oil-soluble vitamin complexes, with vitamins A, E, F and K. (Vitamin F is more generally referred to as UFA, the principle of the unsaturated fatty acids proved so essential to health, and with the enzyme phosphatase.)
The conditions which have been reported as responding favourably to the administration of chlorophyll include both internal and external infections; simple and infected wounds and ulcerations; various skin and bone diseases, peritonitis (inflammation of the membrane lining the stomach cavity, the viscera), mouth, gum and sinus infections. Chlorophyll has also been used therapeutically to reduce hypertension, or high blood pressure.
Nutritional and Healing Properties
Commenting on the nutritional qualities of chlorophyll Dr. Royal Lee observes: "Another effect attributed to guanidine is the precipitation of calcium from blood serum, and it is suspected to be a cause of calcification of coronary arteries, diffusing in from the muscle-guanidine being an end product of muscle fatigue. We may consider that this chlorophyll complex is of much greater importance than heretofore suspected and that its use by races such as the Chinese, where arthritis and heart disease is practically unknown, may be a very important factor in contributing to the prevention of these diseases so prevalent in this country, where greens, if eaten at all, are generally cooked and of questionable quality in the first place."
In a dramatic series of experiments, made to determine the relative efficiency of various chlorophyll preparations as healing agents, in comparison with a large number of other substances widely used for the purpose, the chlorophyll preparations proved more effective than any of the other-by a wide margin.
"In summary, we note that 67 percent of all wounds treated by one or another preparation of chlorophyll healed more rapidly than their controls...it would seem to indicate that chlorophyll does not cause some biologic response in respect to stimulating cell growth which can be put to a useful purpose in the many problems associated with would healing...Of all these agents, only the chlorophyll preparations consistently showed any statistically significant effect in accelerating the healing of both traumatic and thermal (heat-caused) wounds."
Natures Miracle Medicine
Of probability the most vital importance in its significance in the above experiments is the fact that chlorophyll increases the body's intake of oxygen, as the result of which the disposal of the metabolic toxin, carbonic acid, is facilitated with increased efficiency-up to twenty percent more rapidly.
Chlorophyll, much to the bafflement of early investigators, is inert in the test tube; that is, it has no antiseptic effects in the test-tube. It was not until it was realized that it operates in the above manner that the physiology of its activity was understood. Its clinical effects are largely explained by this phenomenon.
Perhaps the best indication of the tremendous potentialities of this substance, chlorophyll, "the green miracle," is offered in an experiment that took place not long ago.
The secret? Chlorophyll. The tank contained a series of tubes containing algae. Under the influence of batteries of lamps-what might be termed synthetic sunlight-the algae were activated in the process called photosynthesis, in which the single-celled plants-initiated nutrients essential to their existence, and of course, used in turn by higher life forms of life for their existence. The man breathed in the released oxygen and breathed out the metabolic waste product, carbon dioxide, the carbon and oxygen of which then become available to the plants, permitting them to product carbon-containing molecules-a fair exchange between plants and man that provide the vital essentials for both.
Chlorophyll, in common with miracle-working vitamin C, is another example of the natural superiority of the contents of nature's wonderful medicine chest over man-synthesized products, i.e., safe, harmless, physiologically compatible, free of "side effects" -incomparably better, more effective.
It certainly appears that in our obsession with the rapid development of our chemistry in our laboratories we have tended to largely overlook the value of the products of the laboratory that was here long before our own laboratories. On the other hand, it must of course be realized that, paradoxically enough, in order to be in a position to learn the true extent of nature's gifts it was necessary for us to learn, through laboratory techniques, their nature. Chlorophyll is an outstanding example of this fact.
Excerpt from NATURE"S MIRACLE MEDICINE CHEST by C. EDWARD BURTIS