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Dr. Richard Wilstatter in 1915 and Dr. H. Fisher in 1930, received the Nobel Prize for outstanding research on chlorophyll. They observed that the chlorophyll molecule closely resembles hemin, the pigment which when combined with protein, forms hemoglobin. The latter is present in the red corpuscles of the blood and, by carrying oxygen to the tissues, makes the production of energy, the ability to work, possible. One of the major differences between chlorophyll and hemin is that chlorophyll contains magnesium while the hemin molecules contain iron. Owing to their close molecular resemblance, it was believed by Franz Miller, another scientist, that chlorophyll is the natural blood-building element for all plant eaters and humans. He writes, "Chlorophyll has the same fast food-building effect as iron in animals made experimentally anemic."
Emil Burgi of Berne, Switzerland, made further researches on chlorophyll which were destined to establish sound therapeutic values of chlorophyll. He says, in part, "Chlorophyll is recommended as an excellent specific for influencing anemia of various kinds, for bettering the general condition of health, for improving the action of the heart and for reducing blood pressure in cases where it is abnormally high. In cases of heart block, weakness of the heart, etc., in conjunction with abnormal blood pressure (usually due to arteriosclerosis) the administration of chlorophyll brought about a slow but rather considerable improved action of the heart. It stimulated peristalsis, improved the intestines and was a mild diuretic.
It appeared, moreover, that chlorophyll had a valuable tonicizing property in chronic consumptive diseases as tuberculosis and this greatly enhanced the improvement of health.
Chlorophyll exercises a stimulating action on the part of the bone marrow which produces hemoglobin. It has a direct action on the cells. It enables the body to digest and utilize food; thus increases resistance to sickness and old age. The appetite and digestion improves. Bowel movements become regular. Nursing mothers will improve lactation. The heart beat improves and chlorophyll definitely stimulates tissue growth.
Offen Krantz, a research scientist, in 1950 reported successful treatment of peptic ulcers of long standing with water-soluble chlorophyll.
In all these reports, there seems to be a general agreement that chlorophyll is bacteriostatic and that its wound-healing property is due to the stimulation of tissue granulation. All indications are that water soluble chlorophyll is bland and non-toxic.
Wescott concerned himself with the effect of ingested chlorophyll on body and breath odors. He says it is effective in neutralizing obnoxious odors in the mouth from foods, beverages, tobacco and metabolic changes (halitosis). It effectively neutralizes obnoxious odors from perspiration due to physical exercise, nervousness, etc., obnoxious foot odors, menstrual odors and many urine odors from ingested materials.
Most informed people believe we have not even scratched the surface in learning the possibilities of the use of chlorophyll. Truly without chlorophyll there would be no life on earth. It is well named, "Nature's Green Magic."