Medicine: Chlorophyll for Colds

Green and red are the colors of life: green for the chlorophyll in plants, red for the hemoglobin in blood cells of man and animal. That red-blooded human beings must eat green leaves, every housewife knows. Several years ago, Professor Benjamin Gruskin of Philadelphia's Temple University followed up this housewifely line. He wanted to see if chlorophyll could fortify body cells which had been invaded by bacteria. He persuaded 18 of his colleagues to use a chlorophyll preparation (usually made from nettles) in their daily practice, and note what happened.

Last week, in the American Journal of Surgery, Dr. Gruskin...

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