Chlorophyll is the organic compound in plants that makes its leaves green and allows for the efficient conversion of solar energy into plant nutrients. In complementary medical practice, chlorophyll is also well-regarded as a natural remedy and dietary supplement to improve digestion and prevent the formation of cancers in the body.
Home Remedies: Chlorophyll in supplemental form or simply gotten from a diet rich in green vegetables may offer anti-carcinogenic, weight loss, and wound healing benefits. Chlorophyll may also be a natural anti-inflammatory.
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[YEA] 03/28/2011: Jim from Anna, Tx, Usa : "Chlorophyll will keep mosquitos and other bugs away. I have found that by taking a small amount of liquid chlorophyll ( 1/2 tsp ) or a capsule or two that mosquitos are no longer a problem. That applies to most mosquitos. About 3 yrs. ago we had a rare strain in Texas that it would not keep off. By taking the chlorophyll we have no problem when fishing or sitting outside in the evening. It even worked in Minnesota on a fishing trip. It also helps with body odor and that is a plus in the hot summers around here. It takes 2 or 3 days to get built up enough in the system, so use your bug spray until then."
03/27/2011: Sunyata from Halifax, Nova Scotia: "Can the copper content in Liquid Chlorophyll be to much for someone with a copper IUD to take?
I am taking NOW triple strength liquid chlorophyll. On the back it says 1 tsp is 200% the daily copper intake, which seems like a lot. Not only that but I have a copper IUD and was told not to take copper supplements as the IUD would leak copper into the bloodstream anyway. But chlorophyll is suppose to be so good for you! I want to take it but I am concerned for my liver. Does anyone have any information on this?"Replies
04/04/2011: Diamond from Salisbury, Ma.usa replies: "When in doubt do nothing. Good luck"
06/12/2012: Citygirl27 from Richardson, Tx, Usa replies: "What about chlorella? Would that help her?"