40 years with severe Grovers. It never goes away. I have over 1,000 red dots on my trunk at all times. I do everything to keep cool and wear mostly cotton clothing at all times. I was prescribed time release Doxycycline and prescription strength cortisone cream. I went to war on this. It won. Note my skin has never been clear ...ever. If anyone sees my skin they immediately and ask if I have a rash? It pretty much stayed on high alert for 40 years. I can not wear fleece and forget wool. My dermatologist says its the worst case he has ever seen. Note it has never gone away. I live in a very dry cold climate. Cortisone creams started to fail this year.
After two months since the doctor prescribed failed treatment, I saw this post on cilantro. I love cilantro. I put an entire bunch into my eggs. I once had two brunches juiced with other vegetables at a juice bar. Been doing this for 14 days. I eat at least one bunch a day.
It has cleared up about 75%. I do not itch. The red spots are going away. It is working! My wife felt my skin and could not believe what cilantro is doing to this disease. She is an RN. My father a Pathologist MD and confirmed my biopsy as Grovers twice. Even if it stays at 75% cure I will be happy. I have never been able to calm it down like this before? I think the red dots are scaring at this point and will heal. If I see it go back to a full blown Grovers outbreak while eating cilantro I will post it. But for me this has been the best thing for treatment. It is not a gasp of hope...it is working.
If you have Grovers pay attention to this post. Cilantro costs $.79 cents. Try it... can't hurt and for sure no hidden snake oil cure being sold here.
I am cured of Grovers. I did 3 changes in my treatment
1. half bunch cilantro smoothie daily for 60 days.
2. stopped eating shellfish, crab, and shrimp.
3. 2 ounces of honey daily.
My Grover's went away 18 months ago and has not returned. The pain and torture of Grovers is the worst thing I have ever endured. Now I am cured!!!
Hey everyone, please please read this..... I suffered with Grovers for over 25 years and was diagnosed many years ago. I tried everything! At least I thought I did, including eliminating just about everything imaginable from my diet for long periods of time including gluten, all processed foods, and alcohol. I tried vitamin D, coconut oil, steroids, every lotion ever made...some helped a bit but nothing cured my Grovers. My Dermatologist who I see every 4 months was zero help all these years, simply prescribing a steroid that didn't work. The only silver lining was with the strict diet I became very lean. I had a horrible flair up this January (always worse in the winter, right) and when just about all hope was lost I found this thread on cilantro for grovers.
So off to the store I went and bought one bunch of fresh cilantro. I passed by it a thousand times at the grocery store and this magical leafy green never made it into my carriage. It comes tied and is about a quarter size round at the stems. I ate half a bunch a day and within 2 days I was 50% clear and in 4 days the Grovers was basically gone.
The only thing remaining were the scars from some of the real bad spots that I had for years that have now healed. I didn't dare post anything because I thought this was just to good to be true. So now its been 4 weeks and my skin feels amazing (and so do my nails which is another bonus! ) All this time I thought I had to eliminate something from my diet, but what I needed was to detox with the right food. From what I have read cilantro is a natural form of chelation, another word I learned from countless hours of searching for a cure. Maybe I had heavy metals that were at the root of this evil for years. So thanks for listening and mostly thank you to Robert from Phoenix who took the time to comment and write about cilantro.
One other note is the day I started on the cilantro I also bought a sheer Zinc (25%) sunscreen. I was amazed at how well it stopped the itch and this may have helped speed the cure as well, but no doubt the cilantro was the key! I wish all of you suffering the best of luck in finding something that cures you!
I have Grover's Disease for a year year. Three doctors (DERMATOLOGISTS) who prescribed multiple medicines, steroid creams and 30 light box treatments non of which worked. My basin in the bathroom looks like a pharmacy.
After rereading your blog on Cilantro I felt I had nothing to loose but to try it. I tried it in a salad but it was so bitter that I had to throw the whole salad out. I then took a BLENDER with a BUNCH of Cilantro along with ORANGE JUICE, TWO STRAWBERRY'S AND A half of A BANANA with 3 ICE CUBES it tasted like a smoothie.
It is DELICIOUS. ITCHING IS 80% GONE. THANK G-D. PLEASE TRY IT, IT WORKS.
This worked for me!! I had a mild case of Grover's and after eating 3 cups of fresh organic cilantro per day for 3 weeks, it was completely resolved. I blend with banana, yogurt and almond milk and can make a four day supply at one time. Give this a try!!
Hey Sarah and Robert (posts below):
You have found the cure for Grover's Disease. Your insight into using Cilantro is absolutely the cure for Grovers. I have suffered from Grovers for a number of years, especially when I have returned north from Florida to the cold country of Illinois. I took half a bunch of Cilantro and made an 4 egg omelette rather than eat rabbit food directly. In two days my Grovers has cleared up except for the scaring I have had over the years. I took a second bunch the second day and the third just for insurance.
We have to get this info out to the pubic and remove all the hacks with their BS products off the market that don't work. Maybe a website as a foundation for Grovers and charge a small fee to cover the cost of the site. I know I will tell my Dermatologist to spread the word. I can't thank you two enough for your posts.
I have Grovers Disease. I knew I was in for it when my Dermatologist looked at my back and said "OH WOW"! Three other physicians came in and looked with the same look in their face. They took pieces of my skin and determined it was grovers. So after a week of prescriptions and I wasn't getting better, I tried this cilantro smoothie.
I added blueberries, a squeeze of fresh lemon and ice to the smoothie. It wasn't that bad. Nothing to report after three days, BUT on the fourth day the itching calmed down. Then a daily progression of no hive like lesions on the inside of my arms and no hives between my legs. I been on the smoothie for about 10 days and what a difference! Bumps on my all but disappeared, just a slight occasional itch, nothing more than normal. All I can tell you it worked for me! Give it a try.
I'm thinking about cutting down to every other day to see what happens. I'm amazed and no I stopped all meds when I started the smoothie. I haven't had this for that long, maybe a month, but sometimes ya just gotta try something other than drugs. Ask me anything if you want. Thx for reading this. Charlie
I just thought I should post my experience here so that others may know about this as well. I am a male of shall we say mature years and a long time sufferer of Grover's Disease (20 Years). I do not seem to have the severity that some unfortunate people report here but it is enough for me to seek a solution. I recently discovered this site and decided to try the cilantro/corriander shake treatment after experiencing a major flareup.
I have been having a half bunch in a shake each day for the last 18 days and I am amazed to report that for me this has made a huge difference. I nearly want to say it is a complete cure but at least cautiously advise that it has removed all signs and symptoms of Grovers for me. The red stinging bumps and itching are no longer a daily battle for me to endure. I would judge my level of affliction before as moderate but with flareups and nowhere as severe as some sadly have reported here.
I don't believe that the other ingredients of the shake make much of a difference to the overall efficacy as I have mixed and matched with various ingredients but always include the half bunch of cilantro/corriander. For me, I generally use either blueberries or watermelon and MCU oil as a base and mix it up from there using a blender. I also include 50g of natural sauerkraut to help with gut health.
I will continue for maybe another 12 days or so and then cease and see if it comes back again. Hopefully not but at least I now know that I can return to this method of treatment if it does.
For anyone contemplating trying this, I say what have you got to lose.
It tastes great, it's natural and it is just healthy food overall.
Good luck to all in these difficult times we find ourselves in.
Anyone that is suffering from Grover's rash PLEASE try the cilantro cure. Like many of you I was misdiagnosed for months, finally after 3 dermatologists and a third biopsy it was confirmed, Grover's disease. This non-stop itching was making me crazy. My rash was on my stomach, back, neck, and partially on my arms & legs. I felt defeated having tried numerous creams, both steroid and non-steroid and 3 rounds of prednisone, nothing was working. As soon as I was off the prednisone it was back. The next recommendation from my dermatologist was Accutane, which I absolutely did not want to be on, and then I found this website and the cilantro cure. I figured I have nothing to lose. I made up my own smoothie with 1/2 bunch of cilantro, after 3 days, no change, but I didn't give up. I stayed on it and after 7 days started seeing an improvement with both the itch and bumps. Stayed on it for one month, 1 smoothie a day and my skin returned to normal. I am truly in shock that my skin is 100% back to normal after having suffered from this for 6 months, with no itch and no bumps. I am a female in my mid 50's, & was also diagnosed with low vit D, despite my sun exposure and was taking Vit. D during this time.
My smoothie, listed below was delicious:
1/2 bunch cilantro
10 leaves mint
2 handfuls of spinach
1-inch fresh ginger peeled
Equal amounts of mango juice & water to "fill line" on my smoothie cup (approx 1 cup total)
3 ice cubes
I am not a nutritionist, or doctor, just a woman that wants to share her experience and hopefully help someone else that wants relief.
After years of misdiagnosis, a doctor finally told me the itchy rash on my chest was Grover's. She prescribed yet another cream that did nothing. I decided to seek alternative treatments and thankfully came across this site and the recommendations of cilantro. After 2 days of consuming about a half bunch of cilantro each day in a smoothie, the rash stopped itching -- a miracle in itself! Now, after 7 days of consuming 1/2 bunch of cilantro each day, the rash and lesions are almost entirely gone!
Cilantro extract successful for Grover's disease
I was officially diagnosed with Grover's disease about a year ago after a decade of a relatively mild form. About a month ago we were leaving for Hawaii and my trunk and chest were covered in bright red spots. After Googling and finding my way to this site, I found the herb pharm extract at Whole Foods and brought it with me on vacation. Within a few days, things started to clear up. When I returned from vacation I stopped with the extract and the Grover's immediately returned. I restarted, use one dropper every day, and I am completely clear. I am usually somewhat averse to natural remedies (after growing up in a home hostile to medicine), but was desperate after my dermatologist could offer no other options (topical steroid didn't work). He (as well as I) am stunned by the results. I have no idea how well this will work for others, but it absolutely has worked miracles for me.
The cilantro works. Stick with it. Think about adding some milk thistle to support your liver.
I am definitely going to try this. I am female and 53 have had Grover's Disease for about 5 years. I had gone to my primary care doctor and was diagnosed and treated for mites. This was horrifying and embarrassing. This was recurring so I finally decided to see a dermatologist and a biopsy was done to confirm Grover's. Rare they say. I have used creams they have prescribed which have helped in the past. It started on my chest, back and arms and now my legs which seems harder to go away. After reading this article last night I went to the store purchased two bundles of cilantro and ate half a bundle on my salad. I also purchased a plant to plant my own for the summer. I am super excited to try this... thank you!!!!!!!!!
Cilantro Smoothie over Cilantro in Juicing
I have just started this protocol yesterday but realized it is worth noting that making a smoothie with the cilantro over juicing is the gold standard here. I have been putting it in my juicing recipe and as I just did my second serving, I realized AH HA! The smoothie results in us ingesting the entire plant, not just the juice. A good lesson.
I have had Grover's for at least the last 25 years. Flare-ups are coming more frequently and more intense lately, which is so disheartening. Sometimes my small bumps actually break open, bleed, hurt and sting. Soap and water really aggravate my outbreaks and I do suffer even more right after my shower. I too have tried all the dermotologists and their treatments and use steroid pills when "the rash" is at its worst - and I do get some relief but only during the 8 days course of steroids. In desperation, I looked online for a "natural" idea or supplement to help with GD. I found this site and I have eaten 1/2 bunch of cilantro for the last 2 days. I will be on my 3rd 1/2 bunch at lunch today. I have eaten it raw in my food. I have not tried a smoothy yet. I also took a Benedryl before bed last night to help with the itch.
I have to say, I do see a small improvement of my GD outbreak in just the last 2 days of eating cilantro. If this works, I will be eternally grateful to this site and this group. I will keep you all posted.
Grover's disease is caused by build up of heavy metals, cilantro works because it chelates these out of the body.
I cured my grover's 100% by eating fresh chopped cilantro in my salads for just a week. I still eat a little in some of my salads, just in case.
Cilantro worked again!! Half a bunch of organic fresh cilantro per day for 3 weeks and my skin is now completely clear!! I had Grover's on my whole back, upper legs and stomach area. This is the third time I have cleared it up with cilantro!! I highly recommend this to everyone. It's inexpensive and easy. Best wishes to all!
My husband has Grover's. We read about Cilantro tea on this site. He has been drinking it for a week and he has seen tremendous improvement!
I just put a handful of fresh cilantro in a saucepan, cover with about a cup of water. Bring to a boil, then turn on low for 20 minutes. Keep the lid on the pot.
I would like to recommend the book by Jeff T Bowles called The Miraculous Cure For and Prevention of All Diseases. By using high dose vitamin D, along with 5 other nutrients, many people have cured their skin rashes, allergies and other autoimmune diseases. Please give it a look, and report back. It's only been a week and my son's eczema is already much improved by using the protocol outlined in the book. Vitamin D is a powerful steroid hormone and may just clear it up.
I was just diagnosed with Grovers and I am a 43 year old female. I have had flareups for many years and always went away quickly but this time, it has been worse than usual. Someone suggested that maybe the flareups come from a cleanse and I think they are onto something. I recently did a cleanse and the grovers flared up worse than ever. Under my breasts, stomach and back. Nothing is working. I went to the dermatologist and got the steroid cream and its not helping at all. I used to use Exederm and that always worked after a couple of days. I started the cilantro smoothie (on day 2) so will keep everyone updated. Thanks for all the advice!
This is the just about best remedy I have seen anywhere for Grover's Disease. I do hope other members try this; it certainly is the best, simplest, cure for most sufferers of this awful condition.
My husband suffered with Grover's for several years and now, finally, his rash has gone (although he has other itchy rashes too). He used a very similar protocol, the key being Cilantro (or Coriander as we call it in UK). It's a miracle herb. When he was taking zinc, Lipo Vit C, D3, K2 (always add K2 if taking D3) and probiotics, they didn't help until he started Cilantro 23 days ago.
Update: 13 days in and my rash is about 80% gone. I have very little itching. Occasionally some small spots itch, but nothing like before. If anyone is interested in the makeup of my smoothies, they are 1/2 a banana, 4 or 5 strawberries, 1 kiwi, several blueberries and blackberries, 5 or 6 pieces of pineapple mixed with some orange juice and 1 whole bunch of cilantro. Adding more banana somewhat kills the taste of the cliantro. I do take a teaspoon of Chlorella mixed with orange juice 45 minutes to a hour before the smoothie. I wish everyone the best of luck and god bless.
Louis, unless you've had significant negative effects, I would keep up with the cilantro, you may just have a lot of heavy metals it is getting rid of first. It might help to to add vitamin A and D. Cod liver oil is a good source.
I do feel that cilantro does help resolve many issues of Grover's. I have had Grover's for over 2 years and felt my best just a few weeks ago after taking Cilantro in my morning smoothie and Chlorella pills just previous to consumption. I did this for 2 weeks and felt great and spots/itching were almost non-existent. Then vacation happened!!! We went to South Carolina for two weeks and slowly, the "hot spots" and red bumps returned. I am now back home and trying to get back in the morning schedule of cilantro smoothies (with banana, blueberries, cup of milk, protein powder and honey). Will cross my fingers that the cilantro does the trick again!
Jessica, you will see people have been helped by vitamin D3 (natural) and vitamin A.
Cilantro has a good amount of vitamin A, I wonder if that's why it works. Personally I'd treat the cause rather than the symptoms. You could add the cilantro to your salad, smoothie, or if you really dislike the taste, there are cilantro capsules or an extract you can chase with lots of water. Best.
It appears Cilantro Extract is helping my Grovers! I'm taking it 3 to 4 times a day plus using Witch Hazel twice a day. Looks 80% better. I use Butt Paste and Triamcinolone every now and them as an adjunct!
A simple, noninvasive approach to consider is Witch Hazel (WH) applied topically. The inexpensive type with 14% alcohol in it. It is also likely to have synergy with other treatments for Grover's Disease and can be combined with certain other topicals.
WH contains tannins which can have anti inflammatory and antioxidant effects. Wipe the affected areas gently with a soft cotton cloth wet with WH. WH can help remove excess oil and dirt also.
Here is a link to a typical product :
Good luck, and please report your results with WH.
Madelyn from Idaho,
sorry for taking over a month to reply, ...seldom on here.... I will check that book out. My cilantro smoothie is def an everyday thing. It finally (after 4+ weeks) cleared up about 75% of my Grover's rash..... down to almost to a "take my shirt off level"...not quite....then flared back up suddenly maybe cuz I took a few days off my smoothie routine....just didn't get to the store for more ingredients....will stick with the smoothie this whole summer cuz I like it and cilantro is so good for you. Also gonna get my metals measured.....should have started at the very beginning...oh well. I will check back. Some encouraging news but not the miracle. That's ok. Thanks again for the book suggestion. Happy Mother's Day. I will check back periodically.
I've been following the cilantro smoothie plan religiously for 2 1/2 months. I figured why not, if it is a "crackpot" idea it shouldn't hurt to try. After 2 weeks my new outbreak of GD stalled, didn't get worse. After a month the itching and pain was still not advancing. I would consider my itching and pain minor compared to normal outbreaks. Then in about 1 1/2 months my papuales started diminishing and some scabs came off and itching almost totally gone. No pain now and it is such a blessing to be able to lay on my back or sit back in a chair or not drive a car hunched over the wheel to keep the pressure off my back which hurts. Today am 95% better. Pink scarred skin with 95% of papuales gone. Most my recurring outbreaks last 6 months. On the Inspire eczema site we have a discussion going and about 50% of us are having tremendous success for what we call "The Cilantro Club". We learned about this treatment not from a doctor but from a blogger who read about this treatment on your site. I will keep up this smoothie for life as many I have read about go off once symptoms abate to only have it return. Thanks to who ever started this discussion!!!
Hi All: I was diagnosed over 4 years ago with Grover's on chest/rib area. After close to a year of Western Medicine I talked with an acupuncturist. Made a remedy of: couple tablespoons coconut oil (warmed to liquid) and about 10-15 drops each of these essential oils: frankincense, chamomile, lemon and cilantro. It will solidify to a salve. Applied 2-3 time a day. Cut the bumps/itch by 95% within several weeks. Now use regularly am - pm to keep it at bay. Just had minor surgery on both knees....guess what? Sleeping on my back and sitting in a chair with legs up...brought Grover's to my back...and almost my entire back (right shoulder blade spared so far). First time ever on my back. Am applying cilantro essential oil directly to bumps and then my "remedy" on top (3x/day). Has reduced the itch by 60% within 2 days. Will keep you posted. BTW: Chinese medicine loves cilantro because of its anti-inflammatory properties.
20 days and still drinking a smoothie every morning. The rash is still 80% gone and it definitely is not as red. It kind of wanes. The rash can still appear when I take a warmer shower. I have to say my back is sooo much better. I used to feel thousands of bumps on my shoulder blades, that is almost completely gone. I'm going to say this is probably going to take a longer time to completely go away if at all, but with the minimal itch I think I can finally live a normal life. My self confidence is also back. I still give credit to the Chlorella and Cilantro. Kim and Ava, keep your heads up as well as everyone else.
I am asking you and others who have tried cilantro to respond with your results using cilantro to treat GD. Like you Max my results were wildly successful using this "crackpot" idea. I have had GD on and off for about 5 years and all the assorted prescription meds I tried were of little if any help. I am classic with a 1 year initial break out and then I would get 6 months on and 6 months off. I want to share with my dermatologists, I have 2) and ask them to consider passing this treatment on to their patients. From what I have read on this site and also the Mayo Clinic skin site discussing GD I find about 50% of us have success. I also do believe it is tied into a metal detox from what I have read. A blood test recently showed I am allergic to 5 metals, but I began this detox without that knowledge. I also have 2 other forms of eczema, so clearly I am eczema prone. In your description please include your results based upon how much you consume: fresh, frozen or pill/capsules, how often you take it: daily, every other day and so on. How long you were on it before you noticed any benefit. If you didn't improve how long before you stopped. I so wish I had know about this treatment years ago. I started this early in April 19 and this is the first summer in years I am able to participate in my families outdoor activities, yet the best benefit of all is to be itch and pain free. I can sweat without the stinging burning. Before even when in the dormant stage my torso always felt hot, as if it were sunburned and that also is gone. Please help me with your information so we can help others.
What quantity do you consume and for how long before seeing improvement?
Thank you so much for your post. I was finally diagnosed last year with Grover's after going crazy for 3 previous years with symptoms. I'm a 41yr old female and didn't really fit the profile I guess, but nonetheless, doctors and dermatologists were zero help. Third derm finally biopsied and diagnosed. I am in the middle of a terrible flair up and am stopping on my way home from work today to buy cilantro. Nothing seems to work for me. I did find Oregano oil (mixed with coconut oil) decreased symptoms a bit (and made me smell like a pizza), but like most other things, it only relieved and was temporary. I'll let you know how the cilantro works in a few days! Mine cleared up for the first time during the summer months, so I'm counting the days for summer. Thanks again.
I have had grovers rash for about 3 years, only flares up in my hot tub, but love it so much got to get rid of this so I can enjoy my hot tub, gonna try Cilantro starting today, I can see most are saying eat about half a bundle, let's try and see, may God bless all who referred this to me, Accutane spray also works but way to expensive for me and only a quick fix it will return, need it gone, and no hot tub worry for wonderful relaxation, also found last few days vitamin A drys it up, Accutane contains vitamin A so put 2 and 2 togather and gave that a whirl also.
Eating about half a "bunch" of cilantro for three days straight cured my Grover's disease--completely.
Before I knew about cilantro, I controlled the itching by cloning a product from France (Aloplastine) by making a paste of Glycerol 20%; Talc Purified 25%; Zinc Oxide 25%.
Histamine is produced whenever there is a mineral or hydration imbalance and usually involves hives or itching
A hair analysis might pinpoint lack of one mineral or another . Bad gut flora or high cortisol from stress can make absorption of minerals near impossible. Stress causes body to rob peter to pay paul to make cortosol so you can run from the bear. Dhea and Pregnenalone and progesterone and other things lower cortisol.
Eric Berg on you tube has lots of teachings on cortisol.
Calcium needs~ D-3 K-2 all other minerals in balance and borax to go into bones and teeth and Threonine puts enamel on teeth .
Just some random insights you might find some helps . I eat defatted beef liver to keep my body from attacking my liver, maybe pork rinds might help your body stop attacking your skin.
Just continuing my update as promised. Still on the Cilantro smoothies every single day for three (3) full months (March 21st). Today is June 19th. I might have missed maybe 3 days if that. Also, I take chlorella tablets at least 6 and sometimes 12. I never miss the 6 morning tablets cuz I take them with my smoothie. I frequently (like 50% of the time) forget my 6 evening tablets. Grover's is still there. Seems to be down about 75% but it holding at that level. Could be just the "transient" stage. Remember the acronym TADS. So no miracle at all yet. But I am going to continue with the "C. stavivum"--its species name--probably forever since I like the taste and cilantro has a lot of purportedly other good benefits (good to Google what they are).
I would still love to hear from others. Very silent on this section.
Robert from Chicago. June 19,2021
That's very interesting - I just got some cilantro, which I HATE, aside from small amounts in mexican food. I'm extracting it now, creating a tincture, since I don't like the taste of it. Very interesting...although, my rash is nearly gone...
I wonder if Grover's might actually be herx? As in, someone eats or drinks something that is somewhat "cleansing" and triggers some die-off? Or the expelling of some sort of toxin. 20 years is a long time so...if that's the case, that would suggest some sort of continuous exposure to a toxin that is being repeatedly expelled by something in the diet - as opposed to bacteria or a virus or parasite. Since they don't know what it is, I guess it could be just about anything.
I just bought some cilantro with chlorella liquid and it's suposed to help the detox be less painful. I use lugol's iodine and eat brazil nut for selenium and take minerals in balance and stay hydrated. Mineral imbalance can cause dehydration. It can take 6 months to rehydrate a body. Dehydration causes itching and hives. Grovers is supposed to be from plugged lymph system so the cilantro with chlorella would take some time to clear that up. I don't have grovers, but use cilantro to detox from metal fillings.
From experience, the liquid and caps do not work nearly as well as the fresh. Please give it another try with at least a cup or two in a smoothie each day.
I just wanted to add my support for cilantro. My terribly itchy Grovers only subsides when I'm eating ~1/2 bunch of cilantro per day. When I go on vacation and can't get it, the itching and bumps come back. When I get home, I eat cilantro regularly again, and it gets better. How can we spread the word to the medical community? It is frustrating that none of our dermatologists are knowledgeable about, and supportive of, the cilantro cure.
I am a 55 year old female diagnosed with Grover's about 3 months ago. It has been unbearable for me. The itch and rash covered about 80% of my body. So far the only relief from the itching that I got was using Sarna lotion after a hot shower. It gave me enough relief from the itch to fall asleep. But I'd have to get up during the night to re apply but it isn't as effective as when applied immediately after a shower. The only thing that gave me total relief was from taking 20-30 mg of oral steroids a day! But I felt awful on them. They changed my mood and made me puffy and miserable. I do not want to poison my body any more so I have weaned off of them. My last pill was today but the rash and itch started coming back a couple days ago. I have been drinking a cilantro smoothie with a half bunch of cilantro for the past two days, and have been applying Zinc oxide after showers. So far I can't tell if it's helping, but I will keep it up for a week or so and get back to you. Fingers crossed it will work for me like it has for others.
I am a 58 year old male that has had Grovers for approximately 11 months. Like others my primary doctor had never heard of this hideous disease, so I went to a dermatologist who did a biopsy. She actually knew when I first took my shirt off just by looking at it. I took many steroid creams and pills the first couple of months to no avail. I decided after nothing worked to stop taking anything bur benadryl and hot showers. I didn't want to poison my body any longer. I know hot showers are not good for the skin either, so limited the water to very warm. I am now trying the cilantro + chlorella. I am 6 days in and have to say the rash on my chest is about 40% gone. The itch however has not receded at all. I will report back unlike some others my progress as time goes on. I hope this is a cure as my life has been negatively altered. I hope everyone else that has this the best of luck.
Jeff, Thanks for the post. I was diagnosed about 3 months ago and it has been HORRIBLE! It was covering about 80% of my body and the itch was unbearable. So far only oral steroids have helped but I don't want to poison my body any more. I have weaned off of the steroids and my last pill was today but I feel the rash and itch slowly coming back. I just started the cilantro two days ago. I am hoping that it will help. I too will let people know if it works or not. I am keeping a positive attitude and hoping for the best.
9 days and my skin is still improving. I continue to drink Chlorella with a glass of orange juice followed by a smoothie with 1 bunch of Cilantro every morning. The itch has receded about 90%. It still bothers me during the night, but is definitely better then before. Thew rash is about 60% gone. I have added 5,000 IU vitamin d for the last 3 days. It definitely makes me feel sick, but I am not going to stop. I no longer take hot showers as it dries my skin too much. Something strange is happening though. I got about 20 small black very painful skin tags on my lower neck/upper shoulders. They only lasted 2 or 3 days and fell off while showering. I have also lost several skin tags that have been on my neck for years. Maybe that's where the heavy metals are going? Not sure but will report back in a couple of days with an update. There is hope.
I too have been suffering from this gd monster for 4 of the most miserable months of my life. This is my 2nd day of cilantro smoothies so I will keep everyone posted on my progress. This may be a dumb question but should I take off the stems? I've cut off the thicker ones.
Keep stems on.
Ava, I use the stems and all. I am still seeing it recede at this time. The itching went to a burning feeling especially on my back. It seemed to get worse at first and then got better. Don't give up, it has tortured me for 11 months.
Jeff, So happy to hear of your continued success. Thank-you for your update. My smoothie has essentially the same ingredients as yours, minus the Chlorella. I am on day 5, but no help yet so I'll definitely add it. I will keep everyone updated on my progress. I have only been using 1/2 bunch so I'll increase to 1 bunch a day. Best to all!
Natures way powdered chlorella