15 Day Cilantro Update:
On it consistently for 15 days with nothing good to report. Zero positive effect on Grovers. Also combined 1/2 bunch daily with Chlorella tabs during this entire time. Zero, nada, nothing. I did however introduce zinc oxide cream about 1/2 way through. Also, zero impact. The zinc oxide actually made it worse as the cream aggravated and made more raw the open sores. What zinc oxide does do is cover it up. So the appearance of the papules while the zinc is on is lessened. Wash it off and there they all are again.
Disappointing but I will continue on the cilantro and Chlorella since they are both great for you and maybe it takes a longer time. Potential chelation benefits are supposedly good too. I will use the zinc oxide cream (effectively diaper cream) sparingly. The cover up from the cream albeit strictly cosmetic is nice if you want to take your shirt off.
I started the cilantro & chlorella smoothie routine 7 days ago on the 21st of March 2021. I put in the blender a full 1/2 a bunch of fresh cilantro plants straight from Whole Foods (stems and all) plus berries +/-3 or 4 chlorella tablets & pour in some protein drink so it's a drinkable fluid. Despite the huge amount of cilantro in this concoction of +/-16 oz smoothie it tastes great. I have done it for the last 7 mornings without fail.
Sadly, it's had zero impact so far. I promise to report back next week. I just turned 60, white male, very active & healthy. Had a biopsy that confirmed Grover's aka TAD about 10 years ago. It never really goes away. It is 100% limited to my trunk area meaning my core. It is all over my back (Shoulders down to beltline) and on the lower half of my front down to just above my belt line. Head, arms, ass & legs have always been clear. It has never been to itchy but really unsightly. Sucks to have it. Cilantro would be so perfect if it works because it's so good for you in so many other ways and I have always loved the taste of it. So I'm gunna keep trying for at least 8 weeks. Appreciate other comments. Kind regards, Robert from Chicago.
I live in south Florida as well. Tried cilantro capsules (6 per day) and it did NOTHING...along with gagging over the large capsules, I would burp all day a horrible taste of the herb. Nothing is working and I am entering my 9th month of GD....such an insidious disease. Go to bed itching and wake up itching.
I have been on a cilantro smoothie diet for three weeks and have seen almost no difference in this horrible disease. True some of the itching has been reduced but nothing else. l intend staying on it for one more week.
Jeff and Ava, Unfortunately for me the smoothies are not working either. I completely weaned off of prednisone and the rash and itchiness came back full force. I went from a half bunch to a whole bunch of Cilantro to no avail. I will continue for a few more weeks, but sadly, I don't think that Cilantro is the miracle cure for me. I am super bummed. This disease is debilitating for me.
I ingested four bunches of cilantro in eight days mixed with some fruits in the blender and I didn't have any relief to my terrible itch... What's wrong???