How to Treat Internal Scar Tissue with Barley

Updated July 19, 2017

Internal scar tissues affect muscles, organs and connective tissues in the body. These develop due to trauma or inflammation of cells and tissues and can band together to form adhesions. These adhesions can restrict movements or prevent the organs from functioning. One form of internal scar tissue is sarcoidosis, which is mostly asymptomatic but sometimes can cause fibre-like scar tissues in the lungs. The signs and symptoms include shortness of breath and enlarged lymph nodes around the lungs. A chest X-ray, lung function tests or biopsy can be used to diagnose the condition. Treatment may include barley or its supplements.

Eat foods rich in magnesium and low in calcium such as barley and other grains. Barley is rich in dietary fibre and selenium (antioxidants).

Take barley supplements, which are rich in enzymes, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, protein and chlorophyll to enhance the barley diet.

Take multivitamins containing the antioxidants A, C, E and B-complex and minerals such as zinc, magnesium, and selenium to help heal connective tissues and repair scar tissues.

Take one to two capsules or one to three tbsp fish oil (omega-3 fatty acids) three times daily. Fish oil is known to reduce inflammation throughout the body.

Take 500 mg bromelain daily. It is derived from pineapples, which produce enzymes, essential in treating scar tissue.


Consult your physician prior to starting any treatment. These include vitamins and other supplements such as bromelain, which can interact with conventional medication and also increase the risk of bleeding.

Things You'll Need

  • Barley
  • Barley supplements
  • Fish oil capsules or liquid fish oil (omega-3 fatty acids)
  • 500 mg bromelain
  • Vitamins A, C, E and B-complex
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Patricia Bardowell has been a professional writer in the field of business and healthcare for the past five years. She is a commentator with the "Huffington Post" and a writer with, the "Western Examiner," oDesk and Demand Studios. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in criminal justice along with an MBA from Keiser University.