Wheatgrass is the young grass of the wheat plant, Triticum aestivum. It grows in temperate regions throughout Europe and the United States and can live indoors or outdoors. Many people grow their own wheatgrass by putting wheat seeds in water and then harvesting the leaves.Wheatgrass is the freshly sprouted first leaves of the common wheat plant, used as a food, drink, or dietary supplement. Wheatgrass is served freeze dried or fresh, and so it differs from wheat malt, which is convectively dried. Wheatgrass is allowed to grow longer and taller than wheat malt. Like most plants, wheatgrass contains chlorophyll, amino acids, minerals, vitamins and enzymes. Claims about the health benefits of wheatgrass range from providing supplemental nutrition to having unique curative properties. Wheatgrass is a source of potassium, dietary fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E (alpha tocopherol), vitamin K, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B6, pantothenic acid, iron, zinc, copper, manganese, and selenium. It is also a good source of protein, with up 8 grams per ounce if consumed in powder form or around 1g in a “shot” of juice. This protein content consists of at least 17 forms of amino acids, including 8 out of 9 essential amino acids.
Wheat Grass is a wonderful natural tonic full of all minerals, vitamins like vitamin A, B, C and anti-oxidants. It is a great source of Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorous, Potassium, Sodium, Sulfur, Cobalt, Zinc and proteins. It is an excellent drink for all age groups – children, ladies, elders etc. By taking Wheat Grass juice, we will feel the difference in our strength, health, spirituality, endurance and well being. It can be taken to help in recovering from all kinds of acute and chronic diseases except for Chronic Renal Failure as it as high protein content and Celiac disease (Wheat allergy). Wheat Grass juice purifies the blood. It removes the toxic metals and helps build a clean blood stream, helps in all kinds of blood disorders, including anemia, where it effectively increases the hemoglobin levels. It has a great role in controlling hemorrhagic condition (internal or external) and diseases like dengue fever, iron deficiency anemia, Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP), diabetes or other life style diseases like Hypertension (high blood pressure) by reducing the toxins in blood and increasing the iron content and hemoglobin in circulation. As it purifies the blood, it helps in curing many skin disorders including acne. It also helps in healing scars, burns, boils and ulcers. Wheatgrass Juice is excellent for a proper digestion, helps curing constipation by keeping the intestinal movements active. It also enhances and promotes the secretion of hormones thereby has a great value in hormonal imbalances, sexual hormone irregularities, hypothyroidism, etc. It also helps in controlling obesity. Wheat Grass Juice can dissolve scars that are formed in the lungs from breathing acidic gases. The effect of carbon monoxide is minimized since chlorophyll in the juice increases the hemoglobin production. Wheat Grass Juice has high Chlorophyll which increases the functions of heart, affects the vascular system, the intestines and the lungs. The Magnesium found in chlorophyll is present in more than 30 enzymes essential to the body. That is why Wheat Grass is termed as ‘Green Blood’. Wheat Grass Juice increases the body immunity and natural defense to fight against infections and other diseases.
Chemotherapy given in Cancer destroys cancer cells as well as normal cells of the body and thereby produces so many side effects but Wheat Grass, being an excellent source of Laetrile, acts as a Natural Chemotherapy where it only destroys cancerous cells and does not harm the healthy cells of the body. Wheat Grass juice provides oxygen to the body, starving out cancerous cells and improving cell respiration of the healthy cells. It is given in cancer of all kinds including Leukemia (blood cancer), which are well taken care by Wheat grass Juice. It also acts as a preventive against Cancer. Wheat Grass also helps in overcoming the side effects of Chemotherapy and Radiotherapy and provides all kinds of nutrition which have been consumed by the cancerous cells and gives immunity to the body to fight Cancer. It has a great role to play in pre cancerous stages like Leucoplakia (Mouth), where it reduces the fibrous bands and minimizes the chances to convert to Cancer. Wheat Grass is a complete diet in itself. Generally the picture of a Cancer patient is such that his appetite is gone, there is aversion to food and on the other hand Cancer keeps consuming the depleted body reserves at a rapid pace. Consequently, the candle starts burning at both the ends. In such a state, Wheat Grass provides an excellent replacement to the reduced intake and simultaneously fights and kills Cancer Cells.