- Created: 20 August 2014
Wheatgrass is made from common wheat plant. It can either be consumed fresh or as a powder. It is not the same thing as wheat malt as wheatgrass is freeze dried and it grows longer.
Wheatgrass is high in nutrients as seen in the nutrient comparison on page 1. Wheatgrass contain NO gluten.
The drinking of wheatgrass begun in the 1930’s after Charles Schnabel began to popularize the benefits from drinking it.
Schnabel claimed in the 1940’s that 15 pounds of wheatgrass is equal in nutrition to 350 pounds of ordinary garden vegetables.
This is disputable, especially if you look at the nutritional table on page 1.
What does make it unique is that is has a far superior content of B12 that other garden vegetables.
The best way to grow is to soak the seeds in water for 2 or three days, changing the water daily. Once they have soaked, let them dry out and sprout, preferably placing then in the darkness. Once they have sprouted then they are ready to plant in seedling trays, planting them quite densely, covering them with soil. Remember to water them daily.
Wheatgrass is best grown not too slowly and not too quickly. The nutritional values of the wheatgrass reaches its peak when the grass is a few inches high, once the wheat grows above this height the nutrient levels start to drop. This is quite interesting, the seeds have lower nutrient levels, which increases in the grass stage and then decreases again as he wheat starts to grow.
The benefits of wheatgrass are many. There have been some small studies for the benefits of wheatgrass in the uses of ulcerative colitis and rectal disease.
What is known about wheatgrass that does help blood flow, digestion and detoxification. These are benefits similar to chlorophyll.
A pilot study has been carried out with cancer patients who drunk wheatgrass juice daily. People on the study showed a decreased need for blood and bone-marrow buildings medications during their chemotherapy, without any diminishing effects of the therapy.
Benefits from Wheatgrass are:
- Increasing red blood cell count and lowers blood pressure.
- It cleans the blood, organs and Gastrointestinal tract of debris.
- It stimulates metabolism and enzyme activity. This increased enzyme activity help to increase healing. Cooking will destroy the enzymes in foods.
- Wheatgrass enriches blood. It aids in reducing blood pressure by dilating the blood pathways throughout the body.
- It stimulates the thyroid gland helping to reduce obesity and indigestion
- Wheatgrass also restores alkalinity. Once the alkalinity is reduced then intestinal pains, peptic ulcers, ulcerative colitis, constipation, diarrhoea as well as other gastrointestinal complaints.
- It is a powerful detoxifying agent. This in turn help to protect the liver and the blood. It is known to help neutralise environmental toxins.
- The enzymes in wheatgrass protect us from carcinogens.
- Wheatgrass helps to fight tumours. Studies show that it will fight tumours without the usual toxicity of cell destroying drugs.
- Wheatgrass has a lot of similarity to blood. The chlorophyll in it is soluble in fat particles and the fat particles are absorbed directly into the blood via the lymphatic system. Chlorophyll is absorbed in this way.
- It can be used in enema form and placed into the rectal canal. This has shown to give rapid cleansing of the lower bowel ad to help to accumulate debris.
- When wheatgrass is applied externally it can help to alleviate itches straight away.
- Poultices can be applied every two to four hours for cuts, burns, scrapes, rashes, poison ivy, athletes foot insect bites, boils, sores, open ulcer and tumours.
- wheatgrass helps to aid sleep. It is believed hat if you place living wheatgrass near the head of your bed it will enhance oxygen in the air and generate healthful negative ions help a restful sleep.
- Wheatgrass is a great de-odouriser, great for bad breath with the added benefit of tightening up the gums.
- It helps to oxygenate the blood.
- It helps turn grey hair back to its natural colour
- It slows down aging
- Lessens the effects of radiation, this is by containing the enzyme SOD which acts as an anti-inflammatory and prevents cellular damage.
- It restores fertility
- Dr Bernard Jensen states it will double red blood cells when soaking in a chlorophyll water bath.