March 11, 2014

Wheat Grass – A Natural Immune Booster.

Wheatgrass is a kind of grass. Its ground parts, roots, and rhizome are used to make medicine. Wheatgrass is primarily used as a concentrated source of nutrients. It is also called as “A Natural Immune Booster”.

Wheatgrass is typically also known as a food prepared from the cotyledons of the common wheat plant. It is allowed to grow longer than malt. Wheatgrass contains no wheat gluten. It is grown from wheat seeds, and contains high amounts of chlorophyll.  Wheatgrass contains large amounts of chlorophyll, and is thought to have a wide variety of health promoting properties.

“Its health benefits and curative powers were promoted in the 1940s by Ann Wigmore, a Lithuanian immigrant to Boston and holistic health practitioner.”

  • Wheatgrass juice is rich in chlorophyll. About 70% is chlorophyll.Chlorophyll is the first product of light and, therefore, contains more light energy than any other element
  • Wheatgrass is an excellent source of vitamin C, E, K and B complex (including B12).
  • In the minerals parts, it is rich in calcium, potassium, phosphorus, iron, magnesium, cobalt, germanium, sodium, sulphur and zinc.
  • It also contain long list of functional unit of protein i.e. amino acids. Near about 17amino acids are present in this miracle grass as well as 80 known enzymes.
  • It is a powerful source of antioxidants that protects against free radical damage.
  • Restores alkalinity to the blood. It can be used to relieve many internal pains, and has been used successfully to treat peptic ulcers, ulcerative colitis, constipation, diarrhea, and other complaints of the gastrointestinal tract.
  • The enzymes and amino acids found in wheatgrass can protect body from carcinogens like no other food or medicine. It strengthens cells, detoxifies the liver and bloodstream, and chemically neutralizes environmental pollutants.
  • The high grade content of iron in wheatgrass juice makes it a great blood builder, increasing red blood cells count. It regenerates and reactivates the red blood cells and supplies fresh oxygen to the body.
  • The anti-bacterial effect of wheatgrass juice helps to relieve the itchiness caused by athlete’s foot. Soak feet in a small bucket with distilled water pre-mixed with two ounces of the juice.
  • This is one of the very few juices that can actually remove heavy metals from the system. Regular consumption will greatly helpful in prevention of Alzheimer’s disease and any other mental problems.
  • Wheatgrass juice contains a long list of amino acids that are the building blocks of protein.
  • The anti-bacteria effect of wheatgrass creates an unfavorable environment for yeast and bacteria. Regular consumption of this juice will help to prevent further yeast and bacterial growth.
  • The ability to regulate blood sugar level makes this green juice a suitable drink for diabetes.
  • Wheatgrass juice reduces high blood pressure and enhances the capillaries.
  • Wheatgrass juice is a superior detoxification agent compared to carrot juice and other fruits and vegetables. Dr. Earp-Thomas, associate of Ann Wigmore, says that 15 pounds of wheatgrass is the equivalent of 350 pounds of carrots, lettuce, celery, and so forth.
  • A small amount of wheatgrass juice in the human diet prevents tooth decay. (Wheatgrass juice held in the mouth for 5 minutes will eliminate toothaches. It pulls poisons from the gums.)
  • Gargle with wheatgrass juice for a sore throat.
  • Wheatgrass juice prevents skin problems such as eczema or psoriasis.
  • It keeps the hair from graying.
  • Its juice improves the digestion and blood disorders of all kinds.
  • Wheatgrass juice is high in enzymes and an excellent skin cleanser. (Pour green juice over your body in a tub of warm water and soak for 15 to 20 minutes. Rinse off with cold water.)
  • Wheatgrass juice is great for constipation and keeping the bowels open. It is high in magnesium.
  • Wheatgrass juice can dissolve the scars that are formed in the lungs from breathing acid gasses. The effect of carbon monoxide is minimized since chlorophyll increases hemoglobin production.
    “Wheatgrass can double your red blood cell count just by soaking in it. Renowned nutritionist Dr. Bernard Jensen found that no other blood builders are superior to green juices and wheatgrass. In his book ‘Health Magic through Chlorophyll’ 


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