Wellness Wednesdays: Wheatgrass

On Monday we started a ‘week of wheatgrass’.  Wheatgrass is packed with essential vitamins and nutrients vital to wellness and incorporating a “shot” of juiced wheatgrass into your day is an easy way to reap these benefits. We are buying them from Kauai and Fruits and Roots but are hoping to grow our own at home soon (once we have figured out how  to do so successfully we will post a ‘How To Tuesday‘)

Most of the benefits of wheatgrass juice are due to it being one of the best sources of living chlorophyll – in order to fully benefits from chlorophyll it must come from a fresh living plant:

  • Wheatgrass juice contains up to 70% chlorophyll which is an important blood builder. Wheatgrass juice contains up to 70% chlorophyll, which is an important blood builder. The chlorophyll molecules closely resemble that of the hemin molecule, the pigment which combines with protein to form hemoglobin. The major difference is the chlorophyll molecule contains magnesium as it’s central atom, and the hemin molecule contains iron. The molecular structure of these two substances is almost identical in all other respects.
  • Chlorophyll contains enzymes and super- oxide dismutase, a copper-containing protein found in mature red blood cells. This enzyme decomposes superoxide radicals in the body into a more manageable form, thereby helping to slow down the aging process.
  • Wheatgrass juice contains crude chlorophyll (as opposed to pure) and can be taken orally and as a colon implant without side effects. In addition, scientists have never found wheatgrass to be toxic in any amount when given to either animals or humans.
  • Science has proven that chlorophyll arrests growth and development of unfriendly bacteria.
  • Chlorophyll is antibacterial and can be used inside and outside the body as a natural healer.
  • Chlorophyll can be extracted from many plants, but wheatgrass is superior because it has been found to have over 100 elements needed by man. If grown in organic soil, it absorbs 92 of the known 115 minerals from the soil.
  • Liquid chlorophyll has the ability to get into the tissue, where it can actually refine and renew them.
  • The bland soothing effect of chlorophyll (wheatgrass) ointments are very beneficial to the treatment of various skin diseases involving the outer and underlying layers of the skin, including: itching and burning of the rectum; ivy poisoning; weeping and dry eczema and even in conditions caused by insect bites or infection.
  • Chlorophyll neutralizes toxins in the body.
  • Chlorophyll helps purify the liver.
  • Chlorophyll improves blood sugar problems.
  • Clears up foul smelling odors, neutralizes Strep infections, heals wounds, hastens skin grafting, cures chronic sinusitis, chronic inner ear inflammation and infection, reduces varicose veins and heals leg ulcers, and much much more.
  • Wheatgrass is high in oxygen like all green plants that contain chlorophyll. This is beneficial because the brain and all body tissues function at an optimal level in a highly- oxygenated environment.
  • It is a nutritionally complete food which will sustain the growth and development of laboratory animals and humans alike. Wheatgrass has what is called the grass-juice factor, which has been shown to keep herbivorous animals alive practically indefinitely.
  • Wheatgrass juice is a superior detoxification agent compared to carrot juice and other fruits and vegetables.
  • The starch of the wheat berry is stored energy which when converted to simpler sugars is a quick energy source. It is especially good for athletes because it is a juice and is assimilated in 20 minutes or less, and uses very little of the body’s energy to extract the nutrients.
  • Wheatgrass contains a full spectrum of vitamins and minerals, including the thirteen essential ones, combined with dozens of trace elements and enzymes.
  •  Wheatgrass juice is an effective healer because it contains all minerals known to man, and vitamins A, B-complex, C, E, l and K. It is extremely rich in protein, and contains 17 amino acids, the building blocks of protein.
  • Farmers in the Midwest who have sterile cows and bulls put them on wheatgrass to restore fertility. (The high magnesium content in chlorophyll builds enzymes that restore the sex hormones.)
  • Wheatgrass juice cures acne and even helps to remove scars after it has been ingested for seven to eight months. The diet, of course, must be improved at the same time.
  • Wheatgrass juice acts as a detergent in the body and can be used as a body deodorant.
  •  A small amount of wheatgrass juice in the human diet helps prevents tooth decay.
  • Wheatgrass juice held in the mouth for 5 minutes will help eliminate toothaches. It pulls poisons from the gums.
  • Gargle wheatgrass juice for a sore throat.
  • Drink wheatgrass juice for skin problems such as eczema or psoriasis.
  • Wheatgrass juice helps to keep the hair from graying.
  • Wheatgrass juice improves the digestion.
  • Wheatgrass juice is an excellent skin cleanser and can be absorbed through the skin for nutrition. 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 improves arthritis. Soak a cotton ball and place on affected area, cover with plastic bag.
  • For minor eye irritation apply strained wheatgrass juice mixed with half pure water in an eyecup for 15 – 30 seconds.
  • Massage into the scalp and cover with shower cap for 15 minutes to help eliminate dandruff.
  • Wheatgrass juice can be used as a douche for many feminine complications.
  • Wheatgrass juice is great for constipation and keeping the bowels open because it is high in magnesium.
  • Wheatgrass juice reduces high blood pressure and enhances the capillaries.
  • Wheatgrass juice can remove heavy metals from the body.
  •  Wheatgrass juice is great for blood disorders of all kinds.
  • Wheatgrass is gluten-free because it’s cut before the grain forms.

All of this and you can grow it at home in just a few days! More on this to come…

2 thoughts on “Wellness Wednesdays: Wheatgrass

  1. I’m growing wheatgrass at home but I don’t have a juicer so I don’t know what to do with it!! Please help?! Looking forward to a “How to Tuesday”…. 🙂

    1. You can use a blender as well 🙂 We don’t have a juicer either so will be trying this out and will definitely include that in our How To Tuesday post!

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