You may have heard the term wheatgrass floating around but not really understood what it is or just how important it can be for your health. Wheatgrass is a type of grass (there are more than 9,000 kinds of grasses) used by many as an herbal medicine. Wheatgrass has nutritional and therapeutic properties.
History of Wheatgrass
Wheatgrass dates back to before the dawn of man and will undoubtedly remain long after we leave this planet. The most successful and evolved civilizations have lived near fertile grasslands. Wheatgrass has been long noted in writings and hieroglyphs as a nourishing food.
Wheatgrass gained more popularity for human consumption with the growing awareness of eating living foods and how this practice can dramatically improve one’s health. The “Father of Wheatgrass,” Charles Franklin Schnabel began his quest to teach humanity about the health benefits of wheatgrass in the 1930’s.
Ann Wigmore promoted wheatgrass juice consumption during the later part of the 20th century.
3 Main Health Roles of Wheatgrass:
- Blood purification.
- Liver detoxification.
- Colon cleansing.
There are high levels of chlorophyll found in wheatgrass. The molecular structure of chlorophyll is closer to that of the human blood than any other compound found to date. Drinking fresh wheatgrass juice revitalizes the blood. Blood flows through all parts of the body, all day, everyday. If your blood is healthy and pure it makes sense that the rest of your body will thrive.
Wheatgrass is a whole food that gives your body a complete package of nutrition.
Wheatgrass is Loaded with Powerful Nutrients:
Vitamins: C, E, A, B1, B2, B3, B6, K, folic acid, choline, beta-carotene, biotin.
Phytochemicals: chlorophyll, carotenoids, bioflavonoid, growth hormones, RNA, DNA
Fatty Acids: linolenic acid, linoleic acid.
Enzymes: (over 80 identified) super-oxide dismutase, peroxidase, catalase, chytochrome, oxidase, many more.
Amino acids: tryptophan, glutamic acid, alanine, methionine, arginine, lysine, small polypeptides and more.
Health Benefits of Wheatgrass*:
- Helps to repair DNA
- Enhances immunity
- Combats free radicals
- Thwarts carcinogens
- Provides growth hormones
- Promotes longevity
- Reduces cholesterol
- Prevents inflammation
- Helps heal skin diseases
- Increases cellular rejuvenation
- Neutralizes pesticides
- Increases energy, stamina, endurance
- Lowers atherosclerosis risk
(*According to studies conducted and reviewed by Steve Meyerowitz published in Wheatgrass: Nature’s Finest Medicine.)
The real life case studies of wheatgrass and its healing powers are numerous. The cases of terminally ill patients on whom conventional medicine had given up but who recovered fully with the use of wheatgrasses are many.
From breast cancer, brain tumors, colon cancers, lymph cancers, to Lyme’s disease and lupus, the stories of healing from wheatgrass is truly miraculous.
Making Wheatgrass a Part of your Diet
If you’re concerned about your health, someone else’s, or the modern diet of our society it’s a good idea to learn more about how to make wheatgrass a part of your daily diet.
You can take wheatgrass in its natural, grass form; juice it, use tablets, enemas, or powders to mix with juice or water. You can even grow it yourself. The options are many and the health benefits of wheatgrass are unsurpassable.