The most nutrient rich food in the planet. Wheatgrass is grown from the wheat seed (wheat berries) which is the whole kernel of the wheat grain. It is used for many years for its therapeutic and nutritional properties. Dr. Ann Wigmore and institutes based on her teachings has been helping people get well from chronic disorders for 30 years using wheatgrass. Freshly squeezed juice is the most effective one because of the alive enzyme activity, however you can also find it in form of a dried juice concentrate, an extract, a whole leaf powder or tablets.
- One of the richest sources of vitamins A, C, E and K
- Contains a full, balanced spectrum of readily assimilated B vitamins, including B 17 (laetrile) which has been credited with selectively destroying cancer cells without affecting normal cells
- Contains a high quality of organic calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, sodium, sulfur, zinc and potassium in a balanced ratio.
- one ounce (shot) contains 103 vitamins & minerals and amino acids.
- 2 ounces has the same nutritional value of 5 pounds of vegetables.
- Wheatgrass juice is a superior detoxification agent compared to carrot juice and other fruits and vegetables, Dr. Earp-Thomas, associate of Dr. Ann Wigmore, says that 15 pounds of wheatgrass is the equivalent of 350 pounds of carrot, lettuce, celery and other nutritious vegetables
- Because it incorporates all the necessary amino acids, it is a complete protein, also is considered a complete food by many authorities
- Contains 70 % chlorophyll, which is the first product of light and therefore contains more light energy than any other element. It helps wash drug deposits from the body, purifies blood and organs and counteracts toxins. It also oxygenates the white blood cells of the body, in turn boosting the immune system. It also helps build the red blood cells, which carry oxygen to every single cell.
- Studies of various animals have shown chlorophyll to be free of any toxic reaction. The red cell count was returned to normal within 4 to 5 days of the administration of chlorophyll, even in those animals which were known to be extremely anemic or low in red cell count.
- 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 organic soil, it absorbs 92 of the known minerals from the soil.
- Birscher called chlorophyll ‘concentrated sun power’. He said ‘chlorophyll increases the function of the heart, affects the vascular system, the intestines, the uterus and the lungs.’
- Helps remove toxic heavy metals stored in the tissues.
- Reduces high blood pressure and alleviates stress
- Contains beta carotene, which acts as a scavenger against harmful molecules, air pollution or other environmental toxins
- Provides organic iron to improve blood circulation
- Increases resistance to radiation
- Keeps hair from graying
- Detoxifies liver, circulatory & digestive systems
- Excellent skin cleanser, helps with acne, eczema and psioriasis
- Used to treat cuts, rashes, burns, scrapes, bites, poison ivy and tumours when applied topically
- Used to treat sore throats & mouth sores
- Sweetens your breath, treats morning breath, helps prevent tooth decay
- Restores alkalinity to the blood & circulatory system
- Powerful anti-aging properties
- Cleanses colon, heals the intestinal walls
- Helps increase enzyme level in our cells, which aids rejuvenation in the body
- Increases metabolism
- Bernard Jensen says that it only takes minutes to digest wheatgrass juice and uses up very little body energy
- Improves blood sugar problems
- Improves digestion, great for constipation and keeping the bowels regular
- 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.
- No known side effects, however very few allergies noted
How do I take it?
You need to take minimum 2 ounces (1 shot), or 6 to 10 ounces for therapeutic uses. It can be taken also as a colon implant, or be used topically. Always drink it on a empty stomach, allowing 15-20 minutes to digest. The optimum way to drink it is to ‘swish’ it around your mouth to mix it with your digestive enzymes before swallowing. If you are new, start with 2 ounces and increase the amount if you like. Do not drink more than 5 ounces at a time, as it is very powerful and concentrated, it may cause nausea or vomitting, which is a brief manifestation of initial impact of the wheatgrass juice upon bodily toxins.
Here is a good infographic to explain the simple steps:
soaking, sprouting, planting, harvesting and storing.