Wheat grass as a super food loaded with vitamins and minerals could be used to treat numerous ailments and disorders.
Wheat grass is enjoying greater popularity recently because of the many claims of its ability to heal or prevent many illnesses and disorders. Many health conscious individuals value wheatgrass for being a very good and natural source of nutrients. In its juice form, it is made up of 70% chlorophyll which for plants is the equivalent of blood in animals and human. Touted as a super food, it is a concentrated source of nutrients that include vitamin A, C E, K and B-complex, calcium, iron, magnesium and 17 amino acids which are the building blocks of protein.
Even if there is not enough scientific evidence yet to support the claims, many attest to the effectiveness of wheat grass for the following:
- It is believed to increase hemoglobin production so it is good for related ailments involving red blood cells or the oxygen carrying cell in the blood. It is also being used to control blood sugar for people with diabetes. With blood and circulatory function related ailments, wheatgrass could also regulate the blood pressure and lower cholesterol levels by effectively blocking the absorption of which.
- Wheatgrass works also in the liver and improves their functions. It could remove toxins from the liver and the blood including harmful deposits from drugs or from heavy metal contaminants that we had been exposed to especially if we live in a city where air pollution is high. It has also an anti-oxidant and works by removing the cancer-causing elements that got into our system.
- As a diuretic, it promotes the health of the kidneys, the bladder and the urinary tract. It is being used for the treatment of benign prostatic hypertrophy as well as in the reduction or elimination of kidney stones.
- Because of its anti-inflammatory capabilities, it is also good for arthritis, ulcerative colitis, gout and joint pains. While it also acts on the treatment of some respiratory ailments such as cough and colds, fever, sore throat and bronchitis. Its ability to fight off bacterial infections make it also good for wound healing and in the treatment of chronic skin problems and in general, strengthens the immune system to fight off infections.
Due to its fibrous nature, it is indigestible by humans and must be liquefied before it can be consumed by human. Wheatgrass could be taken in juice form should you prefer to grow it organically in your own garden or could be purchased in most herbal stores either in tablet or powder form.