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Wheatgrass Date Written 2007
Author Joe Holmes Date Revised 1-20-09

What is wheatgrass and why do I need to know about it.
It is simply sprouts or young grass from common wheat seed.
It is reported to have healing properties both internally and externally. One claim is that it heals skin ulcers common with the elderly and long term diabetes. There are many claims that wheatgrass works to treat cancers but no accredited research could be found.

Little scientific documentation could be found at the time of writing this report. Many claims as usual are on the internet, but unfortunately few provide documented sources for their claims. A search of PUBMED could not reveal any research for human health benefits. Only one human test could be found and it indicated that a placebo test showed the same results as wheatgrass. If you know of documented scientific research proving the healthy benefits of wheatgrass by accredited researchers please let us know about them.

1. "Back in the 1930's and 40's, substantial research into the cereal grasses, including wheatgrass, showed dramatic improvement in the cleansing and healing of infected wounds and skin ulcers. Much of this research was carried out by leading surgeons and other specialists in large medical institutions in the United States. Then, in 1941, penicillin was found to have highly effective antibiotic properties. The interest in cereal grass as a potential antibiotic promptly ended.

By chance, in 1995, I was fortunate enough to re-discover wheatgrass as a healing agent, an event that abruptly changed my view of the wound and ulcer healing process. It led to considerable success in this area compared with what my classical medical training had taught me." Go to this site and see their pictures.

2. "Wheatgrass refers to the young grass of the common wheat plant, Triticum aestivum, that is freshly juiced or dried into powder for animal and human consumption. Both provide chlorophyll, amino acids, minerals, vitamins, and enzymes. Claims about wheatgrass' health benefits range from providing supplemental nutrition to having unique curative properties. Some consumers grow and juice wheatgrass in their homes. It is often available in juice bars, alone or in mixed fruit and/or vegetable drinks. It is also available in many health food stores as fresh produce, tablets, frozen juice and powder...Wheatgrass proponent Schnabel claimed in the 1940s that "fifteen pounds of wheatgrass is equal in overall nutritional value to 350 pounds of ordinary garden vegetables"

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