What is wheatgrass and why do I need to
know about it.
It is simply sprouts or young grass from common wheat
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.
"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
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.
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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