Dr. Clement, Co-director of the Hippocrates Health Institute in Palm Beach, FL compiled an impressive list of benefits of wheatgrass and compelling reasons to take wheatgrass everyday. We put this list here based on Dr. Clement's recommendations.
One reason to consume this super food is simple: Some proponents of wheatgrass claim that just one shot of the juice has the nutritional value of up to 350 pounds of garden vegetables.
In short, wheatgrass ...
is packed with antioxidants,
is highly alkalizing,
has an anti-bacterial effect,
supports healthy skin healing,
supports respiratory function,
supports gastrointestinal health,
supports fertility, and
makes a great supplement during juice cleanses.
How to Take Wheatgrass?
Wheatgrass can upset the stomach if your body isn’t accustomed to a clean diet. If you are new to wheatgrass, you start with just half a shot a day over a one week period. Drink plenty of water and pay attention to the way you feel. Adjust your dosage of the juice over time to one or more shots as your body adjusts to it’s potency. Many people settle on just one shot a day.
Try your first shot of wheatgrass on an empty stomach for maximum absorption and following it with a small apple cider vinegar chaser. Follow with plenty of water in the hours that follow.
You can grow wheatgrass right in your own home in just about a week. Fresh wheatgrass is best, but green powders are also convenient. Powdered wheatgrass is a bit mellower in flavor than juiced fresh and raw, and is far easier to store in your pantry.
Benefits of Wheatgrass
1. Nutrition Loaded Superfood:
Wheatgrass is a nutritionally complete food which sustains the growth and development of laboratory animals. Wheatgrass has what is called the grass-juice factor, which has been shown to keep herbivorous animals alive practically indefinitely.
Wheatgrass is extremely rich in amino acids, namely 17 amino acids, the building blocks of protein.
Wheatgrass contains a full spectrum of vitamins and minerals, including the thirteen essential ones, combined with dozens of trace elements and enzymes.
Wheatgrass juice is an effective healer because it contains all minerals known to man, and vitamins A, B-complex, C, E, l and K.
The starch of the wheat berry is stored energy which when converted to simpler sugars is a quick energy source. It is especially good for athletes because it is a juice and is assimilated in 20 minutes or less, and uses very little of the body’s energy to extract the nutrients.
2. Super Detoxifying Properties:
Wheatgrass juice is a superior detoxification agent compared to carrot juice and other fruits and vegetables.
Wheatgrass juice can remove heavy metals from the body.
High concentration of chlorophyll in wheatgrass washes out the drug deposits from the body.
High concentration of chlorophyll in wheatgrass neutralizes toxins in the body.
High concentration of chlorophyll in wheatgrass helps purify the liver, regenerate liver tissue, support its detoxification process of alcohol, and protect it from the damage induced by your favorite libations.
Wheatgrass juice acts as a detergent in the body and can be used as a body deodorant.
Wheatgrass implants (enemas) are great for healing and detoxifying the colon walls. The implants also heal and cleanse the internal organs. After an enema is evacuated, implant 4 ounces of wheatgrass juice. Retain for 20 minutes.
3. Healing Properties:
A small amount of wheatgrass juice in the human diet helps prevent tooth decay. Wheatgrass juice held in the mouth for 5 minutes will help eliminate toothaches. It pulls poisons from the gums.
Gargle wheatgrass juice for a sore throat.
One ounce of wheatgrass in a gallon of fluoridated water turns the fluorine into harmless calcium-phosphate-fluoride compound. Used in wash water it adds softness to the face and hands. In the bath, it is most soothing.
Wheatgrass stops bleeding, eases itching, and helps sores and pimples to heal.
Wheatgrass juice is an excellent skin cleanser and can be absorbed through the skin for nutrition. Pour green juice over your body in a tub of warm water and soak for 15 to 20 minutes. Rinse off with cold water.
Wheatgrass juice cures acne and even help to remove scars after it has been ingested for seven to eight months. The diet, of course, must be improved at the same time.
Drink wheatgrass juice for skin problems such as eczema or psoriasis.
Pyorrhea of the mouth: lay pulp of wheatgrass soaked in juice on diseased area in mouth or chew wheatgrass, spitting out the pulp.
Wheatgrass juice improves arthritis. Soak a cotton sock with 6 ounces and place on affected area, cover with plastic bag.
For minor eye irritation apply strained wheatgrass juice mixed with half pure water in an eye cup for 15 – 30 seconds.
Wheatgrass powder packs with concentrated chlorophyll inserted into the sinuses have a drying effect, clearing up congestion, and giving immediate relief. Congested head colds can be cleared up within 24 hours.
Massage 6 ounces into the scalp and cover with shower cap for 15 minutes to help eliminate dandruff
The bland soothing effect of chlorophyll (wheatgrass) ointments are very beneficial to the treatment of various skin diseases involving the outer and underlying layers of the skin, including:
itching and burning of the rectum;
weeping and dry eczema, and
even in conditions caused by insect bites or infection.
4. One of the Best Sources of Chlorophyll
Wheatgrass contains up to 70% chlorophyll, which is an important blood builder. The chlorophyll molecules closely resemble that of the hemin molecule, the pigment which combines with protein to form hemoglobin. The major difference is the chlorophyll molecule contains magnesium as it’s central atom, and the hemin molecule contains iron. The molecular structure of these two substances is almost identical in all other respects.
Chlorophyll extracted from wheatgrass is superior to other plants because it absorbs 92 of the known 115 minerals from the soil.
Wheatgrass is high in oxygen like all green plants that contain chlorophyll. This is beneficial because the brain and all body tissues function at an optimal level in a highly-oxygenated environment.
Liquid chlorophyll has the ability to get into the tissue, where it can actually refine and renew them.
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.
Chlorophyll contains enzymes and super-oxide dismutase (SOD), a copper-containing protein found in mature red blood cells. This enzyme decomposes superoxide radicals in the body into a more manageable form, thereby helping to slow down the aging process.
Chlorophyll is the first product of sunlight and, therefore, contains more ‘light energy’ than any other food element. Wheatgrass juice contains crude chlorophyll (as opposed to pure) and can be taken orally and as a colon implant without side effects. In addition, scientists have never found wheatgrass to be toxic in any amount when given to either animals or humans.
Science has proven that chlorophyll arrests growth and development of unfriendly bacteria. Chlorophyll is antibacterial and can be used inside and outside the body as a natural healer.
Chlorophyll has antiseptic benefits. Clinical uses for chlorophyll:
to clear up foul smelling odors,
neutralize Strep infections,
hasten skin grafting,
to cure chronic sinusitis,
overcome chronic inner ear inflammation and infection,
reduce varicose veins and heal leg ulcers,
eliminate impetigo and other scabby eruptions,
heal rectal sores,
successfully treat inflammation of the uterine cervix,
get rid of parasitic vaginal infections,
reduce typhoid fever, and
cure advanced pyorrhea in many cases.
Chlorophyll increases the function of the heart, affects the vascular system, the intestines, the uterus, and the lungs.
Chlorophyll improves blood sugar problems.
5. Other Benefits of Wheatgrass
Wheatgrass juice improves the digestion.
By taking wheatgrass juice, one may feel an increase in strength and endurance, renewed health and spirituality, and experience an overall sense of well-being.
Nutritionally, 1 ounce of juice equals 2 pounds of produce. it naturally shuts off the appestat in the brain.
Farmers in the Midwest who have sterile cows and bulls put them on wheatgrass to restore fertility. (The high magnesium content in chlorophyll builds enzymes that restore the sex hormones.)
Wheatgrass juice can be used as a douche for many feminine complications.
Wheatgrass juice is great for constipation and keeping the bowels open because it is high in magnesium.
Wheatgrass juice reduces high blood pressure and enhances the capillaries.
Wheatgrass is gluten-free because it’s cut before the grain forms.
Wheatgrass juice is great for blood disorders of all kinds.
You are welcome to contact Hippocrates Health Institute in Palm Beach, Florida with your detail questions.