Wheatgrass is grown from the wheat seed (wheat berries), which is the whole kernel of the wheat grain. To an inexperienced eye, the blades of wheatgrass look very similar to those of any common lawn grass. There are, however, considerable differences between them beneath their uniform outer appearances. Wheat is an annual seed and will not continue to grow like your lawn grass.
Some of the superior qualities of wheatgrass and the juice that can be extracted from its blades include the following:
- One of the richest sources of vitamins A and C.
- Contains a full, balanced spectrum of readily-assimilated B vitamins, including laetrile (B-17), which has been credited with selectively destroying cancer cells without affecting normal cells.
- Contains high-quality organic calcium, phosphorous, magnesium, sodium, and potassium in a balanced ratio.
- Provides organic iron to the blood to improve circulation.
- Contains 92 of the 102 trace minerals recognized as available to plants from the soil.
- Is the most available form of chlorophyll therapy.
- Assists in reducing blood pressure.
- Is very similar to the chemical molecular structure of your red blood cells, thereby enhancing the blood's capacity to carry oxygen to every cell of your body.
- Assists in eliminating deposits from the body.
- Purifies the liver.
- Helps wounds to heal.
- Counteracts blood sugar problems.
- Has been credited with combating both loss of hair and graying.
- Aids in relieving constipation.
- Increases resistance to radiation.
- Acts as a "disinfectant" by killing bacteria in the blood, lymph, and various tissues.
- Because it incorporates all of the necessary amino acids, it is considered a complete food by many authorities.