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How to grow and use wheatgrass

Wheatgrass (baby wheat) juice is an extremely important body cleanser and natural food. Since Dr. Ann Wigmore rediscovered the nutritional qualities of wheatgrass juice in 1960, the juice has helped hundreds of thousands of people around the world overcome serious health problems. However, wheatgrass juice is not a panacea. If you continue to consume processed foods, drugs, alcohol, tobacco, burned foods and other toxic substances that have made you ill, a few millilitres of wheatgrass juice each day won’t make much difference. Instead, try consuming a predominantly (or entirely) raw food diet, with wheatgrass juice. You will probably experience a world of improvement.

What’s in wheatgrass juice? Over 100 elements have been isolated and scientists have concluded that it is a complete food. Only 7 kg of fresh wheatgrass is the nutritional equivalent of 159 kg of the choicest vegetables. The solid content of wheatgrass is approximately 70% chlorophyll, and the chlorophyll molecule in wheatgrass is almost identical to the haemoglobin molecule in human blood. The major difference is in the central atom: iron in blood, magnesium in wheatgrass juice. Scientists maintain that chlorophyll is the natural blood-building substance of all plant-eaters and humans. In fact, in animals with severe induced anaemia, chlorophyll has been found to have the same fast blood-building effects as iron.

Why is wheatgrass juice good for humans? Chlorophyll in wheatgrass juice has been found to increase the functions of the heart, vascular system, intestines, uterus and lungs. Wheatgrass juice also disinfects, and it can reduce the effects of radiation.

Wheatgrass juice also helps eliminate toxins stored in the body such as hardened mucus, crystallized fatty acids, fat deposits, calcification and solidified decaying faecal matter.

As we know, selenium is vital to help purge the body of toxic heavy metals such as lead, mercury, cadmium and arsenic. Because of the age of the Australian continent, most Australian soil is deficient in selenium. For this reason, many farmers routinely supplement their stockfeed with selenium. Wheatgrass juice (and garlic, seaweed and onions) all provide concentrated sources of selenium.

Wheatgrass juice helps heal ulcers and respiratory infections. It increases resistance to X-rays and helps restore our natural blood alkalinity. Wheatgrass juice removes bad breath and other body odours (try chewing some after eating garlic or onion), reduces itching, soothes sunburn, disinfects, tightens loose and sagging skin, and alleviates dandruff. Because wheatgrass juice is an extremely powerful food, you don’t need to drink a lot. Start by drinking just 30ml per day on an empty stomach, and juiced in a proper extremely slow-turning manual wheatgrass juicer. Drink the wheatgrass juice immediately! Oxidation destroys much of any juice’s value within minutes. Wait at least 30 minutes before eating any food or drinking any liquid.

If you find that you can drink 30ml comfortably, begin to consume 60ml, or even more, every day. (If you have too much you’ll become nauseated.) If you find that even as little as 30ml causes you discomfort, though, don’t drink it – just do enemas and implants (see below).

Wheatgrass juice may be used throughout your body. Try it as a conditioner after your shampoo. (No, it won’t turn your hair green.)

How To Grow And Use Wheatgrass

01 Start with organic wheat grain (available at your health food shop). If organic wheat grain is not available, commercial wheat grain (the same wheat grain that most breads are made from) will also work well.

02 Soak for 12 hours (summer) or 24 hours (winter).

03 Drain off water.
Allow to sprout for 12 hours (summer) or 24 hours (winter).

04 Place paper in bottom of wheatgrass planting tray. Planting trays must have holes in bottom for drainage. (Trays are available from HHC at 07 5530 2860.)

05 Place top-quality soil (available from your nursery) in tray to even depth of 25-50mm.

06 (Optional.) If you’d like to add minerals to the soil, get rock dust from your nursery or quarry. Mix a handful with the soil in each tray.

07 Distribute sprouted seeds evenly over the soil. Make sure that seeds aren’t smothering one another.

08 Soak seeds and soil thoroughly with water.

09 Place tray in a dark place (20°-30° temperature for 2-3 days). A shady spot is sufficient if tray is covered with a hessian bag, blanket or towel, but don’t use plastic. (The humidity created will cause mould to form.) Expect a few mice – they love sprouted wheat!

10 Uncover. Water thoroughly again. Leave in shade (not complete darkness) until mature. Water whenever soil begins to feel dry.

11 During cooler months, when the night temperature is consistently below 15°C, you’ll find that wheatgrass will grow much faster inside your (heated) home

12 Don’t worry if some mould forms on the soil – it’s inevitable in Australia’s coastal climate. During warm months, uncover the newly planted seeds at night, then water and recover in the morning. (By doing this, less mould will form.) When you harvest, harvest above the level of the mold.

13 Harvest with scissors when mature. You can either chew and swallow the juice and spit out pulp or get a proper extremely slow-turning manual wheatgrass juicer. Blenders and other home juicers don’t work – they simply chop and oxidize the grass. The body can’t digest chopped grass.

14 The grass will regrow and it can be harvested again. However, second growth is much weaker.

15 Recycle mat of soil and grass and start again.

If you have skin cancers, moles, warts or growths, place wet wheatgrass pulp on them, and cover with bandages. Change the pulp and the bandages every few hours. You’ll probably notice improvement within days.

If you have sinus or bronchial problems, try snorting a spoonful of juice up each nostril daily for a few days. It won’t feel great, but you’ll probably find that you can breathe easier! In addition, place wheatgrass juice in an eyecup and bathe your eyes. Your eyes will probably become much shinier, and your eyesight may improve.

The Porkert Manual Wheatgrass Juicer, and Organic Wheatgrass Powder, are available.

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