Wheatgrass is composed of the young shoots of wheat before stalks form a head with grain. It contains NO GLUTEN, and possesses healing properties. Wheatgrass is, by composition, a superfood. This is due to wheatgrass’s heavy concentration of chlorophyll, vitamins, minerals, and enzymes.
Wheatgrass is usually consumed either as wheatgrass powder or juice. It can be taken orally, or as an effective enema implant for detoxification. Wheatgrass juice has been used clinically to treat ulcerative colitis, aid breast cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy, and act as a potent antioxidant.
While natural health advocates have been lauding the healing properties of wheatgrass for over sixty years, it was only a decade ago that a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical study was done to scientifically “prove” the effectiveness of wheatgrass juice. The April 2002 issue of Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology reported that patients who were clinically diagnosed with active distal ulcerative colitis were given either 100ml of wheatgrass juice or a placebo daily for a month. Participants kept a diary, while clinicians examined the patients for any changes. Of the patients who fully completed the study, all of them showed a significant reduction in disease activity. Researchers surmised that this was due to the antioxidant properties contained in wheatgrass.
Hippocrates Organic Wheatgrass Powder is available.