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Green Nutritional Food Supplement
(Triticum Vulgare, Triticum Aestivum)
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WHEATGRASS HERBAL DESCRIPTION
Wheat, Wheat Germ and Wheatgrass is also known as Triticum vulgare, Triticum aestivum, Wheat Grass, Couchgrass, Apropyron, and Common Wheat. Wheatgrass is a member of the family Poaceae, which includes a wide variety of wheat-like grasses. Wheatgrass is commonly found in temperate regions of Europe and the United States. It can be grown outdoors or indoors. The roots and underground stems may be used in herbal remedies.
Wheatgrass is the freshly sprouted shoots of grains of wheat. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, it is used interchangeably with barley grass. Wheat grass is grown by soaking the seeds in clean water for 6 to 12 hours until they sprout and grow shoots approximately 2 inches (5 cm) long. Barley grass provides a broader ranger of nutrients, but wheat grass has a superior content of antioxidants and organic phosphates. Wheatgrass sprouting seeds themselves are a wonderful addition to any diet.
As above, soak the seeds for 6 to 12 hours, rinse the water out, and dry thoroughly.
This should be repeated at least 3 times, but may be repeated more if you want your seeds to get larger.
Make sure they are very dry the last round of soak/rinse as they will keep better in the refrigerator the dryer to the touch that they are.
WHEATGRASS USES, HEALTH BENEFITS & SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE
Wheat contains a variety of vitamins, minerals, and trace elements. In juice form it contains 70 percent chlorophyll. Wheat grass is a rich nutritional food that was popularized by Dr. Ann Wigmore, an educator and founder of the Hippocrates Health Institute in Boston. Wheatgrass contains a great variety of vitamins, minerals, and trace elements. According to Dr. Wigmore, 1 pound of fresh wheatgrass is equal in nutritional value to nearly 25 pounds of the choicest vegetables.
Wheat is known to be an alternative cancer therapy. Drinking it in the juice form helps your body build red blood cells which carry oxygen to every cell in your body. Increasing the oxygenation in your body will also help offset smog and carbon monoxide. Wheat grass increases your endurance during physical exercise. It also cleanses drug deposits from the body, purifies the blood and organs, and counteracts acids and toxins in the body. Wheat grass aids in the rejuvenation of the body and the metabolism of nutrients. The chlorophyll in Wheat increases the body's resistance to illness. Wheat Germ oil is said to stimulate tissue regeneration and can help aging skin by reducing wrinkles, scars and stretch marks. It reduces moisture loss and soothes irritated, sunburned, or burned skin. It can also help treat psoriasis and eczema. Wheat germ oil is rich in vitamins A, D and E, and is often added to other oil blends because of its antioxidant properties.
It has been reported by some medical professionals that wheatgrass therapy, along with "living foods," helped to eliminate cancerous growths and helped many other disorders, including mental health problems. The molecular structure of chlorophyll resembles that of hemoglobin, the oxygen-carrying protein of red blood cells, and this may be the reason for the effectiveness of wheatgrass. The key difference between the two is that the hemoglobin is iron, while the metallic atom at the center of a molecule of chlorophyll is magnesium. In experiments on anemic animals, blood counts returned to normal after four to five days of receiving chlorophyll.
WHEATGRASS DOSAGE INFORMATION
Wheatgrass is a nutrient-rich type of young grass in the wheat family. It is sold as a dietary supplement in tablet, capsule, powder and liquid forms. Wheatgrass if often used for juicing, or added to smoothies or tea. Proponents say that wheatgrass has numerous benefits and provides a concentrated amount of nutrients, including iron, calcium, magnesium, amino acids, chlorophyll, and vitamins A, C, and E. Wheatgrass provides a rich nutrient content that boosts immunity, kills harmful bacteria in the digestive system and helps rid the body of waste and is considered an amazing blood purifier. Wheatgrass has been used as a treatment for cancer, ulcerative colitis and joint pain, among other health concerns.
Wheatgrass constituents are quercetin, rutin, organic phosphates. Parts used are the dried unjointed leaf. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, wheat grass may be "massed" or fermented before drying. Wheat sprouts contain a very high level of organic phosphates and a powerful cocktail of antioxidant molecules. According to research recently published in the Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology, the antioxidant activity of catalase and peroxidase appears very strong.
Typical Preparations: A level tablespoon (3 to 4 grams) of powder added to teas, smoothies, or cereals, daily. Sometimes found in encapsulations.
For treating cancer and other chronic illnesses, use a Wheat grass enema consisting of 1 ounce of fresh Wheat grass juice in 1 cup of warm water. Keep in mind, wheatgrass is not a miracle cre-all and should not replace regular medical care or a healthy diet that includes plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables. Used sensibly and in moderation, wheatgrass may add interest to your diet.
For other uses, read and follow product label directions.
WHEATGRASS NUTRITIONAL ANALYSIS
Nutrition Value Per 4 Grams
Serving Size: 3 to 4 Grams
(Source: USDA National Nutrient Data Base)
Principle Nutrient Value Percentage of RDA Calories 15.0 (62.8 kJ) 1% Carbohydrates 2.0 g 1% Protein 1.0 g 2% Total Fat 0.0 g 0% Cholesterol 0 mg 0% Dietary Fiber 1.0 g 4% Vitamins Nutrient Value Percentage of RDA Folic Acid 35.0 mcg - Niacin 252 mg 1260% Pantothenic Acid 36.0 mg 360% Pyridoxine (B-6) 39.0 mg 1950% Riboflavin 260 mg 15294% Thiamin 11.0 mg 733% Vitamin B-12 0.1 mcg 1% Vitamin A 1500 IU 30% Vitamin C 7.0 mg 12% Vitamin K 35.0 µg 44% Electrolytes Nutrient Value Percentage of RDA Sodium - - Potassium 103 mg 3% Minerals Nutrient Value Percentage of RDA Calcium 15.0 mg 1% Copper 1.7 mg 85% Iron 8.0 mg 44% Magnesium 3.9 mg 1% Manganese 140 mg 7000% Phosphorus 14.0 mg 1% Selenium 3.5 µg 5% Zinc 62.0 mg 413% Phyto-Nutrients Nutrient Value Percentage of RDA Beta Carotene - - Alpha Carotene - - Lycopene 29.0 mcg - Lutein-Zeaxanthin 291 µg - Percent Daily Values (%DV) are for adults or children aged 4 or older, and are based on a 2,000 calorie reference diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower based on your individual needs.
This food is a good source of Protein and Potassium, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol), Vitamin K, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Pantothenic Acid, Iron, Zinc, Copper, Manganese and Selenium.
WHEATGRASS SAFETY, CAUTIONS & INTERACTIONS INFORMATION
There are no known safety issues or interactions associated with Wheat and Wheatgrass. Wheatgrass is generally considered safe. For those with a gluten allergy it is possible to have a reaction to Wheat products. In sensitive individuals, Wheatgrass may cause nausea, headaches, hives or swelling of your throat within minutes of drinking its juice. Hives and swollen throat are often signs of a serious allergic reaction and should be handled as a emergency. Anyone having these kinds of symptoms after ingestinng wheatgrass may have even more severe reactions to it later. If you have a wheat or grass allergy, celiac disease, or gluten intolerance, check with your health care practitioner before using wheatgrass.
Wheatgrass is usually grown in soil or water and consumed raw, which means it could be contaminated with bacteria, molds or other substances of concern.
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, should not use wheatgrass. Like barley grass, wheatgrass may reduce lactation in nursing mothers.
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WHEAT GRASS EDUCATION
The Hippocrates Diet & Health Program -- By Ann Wigmore The Blending Book: Maximizing Nature's Nutrients: How to Blend Fruits & Vegetables for Better Health -- By Ann Wigmore, Lee Pattinson The Sprouting Book -- By Ann Wigmore The Wheatgrass Book -- By Ann Wigmore Ann Wigmore's Recipes for Longer Life -- By Ann Wigmore, Betsy Kimball Healing Power Within: How to Tap the Infinite Potential Within Yourself -- By Ann Wigmore Be Your Own Doctor: Positive Guide to Natural Living -- By Ann Wigmore Naturama: Living Textbook -- By Ann Wigmore
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Mountain Rose Herbs: Wheatgrass Powder (Triticum Aestivum), Certified Organic, Bulk Organic Herbs & Spices
Mountain Rose Herbs: Wheatgrass Sprouting Seed (Triticum Aestivum), Certified Organic, Organic Sprouting Seeds
STARWEST BOTANICALS PRODUCTS
Starwest Botanicals: Wheatgrass Powder (Triticum Aestivum), Organic, China, 4 oz.
Starwest Botanicals: Wheatgrass Powder (Triticum Aestivum), Organic, United States, 4 oz.
Starwest Botanicals: Wheatgrass Powder (Triticum Aestivum), Organic, China, 1 lb.
Starwest Botanicals: Wheatgrass Powder (Triticum Aestivum), Organic, United States, 1 lb.
Starwest Botanicals: Wheatgrass Capsules (Triticum Aestivum), Organic, 500 mg, 100 Caps
Starwest Botanicals: Wheatgrass Capsules (Triticum Aestivum), Organic, 500 mg, 500 Caps
Starwest Botanicals: Wheatgrass Sprouting Seeds, Organic, 1 lb.
HerbsPro: Wheat Grass Juice, Eclectic Institute, Inc, 36 grams (73178)
HerbsPro: Green Energy Wheat Grass Juice Powder, 100% Pure, Pines Wheat Grass, 3.5 oz. (18456)
HerbsPro: Green Energy Barley Grass Powder, 100% Pure, Pines Wheat Grass, 3.5 oz. (18452)
HerbsPro: Beet Juice Powder, Pines Wheat Grass, 5 oz. (48972)
HerbsPro: Wheat Grass Juice Powder, 100% Pure, Certified Organic, Now Foods, 4 oz. (82056)
HerbsPro: Wheat Grass Shots, Green Foods Corp, 5.3 oz. (94651)
HerbsPro: Wheat Grass Juice Powder, Pines Wheat Grass, 8 oz. (18463)
HerbsPro: Wheat Grass Powder, Now Foods, Organic, 9 oz. (68565)
HerbsPro: Green Energy Wheat Grass Juice Powder, 100% Pure, Pines Wheat Grass, 10 oz. (18455)
HerbsPro: Green Energy Barley Grass Powder, 100% Pure, Pines Wheat Grass, 10 oz. (18453)
HerbsPro: Wheat Grass Shots, Green Foods Corp, 10.6 oz. (94652)
HerbsPro: Wheatgrass Powder, Organic, Starwest Botanicals, 1 lb. (71361)
HerbsPro: Green Energy Wheat Grass Juice Powder, 100% Pure, Pines Wheat Grass, 24 oz. (18454)
HerbsPro: Green Energy Barley Grass Powder, Pines Wheat Grass, 190 Servings, 24 oz. (18451)
HerbsPro: Wheatgrass Juice, Freeze Dried, Eclectic Institute Inc, 90 Caps (73179)
HerbsPro: Barley Grass, Pines Wheat Grass, 250 Tabs (18449)
HerbsPro: Barley Grass, Pines Wheat Grass, 500 Tabs (18450)
HerbsPro: Wheat Grass, Pines Wheat Grass, 500 mg, 100 Tabs (18460)
HerbsPro: Wheat Grass, Now Foods, 500 mg, 100 Tabs (68563)
HerbsPro: Wheat Grass, Pines Wheat Grass, 500 mg, 250 Tabs (18461)
HerbsPro: Wheat Grass, Pines Wheat Grass, 500 mg, 500 Tabs (18459)
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Kalyx: Green Kamut Wheatgrass, Organic, Kosher, Pure Planet, 240 VCaps: HF
Among nature’s most potent leafy green vegetables are the cereal grasses, unique plants that are so packed with a broad spectrum of nutrition that they are sometimes referred to as nature’s multivitamin. Pure Planet offers two non-pasteurized cereal grass juice powders, grown in organic soil, from organic seeds, using organic methods. Cultivated in the clear fresh air of high altitudes, these grasses are exposed to intense sunlight which stimulates exceptional nutrient content. Unlike tray-grown varieties, these farm-grown grasses allow deep roots to absorb more minerals, which are then absorbed by you. You will not find any fillers, sweeteners or additives of any kind in these cereal grass juice powders. You will find a wealth of easily digestible nutrients, including light weight vegetarian protein, antioxidants and digestive enzymes with anti-aging properties, alkaline potential to normalize pH and counteract the build-up of toxic acids, a wide spectrum of vitamins and minerals including calcium, iron, vitamin K, C, B-vitamins, folic acid, betacarotene, magnesium and others. A source of chlorophyll, considered essential to health by many experts, Pure Planet cereal grass juice powders detoxify the body, rebuild tissue, provide an excellent source of antioxidants, promote beneficial flora in the intestines, help normalize blood sugar, foster weight loss, oxygenate and alkalize the blood and promote radiant skin. A superfood, free of gluten, yeast, soy, corn, maltodextrin, brown rice or added sugar.
Kalyx: International Green Duo (Wheatgrass & Alfalfa), Organic, Pines - 260 Veg Capsules: HF
Contains two super heroe ingredients wheatgrass and alfalfa. Six "Easy-to-swallow" vegetarian capsules equals one serving of a dark green leafy vegetable.
Kalyx: Wheatgrass, Certified Organic, Starwest Botanicals, 500 mg, 500 Caps: C
Kalyx: Mighty Greens Superfood Blend Powder, Organic, Pines International, 8 oz: HF
Great tasting dark green food you can mix with water or juice. Contains wheatgrass, alfalfa, hemp protein and stevia. Kids love the taste.
Kalyx: Green Duo Powder, Organic, Pines International, 10 oz: HF
Contains two super heroe ingredients wheatgrass and alfalfa. 1-1/4 teaspoon equals one serving of a dark green leafy vegetable.
Kalyx: Wheat Grass Sprouting Seeds, Certified Organic, Starwest Botanicals, 1 lb: C
Wheatgrass Sprouting Seed Cert. Organic (Agropyron elongatum; Tall Wheatgrass).
Kalyx: Wheat Grass Powder (Triticum sativum; Wheatgrass; Fu Xiao Mai), Kalyx, 25 Kg (55 lbs): GF
Kalyx: Wheat Grass Powder, Certified Organic (Triticum sativum; Wheatgrass; Fu Xiao Mai), Kalyx, 25 Kg (55 lbs): GF
Kalyx: Wheat Sprout Powder, Certified Organic (Triticum sativum; Wheatgrass; Fu Xiao Mai), Kalyx, 25 Kg (55 lbs): GF
Kalyx: Wheat Sprout Powder (Triticum sativum; Wheatgrass; Fu Xiao Mai), Kalyx, 25 Kg (55 lbs): GF
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