Wheat Grass Juice
Wheat grass juice furnishes the body with vital nourishment and provides extra energy to the body. Wheat grass juice contains up to 70 per cent Chlorophyll. It is one of the main constituents of wheat grass and is beneficial for the body. Owing to its high vitamins and minerals content purifies the blood. By drinking this juice regularly toxins can be neutralised. Starch and gluten in wheat provides heat and energy.
Tooth disorders: wheat is valuable in the prevention and cure of pyorrhea. It takes time to eat wheat, as it is generally eaten with other foods; it compels the chewing of other foods also. This not only provides the needed exercise for the teeth and gum but also a great aid to digestion.Wheat grass juice acts as an excellent mouth wash for sore throat and pyorrhea. It also prevents tooth decay and tooth aches. Therefore it is beneficial to chew wheatgrass which draws out toxins from the gums and thus checks the bacterial growth.
Skin diseases: it has been scientifically proved that chlorophyll arrests growth and development of harmful bacteria. Wheat grass therapy can be effectively used for skin diseases. Ulcerated wounds by retarding bacterial action, it promotes cell activity and normal re-growth. By drinking wheat grass juice unfavorable conditions are created for bacterial growth.
Constipation: The bran of wheat, which is generally discarded in milling of flour, is more wholesome and nourishing than the flour itself. It is an excellent laxative. The laxative effects of the bran are much superior to those of fruits or green vegetables as cellulose of the later is more easily broken down by bacteria while passing through the intestine. It is highly beneficial in the prevention and treatment of constipation.
Digestive system disorders: Wheat grass juice is used as an enema helps detoxify the walls of the colon. It is helpful in disorders of the colon, mucous and ulcerative colitis, chronic constipation and bleeding piles.
Circulatory disorders: The chlorophyll content present in wheat grass enhances heart and lung functions. Capillary activity also increases while toxemia blood poisoning is reduced. Oxygenation improves and effect of carbon-dioxide is minimised.
Wheat grass can be grown indoors by soaking good variety of wheat for eight to ten hours. The water should then be drained and grains should be allowed to sprout. Earthen pots or trays should be used to grow the wheat grass. These trays should be filled with compost manure. The wheat sprouts should spread in these pots or trays, covered with dark cloth and kept away from sunlight. Water should be sprinkled every day until the grass grows five to seven inches high. Thus grown wheat grass can be chewed or taken in the form of juice extract. Begin with 100ml an hour before meal. Consume immediately as soon as the juice is prepared and do not store it for later use.
By Nibhanapudi Suguna