Wheat-Grass Juice Therapy, though coming in global notice not many decades ago, its efficacy was known to mankind millennia ago when man lived like beasts. Whenever hurt, they would apply a sort of grass juice to their wounds. This practice is still prevalent among the aboriginals. What is that especial element in that grass that works wonders. The research pointed it towards chlorophyll for apparent reasons.
In fact wheat-grass like all other type of grasses has abundance of chlorophyll apart from all the minerals essential for body. It also contains Vitamin A 18,000 international units/l00g Vitamin C – l00mg/l00g, Vitamin B, E, K and Laetrile-B17etc. Besides these, it also contains carbohydrates, proteins, and fat. Many cancer patients have been cured with Laetrile. But the most vital ingredient of the wheat-grass is chlorophyll. This chlorophyll is contained in a special type of cells called Chloroplasts. chloroplasts produce nutrious elements with the help of sunlight. A famous scientist Dr. Bursher defined it as “concentrated solar energy.” In fact, chlorophyll is a substance that is present in all green plants. But wheat-grass is perhaps the best source for obtaining plenty of chlorophyll. This chlorophyll has lot of similarity with a substance called hemin which is also found in haemoglobin, an essential constituent of human blood. Haemoglobin contains hemin. From the chemical formation point of view both the substance have many things common. In both of them the arrangement and the number of hydrogen, oxygen and nitrogen molecules are almost similar. There is only one little difference between the constitutions of hemin and chlorophyll. Magnesium is in the centre of chlorophyll molecules while in the centre of the hemin molecules we find iron. Magnesium found in the protons of chlorophyll in essential and beneficial for about 30 enzymes of our body. In the light of this fact, Dr. Wigmore calls wheat-grass a ”green blood.” The following charts represents the chemical composition of the chlorophyll molecules and the hemin molecule.
As we all know the constitution of our blood is a bit alkaline. The proportion of hydrogen molecules (ph) in it is 7.4. Similarly wheat grass is also alkaline and its pH is, too, 7.4. That is the reason why wheat grass is quickly absorbed in the blood and is therefore beneficial to our body. Hence it is perfectly logical to surmise that wheat grass should cure anaemia. We know that anaemia is the state of body in which haemoglobin percentage becomes alarmingly low. It is so because chlorophyll and hemin have similar chemical composition. Moreover chlorophyll is a potent germicidal substance. It destroys certain type of germs that are responsible for spreading certain diseases and paralyses some others which are equally dangerous for us. Taking this quality of the wheat-grass juice in to account many physicians have tried this remedy on a number of ailments such as pyoohea, skin diseases, brain haemorrhage, T.B., heart disease, atherorderosis, tropic ulcer, varicose veins, varicose ulcer, osteomylitis and inflammation of the intestines. Chlorophyll also purifies blood, boosts up the functions of heart and leaves a favourable effect on blood vessels, intestines, lungs and kidneys. It is an excellent tonic as it enhances the basic transformation of nitrogen. The most important aspect to be taken into consideration is the fact that chlorophyll is totally safe and has no side effects. Since wheat grass contains active chlorophyll in abundance its regimen is capable of curing a host of diseases.
The reason why wheat juice is preferred over other herb juices containing chlorophyll are the following:
(i) Wheat-grass contains a special property that enables to paralyse toxic elements of the body or to eliminate them from the body,
(ii) Although Alfalfa also contains abundant amount of chlorophyll, it is difficult to grow it in the home as its roots spread deeper in the ground. Besides, after sowing seeds, Alfalfa takes longer time before its grass is ready for consumption. Its taste is also comparatively pungent.
(iii) The taste of barley grass is bitter. Not only children, but even the elders find it unpalatable to take it for a long time.
(iv) Paddy grass is generally very dry. Very little juice can be extracted from it.
(v) Palak (spinach) leaves juice contains minerals in abundance but very little gastric juice. Some people develop diarrhoea after consuming it and therefore can’t take in a larger quantity. Besides that, as it contains oxalates, people suffering from gall-bladder stone trouble should avoid it.
(vi) Other green-leaf vegetables such as dill leaves and fenugreek leaves also contain medicinal properties, but their taste is generally unpalatable. And secondly they are not easily available round the year. Taking all these factors into consideration, we can certainly state that wheat-grass juice is safe with no side adverse effects, and is palatable and full of benevolent properties.
The curative and prophylactic elements found in wheat grass juice are rare in the other substances, it is considered as the elixir of life. Besides being a blood purifying agent it boosts up the functioning of heart and percentage of hemoglobin in the blood
Through his research the world famous scientist, geologist and grass expert Dr. Urp Thomas has found out more than 100 elements / nutrients in the fresh wheat grass. He has reached to a conclusion that wheat grass is a complete food in itself and any body can subsist on the wheat grass juice alone for the whole life. Approximately 1 kg of fresh wheat grass juice contains vitamins and nutrients equivalent to 24 kg of the other vegetables. The wheat grass juice especially contains the following six substances which are vital for the health and are prophylactic to any type of disease.
- Life saving substances – Vitamin A, B, C and E.
- Proteins and Ammo Acids.
- Enzymes (Digestive Elements).
- Minerals- Iron, Calcium, Potassium, Zinc and Selenium.
- Nutrients and other substances.
The main substances and their uses in brief:
Life saving substances:
a. Vitamin A: It enhances the skin lustre and provides glow to the outer skin and makes it disease free. It helps to cure the black spots and blemishes below the eyes and improves the eyesight. It is also helpful in checking the eyes, nose, and throat disorders. It nourishes hair and is helpful in fighting the problems of pollution.
b. Vitamin B: It aids digestion. It is helpful in the treatment of digestive disorders, mental, depression, insomnia, premature aging and anorexia.
c. Vitamin C: It is a vital substance for healthy gums and teeth and maintenance of bones. It is essential for health and vitality and healing of sores and wounds. It is also a natural source for antibiotic elements.
d. Vitamin E: It dilates the capillaries and enables free flow of the blood. It is helpful for the women during pregnancy, it prevents abortion and it is a helpful substance in the treatment of sexual impotency, diabetes, cancer, heart disorders and dysmenorrhoea etc.
2. Proteins and Amino acids: Proteins are essential for muscular strength and physical elegance. Plasmas, hormones and antibodies are obtained through proteins. Amino acids aid digestion, blood formation and provide potency to the heart.
3. Enzymes: Enzymes are the digestive elements. The substances in the Wheat grass juice are helpful for dyspepsia. These are helpful for digestion, building a healthy body and counteract the premature aging.
- Iron: Iron is an essential element for life. Iron deficiency creates shortage of hemoglobin in blood. It is helpful in pregnancy, for excessive sweating, pale complexion, laziness and lethargy, and insomnia.
- Calcium: Calcium is the prime instigator of vital activity. It strengthens the bones, it provides alkaline for the children and vitality for old. It is helpful in treatment of the diseases like hemorrhage, distension of body, slow movements, coldness and varicose veins etc.
- Potassium: Helpful for the radiance and lustre of youth, hypertension, dementia, palpitation, tiredness, suicidal instincts and depression etc.
- Zinc: Helpful in the prostate gland disorders and nourishes hair.
- Sodium: Sodium regulates the extra cellular fluid volume. It also regulates the acid-base equilibrium and maintains proper water balance in the body.
5. Nutrients and other substances: These provides nutrition to the tendons. These are the elements which are resistant to the disorders related to jaundice, menstruation, hydrocele, dysentery, mental debility, tooth problems, evacuation of bowels and the cold related problems.
6. Chlorophyll: The curative and prophylactic elements- The wheat grass juice is considered the elixir of life by the dieticians the world over, because the elements found in it are rare in the other substances. The wheat grass juice is a source of the alkaline elements, prophylactic and curative elements. It also supplements proteins, carbohydrates and fat. The lacteal substances found in it are considered to be an effective element and the only remedy for curing cancer. Chlorophyll is generally found in the green vegetables, but its percentage in the wheat grass juice is the highest 70%. The chlorophyll in the wheat grass juice is the most important substance for the complete and disease free health.
In this context, Dr. Wigmore says “Wheat freshly made juice contains chlorophyll, which in turn contains synthesized sunshine, plus the electric current necessary for the revitalization of the body. “Dr. Wigmore continues further “Chlorophyll can protect us from carcinogens like no other food or medicine can. It acts to strengthen the cells, detoxify the liver and blood stream and chemically neutralize the polluting elements themselves.”
Chlorophyll the most important element of the wheat grass is contained in the cells called chloroplasts. Chloroplasts produce nutritious elements with the help of sunshine. Dr. Bursher calls it as “Concentrated Solar Energy.’ The chemical formation of the wheat grass juice has a striking similarity with the chemical formation of the human blood. The pH factor of the human “blood is 7.4. The pH factor of the wheat grass juice is also 7.4, that is the reason why it is quickly absorbed in the blood.
We all know that human blood contains a substance called hemoglobin. From the view of point of chemical formation, there is a great similarity between the hemin (an element of hemoglobin) and chlorophyll. In both of them the arrangement and the number of hydrogen, oxygen, and nitrogen molecules are almost similar. The constitution of hemin differs from the chlorophyll only in one respect – magnesium forms the centre of chlorophyll molecules while in centre of hemin molecules we find iron.
Keeping this fact in view, Dr. Ann Wigmore calls wheat grass juice – ‘green blood’. Dr. Stamer Miller calls ‘Chlorophyll, the natural protons producing blood.”
In the context of the chemical formation of chlorophyll, Dr. Miller, Dr. Burgey, Dr.Wigmore, and others have admitted that wheat grass juice is an effective remedy for anaemia (the disease in which, the hemoglobin percentage of a patient drops down). They have also admitted that the results of the treatment are better, if the patients subsists on raw diet during the wheat grass juice therapy. Chlorophyll is a potent germicidal substance. Besides making germs ineffective, it stops germs from spreading certain diseases, it also obstructs their regeneration or reproduction. The physicians who have successfully tried this therapy on a number of diseases such as skin diseases, T.B., heart diseases, brain hemorrhage, ulcer, varicose veins, inflammation of the intestine, arteriosclerosis, osteomylitis, etc have found it quite effective.
Besides being a blood purifying agent, chlorophyll boosts the functioning of heart. Its intake boosts up percentage of the hemoglobin in the blood. It is completely harmless and favourable for lungs, intestines, arteries, and bladder etc. chlorophyll has proved to be an excellent tonic and experiments on its uses are still going on.
To derive the maximum advantage of this regimen, first of all the body should be cleared of the existence of the toxic elements. Hence it is essential to start some measures to achieve the best results which include total fasting for a couple of days, taking only water or juices or liquids. Along with these it is also necessary to empty bowls with the help of an enema. During this period only warm water should be taken. Thereafter take only raw food for a couple of days. Raw food may include sweet and sour fruits, sprouted grains, cereals and pulses etc. These measure considerably purgate the body of the toxic elements. Following these measures the wheat grass intake may be launched systematically.
There are two methods of starting this regimen. One is to chew grass and other is to extract its juice by crushing it and taking its juice. Each of these methods has its benefits. These have been briefly discussed below. You may have your choice according to your temperament and liking.
Chewing the wheat grass allows the saliva to mix with it in the mouth itself. Thereby partially starting the digestive process in its very initial stage. After the grass is chewed thoroughly, the residual fibres waste should be spat out. If some of the residual fibres also travel down to the stomach there is no need to get worried, for they, too, are beneficial to the system. Wheat grass fibres prevent and cure constipation. Besides chewing the wheat grass gives the teeth a good exercise and consequently teeth also become strong and clean, as chlorophyll contained in the wheat grass also prevents tooth decay.
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Most of the people who launch the wheat grass therapy are generally patient suffering from chronic to serious diseases. They need medicinal substances contained in the wheat grass in abundance. Generally their bodies are a store house of toxic substances due to their faulty eating and living habits. So if those accumulated toxic elements have to be removed quickly it is essential to give them a large dosage of wheat grass. Under such circumstances, it is advisable to prefer administering wheat grass substances to them in the juice form. Compared to solid form, juice can be taken in a larger quantity and that too more easily. It is generally difficult to administer a larger dosage through chewing of the wheat grass. Besides that it is very time consuming too. Very few people have the necessary time and patience to go through this process. Some people even find its taste unpalatable. To chew the grass slowly and allow its juice to go down the throat is often felt to be a boring task by many people. Moreover, the fibrous waste going down along with the juice causes heaviness in the stomach and hempers the digestive process too.
So it is purely the user’s choice to adopt to which regimen. There is no harm in shifting mid-way to the other regimen. What is required is a fair and judicious combination of both the ways to get the maximum advantage of this therapy.
The right way to choose the wheat grass
Fresh wheat grass, soon after cutting it, should be thoroughly washed first and then eaten. When the fibrous waste turns white in colour, it should be spat out. However, those how are suffering from chronic constipation may also gulp the fibrous waste too. Chewing the grass well is an important factor. In order to masticate out and swallow all the essential substances from the wheat grass it has to be chewed properly and thoroughly.
The method of extracting the grass juice
Place the fresh wheat grass, soon after cutting it, on a platform or in a pounding basic and crush it well. Then wrap them in a clean and thin piece of cloth and strain the juice out of it. A plastic strainer could also be used for this purpose. If the magnetically treated water is added to it while crushing it, the extraction of juice will be in a greater quantity with its effectiveness is also strengthened. This wheat grass can be also crushed in the electric juicer or mixer also.
It is necessary to consume the juice of the wheat grass as soon as it is extracted, for if it is left unconsumed for even a few minutes its medicinal properties immediately begin to wane. Some of the volatile substances contained in it turn it into vapour and disappear. Moreover, as the vitamins (particularly vitamin ‘C’) contained in the juice come into the contact with oxygen in the air and consequently the process of oxidation takes place which makes the chlorophyll also become less effective. So consume the juice as soon as it is extracted.
Remember that this juice shouldn’t be gulped down in one go. The juice should be ‘eaten’ and not drunk. Take a small sip, rotate it in the mouth and gradually swallow the juice. In case you find the juice rather pungent, add a little of grapes or mosambi juice in order to make it soft and more palatable. However, never mix any spice, condiment or salt to make it more tasty as these spices reduce its effectiveness.
Wheat Grass Juice DOSAGE
In the beginning restrict the intake of wheat grass or its juice dosage. Gradually it should be increased. In ordinary illness or for a common ailment 100 gm. wheat grass or 100ml juice per day is an adequate dosage. Those who are suffering from some serious or chronic disease should start with 25 to 50 ml per day and gradually increase the intake to 250 to 300 gram or ml. per day.
Even if your disease is fully cured follow the regimen for at least a week. Then you can reduce it to just 50gm. or 50 ml per day for general maintenance. Initially high dosage may cause nausea or diarrhoic conditions. So, keep the dosage or intake low in the beginning and raise it gradually. However you need not be panicky if the above mentioned symptoms appear. Dilute the juice before taking it. In case the complaints persist beyond two to three days, stop the dose for a couple of days and then restart with lesser quantities after the complaints have subsided.
It is advisable to take the juice early in the morning on an empty stomach. After taking the wheat grass or its juice, do not eat or drink anything for about half an hour. The juice gets absorbed in the intestines within half an hour of its taking. Those who find it inconvenient to take it in the early morning can take at any time during the day, when the stomach is empty. But those who wish to obtain the gains of both the methods of wheat grass intake should take juice in the morning only, and should chew the wheat grass at any other convenient hour.
Sometimes in the complicated disease, giving grass juice in very higher dose becomes rather necessary. In that case the juice can also be administered in the body in the form of juice enema also. For doing so, in order to flush the large intestine, take a water enema with some lemon juice added to it. Then after about 10 to 15 minutes, administer about 200 ml wheat juice (about 8 oz) through the enema syringe. Retain this enema in the bowels for about half an hour. In the meantime, most of the juice is absorbed in the bowels and gets mixed with the blood. Thereafter natural call for excretion could be answered, if necessary.
Wheat grass juice has natural anti-septic properties also. Soaked in the wheat grass the gauge can be placed upon the cut or wound, abrasion or a ruptured boil. This juice can also be used in diluted form to wash the germs off the wounds or for the that matter, the body itself. Wheat grass juice gargles yield considerable relief in the throat pain/ inflammation/soreness etc. This juice can also be used to wash eyes. It does help keeping them clean and lustrous.
Diseases and their treatment with wheat grass juice or the grass itself.
Diseases related to Blood and the Blood Circulation System
Included among this category are anaemia, high blood pressure, atherosclerosis, internal haemorrhage, clotting and the like. Regular intake of the wheat grass juice works wonders especially in the cases of anaemia for which no other therapy has such quick cure. Having 200 ml juice twice a day is recommended.
Diseases related to the Respiratory System
Common cold, asthma, bronchitis and all the related disease get cured with the regular regimen of this wheat grass juice therapy. Common cold generally disappears in a couple of days only. Asthma is a dreadfully stubborn disease responding to almost no given therapy. But wheat grass juice taken twice a day creates wonders in this case also.
Wheat grass therapy is most effective in the case of digestive disorders i.e. it shows its quick effect. Constipation, indigestion, flatulence, nausea, vomiting, acidity, ulcers in the stomach and intestines, swelling on the intestines and worms are some of the prominent diseases and disorders which wheat grass can cure without much ado. However, the patients suffering from constipation are advised to chew wheat grass well at first and then swallow the residual lump also afterwards. If cabbage juice is added to wheat grass juice it yields quicker and better results in the complaint of ulceration in the stomach and intestines.
Teeth and Gum related diseases
Wheat grass is an effective remedy for all the complaints of teeth and gums. However, the cure would be butter if wheat grass is chewed and its juice is massaged on the gums.
Diseases of Joints
Included in this category are swelling on the joints, pain in the joints, osteoarthritis, bone rotting etc. In the treatment of joints the wheat grass therapy has to be employed patiently for long time. However this much is assured that this therapy gives positive results.
As the wheat grass juice is an active blood purifying agent, it is very effective in the treatment of skin diseases. It has been found to be curing eczema, ache (pimples), boils, cuts and wounds, bites and burns. Such patients should take the juice orally and also apply it on the affected parts in the form of a light message Dressing the wounds or boils with a gauge piece soaked in wheat grass juice expedites the healing process.
Kidney related ailments
Included in the section are the problem of stone, inflammation of the urinary bladder, and inflammation of the kidneys. Along with the wheat grass juice if water treated with magnets is also taken the results are better and the cure is faster.
Disease connected with the reproductive organs
Sexual debility and dismenorhhea are the two disease/disorders which this therapy can cure with comparative ease. Taking the wheat juice orally and applying the parts of the soft portion of the wheat grass on the private parts help greatly cure the disease.
In relieving ear pain and curing the problem of septic discharge from the ear wheat grass juice has shown very good results. In addition to taking the wheat grass orally, some juice should be dropped in the ears to cure ear diseases.
Wheat grass juice’s administration has been found to offer good remedy for general weakness, insomnia, headache, fever etc.
Wheat grass juice therapy is an effective remedy even for those many other diseases which have not been included in the list given above and therefore it should be given a fair treat in the treatment of all those diseases.
In case you don’t find any immediate relief, try this therapy for at least 21 days at a stretch. Only then it can have its full effects. Always remember that such sort of therapy is not like an antibiotic treatment to show its effect immediately. But it does cleans the system better only when you have patience and faith.