Wheatgrass is a popular plant that is often used to make various kinds of medicines. Usually, the parts above the ground like the rhizome are used for medicinal purposes.

Benefits of Wheatgrass

  • Wheatgrass is one of the few supplements that can be used to treat or prevent Ulcerative Collitis.
  • It can also be used to treat cholesterol related problems. In most cases it helps to reduce high cholesterol in patients.
  • Constant use of Wheatgrass can help reduce tooth decay in people.
  • People who suffer from severe wounds and injuries can use Wheatgrass to help quicken the healing process.
  • It is also effective in preventing several common infections like flu, cold, cough, fevers, viruses etc.
  • It can help remove metals and toxins from the body.
  • It is also effective in removing cancer causing substances from the body.
  • It can be used to treat a variety of stomach diseases and infections too. It is usually helpful in treating or preventing upset stomach.
  • It has several anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It can therefore help reduce inflammation and body swelling.
  • It can also help reduce physical pain in certain cases.
  • Wheatgrass is especially useful in increasing energy levels in people who suffer from low energy levels.
  • Wheatgrass is also effective in helping in weight reduction.
  • Wheatgrass is also effective in clearing skin up.
  • It may also help prevent changes in hair color due to aging or stress.
  • Wheatgrass is also effective in reducing body odor and bad breath.
  • It is very rich in Vitamin C and can help improve eyesight. It is considered to have more Vitamin C than normal oranges and citrus fruits.
  • It helps build red blood cells that carry oxygen through the body.
  • It contains amino acids which in turn help protein build up in the body. This is especially useful to athletes and those performing strenuous jobs.
  • It is rich in Vitamin A and contains twice the quantity of Vitamin A than normal carrots do.
  • It can also help reduce or delay the effects of aging to a certain extent.

 Tips and Warnings

  • Wheatgrass is safe when used in foods.
  • If consumed as a medicine, it should be taken for short periods of time or no longer than one month.
  • Over consumption can cause immense nausea and vomiting.
  • Sometimes patients may complain of reduced appetites.
  • It is possible for people to suffer from side effects like stomach pain, cramps, confusion etc too.
  • People who are allergic to vegetables may need to undergo an allergy test before consuming wheatgrass.
  • Wheatgrass should not be consumed in large quantities if a patient is pregnant or breast feeding a new born baby. It may cause harm to the mother, fetus or new born infant.
  • In most cases, people who are undergoing medical treatment for other diseases will be advised not to consume wheatgrass.