Monday, March 24, 2008

Wheat Grass - One Week

The dogs love it.

Wheat grass is a source of beta carotene and the B vitamins, plus C, E, H and K, is said to contain 90 different minerals and 19 amino acids.

It turns out that wheatgrass juice is up to 70% chlorophyll, which in chemical composition closely resembles hemoglobin. It is said to heal tissues, help purify the liver, improve blood sugar levels and help flush out accumulated toxins. That makes it an ideal 'companion' for fasting and in weight control regimes.

Chlorophyll is antibacterial and can be used inside and outside the body as a healer. Gargle with wheatgrass juice for a sore throat. Wheat grass juice is great for constipation and keeping the bowels open.

In "The American Journal of Surgery" (1940), Benjamin Cruskin, M.D., recommends chlorophyll for its antiseptic benefits. The article suggests the following clinical uses for chlorophyll: to clear up foul-smelling odors, neutralize strep infections, heal wounds, hasten skin grafting, cure chronic sinusitis, overcome ear inflammation and infections, reduce varicose veins and heal leg ulcers, eliminate impetigo and other scabby eruptions, heal rectal sores, successfully treat inflammation of the uterine cervix, get rid of parasitic vaginal infections, reduce typhoid fever, and cure advanced pyorrhea in many cases.

4 comments:

Future Farmer said...

Have the dogs tasted it yet ?

dccdmom said...

Those are some pretty ferocious looking survival doggies:)

BigBear said...

future farmer,

It's funny, Conway, the dog that likes grass doesn't like it but Axel, who normally won't eat grass has been going in an begging for it. He loves it.

dccdmom,

They are very vicious, take your toe clean off. Seriously, they are very good watch dogs and great little bed warmers.

judyofthewoods said...

...and the taste is utterly revolting. Well, at least to me. Great way though, of getting some greens from your wheat survival store, as long as you store whole grain, which keeps better than flour anyway. Other sprouting seeds may be another nutrient dense food to store, most of which can supply much needed greens quickly and all year round indoors. And a manual juicer, which can handle leafy greens is an absolute survival must-have.