“To the uninformed, naturopathic medicine, as well as the entire concept of natural medicine, appears to be a fad that will soon pass away. To the informed, however, it is quite clear that naturopathic medicine is at the forefront of the future.”
-Michael Murray, N.D.
Dr. Ann Wigmore from the Hippocrates Institute, Boston popularized Wheat Grass therapy. Many leading Naturopaths consider wheat grass to be a panacea on the earth.
Wheat grass is a humble weed that is a powerhouse of nutrients and vitamins for the human body. In the form of fresh juice, it has high concentrations of chlorophyll, active enzymes, vitamins and other nutrients. According to Dr. Preety Agarwal a famous Alternate therapist, one ounce of wheat grass juice is equivalent in food value to two and a half pounds of green leafy vegetables.
Chemical composition of wheat grass:
Wheat grass is also called as “Green Blood” because its close structural similarity to Hemoglobin. Wheat grass contains many nutritious and prophylactic ingredients. It is rich in Vitamin A, Vitamin C, B, E, K, Laetrile (Vitamin B17 – which has a marked anti-cancer effect) and several useful enzymes.
Clinical uses of Wheat Grass:
Dr. Ann Wigmore found Wheat grass useful in as many as 350 diseases.
Heart and Cardio-vascular system.
- High Blood pressure
- Internal hemorrhage
- Common cold
- Nausea and vomiting
- Peptic ulcer disease
- Worm infestations
Teeth and gums.
- Septic gums
- Bleeding gums
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
Brain and Nervous system.
- Parkinson’s disease
Wheat grass therapy has also been used with great success in kidney, ear diseases and in several cancers.
How is Wheat Grass administered?
Wheat grass can be grown at home and small shallow pots. The wheat has to be sprouted first prior to sowing it. For a normal person about 100 grams of wheat grass per day are quite adequate to maintain positive health. Wheat grass can be chewed or drunk as a juice and it can also be administered as an enema. It is very important to note that the juice must be consumed as soon as it is extracted; otherwise the vital elements in the juice will lose its efficacy.
During the last ten or twenty years there has been a tremendous explosion of information in the scientific literature to support the use of natural medicine.
Wheat grass therapy teaches that is that it is nature, which cures the patient and not the physician. With the progress of civilization, we are perhaps violating the laws of nature and that is why there is an increase in disease. To be optimally effective, Wheat Grass Therapy must be combined with exercise, a stress free life and proper diet.