Consuming fresh wheatgrass juice regularly provides many benefits including it has been shown to reverse gray hair back to its natural color.
How does this happen?
According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, hair pigmentation is influenced by the quality of blood and the strength of the kidneys. If your hair has gone gray, your kidneys and blood need to be strengthened. Foods that accomplish this include wheatgrass and any food with high chlorophyll content.
What is wheatgrass?
Wheatgrass refers to the young grass of the common wheat plant, Triticum aestivum. Its leaves are juiced or dried into powder for human (or animal) consumption. It is often available in juice bars and smoothie restaurants, and is taken alone or mixed in fruit and/or vegetable drinks.
In The Wheatgrass Book by Ann Wigmore, consuming wheatgrass juice is named as a beauty treatment that slows down the aging process.
That’s because wheatgrass cleanses the blood, helps rejuvenate aging cells, and helps tighten loose and sagging skin.
Benefits of Wheatgrass
The benefits of wheatgrass, however, go way beyond beautification and anti-aging such as reversing gray hair. The high chlorophyll content of wheatgrass, as well as the amino acids, minerals, vitamins and enzymes enable wheatgrass to provide a wide range of health benefits and curative benefits, such as the following:
Fights tumors — Studies show that wheatgrass juice has a powerful ability to fight tumors without the usual toxicity of drugs.
Powerful detoxifier — protects the liver and the blood, and neutralizes toxic substances like cadmium, nicotine, strontium, mercury, and polyvinyl chloride
Contains liquid oxygen — this is vital to many body processes, and protects the body against cancer cells (cancer cells cannot exist in the presence of oxygen)
Blood builder — An important aspect of the chlorophyll in wheatgrass is its remarkable similarity to hemoglobin, the compound that carries oxygen in the blood. When the chlorophyll is absorbed in the human body, it is transformed into blood, which transports nutrients to every cell of the body.
Note: Some health practitioner’s claim that you can double your red blood cell count just by soaking in chlorophyll. Renowned nutritionist Dr. Bernard Jensen found that wheatgrass and green juices are the most superior blood builders.
In his book Health Magic Through Chlorophyll from Living Plant Life, he cites several cases where he was able to double the red blood cell count in a matter of days merely by having patients soak in a chlorophyll-water bath.
Even more rapid blood building results occur when patients consume wheatgrass juice and other chlorophyll-rich juices regularly.
Some consumers who use wheatgrass for therapeutic purposes grow wheatgrass in their homes, and extract the juice using a wheatgrass juicer. Some prefer the convenience of buying the juice at a juice bar like Jamba Juice or a health food store like Whole Foods.
The average dosage is 1 to 2 fluid ounces of fresh-squeezed juice once a day (or 3 to 4 times a day for detoxification); or 1 tablespoon wheatgrass powder (1 to 3 times a day); or 7 to 10 wheatgrass tablets (500 mg) a day.