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Growing Sweet Wheatgrass Indoors

Triticum Aestivum

Wheatgrass

Wheatgrass is one of the most potently healthy substances on earth. It is a liver cleanser and is so popular; you will find it in almost every juice bar.

Medicinal and Nutritional Benefits

Wheatgrass has more vitamin C than oranges and twice the vitamin A as carrots!

Wheat grass juice helps your body to build red blood cells which carry oxygen to every cell. By increasing the oxygenation of the body you can help offset smog and carbon monoxide and increase your endurance during physical exercise

Wheatgrass cleanses, purifies and feeds the body by activating the white blood cells, which boost the body's immune system.

Wheatgrass juice is also beneficial for people who need to lose weight or cleanse their bodies.

Wheatgrass juice can also be added to bath water to stimulate circulation,

Externally applied to the skin can help eliminate itching almost immediately. Is soothing and healing for cuts, burns, scrapes, rashes, poison ivy, athlete’s foot, insect bites, boils, sores, open ulcers, tumors, and so on. Use as a poultice and replace every two to four hours.

Will soothe sunburned skin and act as a disinfectant.

Rubbed into the scalp before a shampoo, it will help mend damaged hair and alleviate itchy, scaly, scalp conditions.

Culinary Uses

Wheatgrass and wheatgrass juice are excellent ways to get dark greens in the diet.  Pound for pound, wheatgrass is more than twenty times denser in nutrients than other choice vegetables.  Since it is considered a vegetable in the grass stage, wheatgrass is safe for people with wheat allergies. Juicing unlocks even more nutrients from wheatgrass, making them more concentrated and usable to the cells of the body.

Some additional benefits are:

  • Works as a sleep aide. Merely place a tray of living wheatgrass near the head of your bed. It will enhance the oxygen in the air and generate healthful negative ions to help you sleep more soundly.
  • Turns gray hair to its natural color again and greatly increases energy levels when consumed daily.
  • Is a beauty treatment that slows down the aging process when the juice is consumed. Wheatgrass will cleanse your blood and help rejuvenate aging cells, slowing the aging process way down, making you feel more alive right away. It will help tighten loose and sagging skin.
  • In addition, gargling with wheatgrass juice can ease a sore throat

Fun Fact

Nicknamed “liquid gold,” one serving of wheatgrass juice is the rough equivalent of one and a half pounds of dark leafy green vegetables. Wheatgrass is superior to other green plants because it has more than 100 elements needed by humans.

Even though the word “wheat” is in its name, wheatgrass is gluten-free.

How To Grow Sweet Wheatgrass in an Urban Cultivator

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