Last Modified on Jun 02, 2014
Wheatgrass is an increasingly popular dietary supplement to boost the immune system and your general health thanks to its rich mix of vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals. A single daily shot of wheatgrass juice can dramatically energize your life and give your body nutrients it has been sorely lacking!
Full of vitamins A and C along with 90 different minerals (it is especially rich in alkalizing minerals such as potassium), wheatgrass is not altogether tasty but does condense the nutritional goodness of a very large amount of vegetables into one quick gulp. Wheatgrass is also free of gluten, so it is safe for those pursuing a gluten-free diet.
Home Remedies: Wheatgrass is said to be an excellent detoxing agent. It also builds up the blood and the immune system.
[YEA] 12/12/2008: Kim from Redondo Beach, CA: "I went through a wheatgrass phase a few years ago after trying a few shots at a Whole Foods juice bar. Whew! Nasty tasting stuff, but the energy buzz you get from it is amazing. I decided that it was cheaper to start making my own wheatgrass juice and bought a stainless steel wheatgrass juicer (hand cranked) from some shop somewhere... can't even remember now! Then I also bought the wheatgrass seeds (wheat berries) from Whole Foods.. very cheap. Took a couple of weeks to grow, then I was on my way to juicing. I was so into it, I even tried (ha ha) a wheatgrass enema, which I had read about online. It was intense! My grow-your-own wheatgrass phase lasted about 2 growing cycles, then I gave up on it.
P.S. Never take it on an empty stomach first thing in the morning. You will pay the price!"
12/13/2008: Sue from Boston, MA: "Hello and thank you for this great site! I was wondering if using powdered wheatgrass (instead of the grass itself) will give as good results. I am interested in using to improve my overall skin condition. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance."Replies
12/16/2008: Zeb Sims from Clearwater, FL replies: "Yes Sue, wheat grass powder breaks down the plant so you have more access to the vitamins and minerals. Wheatgrass Juice powder is even better as the cell walls themselves have been opened and the nutrition simply absorbs into the blood in seconds.
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Make sure it is organic. Make sure the company grows it outdoors. There are many things that can go wrong growing wheatgrass, but there are wheatgrass juice powders that are phenomenally wonderful, do not give you these reactions mentioned by Kim below and are grown in more natural conditions.
When grown in flats you sometimes get more sugars and less vitamins and minerals, some molds or fungus depending on air circulation etc. Generally where the nausea and diarrhea come from that people mention. also if it doesn't taste like a cross between broccoli, asparagus and spinach then it's not being grown correctly.
A good book is, "The Miracles of Wheatgrass" by Ann Wigmore".
I could never go through the trouble of growing it unless I did so on a farm in mass amounts. Otherwise I simply buy a bottle of freeze dried wheatgrass juice and I'm off to the races.
12/31/2008: Zeb from Clearwater, FL replies: "The Wheatgrass Juice Powder, depending on who and where you purchase it from, can be so close to the fresh that there is very little lost. The most effective to date method of powdering is freeze drying. There is a distinct difference between wheatgrass powder and wheatgrass JUICE powder. I'm talking about the Juice."
11/30/2012: Lisa from Lancashire, Lancs: "Hi, I was going to buy some wheat grass online, one of them states "100% whole leaf powder... not from juice" the one other states " Unlike whole leaf powders our wheat grass is gently juiced and spray-dried under low temperatures.
Does anyone have anyone have guidelines as regards which is best when purchasing wheat grass , ie freeze dried, shots, powder form vs. juiced, active enzymes etc.
I am quite confused from all the various product descriptions. Thanks"Replies
11/30/2012: Ed2010 from Oakville, Canada replies: "Wheat Grass powder is useless, it is just like powdered hay. In summer, I used to make my own wheat grass and juice it and drink. I did buy wheat grass juice from dynamic greens which is also good, in fact of optimal quality not pasteurized. hope this helps."
12/01/2012: Mmsg from Somewhere, Europe replies: "Lisa from Lancs: I've heard that the freeze dryed wheatgrass juice is better than other modalities."
12/01/2012: Angi from Toranto, Canada replies: "I am taking wheatgrass powder last couple of months and I bought my wheatgrass powder from wholefoods. Result is very good with wheat grass powder. so if you don't have fresh, you can also take wheat grass powder and it works well too."
12/02/2012: Gean from Salina, Ks replies: "The one made from juice is a lot more potent."
12/02/2012: Lisa from Lancashire replies: "Thanks for your contributions guys. It says that wheatgrass is used for detoxing and I'm hoping that is it ok to take with medication. I see that there was a link up the other day for interactions with Grapefruit, I am assuming this will be o.k. Also is raw wheatgrass better."
[YEA] 03/19/2014: Will J from Australia: "I read that wheatgrass can elimiinate herpes completely so I tried this and have found that the virus has never came back. This was when I used to take Valtrax and still get the virus. A good article on the virus and wheatgrass can be found at http://wickedwheatgrass.com/2013/06/12/wheatgrass-and-herpes/ well worth a look"
[YEA] 12/06/2012: Jay from Bombay, India: "The miraculous remedy I found for my genital herpes is'wheatgrass juice'empty stomach every morning. I had more than 40-50 outbreaks per year till august 2012. But ever since I started 60 ml of wheatgrass juice everyday, NO outbreaks since august... I want everybody who suffers from herpes, have it.. To get rid of it... Jay"
12/04/2012: Jaype from Nha Trang, Vietnam: "Hi Ted, I have been reading most of the posts and your replies (thanks so much for sharing your knowledge, time and experience) and I will certainly give a try to some of yours suggestions (Bicarbonate citrus lime). But before I do so, I need to ask you a few more questions.
1. I recently read a lot about wheat grass. It is very popular here in Asia (Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand). But what I read about is what the companies or distributors say, of course they highly praise their product. I am 68 and since a month I have high blood pressure (up to 140-150). It's family history. I would like to know if I could really find relieve with wheat grass(I don't mention brand names)
2. One the Google ad on this site suggests another solution: Detoxifying the liver and kidneys. Would I find relieve with this? (Again, I don't mention the name)
For the first time of my life I feel I am at a very, very important crossroad. I now need to take the right turn. To help you better understand my situation: Alcohol, although I quit reasonable taking, was surely an issue. I tried several times to lose weigh without success (now 80kg). I don't smoke and do regular biking and walking. I take one aspirin a day, and my diet is mainly fruits and vegies (I removed a lot of meat from my menu). I love extra virgin olive oil, one homemade yogurt a day and homemade bread. I don't know what else to change.
Before I decide to spend too much money with any miracle solution (grass or detox), I would like to know if what you propose (Bicarbonate citrus lime) would be sufficient in my case or whoever in a similar situation. Should I go for grass or detox?
Thanks for your precious advises, Good bless."Replies
12/05/2012: Jonnydoe from Columbus, Oh replies: "High blood pressure is simply a calcium deficiency. You can reduce it naturally with a quality calcium supplement. Eliminate the aspirin (you're not aspirin deficient), the oil in a bottle (rancid) and the bread (gluten). Stick with the fruits, veggies and eggs, and meat. No wheat, barley, oats or rye. The gluten in them destroys the small intestines abililty to absorb nutrients."
12/28/2012: Faithfulservant from Omak, Wa replies: "Feedback on Wheat Grass and HSV: I heard about the benefits of wheat grass and decided to grow my own and I bought the spring seeds, they were not as strong tasting as the winter wheat seeds. It took about 2 weeks from seed to harvest and I began taking 2oz. Or around 60ml a day, every day. Within 3 months I noticed I had not had an hsv outbreak since I began the wheatgrass. All the food products that seem to cause hsv ob, I was able to eat, I love nuts, but have not been able to eat them for years. Now, it didn't seem to be a problem. I wasn't sure if I was cured or if the wheatgrass was just keeping the ob from happening. Winter came and I stopped taking the wheatgrass. The outbreaks came back. Not as bad, but they are there. I'm going to continue wheatgrass again, because I was enjoying not having to worry about what was in foods that someone else prepared. It was very freeing. Wheatgrass straight, does not taste great, but chased with pear juice, apple juice or carrot juice, it is palatable and the benefits out way the taste. Most juice bars serve wheat grass, you just don't know how fresh the cut grass is. I hope this post is most helpful. Take care and God bless"
[YEA] 11/13/2012: Lucy from Chester Uk: "I had amenorea for a few months and my friend gave me a shot of powdered wheatgrass and within 30 minutes it returned, I now have it everyday and everything is fine. Amazing"
[YEA] 11/23/2010: Deb from Melbourne, Australia: "Thanks for a great site. Here is my contribution. A couple of years ago I was taking wheatgrass capsules (5 per day) as well as the ocassional fresh wheatgrass shot. I was having blood tests monthly for fertility issues and my FSH at the start was 15. Three months later (with the FSH going slowly down) my FSH was 3.67. Drs say you can't lower your FSH. Interestingly my libido came back and my vaginal dryness ended (still has not come back. I suspect it has something to do with the FSH levels in the body. Wheatgrass also caused my hair to start returning to my natural colour. I have noticed that the super greens don't have the same effect on my hair as now it is going grey again. I am about to start taking wheatgrass again."
[YEA] 05/15/2014: Karen from West Palm Beach: "I buy fresh wheatgrass juice at Whole Foods a few times a week. I love it. I feel it detoxes my liver, help control body odor and eliminates bad breath. I've been taking a shot for years now. Oh and my skin looks great considering I live in Florida and am out in the sun a lot!"
[YEA] 05/15/2014: Karen from West Palm Beach: "I drinks shots of fresh wheatgrass juice at Whole Foods a few times a week. I love it. I feel it detoxes my liver, help control body odor and eliminates bad breath. I've been drinking it for years now. My skin looks great considering I live in Florida and am out in the sun a lot!"
[YEA] 12/05/2008: Zeb from Clearwater, FL: "I wanted to make sure wheatgrass was listed since in this day and age things are more available so we use this as one for our family remedies.
I use wheatgrass juice for:
1. Insomnia - must take it seconds before tucking into bed and closing your eyes, if using it in a capsuled form (powdered) then you have about 5-10 minutes before you must be in bed eyes closed beginning to sleep, the result is a deep unbroken and healthy sleep from which you wake up energized and clear headed. For some this takes up to 3-4 days.
2. Acne, my daughter had infant acne and some minor rash like effect on her back and legs, going and coming but never leaving completely. After several weeks of using 1/2 a shot this went away, my daughter likes veggies even more than before and even asks for wheatgrass juice or other veggie juices.
3. My wife had rough skin that seemed to harden into tiny little hard points and she was getting more and more self conscious about it. When we started our daughter (#2 above) on wheatgrass juice I insisted she use some to and this slowly turned this rough skin around and now its smoother than ever.
4. My wife used to take all sort of greens and get stomach aches no matter how little or what brand and when we finally tried wheatgrass juice she said she got no aches, no pains and she loved how easy it was to take and the energy she herself got.
5. Minor cuts and wounds can be cleaned out with it.
6. On farms when cows are infertile or bulls are shooting blanks they use wheatgrass juice and 80-90% of the cattle become fertile again.
A friend called me up and mentioned that my suggestion to use wheatgrass juice got her in trouble. She had one of her employees use it for about a week and that employee got pregnant. The employee said she had been trying to conceive for over a year and finally gave up and after a week on wheatgrass juice almost immediately conceived. She asked me if that could happen and I told her about the common remedy for infertile cattle.
... I could go on and I'll add more but this is what I can do for now.
EC: Thanks so much, Zeb, new page created. We agree, wheatgrass juice is a fabulous remedy!
[YEA] 04/03/2010: Alfred from Bangkok, Thailand: "Wheat grass besides drinking..A place In San Diego cures Cancer with the implant of wheatgrass juice via Enema.. It cleans your insides.You can see the layer after layer of crude that has accumulated on the walls of your inside..Gets your inside breathing and absorbing the good food you give to it. Good for gals Douche.. It is very sensitive liquid.. Put into your eyes, your nose, your ears.. Heals everything. Also if you have growth on your body that is not healing.. Take the pulp of the wheatgrass.. Put over the growth.. attache with masking tape.. few days latter growth gone. People go to this health Institute.. I think Ann Wigmore had something to do with this place in the fourties.. People go there for last resort.. when Doctors says you have one month to live.. Most of those people are alive today because of the wheatgrass.. I have been twice to this place for a tune up. Maybe that why I do not have a pain in my body at 83yrs.. also my bone density normal.. only taking HA pill that reverses the aging process.. Health #1 Alfred"
[YEA] 01/20/2009: Lisa from Jackson, Ms. USA : "I have not yet tried this but a friend shared this info with me recently:
Reading the Wheatgrass Book from Ann Wigmore, I want to share with you this incredible discovery :
Chapter " ARE YOU PROTECTED FROM THE HAZARDS OF MODERN LIVING? "
"A few years ago, I ( Ann Wigmore ) asked Dr. GH Earp Thomas of the Bloomfield Laboratories in High Bridge, New Jersey, to do an experiment for me. He placed a small amount of wheatgrass juice in a jar of regular tap water and he tested it for fluoride and other chemicals present in the water...
Both of us were surprised by the results!
He concluded, "Fluorine rapidly combines with calcium phosphate and other kinetic elements to lose its toxic properties, and harden teeth and bones. that is why fresh grass would act as a catalyst to speedily change the acid fluorine into a beneficial component with a positive reaction...
By using wheatgrass, which is comparatively rich in calcium phosphate, it would remove any free fluoric acid and change its negative charge to an alkaline calcium phosphate fluoride combination with a positive reaction"
I was amazed (Ann Wigmore )
not only did wheatgrass neutralize the toxic effect of fluorine but it converted it into an ally in maintaining healthy bones and teeth! I don't recommend that you drink tap water, though; pure spring or purified water taste better and is much better for you. But if you cannot obtain spring or purified water, pour a little wheatgrass juice into regular tap water, and it will make it more healthful..."
book info: The Wheatgrass Book: How to Grow and Use Wheatgrass to Maximize Your Health and Vitality (Avery Health Guides)
Author: Ann Wigmore"
01/06/2012: Danni from Kenosha, Wi replies: "Can you detox or do a fast to flush it out of your system?"
01/06/2012: Matt from Madison, Wi replies: "Never take calcium to bind to fluoride in your blood.
I was taking Boron to detox fluoride, and was getting headaches. I read this information, and tried WheatGrass juice.
Wheatgrass was helping a little with the headaches. Since it was calcium that helped, I thought I'll just take a calcium pill. So I took calcium for 4 days while taking Boron.
It stopped the headaches. I think it did turn the fluoride into calcium fluoride. The thing with calcium is that it just builds up in the blood. I started feeling a little strange while exercising. I read that you should never take calcium without magnesium, so I thought that might be the problem. On the fourth night, I took one pill of magnesium.
Fifth day I almost died. The calcium fluoride went directly to my heart, and I was hunched over grabbing my heart in pain half the day. I think the magnesium allowed the calcium fluoride to somehow clog my arteries. If I wasn't young and in great physical shape (I do Insanity Workouts, eat organic etc. ), I'm sure I would be dead. Now I think my arteries are clogged with calcium fluoride... I have 24/7 chest pain. My left arm goes numb sometimes, and now I get winded walking to my car.
I'm going to megadose Vitamin K2 to try to get rid of this calcium. Also take garlic and cayenne pepper for the arteries. If this doesn't help, I will have to see a doctor.
If I tell him any of this, he will think I'm absolutely insane."
[YEA] 12/12/2008: Rosy from Orlando, Fl: "Wheatgrass is also great for your pets. I know my two cats love to munch on it. It provides a great addition to there diet. I also find that they aren't as hungry when I let them have wheatgrass. I used to have to always have food in a dish or they would think they were dieing. Ya, I know it bad for them, but I don't like being Meowed to death. I got them a kit from the pet store and let them eat what they wanted of it after it grew, and all of the sudden I didn't have to go and put a couple of kibbles in the bowl to keep me sane. My female has thinned out a bit, still a fatty, but a little fatty not a huge fatty. Both of their coats have improved, so soft and silky. They are more playful, and overall feeling great. I know that most animals can eat it, but I would check online to see the amount that Rats, Hamsters, and Birds can eat. I know dogs and cats can eat it until they turn into it. The product I purchased was a growing kit that included Organic Soil, along with Organic seeds. The seeds sprout quickly, and the after the grass matures it lives for about three weeks. The kit less than $10, and I split the seeds so I have a couple of months of grass for my house heifers, as my husband calls them."