Wheat Grass Therapy – A health drink for Thalassemia Patients
Wheat grass Therapy is one of the most powerful natural therapies for patients suffering from blood related disorders like Thalassemia and for everyone else as well.
What is Wheat grass?
Wheat grass is the young grass of our common wheat plant. This is either made into a juice or powdered and created as a multigrain product. Either ways, it is very useful.
Wheat grass which is considered to be a ‘superfood’, can either be consumed on its own or used in combination with other juices. It is widely available in the market in the form of powder, pills, capsules and juices. However, the best way to have it is by keeping it natural and growing your own wheat grass.
Why Wheat Grass?
You must be wondering why such a trivial thing is being showcased as a superfood. Well, because the benefits that it provides are unmatched. It contains over 100 elements needed by a human being. Let us look at some of them:
- Chlorophyll – One of the most important element in wheat grass is chlorophyll. It gives the distinct green color. It is a natural liver cleanser and detoxifier. It acts like an antioxidant and is a blood strengthener as it has a similar chemical composition as that of hemoglobin.
- Reduces heavy metals – Wheat grass reduces the content of heavy metals from the body. Therefore, it helps in reduction of excess iron in case of Thalassemia patients.
- Packed with Vitamins – Wheat grass is filled with vitamins A, B-complex, C, E, I and K. It is extremely rich in proteins and contains 17 amino acids which are the building blocks of protein.
- Improves Immunity – Wheat grass can help in producing healthy red blood cells in the body and hence boosts your immunity. In a study in 2004, by Indian Pediatrics, wheatgrass was found to be such a powerful red blood cell booster that it reduced the need for blood transfusions.
- Improves Digestion – Wheat grass is understood to be very helpful in digestion as it contains great deal of fiber which improves the functioning of the muscles of the digestive system.
- Reduce Fatigue – Since wheat grass is full of chlorophyll, it increases oxygen supply in the body and helps in reducing fatigue.
- Cleanse the Liver – This is a very important benefit of wheat grass. The liver works on detoxifying the body. However, there is nothing to detoxify the liver itself. Wheat grass, though, helps to revitalize and restore this organ.
- Prevent Cancer – Wheat grass has anti-cancer benefits. Cancer thrives in low oxygen environment. However, if you regularly drink wheat grass juice, you will have high volume of oxygen in your body, thus reducing your chances of getting cancer.
There are really lots of more advantages of using wheat grass. There is simply no end to it. For Thalassemia patients, this is a boon. People only depend on blood transfusions but here is a natural ingredient which can give them so many benefits as stated above. We hope that by reading this article, people will start cultivating the habit of using wheat grass juice in their regular diet.
In order to help you out as to how you can grow your own wheat grass plant at home, let us look the steps you need to follow.
Steps to grow Wheat grass plant at home!!
Part 1 – Soaking and Germinating Wheatgrass seeds
- Buy some wheat grass seeds from your local shop.
- Take a handful of this and soak it in a container with water overnight.
- Next morning, drain the water and soak it again for another 10 hours.
- Repeat the same step as above.
- Once the third soak is done, you will notice that the grains have sprouted. This is when you know that it is ready to be planted.
- Tie the seeds in a piece of cloth and leave it hanging so that all the water drains out.
Part 2 – Planting the seeds
- Take a seed tray or a flower pot and cover it with soil.
- Sprinkle the sprouted seeds on the soil. Try to spread it evenly.
- Push the seeds slightly into the soil but do not completely bury them.
- Keep the tray or pot in partial sunlight. Direct sun rays may damage the plant.
- Regularly sprinkle water on the plant. Make it a point to water it every day and ensure that all the sprouts get some water.
- You will notice shoots of grass coming out after 2 to 3 days
Part 3 – Harvesting the wheatgrass
- After the 5th or 6th day from planting, you will notice that a second blade of grass will begin coming out of the first shoot. This is the time that you can harvest the grass.
- Cut the wheat grass above the root and prepare it for juicing.
Part 4 – Juicing the wheat grass
- Rinse the wheat grass to remove debris and soil particles.
- Manually grind the wheat grass or use special wheat grass juicers to make the juice.
- Enjoy a shot of wheat grass!!
Remember, it takes a lot of wheat grass to make a shot. Therefore, it is better to maintain two or three flower pots or seed trays so that you can grow multiple wheat grass batches at the same time.
Now that you know the benefits of wheat grass, what are you waiting for? Start growing your own wheat grass plant today!!
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