Sunday, February 21, 2010

Growing and Using Wheat Grass

Wheat Grass or Wheatgrass is known and revered in natural health circles.

If you opt to grow your own, be certain to get organic wheat seed.

Sage Hill Farms grew it for the first time last year and we had a beautiful crop.
It is one of the herbs on a wholesale account for a pet treat company.

There are two methods of growing wheatgrass; one, sow it in a open field plot and start harvesting when it is about 5" high. Two, it can be grow easily in small table top containers on your kitchen counter or table...even though it is a winter crop it still needs sun and light.

This years crop is a wee bit late because of all the rain and snow...but, it is up and beautiful.

Wheatgrass benefits are usually found in the main component of the plant, which is chlorophyll. The chlorophyll has a very high level of magnesium, which if incorporated in the diet retinue, helps amplify the efficient function of the heart and the entire cardiac system. Women especially benefit from increased levels of magnesium in the body as their uterus is revitalized and purified. According to health experts, magnesium does wonders for the lungs and the entire respiratory system.

Besides magnesium, wheatgrass contains high levels of iron, sulphur, calcium, phosphorus, zinc, potassium and cobalt. Wheatgrass also has concentrated levels of Vitamins A, B and C.

There are also some indirect wheatgrass benefits that are important in keeping you healthy. The juice derived from wheatgrass is used in therapeutic treatment of skin and teeth disorders. Not only is the juice good if taken by mouth, but it is also very effective if applied and rubbed gently on the skin. When applied, skin diseases like ulcerative colitis, circulatory diseases, especially in the lymphatic system, and skin anomalies like tone, moisture and flexibility all improve.

It's a good thing~

Bea Kunz


Heidi Richards Mooney said...

Dear Bea,

I just love stopping by your blog and reading all the fantastic advice you so lovingly and willingly share.

Its like a "walk in your own personal garden."

Wishing you a great day... and then some.

Heidi Richards Mooney, Author ~ Quirky Marketing Calendar: 365 Ways to Promote Your Business Using Zany & Non-traditional Holidays

BeaK. said...

And such a pleasure for me to discover you have been in my gardens~

Spring is on the way~

Bea Kunz

Debbie's L'Bri said...

I like to make smoothies by throwing fruits and veggies in a Vita-mix. Can throw in fresh wheat grass, too.