India has a prodigious knowledge of herbal medicines. Since ancient times, Wheatgrass has been used to treat various diseases and disorders. Wheatgrass or widely known as Green Blood owing to a splendid chlorophyll content is the young fresh sprouted first leaves of the wheat plant. Its linear-lanceolate leaves are rich repository of antioxidants, 17 amino-acids, vitamins, minerals and proteins. Further, the blades of wheatgrass are too facile to grow from the wheat kernels available in every household.
Prevention of Diseases with GOOD NUTRITION:
WE believe that “Prevention is always better than cure”. A punctilious intake of recommended vitamins, mineral and other nutrients that our body needs plays a pivotal role in keeping body & mind healthy. But the juggling life in today’s frenetic world makes it difficult. For this concern, Wheatgrass is the solution.
Nutritional Scanning –
An Army of Antioxidants:
- It contains Beta- Carotenes which increases protection against many forms of cancer, including lung, bladder, rectal, oral and dermal (skin) cancers.
- Vitamin C, a powerful free radical scavenger.
- Vitamin E, fights infection, promotes healing and helps in prevention of lung and gastro-intestinal cancer.
The Repository of Essential Elements:
Wheatgrass is a rich source of chlorophyll, magnesium, potassium, calcium, sodium, Iron, selenium, zinc, chromium, vitamin B12, folic acid, pyridoxine and other minerals which are essential to sustain the biochemical balance of body.
The Gratifying Green Blood:
Wheatgrass juice contains up to 70 % Chlorophyll. The potential benefits of Chlorophyll include improving health, boosting energy, anti-aging remedy, fighting illnesses, detoxification, deodorization, in ulcer and the healing of wounds.
Presence of Essential Amino Acids-
The 8 essential amino acids which your body can’t produce are found in Wheatgrass. All at one place!
How to grow Wheatgrass in 5 easy steps!
WE propound few easy steps to grow this superfood indoor effortlessly from the wheat kernels.
Raise your Wheatgrass in 5 easy steps:
1. Soak the Seeds:
Soaking triggers the germination of seeds. Soak the seeds overnight. At the end of the process, a tiny root will emerge out.
2. Pick a shallow container or a seed tray:
Fill the container up to 3/4th level with cocopeat or soil as per the availability.
3. Sow the seeds:
Spread the wheat seeds evenly on the surface. For a dense growth, keep the distance among the seeds less. Cover the seeds with a thin layer of cocopeat/soil. Sprinkle some water to make the medium moist. Place the container in a shadddy area.
Check twice a day to ensure that the media is not drying out.
After 2-4 days tiny seedlings begins to shoot up and a little blade of grass emerges out. At this stage relocate the container to an area where it can receive partial sunlight. Water it daily as lack of water results in withering of grass.
Be careful of keeping the media moist but not waterlogged as it may invite unwanted fungus to flourish.
Within 5-7 days seedlings grow about 15-20 cm. Wheatgrass will be ready to harvest and detoxify your body when the grass begins to fork or induce a new blade. Trim the grass with a scissor just above the media.
Wheatgrass can be harvested up to two cycles.
Inculcate Wheatgrass in your Diet:
A refreshing Wheatgrass juice would give your day a perfect start. If your Palate resists eating raw wheatgrass than make a scrummy smoothie or make wheatgrass powder and mix it in fruit juice.
” It is venerated as an auspicious plant in Indian Tradition. Wheatgrass has accrued such homage only in view of its nutritional & medicinal properties. No wonder the wheatgrass is a complete health tonic. Rejuvenate your body with a sip of wheatgrass juice. ”
WE hope this information will embolden you to grow wheatgrass at your home!