Apparently there are juicers for Wheatgrass, Wheatgrass pills and the juice itself at health food stores.
Some information I read, the above-ground parts are used to make medicine. Primarily used as a concentrated source of nutrients. Vitamins A,C and E, Iron, Calcium, Magnesium and Amino Acids.
It is used to treat many conditions. There isn't enough scientific evidence to support effectiveness for any of these uses...although it has been and still is being used.
Increasing production of hemoglobin
Improving blood sugar disorders
Removing deposits of drugs, heavy metals and cancer causing agents
Preventing gray hair
Reducing high blood pressure
Sore Throat....the list is quite long.
I planted seeds on Jan. 4 and this is what the grass looks like today. It is sown in flats not in individual containers, so the grass can be clipped and either juiced or chewed on. Chewing on the grass blades extracts the liquid. The grass IS NOT digestible by humans and should NOT be swallowed. I believe the harvesting should be done when the shoots are about 7 days old. I also read that if you plant it outside you will be welcoming all types of wildlife...
Contains chemicals that might have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory (swelling) activity. It also contains a chemical that seems to kill bacteria. Information was gathered from several websites, the main source was http://www.webmd.com/ .
Please do share what you know of Wheatgrass.
Today I am Thankful to be learning about another plant.