Wheatgrass juice, often called 'liquid gold', has several medicinal properties. It is nature's wonder grass, and it offers immense benefit for the body. Scientists have credited the grass for its natural therapeutic values and medicinal properties. Packed with vital nutrients, Vitamin A, C, E, K, calcium and magnesium, it contains more than 92 amino acids and 100 minerals essential for the body. It can be consumed by grinding the grass and drinking the extract, or you can also buy the wheatgrass powder available in stores and mix it in water, ready to be consumed. While in both cases you are consuming healthy wheatgrass, the powder has more health benefits than the juice extract.

Here are a few benefits of the wonder grass.

Antioxidant Properties

According to The Health Site, wheatgrass juice detoxifies the body and purifies the liver and blood. It contains Vitamin A, C and E, which act as anti-oxidants. It also helps get rid of free radicals that raise the risk of cancer and other diseases. An article published in "International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition" in September 2012 found that wheat grass especially freeze dried wheat grass has high antioxidant value.

Helps in weight loss

Wheatgrass has a lot of nutritional value and benefits every part of the body. It aids weight loss as it contains a high amount of fiber. Examiner website reports that wheatgrass helps in the normal functioning of the thyroid and stimulates metabolism, which ultimately leads to weight loss.

Treats arthritis

Wheatgrass contains 70 per cent chlorophyll. This fights inflammation, which contributes to joint pain. According to WebMD, wheatgrass is used to treat cancer and arthritis. It also relieves the pain from rheumatoid arthritis.


Wheatgrass is generally recommended for cancer patients who have undergone chemotherapy. It increases hemoglobin levels, and the chlorophyll levels help prevents cancer. It also helps combat exposure to myelotoxicity caused by chemotherapy, which is life threatening. WebMD also states that it removes cancer-causing agents from the body.

Clinically proven to heal ulcerative colitis

In a report published in the 2002 issue of the Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology, it was seen that patients diagnosed with ulcerative colitis showed a significant reduction in the activity of the disease after a consumption of 100 cc wheat grass for a month. This was due to the antioxidant properties of wheatgrass, the report claimed. Apart from this, it helps in anti-aging, boosts energy levels, improves blood sugar problems and clears skin of acne.

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