Half of people over 50 years old have gray hair. Gray hair is the ultimate shorthand for aging, and in their desire to look younger, people have made hair dye a booming business. Now alternative health practitioners are telling us there is a natural way to reverse gray hair: wheatgrass.
Wheatgrass (from tritium aestivium) is 70 percent chlorophyll. Chlorophyll oxygenates the blood in much the same way as hemoglobin. Once your body takes in chlorophyll, it merges with your blood. It carries nutrients, including life-enhancing oxygen, to all your cells, tissues and organs.
Traditional Chinese Medicine draws a line between the pigmentation of hair and the vitality of the blood and kidneys. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, gray hair is considered a sign of weak blood and kidneys rather than an indicator of age.
Regularly consuming young wheatgrass juice has been proven to restore natural hair color, making it possible for you to have healthy, shiny natural color even as you age. Moreover, wheatgrass slows the entire process of aging, detoxifying your body, and tightening and brightening your skin.
Dr. Bernard Jensen is the author of Health Magic through Chlorophyll from Living Plant Life, in which he says that wheatgrass juice and other green juices are the premier natural agents to strengthen blood. He writes that by soaking his patients in a chlorophyll water bath, he was able to boost their red blood cell count within just a few days. Wheatgrass, along with other green juices, has proved even more powerful in raising red blood cell count.
Along with chlorophyll, wheatgrass contains other nutrients, including 17 essential amino acids, 90 minerals, 80 enzymes, and 13 vitamins. According to prominent research scientist, Dr. Earp-Thomas, “15 pounds of wheatgrass is the equivalent of 350 pounds of carrots, lettuce, celery and so forth.”
Wheatgrass is a powerful detoxifying agent that puts an impenetrable barrier between you and many diseases. By neutralizing substances like cadmium, nicotine, strontium, mercury, and polyvinyl chloride, wheatgrass protects the liver and purifies the blood.
By supporting the health of your cells, wheatgrass even helps to fight the development of cancer. Cancer cells cannot grown in an oxygen-rich environment. The journal Mutation Research featured a research study in which chlorophyll was said to have greater potency than beta-carotene and vitamins A, C and E.