History of Wheat Grass

wheatgrass.jpgDiet occupies an important place during sickness and healthy condition. The Father Of Modern Medical Science and the great Greek philosopher Hippocrates rightly said “Let thy food be thy medicine”. Our body has the inbuilt ability to heal itself if provided proper nutrition, environment and exercise.

 

In 1931, an agricultural chemist named Charles Schnabel was the first scientist to discover the benefits of a diet utilizing wheatgrass, according to “Contemporary Nutrition.” Dr. Schnabel used fresh grasses in attempts to nurse sick hens back to health. His hens recovered their health quickly and produced eggs at a higher rate than other hens not fed grasses. His findings were reproduced in other studies, and Dr. Schnabel and his colleagues at Cerophyl Laboratories set forth to determine the nutritional profiles of wheatgrass, the peak harvesting schedules and the ideal growing conditions. By around 1940, Dr. Schnabel marketed and sold cans of powdered grass in drugstores across the United States and Canada.

 

 

Chief exponent of this therapy, Dr Ann Wigmore (1909-1994), was single most responsible for popularizing the usage of Wheatgrass. She is the founder of ‘Hippocrates Institute, Boston, USA’ and has done extensive research and experiments to explore the therapeutic value of Wheatgrass. She has hailed Wheatgrass as ‘

A complete natural food’ providing all the necessary nutrition.

Wheatgrass is renowned for its therapeutic value since ancient times. Hindus offer ‘Durva’ (green grass) to the elephant God Ganesh and grow Wheatgrass to worship for nine days during ‘Navratri’ (Laxmi festival) every year. Dr. Ann Wigmore has mentioned the Biblical story about Babylonian King Nebuchadnezzar who spent seven years, insane, living like a wild animal eating the grass of the fields and got cured.

The common observation that dogs and cats nibble on grass, presumably when ill, strengthens our belief in the healing power of grasses.

 

Spelling of Wheatgrass, Wheatgrass Powder, Organic Wheatgrass, Natural Wheatgrass in other languages.

 

French – Herbe de blé en poudre, poudre Herbe de ble, poudre d’herbe de blé naturelle,

German – Weizengras Pulver, Weizengras, Bio-Weizengras, Bio-Weizengras Pulver,

Spanish – trigo en polvo, de polvo de hierba de trigo, la hierba de trigo, hierba de trigo,

Dutch – Tarwegras poeder, Tarwegraspoeder, organische tarwe gras poeder,

Norway – Hvetegress, Økologisk Hvetegress Pulver, Naturlig Hvetegress Pulver, organisk hvete gress pulver

Finland – Vehnänorasjauhe/ Vetegräs. Vehnänoras/ Vetegräs

Sweden – Vetegroddspulver, Weizenkeime Pulver,

Poland – TRAWA ZBOŻOWA Proszek

Romania – Grau verde, pudra de iarba de grau verde

Belgium – Tarwegras, Tarwegraspoeder

Japanese – Aojiru, Kale Aojiru,  小麦の若葉  , 小麦の若葉のパウダ

Bali, Indonesia – Wheatgrass Bubuk,

 

Greece – ΒΛΑΣΤΟΣ ΣΙΤΟΥ σκόνη, σιταρόχορτο, βλαστοσ σίτου σκόνη

Montenegro,Serbia – PSENICNA TRAVA Prah

Slovakia –  ZELENÁ PŠENICA v prášku

Bulgaria – натурални житни стъбла, стрити на прах

Russian – пшеничных ростков Порошок, Джирмес Уитграсс, Побеги пшеницы в виде порошка

UAE Arabic – عشبة القمح مسحوق

Thailand – ต้นอ่อนข้าวสาลีเกอร์มี

Egypt Arabic – بودرة عشب القمح بودرة

Oman Arabic – مسحوق خضار مسحوق

Chinese -小麥草  粉, , 天然小麥草粉

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