It turns out that wheatgrass juice is up to 70% chlorophyll, which in chemical composition closely resembles haemoglobin. It is said to heal tissues, help purify the liver, improve blood sugar levels and help flush out accumulated toxins. That makes it an ideal 'companion' for fasting and in weight control regimes - taking it in tablet form gives some sensation of fullness'.
In"The American Journal of Surgery" (1940), Benjamin Cruskin, M.D.,recommends chlorophyll for its antiseptic benefits. The article suggests the following clinical uses for chlorophyll: to clear up foul-smelling odors, neutralize strep infections, heal wounds, hasten skin grafting, cure chronic sinusitis, overcome ear inflammation and infections, reduce varicose veins and heal leg ulcers, eliminatei mpetigo and other scabby eruptions, heal rectal sores, successfully treat inflammation of the uterine cervix, get rid of parasitic vaginal infections, reduce typhoid fever, and cure advanced pyorrhea in many cases.
Chlorophyllis antibacterial and can be used inside and outside the body as ahealer. Gargle with wheatgrass juice for a sore throat. Wheatgrassjuice is great for constipation and keeping the bowels open. -Ellen Coleman, RD, MA, MPH. Wheatgrass HCRC FAQ Sheet. Health CareReality Check. - WHEATGRASS THERAPY. NCAHF Newsletter Volume 17, Number5 (September-October 1994) NCAHF, Inc.
Dr Andrew Weil is not a believer in Wheatgrass juice:
"I don't recommend its use other than as a source of minerals and vitamins. If you like wheatgrass and it appeals to you, fine.Drink it. But I don't think it's a substitute for 2.5 pounds of vegetables. Besides, I don't like the way it tastes."