Scientific Facts About Wheatgrass and Alfalfa

  • The Arabs named it Al-Fal-Fa meaning “Father of All Foods” because they were convinced that it was beneficial to the health and strength of the body. It is one of nature’s oldest legumes, first cultivated 2,000 years ago.
  • Alfalfa is considered a “great healer” by Frank Bouer who also discovered that Alfalfa contains eight essential enzymes and later was confirmed by Dr. CA Johnson – a U.S. Government Food Scientist.

Alfalfa contains eight (8) essential enzymes:

  1. Lipase – fat splitting
  2. Amylase – acts on starches
  3. Coagulase – coagulates or clots the blood
  4. Emulsin – acts upon sugars
  5. Invertase – converts cane sugar into dextrose
  6. Peroxidase – oxidizing effect of the blood
  7. Pectinase – forms vegetable jelly
  8. Protase – digest proteins

An enzyme promotes chemical reactions necessary to enable foods to be assimilated in the body.

The chlorophyll, enzymes, minerals and vitamins and alfalfa all aid in digestion and help stimulate lagging appetites. Its eight essential enzymes assist in digesting all four classes of food (proteins, fats, starches, and sugars).

Alfalfa contains vitamin U which effectively help in peptic ulcers. It is considered a diuretic and bowel regulator. The chlorophyll in Alfalfa develops an effective barrier against bacterial invasion by its stimulation effect on the growth of connective tissue and granulation tissue.

Alfalfa contains many important vitamins. Vitamin A helps night blindness, builds resistance to infections, especially in the respiratory tract, promotes growth and vitality, healthy skin and is essential in pregnancy. Vitamin E prevents sterility and is valuable in the treatment of muscular dystrophy, prevents calcium deposits in the blood vessels, is used in the treatment of heart conditions and promotes good muscle tone in the entire body. Vitamin B6 aids in food assimilation and in protein and fat metabolism, prevents nausea, various nervous and skin disorders. Vitamin K is essential for blood clotting and is important to liver functions. Finally, Vitamin D, which regulates the use of calcium and phosphorus in the body and is, therefore, necessary for the proper formation of bones and teeth.



Chlorophyll – Extensive Effects
Dr. Birscher, a famous research scientist described chlorophyll as “concentrated sunlight”. He said that chlorophyll can help our heart function better and it also has positive effects on our vessel system, small intestines, uterus and lungs.

Abscisic Acid, Vitamin B17 – Anticancer Functions

  • Dr. Otto Waburg, Nobel Prize Winner, once commented that cancer cells spread faster in an anoxic environment. Smoking, high protein diet, air pollution, hypopnea, lack of exercise and continuous consumption of high fat food result in a reduction of oxygen absorption of at least one-forth. Consuming wheatgrass helps absorb more oxygen and promotes blood circulation. Furthermore, oxygen can be transmitted to each cell throughout the body more effectively in such a way that the quantity of red blood cells be increased as well.
  • Dr. Ann Wigmore mentioned that wheatgrass contains a variety of elements that is believed to be anticancer and abscisic acid is one of them. The first time that abscisic acid is proved to be effective is discovered through the treatment of a patient called May. She tried the wheatgrass and controlled her diet, which cured her breast cancer. It was learned from tested animal’s reaction in laboratory experiments that even a tiny amount of abscisic acid has tremendous effect on cancer of any kind. When animals were injected with abscisic acid, tumor disappeared quickly.
  • Dr. Ernst Krebs, a famous biochemist, found out that Vitamin B17 is able to resist the function of cancer cells, while it is not harmful to normal cells. Wheatgrass contains Vitamin B17.

SOD – Anti-aging Enzyme
Dr. Barry Halliwell, biochemist from University of London, Dr. M. Rister from University of Koeln and Dr. Irwin Fridorich, a biochemist from Duke University all discovered Superoxide Dismutase (SOD) in all human cells in their separate experiments. It was also learned that such kind of enzyme plays a very important role in resisting aging. It should be particularly mentioned that SOD helps reduce the destruction effect of radiation, resist inflammation and prevent the destruction from stimuli. Wheatgrass is the best source of SOD.

Wheatgrass and DNA Maintenance
Dr. Yasuo Hotta, a biologist from University of California at San Diego has successfully extracted an element from wheatgrass which is temporarily called P4D1, such an element has been shown to complete the maintenance process of complex cells and DNA and therefore assure the health of new cells. It suggests that wheatgrass helps improve the vitality of cells and enhance their duplication.