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wheat grass,any plant of the genus Agropyron, cool-season perennials of the family Poaceae (grassgrass,
any plant of the family Poaceae (formerly Gramineae), an important and widely distributed group of vascular plants, having an extraordinary range of adaptation. Numbering approximately 600 genera and 9,000 species, the grasses form the climax vegetation (see ecology) in
..... Click the link for more information. family). Species of wheat grass, both native and introduced, are important range forage grasses in the prairie states. Wheat grasses are also valuable for revegetation because of their drought resistance and winter hardiness. Important species are the crested wheat grass (A. cristatum), introduced from N Russia, and the native Western wheat grass (A. smithii). The weed quack grassquack grass
or couch grass,
Old World perennial grass (Agropyron repens), now widely distributed and in the United States a troublesome weed. It somewhat resembles a beardless wheat and has creeping, yellowish rootstalks, the joints of which, even though
..... Click the link for more information. also belongs to this genus. Wheat grass is classified in the division MagnoliophytaMagnoliophyta
, division of the plant kingdom consisting of those organisms commonly called the flowering plants, or angiosperms. The angiosperms have leaves, stems, and roots, and vascular, or conducting, tissue (xylem and phloem).
..... Click the link for more information. , class Liliopsida, order Cyperales, family Poaceae.
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The famous wheatgrass is the young grass shoots of common wheat. It’s crude chlorophyll, the first product of light, therefore contains more light energy than any other element. Dr. Ann Wigmore has been helping people get well from chronic disorders for 30 years using wheatgrass. Wheatgrass juice is antibacterial and can be used inside and outside the body. It’s probably the safest and most effective way to healthfully supplement your diet. High in oxygen, takes only minutes to digest, a superior detoxification agent, cleans the liver, improves blood sugar problems, helps treat acne, even removes scars after it has been ingested for seven to eight months, antiseptic, neutralizes strep infections, heals wounds, chronic sinusitis, ear infections, reduces varicose veins, colon, bowel and rectal issues, uterus, cervix, vagina, yeast, parasites, thyphoid fever, tooth decay, removes poisons and toxins, heavy metals, psoriasis, blood disorders, very high in enzymes, skin cleanser, grey hair, great for enemas, healing intestines, lungs, carbon monoxide damage, blood pressure, anti-aging, freshens breath, cancer, and is full of life energy. Wheatgrass juice oxidizes very quickly and should be consumed within 2 minutes of juicing. Keep in mind, all grasses have similar qualities, so it doesn’t have to be wheatgrass, and it doesn’t have to be juiced. I personally just go outside and grab a handful of common wild grass growing outside and put it in my Vitamix. I have no idea what kind of grass it is, but dang it’s good for me! You can strain out the pulp if your blender isn’t strong enough to liquify the pulp.
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