ISSN: 2249–9504
CAS CODEN: IJPCDX

GREEN BLOOD THERAPY IN MODERN MEDICINE

Abstract

Author(s): Sabeeha Shafi

Triticum aestivum (Family Poaceae) commonly called as wheatgrass, is a plant that has immense
medicinal potential and its juice (WGJ), known as green blood is largely used in the western
world for the treatment of various health ailments. The knowledge about its medicinal potential is
very less known in India although it is widely used. Its use has been termed as Green blood
therapy. The present review is an effort to provide detailed information on the folkloric uses,
chemical composition and pharmacological activities of the plant. This can provide a useful data for
further research studies. Since very little clinical studies have been made on this very promising
herbal drug, efforts are needed to conduct extensive studies on the Triticum aestivum both in
experimental models and human subjects to develop wheat grass therapy with no side effects in
prevention, cure and management of chronic diseases for which our modern systems have lost
their hopes.

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