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A pilot study on wheat grass juice for its phytochemical, nutritional and therapeutic potential on chronic diseases.

@article{Chauhan2014APS,
  title={A pilot study on wheat grass juice for its phytochemical, nutritional and therapeutic potential on chronic diseases.},
  author={Manish Chauhan},
  journal={International Journal of Chemical Studies},
  year={2014},
  volume={2},
  pages={27-34}
}
  • M. Chauhan
  • Published 1 December 2014
  • Chemistry
  • International Journal of Chemical Studies
Triticum aestivum (Wheat grass juice) has high concentrations of chlorophyll, amino acids, minerals, vitamins, and enzymes. Fresh juice has been shown to possess anti-cancer activity, anti-ulcer activity, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant activity, anti-arthritic activity, and blood building activity in Thalassemia. It has been argued that wheat grass helps blood flow, digestion, and general detoxification of the body due to the presence of biologically active compounds and minerals in it and due… 

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