Wheatgrass (Elytrigia repens) is a member of the Gramineae family that provides all the world's cereals and most of the world's sugar. The applicable parts of wheat grass are the above ground portions, root, and rhizome. Wheatgrass contains agropyrene, apigenin, and chlorophyll. It also contains flavonoids, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, iron, calcium, magnesium, and amino acids. Wheatgrass has demonstrated antibiotic, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory effects. Wheatgrass is a popular health drink. It is primarily used for its high concentration of nutrients.
Food Sources Orally, wheatgrass can cause nausea and constipation.
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Cautions Orally, wheatgrass can cause nausea and constipation.