Optimizing Medicinal Value of Wheat Grass Extract (Juice) Grown under Different Climatic Conditions
Wheat Grass is the young grass of common wheat plant ‘Tritcumaestivum Linn’ belonging to the Poaceae (Gramineae) family. It contains a number of minerals, vitamins, amino acids and enzymes resulting in an excellent medicinal value of the plant. This herb plays an important role in health therapy and seems to be promising for anticancer applications. It also contains antioxidant enzymes Superoxide Dismutase and Cytochrome Oxidase that have the potential to convert reactive oxygen species to hydrogen peroxide and oxygen molecule inhibiting the oxidative DNA damage of the healthy cell.
A study has been carried out on morphology of wheat grass and chemical characteristics of wheat grass juice harvested under different surroundings (environmental / climatic conditions) at different locations. The objective of this research study is to optimize the enzymatic activity of the chemicals (enzymes) present in wheat grass for specific nutritional and medicinal applications. This research also helped in finding the maximum enzymatic activity of wheat grass harvested under different surroundings so as to produce wheat grass with anti-carcinogenic and anti-toxicating substances which are necessarily been required for maximizing healthy living conditions.