Wheatgrass

Updated | 2018-10-29


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Wheatgrass


Overview

Botanical Name: Triticum aestivum


Order: Poales


Family: Poaceae


The seedlings of wheat are generally used to prepare a juice, or powdered wheatgrass is mixed with drinks or consumed as a tablet.



Evidence

Strong:

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Good:

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Promising:

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Conflicting (Unclear):

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Limited Evidence:

  • Chemotherapy Induced Bone Marrow Suppression (Myelotoxicity) of Breast Cancer Patients [1]
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) [2]
  • Reduces the number of Blood Transfusions of Thalassemia Patients, as wheatgrass juice or in tablet form [3-5]

No Evidence:

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No Clinical Research:

All other conditions.


Side Effects
Side effects may include:
  • Side effects have not been studied.
Precautions and Adverse Events:
  • Use caution or contact a licensed healthcare practitioner, since there is not enough research on the use of supplements containing wheatgrass.


Pregnant or Nursing

There is not enough research on the use of supplements containing wheatgrass during pregnancy and breast-feeding, so consult a licensed healthcare practitioner before use or avoid use.



Interactions

Major

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Moderate

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Potential

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Dosage

Wheatgrass is not a "drug", so the best doses have not been thoroughly established. Make sure to follow the specific product instructions and take as directed on the label, or consult a licensed healthcare practitioner before use.



Compounds
Wheatgrass compounds


The "-" means there is no information.