People use wheatgrass for conditions such as a blood disorder that reduces levels of protein in the blood called hemoglobin (beta-thalassemia), high cholesterol, a type of inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis), and many others, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.
Wheatgrass juice is a popular health drink. It is thought to benefit health only when fresh and taken on an empty stomach immediately after being mixed. But there is no research to support this.
In foods and beverages, wheatgrass extracts are used as a flavoring component.
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