Home > Info Center > Product Information > Barley Grass

Barley Grass Powder

Barley grass (hordeum vulgare) is the leafy growth of the young barley plant. It has been used by humans for thousands of years. The ancient Egyptians, Romans and Vikings all used barley - Columbus carried it to the Americas in 1493.

Much of barley grass' benefits come from its chlorophyll content. This is the same chemical that makes grass green. As the essential ingredient in photosynthesis it is the basis of all plant life. Chlorophyll also has a very similar structure to blood haemoglobin. Key ingredients of barley grass are protein, vitamins, and minerals. The protein in barley grass has 18 of the 22 amino acids, including all of the eight essential amino acids that the body can't make for itself. Barley grass is thus an excellent source of protein for vegans, who often lack it in their diets. Barley grass is also rich in A, B, C and E vitamins.

Barley grass is also an excellent natural source of minerals, including calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus and potassium, the "youth" or "beauty" mineral which helps with firmness and tone of skin and muscle, joints and teeth. As it also provides a substantial amount of folic acid, pantothenic acid, carotenoids (including beta-carotene) and organic sodium - it is small wonder it has been labelled a super green food.

Customer reported health benefits of barley grass include:

* anti-bacterial, protecting against infection;
* similar in structure to haemoglobin, may help recovery from anaemia;
* may reduce blood sugar issues, so helping with diabetes and weight management;
* rebalances the body's pH (alkalising);
* may neutralize toxins in the body, making it an effective element in cleansing programs;
* it helps to purify the liver.

Numerous benefits have been reported by those who consume barley grass regularly. Scientific research at present lags behind what people are discovering for themselves. While exaggerated claims should be treated with caution, the impressive list of illnesses that show improvement when people add barley grass to their diet make it well worth considering if one suffers from any of the following conditions:

  • Arthritis;
  • Asthma;
  • Fatigue;
  • Migraine;
  • Excessive low density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol (the ‘bad' cholesterol);
  • Blood sugar issues, including hypoglycaemia and diabetes;
  • Inflammation and inflammation-related pain;
  • Stomach and intestinal disorders.

Our barley grass is sourced from an organic farm in Canterbury, New Zealand. It is harvested while the plant is young before the grain develops. Within six hours of harvesting it is transported to an organically certified dehydrating plant, where the moisture content is reduced to approximately 4%. It is then milled and packaged. The entire process is organically certified and ensures a high proportion of the plant's original nutritional value.

buy now