Health: Health Benefits Of Wheatgrass, Facts and Myth

Health: Health Benefits Of Wheatgrass, Facts and Myth

13 Debunked Benefits Of Wheatgrass For Vibrant Health

Intrigued by wheatgrass? Wondering if you should jump on the green shot bandwagon? This “superfood” is rumoured to have many health benefits but not all are supported by hard facts. Read on to find out what science has to say about the properties of wheatgrass and decide for yourself if you should, perhaps, give it a try.

Benefits of wheatgrass

First things first; what is it actually? Wheatgrass is the young grass shoots of the Triticum Aestivum plant, more commonly known by the name of wheat plant. Just like barley, oat and rye grasses, wheatgrass is part of the cereal grass family and grows in temperate regions all around Europe and the United States. For those of you living in colder climates, fear not, as wheatgrass can also be grown indoors!

Where does wheatgrass come from?

Its origins can be tracked back to more than 5000 years ago. Back then, Egyptians allegedly considered the young wheat shoots sacred and readily consumed them for the positive effects they had on their health and vitality. Wheatgrass has also been used for thousands of years in India, as part of Ayurvedic medicine.

It’s popularity hit the Western world back in the 1930s, thanks to Charles F. Schnabel, an agricultural chemist who used the fresh cut grass to nurse dying chickens back to health. What’s particularly amazing is that the sick hens consuming it not only recovered, but also started laying an egg almost everyday instead of every three days – basically increasing their egg production three fold! Pretty impressive, right?

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About two decades later, wheatgrass was brought back into the spotlight by Ann Wigmore, an ordinary woman who consumed it, in combination with other various weeds, to heal herself of colon cancer. She went on to found the Hippocrates Health Institute, where her use of wheatgrass as a key food both popularized its use and spurred continued interest in the young grass.

What can wheatgrass do?

Wheatgrass is packed full of vitamins, minerals and amino acids in addition to containing plant nutrients (phytonutrients) thought to have antioxidant, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. It’s interesting to note that many of the phytonutrients contained in cereal grasses have yet to be identified and the mechanisms through which they provide their health benefits are still largely unknown.

So, are there any real benefits to wheatgrass or is it all gimmick? Fans of wheatgrass sure swear by it, citing its many health perks! So let’s entertain the discussion and take a deeper look at the evidence.

wheatgrass1. Claim: A Shot Of Wheatgrass Juice Has As Much Nutritional Value As 2.5lbs Of Fresh Veggies.

Wheatgrass certainly is a source of many nutrients, including vitamins E and B12, iron, magnesium, calcium and phosphorus. It also contains beta-carotene, a nutrient typically found in orange pigmented fruits and vegetables such as mangoes, cantaloupe, pumpkin, carrots and yams and selenium, a trace element important for the functioning of the thyroid gland. Vitamin E, beta-carotene and selenium also happen to be powerful antioxidants. This means they can protect the body against the effect of harmful molecules known as free radicals. So, there’s no doubt about it, wheatgrass has an interesting nutritional value.

That being said, one ounce of wheatgrass juice has, on average, just about as many vitamins and minerals as three ounces of fresh vegetables, no more, no less.

So can a shot of wheatgrass compensate a lack of vegetables in the diet? Not fully. A daily consumption of wheatgrass juice doesn’t mean you can skimp on fruits and veggies the rest of the day, but it can definitely contribute towards your daily nutrient intake.

VERDICT: Not true. One ounce of wheatgrass juice will provide you with more or less the same amount of nutrients as three ounces of fresh veggies. So drinking it regularly won’t make up for a diet poor in veggies but can, none the less, be an easy way to add some extra nutrients to your day.

2. Claim: Wheatgrass Helps You Shed The Pounds

Some say that wheatgrass, due to its high nutrient density, provides your body with everything it needs, keeping it satisfied and, by the same token, curbing hunger and reducing cravings. Others say that wheatgrass stimulates the thyroid gland, which can, in itself, help fight obesity.

As nice as they sound, there is currently no scientific evidence supporting these claims. But, that doesn’t mean a daily shot of wheatgrass can’t help…

There’s definitely something to be said about the power of the mind! Once you decide on your goal, a daily reminder of that decision might be just the thing you need – and there are many worst reminders than a daily, nutrient-filled green shot!

VERDICT: There is no magic pill when it comes to weight loss. But a daily reminder of your decision can definitely help you persevere in your quest towards your goal.

wheatgrass health3. Claim: Wheatgrass Oxygenize Your Body

This claim originates from wheatgrass’ high content of chlorophyll, a molecule that allows plants to produce energy from sunlight through a process called photosynthesis. What’s particularly fascinating about chlorophyll is that its structure is very similar to that of hemoglobin, a molecule known to carry oxygen from our lungs to the rest of our bodies. Since chlorophyll and hemoglobin are so similar in structure, intake of one could help your body produce more of the other.

Interestingly, some scientific evidence supporting this theory does exist. It comes in the form of a small study, performed on 32 patients with thalassaemia. Individuals with thalassaemia lack normally formed hemoglobin, which results in poor oxygen transport and destruction of vital red blood cells. To increase healthy hemoglobin levels, many individuals with this disorder must get regular blood transfusion. This particular study found that a daily intake of 3.5oz of wheatgrass led 50% of patients to require fewer transfusions, indicating that wheatgrass might have, at least in some people, a positive effect on hemoglobin levels.

Similarly, intake of 1oz of wheatgrass for 6 months was able to significantly increase hemoglobin levels in 348 terminally ill cancer patients.

VERDICT: Maybe true. It’s probable that wheatgrass helps oxygenize the body but few studies have investigated this effect. More evidence is needed to properly support this claim.

4. Claim: Wheatgrass Keeps Your Bones Strong

Wheatgrass’ alkalizing effect may, indeed, help you maintain strong bones. The idea that a highly acidic environment in the body can cause bone loss was first proposed more than 40 years ago. Since then, many studies investigating this effect have been performed, and evidence exists for both sides.

In short, a highly acidic environment, caused, for example, by a high intake of acidic foods such as meat and dairy, is thought to slowly weaken your bones. Of course, your kidneys are designed to counteract the effects of an acidic diet, keeping your body’s pH balanced. But this seems to only work up to a certain point, after which, the kidneys alone can no longer cope. That’s when negative effects on your bones can occur. It’s said your bones are most at risk if you have a low muscle and bone mass and regularly consume a highly acidic diet.

One thing to keep in mind is that a recent systematic review found no protective role of dietary acid load in bone disease. So if your diet already contains a good amount of fruit and vegetables, wheatgrass may not provide you any additional benefit. On the other hand, if your diet is plentiful of acid foods, wheatgrass’ alkalizing properties may contribute to diminishing your body’s acidity, providing you with a small added benefit.

VERDICT: Maybe true. Wheatgrass may help decrease the body’s acidity, by the same token protecting your bones. But then again, so can a plant-based diet and strength training exercise. So try opting for all three to maximize the effects on your skeleton!

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5. Claim: Wheatgrass Prevents And Cures Cancer

Cereal grasses are thought to have regenerative effects on our cells. In simpler words, they can help repair our DNA. So could fixing the damaged DNA in our bodies help ward off diseases such as cancer? Many seem to think so!

Animal and test tube studies seem to agree. For example, back in the 1980s, Dr. Chiu Nan Lai from the University of Texas Medical Centre found that extracts of wheatgrass and other green vegetables cancelled the damaging effects of two specific cancer-causing molecules. Green veggies were also observed to offer protection from radiation damages (such as from the effects of X-rays) with foods highest in chlorophyll offering the greatest protection. Recent research finally shows that wheatgrass could also help the body fight against leukemia.

But, does this mean that the same effect would occur in humans?

It’s possible. Wheatgrass is certainly high in antioxidants, which are known to be helpful in cancer prevention. What’s more, a study of 60 women with breast cancer found that wheatgrass was able to reduce some of the harmful effects of chemotherapy without altering the effectiveness of the treatment.

VERDICT: Maybe true for prevention but there’s lack of evidence for treatment. Some scientific support indeed exists for wheatgrass’ cancer-preventing properties and consuming this antioxidant-rich young shoot may also reduce some of the harmful effects of chemotherapy. However, wheatgrass’ cancer curing properties are likely exaggerated, as no evidence exists to support this claim.

6. Claim: Wheatgrass Helps Your Digestive System.

Regular consumers of wheatgrass powder can attest to it; this cereal grass sure does help keep bowel movements regular! It has its relatively high fibre content to thank for this effect.

But fibre not only helps keep you regular; it can also help decrease your cholesterol and make you feel fuller. Five grams of dehydrated cereal grass contributes to about 2g of fibre, which is equivalent to about 50g cooked whole wheat cereal, 100g apple or 300g spinach.

What’s more, a small 2002 study found that patients suffering from an inflammation of the colon (also known as ulcerative colitis) saw their symptoms improve after drinking 3.5oz of wheatgrass daily for one month. These results are definitely encouraging! But since only 23 individuals were included in this study, further findings are needed to confirm the effect.

VERDICT: Probably true. 3oz of wheatgrass juice generally contains more fibre than the same quantity of most fruits and vegetables. Including it in your diet can thus be an easy way to gift your body and digestive system with fibre’s many benefits!

fresh wheatgrass7. Claim: Wheatgrass Helps Detoxify Your Liver

There is much talk around the “detoxifying effect of wheatgrass” but, unfortunately, there is not much hard evidence to back up this claim. The only research to date regarding the protective role of fresh wheatgrass juice was performed on rats with compromised livers. Although the results were promising, no human studies have been published on the subject to date.

VERDICT: The jury is out on this one until more research is made available!

8. Claim: Wheatgrass Helps Rejuvenate Your Skin

Some skin benefits linked to wheatgrass include the capacity to regenerate skin cells, help you get rid of acne, overcome dryness or eczema and even treat discolouration. A quick dab of wheatgrass juice to the skin can apparently also slow down aging and accelerate the healing process after a sunburn. So could wheatgrass help you achieve a glowing complexion?

As nice as these claims sound, the trouble remains that nearly no scientific evidence can be found to support them.

VERDICT: Unlikely true but more evidence is needed. Wheatgrass may not be the fountain of youth, but crossing your fingers and giving it a try can’t hurt!

wheatgrass juice9. Claim: Wheatgrass Helps You Heal Faster

Back in the 1940s, chlorophyll was considered the MVP when it came to antiseptic properties. It was successfully used in hospitals to treat open wounds and to prevent infections as well as growth of unfriendly bacteria. Chlorophyll packs were even inserted into the sinuses to clear up congestion, giving immediate relief from the common cold!

So, with wheatgrass being high in chlorophyll, is it safe to assume that eating or drinking it it will produce the same beneficial effects?

Not necessarily! Let’s first remember that the chlorophyll found in all green leafy vegetables, including wheatgrass, is locked in by cellulose. Cellulose is a compound that our human digestive tracts cannot digest… So, wheatgrass’ chlorophyll content is difficulty freed or absorbed in sufficient quantities to produce the same effects as when directly utilized, making this claim quite unlikely.

VERDICT: Unlikely true. Ingestion of chlorophyll may very well have positive effects on our healing ability but there is not evidence that consuming wheatgrass will do the same.

10. Claim: Wheatgrass Helps Regulate Your Blood Sugar Levels

Wheatgrass seems to have some positive effects on blood sugar levels. In animal studies, it increased both insulin production and sensitivity and, overall, helped the body be more efficient at dealing with glucose. These are definitely interesting findings since better regulation of blood glucose can help balance your energy levels and curb food cravings, both of which can have a direct impact on your waistline and overall wellbeing.

VERDICT: Maybe true. It is possible that wheatgrass helps regulate your blood sugar levels, but more evidence, especially in humans, is needed to properly support this claim.

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11. Claim: Wheatgrass Gets Rid Of Bad Breath And Body Odour

Many fans of wheatgrass boast about it’s potent body-odour busting and breath-freshening effects. But to date, only a few studies looked at this claim. And the results are mixed.

Some report that chlorophyllin (a derivative from chlorophyll) can decrease urinary and fecal odours in incontinent patients. On the other hand, a placebo-controlled trial found chlorophyllin to be no more effective than the placebo at reducing fecal odour. As for the young grass’ effect on your oral hygiene…don’t hold your breath as no scientific evidence was found to support this purported “freshening” effect!

VERDICT: Unlikely true, as not much scientific evidence exists for this one. But perhaps the best (un-scientific) way to make up your mind is by having a green shot after a delicious garlic-infused meal!

12. Claim: Wheatgrass Increases Sport Performance

Wheatgrass juice is sometimes advertised as a source of quickly absorbed sugars, able to provide the body with a quick source of fuel to boost sport performance. This is an interesting claim, isn’t it? Take a green shot right before going to the gym, and improve your workout capability!

It’s too bad that this effect is very unlikely. Nutritional analysis of wheatgrass shows it contains about 2g of carbohydrates per 100ml of juice. So to get anything close to a boost in performance, you’d have to consume close to a litre of wheatgrass juice! And that’s without accounting for the fact it also contains protein and fibre, both of which are known to decrease the speed of absorption of carbohydrates, making the effect unlikely even if you were, somehow, able to consume that much green liquid in one sitting!

VERDICT: Not true. Whole fruit, fruit juice or even a slice of white bread with jam are all better sources of quick sugars to consume prior to a sweat session.

wheatgrass powder13. Claim: Wheatgrass Helps With Your Dental Health

Wheatgrass juice is claimed to be an excellent remedy against tooth decay and pyorrhoea (an inflammatory disease of the tissues supporting the teeth). But don’t throw out your mouthwash just yet! As was the case with its purported antiseptic properties, research only links chlorophyll to these positive effects. Since the chlorophyll content of wheatgrass is not easily absorbed by human intestines, the effects are unlikely directly associated to the green shoots.

VERDICT: Unlikely true, as not much scientific evidence exists for this claim. But if you so wish, why not give wheatgrass a try and test this for yourself?

How To Use Wheatgrass?

Have you decided to give wheatgrass a try? You’ll be glad to know that many options are available to you! You can consume this grass either as a juice made of freshly squeezed raw wheatgrass, opt to use wheatgrass powder stirred in a glass of water or stick with compact capsules.

Does Wheatgrass Have Any Side Effects?

To date, not much is known about the long term safety of consuming wheatgrass. But it’s worth noting that wheatgrass can cause nausea, appetite loss or even constipation in some people.

Souce: http://bembu.com/benefits-of-wheatgrass

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Food Science and Quality Management www.iiste.org ISSN 2224-6088 (Paper) ISSN 2225-0557 (Online) Vol 2, 2011

 A study on wheat grass and its Nutritional value

Rajesh Mujoriya (Corrosponding Authors) Sardar patel college of technology, {b-pharmacy} Balaghat, dis. Balaghat, {m.p.} – 481001,INDIA Tel. No. +918817517515, E-mail: raj_mujoriya@live.com

Dr. Ramesh Babu Bodla K.I.E.T. School of pharmacy, Gaziabad, India E-mail:- ramesh_bodla@rediffmail.com

Abstract

Wheat Grass refers to the young grass of the common wheat plant, Triticum aestivum that is freshly juiced or dried into powder for animal and human consumption. Both provide chlorophyll, amino acids, minerals, vitamins, and enzymes. Wheat grass is a humble weed that is a powerhouse of nutrients and vitamins for the human body. In the form of fresh juice, it has high concentrations of chlorophyll, active enzymes, vitamins and other nutrients

Key-Word: – Wheat Grass, human consumption, Triticum aestivum, enzymes, vitamins, nutrients.

1) Introduction

Wheatgrass juice will provide you with more energy by fulfilling nutritional deficiencies and by removing wastes that clog your cells, blood, tissues and organs.

Wheat Grass refers to the young grass of the common wheat plant, Triticum aestivum that is freshly juiced or dried into powder for animal and human consumption. Both provide chlorophyll, amino acids, minerals, vitamins, and enzymes. Wheat grass is a humble weed that is a powerhouse of nutrients and vitamins for the human body. In the form of fresh juice, it has high concentrations of chlorophyll, active enzymes, vitamins and other nutrients

Although the wonder benefits of wheat grass are being discovered only now in India, they have been known in the West for years. Wheat grass juice has chlorophyll that neutralizes infections, heals wounds, overcomes inflammations and gets rid of parasitic infections the three most important effects of wheat grass on the human body are: blood purification, liver detoxification and colon cleansing. This is because wheat grass juice is the richest source of vitamins A, B, C, E and K, calcium, potassium, iron, magnesium, sodium, sulphur and 17 forms of amino acids.

1.1) Green Blood Therapy

Green Blood Therapy is the use of wheat grass juice which has also been called the green blood. The wheat grass juice contains all the nutrients the body requires and is considered a complete food

1.2 Green Blood Therapy:Cure for Many Diseases

Wheat grass therapy is recommended for patients suffering from chronic diseases like Asthma, Atherosclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, Joint pains, TB, Constipation, Hypertension, Diabetes, Bronchitis, Insomnia, Eczema, Sterility, Hemorrhage, Obesity and Flatulence. It is also useful in the treatment of cancer.

2) Method Of Preparation

The method of extracting the grass juice

Place the fresh wheat grass, soon after cutting it, on a platform or in a pounding basic and crush it well. Then wrap them in a clean and thin piece of cloth and strain the juice out of it. A plastic strainer could also be used for this purpose. If the magnetically treated water is added to it while crushing it, the extraction of juice will be in a greater quantity with its effectiveness is also strengthened. This wheat grass can be also crushed in the electric juicer or mixer also.

3) Wheat Grass and Its Nutritional Values .

3.1) Wheatgrass juice is crude chlorophyll and can be taken orally and as a colon implant without toxic side effects.

Chlorophyll is the basis of all plant life.

3.2) Wheatgrass is high in oxygen like all green plants that contain chlorophyll. The brain and all body tissues function at an optimal level in a highly-oxygenated environment.

3.3) Chlorophyll is anti-bacterial and can be used inside and outside the body as a healer.

3.4) Chlorophyll (wheatgrass) rebuilds the bloodstream. Studies of various animals have shown chlorophyll to be free of any toxic reaction. The red cell count was returned to normal within 4 to 5 days of the administration of chlorophyll, even in those animals which were known to be extremely anaemia or low in red cell count.

3.5) Dr. Ann Wigmore had been helping people get well from chronic disorders for 30 years using wheatgrass.

3.6) Liquid chlorophyll gets into the tissues, refines them and makes them over.

3.7) Wheatgrass juice is a superior detoxification agent compared to carrot juice and other fruits and vegetables. Dr. Earp-Thomas, associate of Ann Wilmore, says that 15 pounds of wheatgrass is the equivalent of 350 pounds of carrot, lettuce, celery and so forth.

3.8) Liquid chlorophyll washes drug deposits from the body.

3.9) Chlorophyll neutralizes toxins in the body. .

3.10) Chlorophyll improves blood sugar problems.

3.11) In the American Journal of Surgery, 1940, Benjamin Ruskin, M.D. recommends chlorophyll for its antiseptic benefits. The article suggests the following clinical uses for chlorophyll to clear up foul smelling odors, neutralize strep infections, heal wounds, hasten skin grafting, cure chronic sinusitis, overcome chronic inner-ear inflammation and infection, reduce varicose veins and heal leg ulcers, eliminate impetigo and other scabby eruptions, heal rectal sores, successfully treat inflammation of the uterine cervix, get rid of parasitic vaginal infections, reduce typhoid fever, and cure advanced pyorrhea in many cases.

3.12) A small amount of wheatgrass juice in the human diet prevents tooth decay…

3.13) Drink wheatgrass juice for skin problems such as eczema or psoriasis.

3.14) Wheatgrass juice keeps the hair from graying.

3.15) Pyorrhea of the mouth: Lay pulp of wheatgrass soaked in juice on diseased area in mouth or chew wheatgrass, spitting out the pulp.

3.16) Wheatgrass juice improves digestion…

3.17) Wheatgrass juice is great for constipation and keeping the bowels open. It is high in magnesium.

3.18) Dr. Bircher, a research scientist, called chlorophyll ‘concentrated sun power’. He believes that chlorophyll increases the function of the heart, affects the vascular system, the intestines, the uterus and the lungs.

3.19) According to Dr. Bircher, nature uses chlorophyll (wheatgrass) as a body cleanser, re-builder and neutralizer of toxins.

3.20) Wheatgrass juice can dissolve the scars that are formed in the lungs from breathing acid gasses. The effect of carbon monoxide is minimized since chlorophyll increases hemoglobin production.

3.21) Wheatgrass juice is great for blood disorders of all kinds.

3.22) The pH (hydrogen molecules) value of human blood and Wheatgrass both is about 7 (alkaline) & is therefore quickly absorbed in the blood and is highly beneficial.

THE MAIN SUBSTANCES AND THEIR USES:

Life saving substances:

A. Vitamin A:It enhances the skin luster and provides glow to the outer skin and makes it disease free. It helps to cure the black spots and blemishes below the eyes and improves the eyesight. It is also helpful in checking the eyes, nose, and throat disorders. It nourishes hair and is helpful in fighting the problems of pollution. . Vitamin A is essential for normal growth and development, good eyesight, and reproduction.

B. Vitamin B: It aids digestion. It is helpful in the treatment of digestive disorders, mental, depression, insomnia, premature aging and anorexia.

C. Vitamin C: Vitamin C is usually associated with citrus fruits, such as lemons, limes and oranges. However, ounce for ounce, wheatgrass contains more vitamin C than an orange. A powerful antioxidant, vitamin C is helpful for recovering from sickness (including the common cold) and preventing disease (such as scurvy it is a vital substance for healthy gums and teeth and maintenance of bones. It is essential for health and vitality and healing of sores and wounds. It is also a natural source for antibiotic elements

D. Vitamin E: It dilates the capillaries and enables free flow of the blood. It is helpful for the women during pregnancy, it prevents abortion and it is a helpful substance in the treatment of sexual impotency, diabetes, cancer, heart disorders and dysmenorrheal etc. Without enough of this fat-soluble vitamin, we would face muscle degeneration, sterility, and slower healing of wounds and infections. Vitamin E, an antioxidant and fertility vitamin is also a protector of the heart.

E. Vitamin K and B-complex vitamins- Wheatgrass contains a number of other important vitamins. It’s rich in vitamin E, vitamin K and B-complex vitamins. Wheatgrass is also a source of vitamin B-17, also known as amygdaline, which some studies suggest can help ward off cancer. In addition to these vitamins, wheatgrass contains 17 amino acids and 92 different minerals the human body uses and needs. The nutrients in wheatgrass are also said to assist in fighting cancer and repairing cellular damage of the lungs.

F. MSM -MSM is a sulfur bearing molecule found in all living organisms destroyed in processed food. It helps our body use vitamins, helps to reduce allergies, helps detoxify the body and increase oxygen, and takes out inflammation. That also contains in wheat grass juice.

G. Proteins and Amino acids: Proteins are essential for muscular strength and physical elegance. Plasmas, hormones and antibodies are obtained through proteins. Amino acids aid digestion, blood formation and provide potency to the heart.

H. Enzymes: Enzymes are the digestive elements. The substances in the Wheat grass juice are helpful for dyspepsia. These are helpful for digestion, building a healthy body and counteract the premature aging.

I. Minerals: Iron: Iron is an essential element for life. Iron deficiency creates shortage of hemoglobin in blood. It is helpful in pregnancy, for excessive sweating, pale complexion, laziness and lethargy, and insomnia. Inorganic iron is often constipating, but the iron salts in wheatgrass have no side effects.

Calcium: Calcium is the prime instigator of vital activity. It strengthens the bones, it provides alkaline for the children and vitality for old. It is helpful in treatment of the diseases like hemorrhage, distension of body, slow movements, coldness and varicose veins etc. Wheatgrass is a good source of calcium, which helps build strong bones and teeth and regulates heartbeat, in addition to acting as a buffer to restore balance to blood pH.

Potassium: Helpful for the radiance and luster of youth, hypertension, dementia, palpitation, tiredness, suicidal instincts and depression etc. Potassium, called the youth mineral by some nutritionists, helps maintain a smooth mineral balance, and balanced body weight. It also tones the muscles, firms the skin, and promotes overall beauty.

Zinc: Helpful in the prostate gland disorders and nourishes hair.

Sodium: Sodium regulates the extra cellular fluid volume. It also regulates the acid-base equilibrium and maintains proper water balance in the body.

Magnesium: You will find about as much magnesium in wheatgrass as in broccoli, Brussels’ sprouts, beets, carrots, or celery. Magnesium is important for good muscle function and for bowel health, as it aids eliminative functions. I believe that this mineral is also responsible for drawing fat out of the liver, in cases of fatty infiltration there.

J. Nutrients and other substances: These provide nutrition to the tendons. These are the elements which are resistant to the disorders related to jaundice, menstruation, hydrocele, dysentery, mental debility, tooth problems, evacuation of bowels and the cold related problems.

K. Chlorophyll: The curative and prophylactic elements- The wheat grass juice is a source of the alkaline elements, prophylactic and curative elements. It also supplements proteins, carbohydrates and fat. The lacteal substances found in it are considered to be an effective element and the only remedy for curing cancer. Chlorophyll the most important element of the wheat grass is contained in the cells called chloroplasts. Chloroplasts produce nutritious elements with the help of sunshine. Dr. Brusher calls it as “Concentrated Solar Energy.’ The chemical formation of the wheat grass juice has a striking similarity with the chemical formation of the human blood. The pH factor of the human “blood is 7.4. The pH factor of the wheat grass juice is also 7.4 that is the reason why it is quickly absorbed in the blood. We all know that human blood contains a substance called hemoglobin it also obstructs their regeneration or reproduction. The physicians who have successfully tried this therapy on a number of diseases such as skin diseases, T.B., heart diseases, brain hemorrhage, ulcer, varicose veins, inflammation of the intestine, arteriosclerosis, osteomylitis, etc have found it quite effective.

Internal Rejuvenation

Wheat protein, which comprises up to eight per cent of the grain, has a special benefit as it has eight of the essential amino acids in delicately balanced proportions. A complete internal rejuvenation takes place when Wheat protein is metabolized into health-building amino acids.

4) Diseases And Their Treatment Wheat grass therapy is recommended for patients suffering from chronic diseases like Asthma, Atherosclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, Joint pains, TB, Constipation, Hypertension, Diabetes, Bronchitis, Insomnia, Eczema, Sterility, Hemorrhage, Obesity and Flatulence. It is also useful in the treatment of cancer. Wheat grass can be directly taken by chewing or in the form of juice. For better results it can be taken in the form of juice. This is the last alternative when all other therapies fail to cure.

4.1) Diseases related to Blood and the Blood Circulation System

Included among this category are anaemia, high blood pressure, atherosclerosis, internal haemorrhage, clotting and the like. Regular intake of the wheat grass juice works wonders especially in the cases of anaemia for which no other therapy has such quick cure. Having 200 ml juice twice a day is recommended.

4.1.1) Deficiency of Hemoglobin – Wheat grass juice is termed as a substitute for natural red blood cells. The wheat Grass possesses all the compositions that Hemoglobin possesses. It is also known as “Green Blood” because of its close structural similarity to Hemoglobin. Wheat Grass contains many nutritious and prophylactic ingredients.

4.1.2) Increase Of Uric Acid In Blood — The increase of uric acid in the blood caused complications such as swelling of the body, digestion trouble, insomnia, etc. He approached Grime’s Nature Cure Center for treatment and could not believe that Wheatgrass therapy could help him. He decided to give it a try and was amazed at the excellent results. Within one month all his problems were gone and he became perfectly normal.

4.2) Diseases related to the Respiratory System Common cold, asthma, bronchitis and all the related disease get cured with the regular regimen of this wheat grass juice therapy. Common cold generally disappears in a couple of days only. Asthma is a dreadfully stubborn disease responding to almost no given therapy. But wheat grass juice taken twice a day creates wonders in this case also.

4.3) Digestive diseases Wheat grass therapy is most effective in the case of digestive disorders i.e. it shows its quick effect. Constipation, indigestion, flatulent, nausea, vomiting, acidity, ulcers in the stomach and intestines, smelling on the intestines and worms are some of the prominent diseases. It is an excellent laxative In the severity of rectal bleeding. No serious side effects were found Grass juice appeared effective and safe as a single or as added support to treat active ulcerative colitis. This enema is very helpful in disorders of the colon, mucous and ulcerative colitis, chronic constipation and bleeding piles.

4.4) Teeth and Gum related diseases

4.4.1) Tooth Disorders: – Wheat is valuable in the prevention and cure of pyorrhea. It takes time to eat wheat and as it is generally taken with other foods, it compels the chewing of other foods also.. Wheat grass juice acts as an excellent mouth wash for sore throats and pyorrhea. It also prevents tooth decay and tooth aches.

4.4.2) CURE FOR Toothache— The juice of wheat grass acts as an excellent mouthwash for tooth decay and cures toothaches. Wheat grass can be chewed with beneficial results.

4.5) Diseases of Joints

Included in this category are swelling on the joints, pain in the joints, osteoarthritis, bone rotting The efficacy of wheatgrass in the management of bone and joint disorders is due to its powerful antiinflammatory effect. It can significantly help reduce pain, swelling and inflammation, and check subcutaneous and cutaneous bleeding quickly, thereby enhancing the natural healing process.

4.5.1) In osteoarthritis-- patients frequently report warmth in and around the joint a short while after application. Usually this is followed by increased mobility of the joint i.e. within 10 to 20 minutes. This can be quite dramatic. As with any “natural” product, it pays to persist with chronic conditions for at least three months before ceasing treatment.

4.5.2) Fractures If closed fracture, apply immediately to suspected fracture site before splinting. Apply around the wound if skin broken. If plaster already applied, smear WG over skin at both ends of plaster 3 times a day. Can produce marked reduction in swelling, bruising & pain & hasten healing.

4.5.3) Gout, acute & acute on chronic Apply every 3 or 4 hours. Maintain hyperuricemic therapy. Can facilitate anti-inflammatory effect of hyperuricemics & shorten attack. Continue daily application to assist prevention of further attacks.

4.6) Skin diseases As the wheat grass juice is an active blood purifying agent, it is very effective in the treatment of skin diseases. It has been found to be curing eczema, ache (pimples), boils, cuts and wounds, bites and burns.

4.6.1) GANGRENE:– The Wheatgrass powder / juice was poured over the wounds thrice everyday. Initially he was kept on a diet of Naturopathy juices of various fruits and vegetables miraculously, his situation improved and to everybody’s surprise he was cured of the gangrene in about 10 months time. The kidney function and Hemoglobin level in the blood also improved up to normal.

4.6.2) SKIN ITCHING-– Severe itching on the skin all over the body used to cause wounds. The treatment he was undergoing started showing side effects such as improper bowel movement, gases in stomach and loss of appetite. At this stage, he started the Wheatgrass therapy. Within a month the itching reduced and with it the digestion system also improved. In three months the patient was cured of his problem without any side effects.

4.6.3) Reduce Eczema Symptoms—- Wheatgrass juice is an excellent choice for a drink as it helps in blood purification. Drinking wheatgrass on a regular basis will also ensure you of a normal blood pressure. Hence, wheatgrass is said to be able to “cure” blood disorders of all kinds. Wheatgrass is also known to provide the essential enzymes that the body needs for optimum health. Enzymes, in turn, are very helpful in strengthening the body’s immune system and in your fight against eczema.

4.7) Kidney related ailments Included in the section are the problem of stone, inflammation of the urinary bladder, and inflammation of the kidneys. Along with the wheat grass juice if water treated with magnets is also taken the results are better and the cure is faster.

4.8) Disease connected with the reproductive organs Sexual debility and dismenorhhea are the two disease/disorders which this therapy can cure with comparative ease. Taking the wheat juice orally and applying the parts of the soft portion of the wheat grass on the private parts help greatly cure the disease.

4.9) Ear diseases In relieving ear pain and curing the problem of septic discharge from the ear wheat grass juice has shown very good results. In addition to taking the wheat grass orally, some juice should be dropped in the ears to cure ear diseases

4.10) Anticancer

4.10.1) Myelodysplastic Syndrome (Preleukemia)- The effect of wheat grass juice in reducing Ferrite (Iron) level in myelodysplastic syndrome (Preleukemia) and also do the biochemical analysis of the wheat grass juice. Wheatgrass juice is a MUST for Cancer patients of any type whether you are operated, done Chemo / Radiation or with no Allopathy treatment. SOD, Selenium, laetrile (B17) in Wheatgrass kills Cancer cells and Chlorophyll (a green blood) increases your white & red blood cells counts for faster cure.

4.10.2) On Breast Cancer — Bone marrow (where new blood cells are made) damage caused by chemotherapy can become life threatening. White blood cell count and red blood cell count can become abnormally low. There are medications to help build the blood cell count, but they come with negative side effects and increased costs.It was found that drinking the green healing juice helped produce healthier blood levels while receiving the chemotherapy thus decreasing the need for blood building medications. Wheatgrass juice was found to not diminish effectiveness of chemotherapy. These preliminary results need confirmation in a phase III study.

4.10.3) Reduces Skin Toxicity in X-Ray— Deep X-ray therapy for the treatment of breast cancer can be fraught with complications and adverse reactions called “skin toxicity”. Essentially, this means that after treatment, the skin becomes inflamed, tends to blister and break down leading to pain, difficulty in management and wound infection. Because of skin toxicity, the patient has to wait much longer between treatments for the skin to recover sufficiently to allow the next treatment. This in turn tends to reduce the patient’s chances of recovery.

4.11) Treatment of migraine Migraines are severe, recurrent headaches that can cause debilitating pain for hours on end. While there is no cure for a migraine, home remedies and life-style changes can go a long way to reduce symptoms. A highly digestible, concentrated source of nutrients, wheatgrass is a commonly used supplement for natural healing for all kinds of illness, including migraines. Wheatgrass contains chemicals shown to have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties (helpful for overall health and migraines). Wheatgrass treatment usually involves daily consumption of a small amount of freshly juiced wheatgrass.

4.12)Thalassemia Whether ‘green blood’ method is not a cure for thalassaemia. What we have found among patients taking this therapy is that the interval between blood transfusions has increased to 25-30 days. Earlier, thalassaemia patients had to have a transfusion once in two weeks. However, we are still studying the efficacy of this treatment,” Dr Ram K Maratha of the pediatrics’ department of PGI told The Times of India. .

grass juice is the juice extracted from the pulp of wheatgrass and has been used as a general purpose health tonic for several years. Several patients in the thalassemia (a hereditary form of anemia, occurring chiefly in people of Mediterranean origin, marked by the abnormal synthesis of hemoglobin and a consequent shortened life span of red blood cells) unit began consuming wheatgrass juice after anecdotal accounts of beneficial effects on transfusion requirements. These encouraging experiences prompted evaluations on the effect of wheatgrass juice on transfusion requirements in patients with transfusion dependent beta thalassemia.

Acknowledgement

Very first I respectfully acknowledge this work to my Parents [Zanklal Mujoriya(Father) & Rajani Mujoriya (Mother)], my sweet wife Jyoti and Family Members who made me genius in field of education. It is said that accomplishments must be credited to those who have put up the foundations of the particular chore: here I pay tributes to my parents for lifting me up till this phase of life. I am also thankful to my dearest brother Pravin, Amol & for their encouragement, love and support which have boosted me morale. Thanking you all

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Another Review :

 

A Short Review

on the Medicinal Properties of Chlorophyll Juice

 

Sreeraj Gopi*, Karthik Varma ,Robin George

R&D Centre, Aurea Biolabs (P) Ltd – A Plantlipids company, Cochin

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ABSTRACT
Plant products are of increasing interest in the search for new nutraceutical ingredients  and natural medicines in the treatment of disease; and the discovery of new alternatives to existing antibiotics is an important area of this research due to pathogen resistance. One example of a plant product currently under pharmacological and medicinal   investigation is chlorophyll juice. The purpose of this study is to review the nutritional and  medicinal values of chlorophyll juice.

Key-words: Chlorophyll, Napier grass, Wheat grass, nutraceutical ingredients

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Corresponding Author: *Sreeraj Gopi, R&D Centre, Aurea Biolabs (P) Ltd – A Plantlipids Company, Cochin, India

Cite this article as: Sreeraj Gopi, Karthik varma ,Robin George, A Short Review on the Medicinal Properties of Chlorophyll Juice, Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical Technology & Innovation, 02 (09); 2014. www.asianpharmtech.com

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Introduction

Chlorophyll is a chemical compound that collects light and uses the light to make energy in plants. Additionally, chlorophyll gives plants their green color. You can find large amounts of chlorophyll in leafy vegetables and to a lesser extent in fruits. The liquid form of chlorophyll is a health supplement that some claim will provide you with many of the benefits of eating vegetables and fruits that contain chlorophyll. As with any supplement, you should talk to a medical professional prior to consuming liquid chlorophyll. Chlorophyll (also chlorophyll) is a green pigment found in cyanobacteria and the chloroplasts of algae and plants. Its name is derived from the Greek words. Chlorophyll is an extremely important biomolecule, critical in photosynthesis, which allows plants to absorb energy from light. Chlorophyll absorbs light most strongly in the blue portion of the electromagnetic spectrum, followed by the red portion. Conversely, it is a poor absorber of green and near-green portions of the spectrum, hence the green color of chlorophyll-containing tissues. Chlorophyll was first isolated by Joseph Bienaim� Caventou and Pierre Joseph Pelletier in 1817

Chemical structure

Chlorophyll, which is structurally similar to and produced through the same metabolic pathway as other porphyrin pigments such as haeme. At the center of the ring is a magnesium ion. This was discovered in 1906, and was the first time that magnesium had been detected in living tissue. The ring can have several different side chains, usually including a long phytol chain. There are a few different forms that occur naturally, but the most widely distributed form in terrestrial plants is chlorophyll a. After initial work done by German chemist Richard Willst�tter spanning from 1905 to 1915, the general structure of chlorophyll a was elucidated by Hans Fischer in 1940. The different structures of chlorophylls are mentioned below:

Chlorophyll C

Chlorophyll b

Chlorophyll a

Medicinal values of chlorophyll juice :

Red blood cells:

The structure of chlorophyll and haemoglobin is almost similar. Only difference is in the central atom. In haemoglobin the central atom is iron where as in chlorophyll the central atom is magnesium. This structural resemblance makes chlorophyll able to play a vital role in human body metabolism. Chlorophyll helps in restoring the red blood cells. The enzymes present in chlorophyll aids in purifying blood and enhance the ability to carry more oxygen. This helps in building blood in the body and eliminates the factors responsible for anemia.[1]

Cancer:

Chlorophyll also acts as a chemo protective agent. The chemo protective action of chlorophyll can be attributed due to the anti mutagenic properties of chlorophyll. Studies have shown that chlorophyll has the ability to prevent the absorption of toxins like aflatoxin in the gastro intestines. Chlorophyll also has the ability to act as a liver protecting agent. Chlorophyll and its derivative chlorophyllin inhibit the metabolism of these procarcinogens which may impair the DNA and also lead to liver cancer and hepatitis. Studies have also shown that chlorophyll cal also acts as a phytochemical compound in the reduction of tumorigenesis.[2]

Antioxidant power:

The free radical scavenging activity of chlorophyll makes chlorophyll acts a powerful antioxidant for the body. Significant amount of vitamins is also present in chlorophyll. The antioxidant potential of chlorophyll helps body to fight against the various pathogens attacking the body and prevent the body from harmful diseases. It will also prevent the initiation of free radicals and there by eliminates the factors responsible for oxidative stress. [3]

Anti � Inflammation:

Chlorophyll also possess anti inflammatory properties. Many studies have shown that chlorophyll is effective against people suffering from arthtritis. Chlorophyll will and its derivatives will interfere with the growth of bacteria induced inflammation. These properties make chlorophyll a vital phytochemical ingredient in ailment conditions like fibromyalgia and arthritis.[4]

Detoxification:

The structural resemblance of Chlorophyll and haemoglobin makes chlorophyll a good detoxifier. Its has purifying qualities which helps in detoxification of the body. Chlorophyll enables the body to increase the blood flow and there by helps the body to remove the unwanted materials from the body. Studies have shown that chlorophyll bind with the toxins and thereby eliminating the toxins from the body. Heavy metals, drug deposits all get removed from the body by the purifying action of chlorophyll. [5]

Anti-aging:

The free radical scavenging activity of chlorophyll makes it a vital ingredient in anti ageing bodies. Chlorophyll will also helps in retaining healthy tissues . It stimulates the anti aging enzymes and encourages healthy and youthful skin. The magnesium and vitamin K present in chlorophyllhelps in cleaning and rejuvenating the adrenal glands and improves the adrenal functions in the body.[6]

Digestive health:

One of the most important medicinal property of Chlorophyll is that it promotes healthy digestion by maintaining intestinal flora and stimulating the bowel movements. It acts as a natural drug to the intestinal tract and helps in the renewal of wounded bowel tissues. STUDIES have shown that chlorophyll facilitates colon cleansing by inhibiting the cytotoxicity induced by dietary haeme and preventing the proliferation of colonocytes. Chlorophyll also helps in preventing constipation and alleviates the discomfort caused by gastritis.[7]

Anti-microbial properties:

Chlorophyll and its derivatives possess antimicrobial activities. The alkaline chlorophyll juice has shown fight against a medical condition called Candida albicans which is an infection caused by the overgrowth a kind of yeast called candida already present in small amounts in the human body.[8]

Stronger immunity:

The alkaline pH of chlorophyll juice makes it fight against immunes and there by strengthening the cell walls. Many of the anaerobic bacteria which promote the development of diseases cannot survive in the alkaline environment offered by chlorophyll and its derivatives. Chlorophyll also acts as oxygenator which encourages body�s ability to fight diseases and boosts the energy levels and accelerates healing process.[9]

Deodorizing properties:

Studies have shown that chlorophyll possess deodorizing properties. It is an effective remedy to combat bad breath. One of the major factor responsible for bad breath is poor digestive health.. The dual role of chlorophyll helps in eliminating the stink from mouth and throat and also stimulates digestive health by cleansing the colon and the blood stream. Chlorophyll is administered orally to the patients suffering from colostomies and metabolic disorders such as trimethylaminuria to reduce fecal and urinary odor. These properties make chlorophyll a good ingredient in mouth wash .[10]

Wound healing:

One of the major medicinal property of chlorophyll is that it can act as a wound healer. Studies have stated that topical usage of chlorophyll solutions is effective in the treatment of exposed wounds and burns. It helps in reducing the responsible factors of local inflammation, strengthens the body tissues, aids in killing germs and improves the resistance of cells against infections. The alkaline nature of chlorophyllprevents the growth of bacteria by disinfecting the environment and making it hostile for bacterial growth and speeds up healing. Studies have also shown that chlorophyll therapy is also quite effective in the treatment of chronic varicose ulcers of the leg.[11]

Acid-alkali ratio:

Many of the medicinal properties of the chlorophyll can be attributed because of its alkaline nature. Consumption of chlorophyll rich foods helps in balancing the acid-alkali ratio in the body. The central metal atom magnesium present in chlorophyll is a highly alkaline mineral. By maintaining the appropriate alkalinity and oxygen levels of the body, chlorophyll prevents development of thriving environment for the growth of pathogens. Magnesium also helps the body in maintaining a proper cardiovascular health, functioning of kidney, muscles, liver and brain.[12]

Strong bones and muscles:

The central metal atom present in chlorophyll is magnesium. The central atom of the chlorophyll molecule i.e. magnesium plays an important role in bone health along with other essential nutrients such as calcium and vitamin D. The muscle toning, contraction and relaxation of the body can be attributed due to the presence of magnesium in chlorophyll .[13]

Blood clotting:

Chlorophyll contains vitamin K which is plays a vital role in normal clotting of blood. It is used in naturopathy for the treatment of nose bleeds and for the females suffering from anemic conditions and heavy menstrual bleeding.[14]

Kidney stones:

There are many essential vitamins present in chlorophyll. The vitamin K present in chlorophyll form essential compounds in the urine and aids in reducing the growth of calcium oxalate crystals.[15]

Hormonal balance:

The ability of Chlorophyll in maintaining hormonal balance in both males and females. Can be attributed due to the presence of vitamins. The Vitamin E present in chlorophyll helps in stimulating the production of testosterone in males and estrogen in female and there by maintaining a health hormonal balance in the body.[16]

Pancreatitis:

Patients suffering from chronic pancreatitis are oraly administered with Chlorophyll . According to the research conducted in this regard,chlorophyll helps in relieving the fever and alleviates the abdominal pain and discomfort caused by pancreatitis without causing any side effects.[17]

Oral health:

Chlorophyll also find application in maintaining a proper oral health. Chlorophyll helps in the treatment of dental problems such as pyorrhea. It is utilized for curing the symptoms of oral infections and calming inflamed and bleeding gums.[18]

Conclusion:

Chlorophyll is the major component responsible for imparting green colour to the leaves . But chlorophyll also possesses many medicinal values. Many of the medicinal properties of chlorophyll can be attributed due to alkaline nature and antioxidant potential. It is recommended to include chlorophyll as the main ingredient in the regular diet to get the functional benefits.

Reference:

[1]- Granick. �Structural and Functional Relationships between Heme and Chlorophyll.� The Harvey Lectures. (1943-l949)

[2]- Pakistan Journal of Nutrition 11 (9):798-805,2012 ISSN 1680-5194. @ Asian Network for Scientific Information,2012 �The Role of Some Plants on Colon Cancer: A Review, Yazan Ranneh and Fiasal Ali, Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University Putra Malasia, Serdang, Selangar, Malasia

[3]- The Antioxidant and Free Radical Scavenging Activities of Chlorophylls and Pheophytins

Ching-Yun Hsu , Pi-Yu Chao , Shene-Pin Hu , Chi-Ming Yang .

[4]- Chlorophyll Revisited: Anti-inflammatory Activities of Chlorophyll a and Inhibition of Expression of TNF-a Gene by the Same Appian Subramoniam,1,5 Velikkakathu V. Asha,2 Sadasivan Ajikumaran Nair,1 Sreejith P. Sasidharan,2 Parameswaran K. Sureshkumar,1 Krishnan Nair Rajendran,3 Devarajan Karunagaran,4 and Krishnan Ramalingam.

[5]- �A study on wheat grass and its Nutritional value�- Rajesh Mujoriya , Sardar patel college of technology, Dr. Ramesh Babu Bodla K.I.E.T. School of pharmacy, Gaziabad, India – Food Science and Quality Management ISSN 2224-6088 (Paper) ISSN 2225-0557 (Online) Vol 2, 2011.

[6] – Rhoads. �The Relation of Vitamin K to the Hemorrhagic Tendency in Obstructive Jaundice (Dehydrated Cereal Grass as the Source of Vitamin K). Journal of Medicine, 112, 2259, (1939)

[7]- Cheny. �antiseptic Ulcer Dietary Factor. �The Journal of the American Dietic Association. 26,668 (1950)

[8]- Ammon and Wolfe. �Does Chlorophyll have Bactericidal and Bacteriostatic Activity?� Arzneimettel-Forschung. 5, 312-14 (1955).

[9]- O�Brien, Didit and Succeeded. �Wheatgrass Therapy and its Effects on Drug Deposits vs. Immune System Response. The journal of Perservance. 777, 333 Jan.21 (2001)

[10]- Kutcher and Chilton. �Clinical Use of Chlorophyll Dentifrice.� Journal of the American Dental Association. 46, 420-22 (1953)

[11]- Lam and Brush. �Chlorophyll and Wound Healing: Experimental and Clinical Study,� American Journal of Surgery. 80, 204-20 (1950)

[12]- Kohler, Elvahjem and Hart. �The Relation of the Grass Juice Factor to Guinea Pig Nutrition.� Journal of Nutrition, 15, 445 (1938)

[13]- Randle, Sober and Kohler. �The Distribution of the Grass Juice Factor in Plant and Animal Materials.� The Journal of Nutrition. 20, 459 (1940)

[14]- Bowers. �Chlorophyll in Wound Healing and Suppurative Disease.� The American Journal of Surgery. 71, 37 (1947)

[15]- Sonsky. �Vitamin K Influence of Preventative Prenatal Administration,� Ceskolovenska Gyneakologia, 29, 197 (1950)

[16]- Gomez. �Further Evidence of the Existence and Specificity of an Orally Active Sex Maturity Factor (s) in Plant Juice Preparations.� The Journal of Dairy Science. 25, 705 (1942)

[17]- Cheney. �The Nature of the Antipeptic Ulcer Factor.� Stanford Medical Bulletin, 8, 144 (1950)

[18]- Juul-Moller and Middelsen. �Treatment of Intestinal Disease with Solutions of Water Soluble Chlorophyll.� The Review of Gastroenterology. 15, 549 (1948)

 

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