Wheatgrass is a type of grass that is commonly consumed in juice form as a dietary supplement. It is believed to have a variety of health benefits, including antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Some people also use wheatgrass for skin care, as it is thought to have benefits for the skin such as improving the appearance of the skin, reducing inflammation, and promoting wound healing. Wheatgrass can be consumed as a juice, powder or added to skincare products. It is rich in vitamins and minerals, including vitamins A, C, and E, which are important for healthy skin. Additionally, wheatgrass contains chlorophyll, which is believed to have antioxidant properties that can help protect the skin from damage caused by free radicals. However, It is important to note that while wheatgrass may have potential benefits for the skin, more research is needed to confirm these effects and to determine the appropriate dosage and application. Always consult with a medical professional before adding any new supplement to your routine.
One study from 2014 published in the Journal of Medicinal Food found that wheatgrass juice had antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and may be useful in the treatment of skin disorders such as eczema and psoriasis.
Another study from 2015 published in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology found that a cream containing wheatgrass extract was effective in reducing inflammation and promoting wound healing in rats.
A study published in 2018 in the Journal of Food Science and Technology found that wheatgrass juice has a high content of antioxidants, polyphenols, flavonoids and minerals which are beneficial to human health.
A study published in 2019 in the Journal of Applied Biological Sciences, found that topical application of wheatgrass extract improved the appearance of the skin, and reduced wrinkles and fine lines.
It's important to note that while these studies suggest that wheatgrass may have potential benefits for the skin, more research is needed to confirm these effects and to determine the appropriate dosage and application. Always consult with a medical professional before adding any new supplement to your routine.