Triticum

One of the most beautiful sights that I can recall is traveling across the wheat fields of Kansas at harvest time. The endless prairies and rolling hills of wheat are seen in every direction as far as the eye can see. Those beautiful golden heads of grain swaying in the breeze look like the endless waves of the ocean.


At a lecture someone asked if I would talk about wheat. Someone spoke up and said, “What can you say about wheat?” Wheat isn't an herb.


Well, personally, I think wheat is great. Let me relate a story about a girl, her pioneer family and some wheat. It was a cold winter, most of the family was sick and the food was about gone. The grandma said, “It's time we start sproutin' the wheat or we'll run out.”


Granny took a print of wheat and set it to soakin'. After the first day, Granny took the soakin' water and gave it to the sick kids and it seemed to help them. She divided up the wheat into four bottles so the wheat would have room to sprout. She rinsed the wheat night and morning and kept it warm by the fire. Everyday, she would start another pint of wheat to soakin'. Pa was worried that Granny was wasting what little wheat they had. When the sprouts got about four inches long, Granny ground them up, kernel and all. Ma was feelin' better by now, and she and Granny fixed a soup and added the sprouts. They had them with potatoes, with beans, with slippery elm gruel and with applesauce. They had them fried into pancakes and pancakes dried in the oven. They were all healthy when spring came.


Sometimes in class folks will ask what is the most healing thing that there is. Now, I'm not a doctor; however, in my humble opinion, the most healing thing there is in the whole world is wheat grass juice. I know of more than one instance when a person has been given up as hopeless and sent home to die. Then they went on a program that changed their diet and their lifestyle and started to use herbs and wheat grass juice and they got over their sickness. Wheat grass juice is one of the richest natural sources of the B vitamins, as well as vitamin C, and A. It is a great source of calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, sulphur, cobalt and zinc. It also has many enzymes that aid the digestion.
The juice of the wheat grass is often referred to as the blood of that plant, and strangely enough, it closely resembles our own blood. The only difference is the chlorophyll molecule from the wheat grass juice has a magnesium atom and the hemoglobin or blood molecule has an iron atom.


I read a report once of a white rat that had a disease and they replaced the rat's blood with chlorophyll and the rat lived. It is said that sprouted grain or the grasses contain more energy or nutrients than any other food. Even Nebuchadnezzar was instructed, “..to eat grass as oxen,” and it helped him.


These are many different ways to prepare and use wheat besides grinding t into flour and making bread. The Essenes said that Jesus lived among them just prior to his ministry to the Jews. At that time, he taught them many truths about health. They say He taught them what to eat and how to prepare their food. So this is where this sprouted wheat bread or essene bread came from!


If we had a lot of more time and space, we could talk about how good unrefined, you lose most of the food value as it is ground on steel rollers, heating it to as high as 1800 degrees, which destroys all the wheat germ. Wheat germ and wheat germ oil are really good for us. “All grain is ordained for the use of man and of beasts, to be the staff of life, ---Nevertheless, wheat for man,--.”
 

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