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Barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) is probably one of the first cereals systematically grown by humanity, it was known as early as 5,000 B.C. in Egypt and Babylon.
Cereal grasses correspond to the young grass stage of plant. At this young green period, the cereal plant contains frequently more nutrients than found in the same plant once it matures to the grain stage Cereal grasses are rich in chlorophyll, other green photosynthetic pigments, enzymes, phytochemicals, antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins.
The young barley leaf refers to a nutrient-rich type of young grass of the barley plant. Traditionally, barley grass has been used for ulcerative colitis treatment, irritable bowel disease, constipation, diabetes, arthritis, anemia, excessive cholesterol levels, asthma, blood circulation, diarrhea, high blood pressure, inflammatory bowel disorders, gastrointestinal inflammation, and kidney disease. It is believed that barley grass’ cholesterol-lowering effect is due to beta-sitosterol, a phytochemical associated with inhibiting the intestinal absorption of cholesterol. Barley grass antioxidant activity has been used to support disease related problems such as rheumatoid synovitis, arthritis, and gout. The high fiber content in barley grass help to maintain healthy colon. In addition, it is considered that eating barley grass increases energy and detoxifies the body of contaminants.
The Green Labs Organic Barley Grass Powder is a top quality ingredient specially designed for the food and nutraceutical industries.
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