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International Journal of Pharmacognosy and Life Science

2020, Vol. 1, Issue 1, Part A

Therapeutic role of "Wheat grass" (Triticum aestivum Linn.) in iron deficiency anaemia


Author(s): Suneetha Runjala and Dr. YLN Murthy

Abstract: The present study was undertaken to put forward the scientific evidences of wheatgrass as an alternative therapy to treat Iron Deficiency Anaemia (IDA). Anaemia is a haematological condition in which, there is quantitative deficiency of circulating haemoglobin, often accompanied by a reduced number of red blood cells. Further, causes of anaemia are blood loss, impaired erythropoiesis and abnormal erythrocyte destruction. Nutritional deficiencies (iron, vitamin B12 and folic acid) are the most common cause of anaemia throughout the world. One ounce of wheatgrass contains 120 calories, 8 grams of dietary fiber, 240% of the RDA of vitamin A, 93% of the RDA of vitamin C, 356% of the RDA of iron, 12% of the RDA of calcium, 8 grams of protein. And it also contains 98 of 102% earth elements found in soil, including phosphorus, calcium, iron, magnesium, and potassium as well as essential enzymes and 19 amino acids. Wheatgrass is also overflowing with vitamins, and minerals. Many studies shown that wheatgrass juice, dried powder positive results in treating of IDA, Cancer, Thalassemia, Rheumatoid Arthritis, inflammatory conditions, Diabetes, obesity so on.

DOI: 10.33545/27072827.2020.v1.i1a.1

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Suneetha Runjala and Dr. YLN Murthy. Therapeutic role of "Wheat grass" (Triticum aestivum Linn.) in iron deficiency anaemia. International Journal of Pharmacognosy and Life Science. 2020; 1(1): 01-04. DOI: 10.33545/27072827.2020.v1.i1a.1
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