Food Cures - Cereal Grass – Green Algae

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Micro Algae

Spirulina

Chlorella

Wild Blue Green Algae

Dunaliella

 

Cereal Grass

Barley Green – Barley Grass - Wheat Grass

 

Micro Algae’s

Purification of Chlorophyll

            Stops bacterial, yeasts and fungi growth

            Deodorizes – eliminates body odor and bad breath

            Removes drug deposits and counteracts toxins by de-activating carcinogens.

            Stops tooth decay and gum infection

 

Anti-inflammation of Chlorophyll

            Counteracts the following inflammations:

                        Sore throat, pyorrhoea, gingivitis, stomach, intestinal, ulcers, skin, arthritic, pancreatitis

 

Renewal Properties Of Chlorophyll

            Builds blood, renews tissue, counteracts radiation, promote healthy bacterial (flora), improves liver function, helps activate vitamins E,A,K

 

Micro Algae – Spirulina, chlorella and wild blue-green algae contains more chlorophyll than any other food.  These micro algae sources have the highest sources of chlorophyll, beta-carotene, protein, nucleic acid and other nutrients when compared to any other source, plant or animal!

 

 

Spirulina – Blue Green Algae

Spirulinas Properties:   salty, cooling

            -nourish yin and fluids, generally nourish’s whole body. 

            -enrich’s blood, cleanses arteries, detoxifies kidneys and liver

            -retards growth of bacteria and yeasts. 

            -spirulina contains large amounts of: beta-carotene, chlorophyll, fatty acid GLA, numerous other nutrients

 

Spirulina is also used for:

Anemia, hepatits, gastritis and other inflammations, chronic skin outbreaks, immune strengthener, hypoglycaemia, obesity, overeating, malnourishment, poor skin tone, chronic skin outbreaks and improve mental function.    Spirulina has a large amount of the blue pigment phycocyanin in biliprotein which has been shown to inhibit cancer-colony formation. 

Generally, the blue green algae spirulina is nurturing, tonifying and helps to overcome deficiencies all the while cleansing the body.   Most of Spirulina’s protein is made up of biliprotein which benefits those who indulge excessively in animal proteins and refined foods.  This micro algae is best suited for athletes who do vigorous exercise giving rise to inflammation.  It will also help to keep their sinews and joints flexible.  When combined with cereal grass, spirulina is a great protection against most inflammation for endurance sports where extreme body heat is generated.  Spirulina is also the best for weight reduction when compated to all the other micro algae’s and wheat grass’s.

Orally, blue-green algae is used as a source of dietary protein, B-vitamins, and iron. It is also used orally for weight loss, oral leukoplakia, and obstetric and gynecological disorders. Blue-green algae is also used orally for attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), premenstrual syndrome, allergic rhinitis, diabetes, stimulating the immune system, stress, fatigue, anxiety, depression, improving memory, increasing energy and metabolism, lowering cholesterol, decreasing cardiovascular disease, wound healing, and for promoting digestion and bowel health.

 

Chlorella – Algae

Chlorella Properties: slightly cooling

            -tonifying – improves growth patterns in children, maintaining health in seniors, healing injuries

            -cleansing – artery cleansing

            -eliminates wind dampness

 

Chlorella is also used for:

Degeneration, Alzheimer’s, Anemia, sciatica, palsy, seizures, multiple sclerosis, nervousness, blood sugar disorders, diabetes, hypoglycaemia, manic depression

Generally, Chlorella is comparable to that of spirulina but contains less protein, much less beta-carotene but more than twice the nucleic acids and chlorophyll.  The heavy cell wall of chlorella binds with heavy metals, pesticides and carcinogens and carries them out of the body.  Chlorella is the safest algae to use for deficiency patterns when compared to all other algae’s. 

Orally, chlorella is used as a food supplement and source of nutrients, including protein, nucleic acids, fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Chlorella is also used orally for cancer prevention, stimulating the immune system, increasing white blood cell counts (e.g., in people with HIV infection or cancer), preventing colds, to protect the body from the effects of radiation (e.g., during cancer therapy), to protect the body from toxic metals such as lead and mercury, and to slow aging. It is also used orally to increase beneficial flora in the gastrointestinal tract in order to improve digestion, and to help treat ulcers, colitis, Crohn's disease, and diverticulosis. Chlorella is also promoted for the prevention of stress-induced ulcers; treatment of constipation, bad breath, and hypertension; as an antioxidant; to reduce serum cholesterol; to increase energy; to detoxify the body; and as a source of magnesium to promote mental health, relieve premenstrual syndrome (PMS), and reduce asthma attacks. It is also used orally for fibromyalgia.
Topically, chlorella is used for treating ulcers, postirradiation dermatitis, vulval leukoplakias, and trichomoniasis.

 

 

Wild Blue-Green Algae

 

Blue Green Algae Properties:           bitter, cooling, drying

            -mild diuretic, neurostimulant, anti-depressant, relaxant

            -clears dampness

            -liver Qi stagnation - promote liver Qi circulation (overweight, robust, flabby, excessive intake of chemical laden food)

 

Blue Green Algae is also used for:

Focussing the mind, improve concentration, relieves depression and physical sluggishness. 

Generally, wild blue green algae is the most commercial micro-algae and is cultivated and dried with some use of heat.  It has the most extreme properties of all the micro algae.  This micro-algae is best used for it’s anti-depressant qualities.  It has remarkable healing value when applied correctly.  This plant is so strong that if harvested at the wrong time the plant can possibly cause death. 

 

Dunaliella – Micro Algae

Recently beoming popular, this micro algae has been found nutritionally less potent in chlorophyll and protein when compared to other micro algae but has larger doses beta-carotene (vitamin A). 

 

Cereal Grass

Similar group to micro algae that contain high levels of chlorophyll.  They generally appear commercially as wheat grass or barley grass / barley greens.  Wheat grass and barley greens have nearly identical therapeutic properties although barley grass may digest more easily.  In their dried state both these grass’s rank behind the micro-algae in chlorophyll and vitamin A.  Cereal grass will contain similar amounts of protein as micro algae and meats but contain trace amounts of vitamin B12 and many other nutrients (cereal grass picks up approx 90 of the 102 minerals found in soil! ).  Cereal grass’s also contain digestive enzymes not available in such a concentration in any other food.  Both barley green (barley grass) and wheat grass slow cellular deterioration and mutations.  An added bonus with these grass’s is that they can decrease inflammation, clear the body of toxic chemicals and decrease blood fat leves including the heart and arteries. 

 

 

Wheat Grass – Barley Green / Barley Grass - Cereal Grass

Wheat Grass / Barley Grass / Barley Greens Properties      cooling

Wheat Grass / Barley Grass / Barley Greens are also used for:

Quickly cleansing of toxins within the body, aids slow digestion, gastro-intestinal inflammation, arthritis, bruises, burns, cancer, constipation, emphysema, gangrene, poison oak rash, rheumatism and traumatic wounds.  These grass’s are grown on rich soil during a cold season giving them the most balanced vitamin and mineral contents. 

Deficient people should use wheat grass/barley grass with caution – the micro-algae chlorella or spirulina may be of better use for these people.

Orally, wheatgrass is primarily used as a concentrated source of nutrients. It is used therapeutically for increasing hemoglobin production, improving blood sugar disorders such as diabetes, preventing tooth decay, improving wound healing, and preventing bacterial infections. It is also used orally for removing deposits of drugs, heavy metals, and carcinogens from the body and neutralizing toxins, removing toxins from the liver and removing toxins from the blood stream. Wheatgrass is used for cancer in alternative cancer treatment programs.
Traditionally, wheatgrass has been used for preventing gray hair, reducing high blood pressure, aiding in the prevention and cure of cancer, improving digestion, and blocking intestinal cholesterol absorption.

 

 

 

 

Reference:

Healing with Whole Foods

Asian Traditions and Modern Nutrition

Paul Pitchford – Third Edition

 

And

Natural Medicines, Comprehensive Database, Fourth Edition

Published By; Therapeutic Research FAculty

 

 

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