Barley Grass is naturally rich in copper, potassium, manganese, zinc, and may be beneficial for, various conditions including arthritis, asthma, skin problems, obesity, anemia, constipation, impotence, hypertension, diabetes, heart disease, and kidney problems.
Young barley grass contains concentrated nutrients more so than adult barley grass as well as, live enzymes, protein, vitamins, and minerals. Barley grass also has very high chlorophyll levels. Chlorophyll has been studied for its potential in stimulating tissue growth and in stimulating red blood cells in connection with oxygen supply.
Chlorophyll also removes carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide and has been found to reduce fecal, urinary, and body odor. Chlorophyll and other essential nutrients act synergistically in barley grass to detoxify the body from destructive toxins such as heavy metals and pollutants that we digest every day. Chlorophyll is anti-bacterial and can be used inside and outside the body as a healer. Chlorophyll reportedly inhibits the growth of cancer cells under laboratory conditions, but its value in human health has not been well studied.
Barley Grass contains perhaps the most balanced nutrient profile of all green plants. Many of the vitamins, minerals, and enzymes present in Barley grass act as powerful antioxidants protecting our body from free radical damage, enhancing our immune system, and improving cardiovascular health by reducing oxidative stress on cholesterol and the body as a whole.