Originated in western Asia, where it was one of the first
grains to be cultivated. It was grown by the ancient Greeks, Romans,
Chinese, and Egyptians. The Greeks and Egyptians called Barley the
sacred grain. It is one of the most ancient of cultivated grains
known and is one of the first crops planted in the Virginia Colony
in 1611. It is easy to assimilate into the system. Hypocrites
wrote an entire book on the benefits of a gruel made from barley
In ancient Rome, the gladiators were called hordearii or barley men
because they consumed so much of this grain just before entering the
amphitheaters to battle their opponents. Today those who wish to
develop finer physical physiques through strenuous exercise should
consider adding barley in whole grain and juice powdered form to
Today Barley is typically a special-purpose grain with many
different varieties rather than just a general market crop like
wheat. It is a valuable stock feed (often replacing corn). It is a
minor source of flour and breakfast foods. It is often used in
soups such as Scotch Broth. In the U.S., most spring barley comes
form the western states and most winter barley is grown in the
southeastern states for fall and spring pasture and as a cover crop.
In the late 1930"s, dairy scientists at the University of Wisconsin
noticed that the nutritional value of summer milk was much higher
than that of cow"s milk produced at other seasons of the year. When
fed on summer milk, experimental animals thrived, but when it was
replaced with winter mild they eventually became sick and died.
Scientist noted that it was the enriching meadow and cereal such as
barley grasses the cows had free access to during the summer months.
This makes one wonder about the feedlot dairy farming practices now
prevalent across the United States.
Comparison tests have shown
Barley Grass Juice Powder to have as
much as thirty times more vitamin B-1 than cow"s milk and eleven
times the amount of Calcium. Barley Grass Juice Powder holds about
six times the amount of carotene than does spinach. It has seven
times the amount of vitamin C, than an equal amount of oranges.
Barley also has B-12, a vitamin that works to overcome fatigue and
anemia, an important factor for many vegetarians.
Dr. Ann Wigmore who founded the Hippocrates Health Institute in
Boston, Massachusetts was a pioneer of the use
Barley and Wheat
grass juices to cure cancer and other health treating diseases.
People came to Doctor Wigmore who were given no hope by their
doctors. These were people who crawled, barely walked, or had to be
carried in, somehow seemed to survive even by the slimmest of
margins. They got well and lived to tell or write about it! Such
as Eydie Maie Hunsberger, who wrote the book "How I Conquered Cancer
Barley Brass Powder provide SOD (super
oxide dismutase), a free
radical scavenger, in greater amounts than most any other food
source available. It is an excellent blood cleanser and immune
builder. It detoxifies cells and normalizes metabolism while
lowering cholesterol. It assists in balancing the body chemistry
and acts as a cell detoxifier. It also neutralizes heavy metals
such as lead and mercury.
Acne, Aging, AIDS, Allergies, Anemia, Appetite, Arthritis, Asthma,
Blood Pressure, Blood Purifier, Body Odor, Boils, Bronchitis, Cancer,
Catarrh, Cholesterol, Constipation, Diabetes, Digestion, Eczema,
Fevers, Gastritis, Hay Fever, Heart Disease, Heavy Metals,
Hepatitis, Herpes, Impotence, Infections, Inflammation, Kidney
Problems, Leprosy, Liver Spots, Lumbago, Lung Problems, Metal
Poisoning, Muscular Dystrophy, Obesity, Pancreatitis, Polyps,
Psoriasis, Skin Problems, Smoking, Syphilis, Toxic Conditions,
Tuberculosis, Ulcers, Virus Attack
Heinerman's Encyclopedia of Fruits, Vegetables and Herbs, John Heinerman, Parker Publishing Co.,1988
Heinerman"s Encyclopedia of Healing Juices by John Heinerman, Parker Publishing Company, NY, 1994
Little Herb Encyclopedia, by Jack Ritchason; N.D., Woodland Publishing Incorporated, 1995
Live Foods Live Bodies, Jay and Linda Kordich, Kordich Group International, Inc 2006