Colitis is a condition that causes inflammation of the inner lining of the colon and rectum. It can cause redness, swelling and pain and can be very uncomfortable for the sufferer.
The good news is that a study has shown that consuming wheatgrass juice can be beneficial for the condition. In the study researchers gave 100 cc of wheatgrass juice, daily to ten patients for two weeks
The study found that treatment with wheatgrass juice was associated with reductions in overall disease activity and the severity of rectal bleeding. Ninety percent of the wheatgrass patients improved, and none got worse. The researchers concluded that wheatgrass juice appeared effective and safe as a single or added treatment of active lower ulcerative colitis.
It is thought that wheatgrass juice is effective due to its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. It is also packed with nutrients and enzymes to support overall health.