Young Barley—This Year’s Champ

Few had heard of it a couple of years ago, but now young barley is becoming a household name. Why?
When mixed with water, this green powder aids in regaining health and vitality. Young barley has powerful healing effects. It isn’t only for spring cleaning, but can be used all year round.

An Exceptional Grain

My Herbs Summer IssueAt first, when you examine this dark green powder, there is not much to it. The resulting dark green drink does not look too appetising, but your body will reap the rewards after you drink it. So, brave the first sip, you’ll see it’s actually not bad at all. Barley cleanses and detoxes the body thanks to its high level of antioxidants. It also supplies important substances to the body, slowing down cellular aging and decreasing the possibility of developing cancer. It contains chlorophyll, which increases blood-cell count, speeds healing, protects against inflammation and has disinfectant properties. It also lowers the risk of blood clots, arteriosclerosis and heart attacks. The cereal boosts the immune system, helps with constipation and contains important amino acids and enzymes such as folic acid, beta-carotene, group B vitamins and many significant minerals. Compared to wheat, young barley has 25 times more potassium, 37 times more calcium, twice the magnesium and 5 times more iron, but only half the phosphorus—which is already present in many

Pleasant Healer

shutterstock_28348507In some cases, this life-giving grain can even fight diseases which current medicine has no effective cures or treatments for. It helps with anemia because it contains organically bound iron that can be processed  immediately in a patient’s body.
Young barley also modifies the functioning of the thyroid gland by neutralising the acidity of bodily fluids and thus instantly improving thyroid function. In addition, it has a high level of superoxide dismutase (SOD) enzymes, which are good for longevity. This enzyme works spectacularly well against developing and accumulating skin conditions such as acne and melanoma.
Those suffering from cardiovascular or liver problems will benefit from young barley’s high concentration of potassium.
Young barley heals ulcers and inflammation of the stomach and pancreas.
Research has proven that young barley slows and inhibits the growth of cancer cells, too.


Inner and Outer Help

Young barley is often called a miraculous wound healer because it has been shown to aid in healing wounds and skin diseases and thus has a regenerative effect on tissues. Superficial wounds, such as burns, can be covered with barley poultices. In this case do not drink the powder mixed with water, but instead soak a small cloth in it, wring it out gently and place it on the wound. The effects are remarkable. There is also another benefit to using young barley, it helps to eliminate body odour and hence the need to use expensive antiperspirants.


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