Wheatgrass can be purchased at health food stores such as Vitamin Shoppe or on the Vitamin Shoppe website. Amazon.com also sells wheatgrass, as well as wheatgrass growing kits. Wheatgrass seeds also are available on the Sunfood Superfoods website.
A number of health food stores and juice bars sell wheatgrass as a smoothie ingredient or in shot-glass servings. Wheatgrass has a number of health properties, which is why it is so popular among people who want to improve their health naturally, according to the Hippocrates Health Institute. Wheatgrass is believed to jump-start the thyroid gland. When the thyroid is functioning properly, this can lead to weight loss, healthy weight management and proper digestion of food. Wheatgrass also detoxifies the body and cleans the liver and blood. There are several enzymes and amino acids in wheatgrass that help to shield the body from cancer-causing agents better than any other food or medication, asserts the Hippocrates Health Institute.
In addition to being an internal treatment, wheatgrass can be applied topically to soothe sunburned skin and disinfect the complexion, states HHI. Wheatgrass is also a natural scalp treatment and can eliminate dandruff. The natural ingredient is an effective treatment for itchy skin, and can heal insect bites, athlete's foot, cuts, scrapes and poison ivy.