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Wheat (Triticum sativum)


Pure, unadulterated wheat starch is a great drying and soothing powder for weeping skin rashes and inflamed sores.
Stirred into a thick 'glue' it makes an effective remedy for children's diarrhea.

Wheatgerm is particularly healthy.
It is rich in Vitamin E and has many essential amino acids, oils, vitamins and minerals.
People suffering from any kind of debilitating conditions, weak nerves or circulatory problems, digestive problems, blood impurities and impure skin would be well advised to add a regular dose of this superfood to their diet.

Wheat bran is also recommendable.
Many people use it as a cleansing agent for lazy bowels or to create a sense of fullness when dieting, but for internal use one shouldn't overdo it.
Wheat bran is water insoluble and thus does not bind endotoxins.
It adds bulk, but the sharp edges of coarse bran in particular can irritate the intestinal lining.
Nutritionally it adds very little to the diet.

Externally however it as an old remedy for rheumatism, gout and certain skin problems.
A muslin bag filled with bran is added to the bath water to create this healing effect.
Blackheads and pimples can be treated by applying a mixture of thin, runny honey and bran as a plaster/ face mask.After a few minutes the mixture is washed off with warm water and the spots can be squeezed out.


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