Wheat is the oldest food grain known to man. It is as old as the history of agriculture.While the whole wheat has its own health benefits, practitioners of traditional systemsof medicine generally prefer wheatgrass and wheat germ. Both wheatgrass and wheat germ provide the much needed nutrients and minerals to thebody, besides supplying a good quantity of vitamin E, iron and vitamins of the vitamin Bgroup. Wheatgrass and wheat germ can be used almost everyday, but one should be extra carefulwhile consuming wheat germ oil. Wheat germ oil contains sufficiently large dose of vitamin E, and consumption of any nutrient, mineral and vitamin in high doses isdangerous to health. Wheat germ has been found to be quite good in treating muscular problems, by givingstrength to muscles. It also gives the much-needed oxygen to the muscles when one takes up strenuous and laborious tasks. Wheat germ protein is a suitable natural antioxidantrich in nutrition. As we all known anti-oxidants prevent cancers.Thanks to the presence of vitamin E, wheat germ is considered good for muscles, bloodcirculation, eyesight, and breathing. Regular intake of wheatgrass and wheat germ or their products will keep the skin healthyand glowing. It prevents hair fall and strengthens nails from becoming brittle. While wheatgrass can be consumed in juice form, wheat germ can be used either in oil form or power form. It can also be used along with salads. While preparing wheatgrass juice make it a point to use a blender on a slow speed. High speed will damage the natural content in the grass. =========== Quick remedies =========== For easy digestion and a glowing skin, take a few grams of wheatgrass, clean it properly and blend it gently adding a small glass of water. Consume the wheatgrass juice fresh. You may add some honey for taste and extra health benefits. Wheat germ oil is considered the best home remedy for removal of pregnancy stretch marks on abdomen and breast region. You may mix a tablespoon of wheat germ oil with calendula oil and apply gently on the affected portion of the skin. Repeat the exercise regularly for good results. Some practitioners of traditional systems of medicine recommend wheat germ oil, castor oil and sunflower oil for relief from psoriasis. Take a teaspoon each of wheat germ oil and castor oil. Mix it with 50 ml of sunflower oil and apply on the psoriasis marks on the skin. Though psoriasis has no known cure, this combination of three oils will provide some relief from the skin problem characterized by its silvery scales. If you want good black and long hair, then take a tablespoon of wheat germ oil, an egg and 25 grams of milk powder. Mix them well and apply on the scalp before taking head bath. Wheat germ keeps the skin soft and silky. Apply the wheat germ oil on the body during winter. It may also be applied on the cracked lips.