General information

Pyrei - composition, beneficial properties and contraindications


The plant blooms in late spring - early summer. Fruit ripening begins in July and lasts until the beginning of autumn. Pyraeus is found throughout Russia in gardens, parks, wastelands, meadows and forest edges. Pyraeus often grows under the fences in settlements.

Wheatgrass breeding

Pyraeus is a cross-pollinated plant, so new individuals become stronger and more resistant to poor conditions. If conditions for plant development are unfavorable, then the weevil will be in a resting stage, in which the viability of the plant will remain for a couple of years. Seeds grow best and faster on fertile soil, which includes nitrogen.

Useful properties of wheatgrass

Pyrei contains fatty oils, fructose, aveline, malic acid, mucus, levulose, and vitamins. In the grass of this plant are ascorbic acid and carotene. Due to this content of nutrients, wheatgrass has many healing properties. Pyrey has a diuretic and analgesic effect, which is why it is used for dropsy, nephritis, cystitis and urolithiasis. Infusion of the rhizomes of the plant helps to reduce pain in rheumatism, arthritis, gout and gallstone disease.

Pyrei has an anti-inflammatory and expectorant effect, which is used for cough, pulmonary tuberculosis, gastritis, abundant sputum, bronchitis and liver disease. Pyrei normalizes the bowels, as well as a great remedy for constipation.

The use of wheatgrass creeping

Traditional medicine often uses wheatgrass as a diaphoretic in the treatment of colds and fevers. Pyrei increases appetite, restores the body and normalizes sleep - all this plant is obliged to the content of sugars and vitamins in it. Pyrei is used for problems with vision, hypertension, diabetes and malignant tumors.

Pyrei has antihelminthic effect, which is used in the presence of worms in domestic animals. This plant is a component in the preparation of pills. Wheatgrass baths are used for skin diseases, rickets, diathesis and hemorrhoids. Pyrei is a part of various fees, which are used for liver cirrhosis, cystitis and other diseases.

Diuretic decoction of wheat grass. Take 10 grams of wheatgrass rhizome and pour 100 ml of boiling water, put on fire for 15 minutes and strain. Take the finished broth 3 tablespoons three times a day before meals.

Wheatgrass infusion for rheumatism. Take 4 teaspoons of the rhizomes of the plant and pour 1 cup boiling water. We leave for 12 hours to infuse, filter. The rhizomes, which remained from this infusion, will go to the preparation of another infusion. We take these rhizomes and pour a glass of boiling water, wrap and leave for 1 hour. Next, mix both infusions and take 70 ml 3-4 times a day. The same medicine can be treated for gout and aching joints.

Wheatgrass baths for skin diseases. Take 100 grams of wheatgrass rhizomes and mix them with 100 grams of burdock. Everything is placed in an enamelled bucket and pour half a bucket of boiling water. Put on the fire, bring to a boil and leave for 10 minutes. Pour broth into the bath and are in the bath no more than half an hour.

Grassworm decoction for tuberculosis. For its preparation, you need to take 2 tablespoons of dry wheatgrass roots and pour them with a glass of milk. We put the composition on the fire for 5 minutes, filter and take this medicine at once. A decoction should be taken 3 times a day.


Pyrey creeping - the household name "dog tooth", "graze", "plover" or "root-grass". It grows in Europe, Asia and North America. In Russia, wheatgrass is found on every land plot.

Flowering areas are plains with well-moistened soil and wetlands. The plant belongs to the form of "cereal" and is considered weedy. Differs in long flat spike-shaped or arrow-shaped stems.

Length - from 15 to 45 cm. Width - 10 mm. Wheatgrass flowering time - June-July. Fruiting time - June-September. Pyraeus destroys other nearby growing seedlings, takes moisture and beneficial elements. That is why on garden farms plants are immediately disposed of.

Wheat grass chemical composition

A weed growing in every garden is not as useless as it seems. How to deal with a plant, we told in our article. However, do not rush - the plant can benefit.

Pay attention - animals, especially with the arrival of summer, periodically eat wheat grass. The composition of the stems and rhizomes of the plant contains many useful substances.

Macronutrients and mineral salts:


Also in the composition are polysaccharides, essential oil, tricitin, mucus, inulin, inositol, levulose, saponins, dextrose and lactic acid.

Medicinal properties of wheatgrass

Pyrei is useful in the treatment of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, respiratory organs, cardiovascular diseases and the musculoskeletal system, as well as to reduce the immune functions of the body.

Strengthens blood vessels

Pyrei is useful for healthy functioning of the heart and blood vessels. In the composition of the plant:

  • Iron - the main element in the composition of red blood cells. Lack of iron in the body leads to a decrease in hemoglobin, the development of anemia and oxygen starvation in brain cells.
  • Manganese - The main participant in the formation of "good" cholesterol. If manganese enters the body in sufficient quantities, the level of bad cholesterol is reduced.
  • Potassium - a necessary element in the transportation of nerve impulses and innervation of muscle fibers. With sodium it ensures the normal functioning of the heart muscle and the maintenance of metabolic processes in the blood plasma.
  • Vitamin C - strengthens the walls of blood vessels. Necessary for cerebral vessels. Ascorbic acid does not allow vessels to thin, makes them elastic. Tones up.

Restores the gastrointestinal tract

When gastritis, gastric ulcers, duodenitis, colitis, frequent disorders of the stool, enteritis and inflammation of the large and small intestines are found, wheatgrass will restore mucous function, relieve inflammation and eliminate bacteria. one

As part of the plant:

  • Magnesium - a necessary element in the prevention of gastric ulcer, pancreatitis and gastritis.
  • Vitamins of group B - regulate acidity, increase immunity, stimulate the bowels.

Treats arthritis, arthritis, osteochondrosis, sciatica and gout

Joint diseases in the 21st century are in second place after problems with the cardiovascular system. Wheat grass is a peculiarity in the ability to expel accumulations of salts. As part of the rhizome of the plant are carotene, organic acids, fatty and essential oils, vitamin C. The juice contains elements necessary for the work of ligaments - iron, manganese, calcium, zinc, potassium, magnesium and natural mucus.

It acts as a choleretic, diaphoretic, diuretic and stone-removing agent.

In the rhizome of the plant gathered the substances necessary to eliminate inflammation of the biliary tract, urinary bladder, urinary tubules and ureter. When sand is detected in the gall bladder and bladder, wheatgrass decoction will break up and bring out the accumulated formations, relieve mucosal inflammation in acute cystitis. 2

In the composition of the plant:

  • Vitamin B6 - pyridoxine involved in the formation of blood cells and antibodies. Vitamin B6 contributes to the absorption of fat and protein. It is a diuretic.
  • Potassium - prevents the deposition of salts. Regulates the water-salt balance in the body.
  • Magnesium - People with a diagnosis of “Urolithiasis” often have a lack of this element.

Treats skin diseases

Pyrey creeping effective in the fight against skin diseases. In pharmacology, wheatgrass juice is added to ointments and herbal preparations for eczema, dermatitis, rashes, allergies and psoriasis. The plant effectively cleanses the blood and lymph, a positive effect on the state of the nervous system. 3

In the composition of the plant:

  • Glycosides - give antimicrobic and anti-inflammatory effect
  • Biologically active substances - improve skin condition, regulate metabolism.
  • Carotene - A sufficient amount of keratin in the body protects the skin from UV rays, prevents early aging, gives the skin a fresh and healthy look.

Treats cough and bronchitis

In the case of bronchitis, phlegm excretion from the bronchi is a necessary condition for recovery. Silicon compounds in the composition of the plant root strengthen the walls of blood vessels and give them elasticity. Substances in the composition of the root of wheatgrass contribute to the discharge of sputum, relieve inflammation.

Facilitates the course of diabetes

In folk medicine, wheat grass is the best remedy in the treatment and prevention of diabetes. Medicine was made from the roots of the plant and kept dry for a year. four

In the composition of the plant:

  • Vitamins of group B - help strengthen the nervous system, which is necessary for diabetes.
  • Vitamin C - strengthens the walls of blood vessels. In diabetes, blood vessels become brittle, thin and lose elasticity.

Accelerates wound healing and eliminates inflammation

In the case of bladder ulcers, burns, and dermatitis, an extract of the wheatgrass will relieve inflammation in the affected areas of the skin and mucous membranes, and will also have a bactericidal effect. It will accelerate the healing of wounds with severe burns, ulcerative dermatitis and psoriasis. five

In the composition of the plant:

  • Vitamin A - strengthens the immune system and protects against bacteria.
  • Vitamin C - is needed in the construction of new cells.
  • Vitamin B2 - Riboflavin, accelerates tissue regeneration and the growth of new cells.

Juice for treating the heart and cough

  1. Freshly harvested wheat grass roots mince or blender.
  2. Squeeze.
  3. For further use in treatment, dilute with drinking water in a ratio of 1: 1. Cook on low heat for 2 minutes.
  4. Drink 5 tablespoons of sap of the rhizomes of the plant 5 times a day to treat the heart and blood vessels, respiratory organs and cold cough.

To cleanse the blood and lymph

It will take 2 tablespoons:

  • plant rhizome,
  • chamomile flowers
  • gryzhnik
  • agrimony.


  1. Fill all with 500 ml of water and boil for 5 minutes.
  2. Let it brew for 60 minutes. Strain.

Take 4 times a day for ½ cup for three weeks before meals.

For the treatment and activation of the liver and pancreas

Apply after suffering hepatitis, cirrhosis and cholecystitis.
It will take:

  • wheatgrass root
  • licorice,
  • tributary
  • nettle,
  • dog-rose fruit,
  • mint,
  • birch leaves,
  • plantain,
  • immortelle flowers,
  • Dill and parsley seeds.

Prepare a decoction for the treatment scheme number 2 - as in the previous recipe. Take within 4 weeks.

For the removal of salts from the joints

Treat treatment courses. Drink wheatgrass root infusion a week for 2 tablespoons 4 times a day. Take a break for 7 days. Repeat the treatment. 7

It will take 3-4 alternations to achieve a healing effect.

For the prevention and purification of blood vessels from cholesterol plaques

  1. Prepare a double portion of the infusion. In the evening, 2 tablespoons of the rhizome of the plant finely chop and pour 250 ml of boiled water. Insist until the morning.
  2. Drain the liquid in a separate plate and set aside.
  3. Powder wheatgrass gruel pour boiling water to cool.
  4. Mix two infusions together.

Take this medicine 30 minutes before meals. The course of treatment is 3 months.

To relieve symptoms of intoxication

Wheat grass infusion is used in case of poisoning, long-term medication and a course of chemotherapy. Infusion removes toxins, increasing flow and urination, and also reduces the temperature.

Infusion: 3 tablespoons of dry shredded roots pour 300 ml of water. Boil for 20 minutes. Cool it down. Drink 2-3 tablespoons 2 times a day with acute intoxication.

Wheatgrass Juice Treatment

  1. To get the wheat grass juice is easy. Scald the leaves and stems of the plant with boiling water. Pass through a blender or meat grinder.
  2. To the resulting mass, add an equal amount of water.
  3. Fold sterile gauze in two layers. Skip the resulting mixture.
  4. Store in the refrigerator for no more than 2 days. For longer storage add 0.5 liters. vodka.

Drink wheatgrass juice for half an hour before meals.

For the treatment of enuresis

From urinary incontinence in children and adults relieve parted wheatgrass root.

  1. Mix a tablespoon of plant roots with 250 ml of boiled water.
  2. Warm in a water bath for 30 minutes.

Take the medicine for three months.

For the treatment of diabetes and diseases of the cardiovascular system, take napar root for a third of the drink 3 times a day.

Wheatgrass Root Tea

Brew two teaspoons of the roots of a 250 ml boiling water plant. Wheatgrass root tea will help calm down, improve sleep, relieve headaches - migraines, relieve anxiety and overwork.

Taking 2 cups a day will help cleanse the body of toxins, restore the bowels after taking antibiotics, adjust blood sugar and improve gastrointestinal motility. Reception of tea with wheatgrass will restore the work of the heart muscle, strengthen the blood vessels and general immunity.

Daily replacement of tea and coffee drink from the wheatgrass roots is the maximum benefit to the body.

Wheatgrass Bath

Bath with the addition of decoction of wheatgrass roots is useful in diseases of the musculoskeletal system.

  1. Dial a warm bath. Add five liters of decoction of the roots of the plant.
  2. Napara root and burdock root is allowed to use 150 grams of each ingredient.

In conjunction with the reception of a decoction inside, a bath with wheat grass will enhance the therapeutic effect. Perform the procedure 2 times a week.

Bath effectively relieves inflammation in skin diseases - rashes, acne, allergies, dermatitis and furunculosis. Useful for bathing babies with diathesis. 9

In a warm bath, pour five liters of broth. Course - at least 10 procedures.

Collecting herbs with powder from wheatgrass root for skin treatment

It will help to treat allergies, boils, rashes and dermatitis, improve the overall condition of the skin, as well as to achieve a rejuvenating effect, improve sleep and appetite, recuperate in old age.

It will take: powder of wheatgrass, calamus, licorice, nettle, St. John's wort, rosehip and hawthorn.
Dilute with water and apply to affected areas.

Wheat grass

Experienced herbalists and healers recommend collecting the plant in the autumn. Wheat grass has a long rhizome growing horizontally. Small processes branch from the root in different directions. On the onset of autumn, they dig up the soil. Experienced gardeners and gardeners know that in inverted soil layers it is easier to find the root of a plant.

  1. Remove the roots, check for the presence of ergot. Having found a poisonous fungus, do not use for preparation of raw materials.
  2. Spread a good root in the sun a thin layer. Turn and mix the blanks often. It is important to exclude moisture. It is easy to check the quality of drying - the roots should not bend like a wire.

When the collected roots dried out - start cleaning.

  1. Carefully knead and grind all the collected grass with your hands.
  2. Free the raw material from garbage - remnants of earth lumps, grass and small roots.
  3. Fold the dried peeled roots into small glass jars.

Store in a dry place, avoid direct sunlight. Powdered wheatgrass roots can be used for 3 years.

Remember to check for pests and remove spoiled ones.

Wheatgrass Contraindications

  1. The use of wheatgrass is not recommended for children under 3 years of age, as well as for women during pregnancy and lactation.
  2. It is necessary to stop the use of wheatgrass when there is a rash on the body, nausea, abdominal cramps and diarrhea.
  3. In case of individual intolerance, the use of wheat grass is contraindicated. ten

Consult your doctor before starting treatment. Improper dosage is harmful to health.

The listed beneficial properties of the plant and the diversity in its application speak about the advantage of wheatgrass among the many proven herbs. In Russia, before the onset of the Revolution, weed-grass was collected in an amount of up to 200 poods. Stored for preparation of medicinal fees.

The unsightly garden weed has become famous throughout Europe for its effectiveness in treating many diseases. In Poland, the rhizome of wheat grass is exported. In some foreign countries, the plant is officially considered the main tool for phytotherapeutic and homeopathic procedures.

For lovers of healthy and healthy food, wheatgrass is a good product in cooking and baking.

The plant is used in the preparation of bakery products, sauces and dressings for main dishes and salads.

How it looks and where it grows

Pyrey is a herbaceous perennial family of cereals. A characteristic feature that allows to distinguish it from other similar plants is a very long and thin root, located close to the surface. The root system of the plant is branchy and reaches a depth of 15 cm. Thanks to the long root, the numerous shoots of the plant quickly spread under the ground.

The plant is widespread everywhere, because it is a weed: it can be found in the field, in the garden, on the meadow, along the road.

Chemical composition

The most valued root of the plant, which has found its use in folk recipes. Consider the usefulness of wheatgrass root.

It contains such mineral salts as: potassium, magnesium, manganese, zinc. The plant is rich in silicic acid, organic acids, essential oils, vitamins A and B. The roots also have a high content of mucous substances, polysaccharides, inulin, fructose, vanillin, dextrose, gum, quartz, levulose, lactic acid, tannin.

The dry root of the plant contains protein in the amount of 5%, sugar in the amount of up to 40%, and the root also contains a high concentration of mucus - about 10%.


Surprisingly, creeping wheat grass is used not only as a medicinal plant, there are many recipes that relate to cosmetology and culinary fields, since the root is rich in the content of useful active substances that benefit the body.

In medicine

Pyraeus is used to restore metabolic disorders in the body. In folk medicine, the plant is actively used to treat cystitis, inflammation of the prostate gland, gastritis, enterocolitis, cough.

Silicic acid, which is contained in the root, allows the use of this drug in case of bronchial disease. Silicon compounds have a beneficial effect on the circulatory system of the body, increasing the elasticity of the capillaries.

The ability of wheatgrass to relieve body fatigue, energize, stimulate cardiac activity, increase blood pressure.

With arthritis

In order to prepare a medicine that will be used for the treatment of arthritis, you should prepare 8 tbsp. tablespoons of dried and crushed rhizome and pour 2 liters of cold water, put to boil until one third of the liquid boils away. The resulting medication should be taken on three teaspoons, 4 times a day.

For gallstone disease

For the treatment of gallstone disease, you should prepare a decoction, which should be used in the amount of 175 ml three times a day for 3 weeks. To prepare the medicine, it is necessary to mix 70 g of crushed wheatgrass root and 1 liter of liquid. Boil the prepared ingredients for 5 minutes, insist 2 hours.

To prepare a drug for the treatment of cough for colds and inflammation of the upper respiratory tract, you should use 30 g of wheatgrass roots and 4 cups of cold liquid.

Infusion suitable for use in the strained state of 175 ml three times a day, to improve the condition of the patient.

For skin diseases

For the treatment of skin rashes and skin diseases, an infusion should be used, which is prepared on the wheatgrass roots. For the preparation of medicines should use 20 g of rhizome and a liter of boiled liquid, wait 14 hours, drain. Pour 400 ml of boiling water into the filtered roots and wait another 1 hour, strain again. After that, mix both the resulting liquids and drink 175 ml, after meals, 4 times a day. Well help gadgets based on the finished infusion.

Bath decoction

Pyrei can also be used as baths that will help in the treatment of skin diseases and hemorrhoids. Well help baths based on rhizome of wheatgrass and burdock, for this you should use 100 g of each product and 4 liters of liquid, boil this mixture for 15 minutes, then pour the resulting strained liquid into the bath, dilute with the required amount of water and take a bath for at least 20 minutes, although would be once a week.

Collection and storage of therapeutic raw materials

To dig up the rhizome of the plant should be in the period of early spring, even before the time when young stems grow. The excavated material should be well washed from the ground and dried at a sufficiently high temperature of about 50 ° C to prevent the development of mold fungi. Store the finished drug can be within 2 years, subject to the rules. A suitable condition for storing the drug is a dark, well-ventilated place with low humidity and an average temperature of around 25 ° C. Preparation can be filled up in a glass jar.

Contraindications and harm

Wheatgrass root may have not only medicinal properties, but also some contraindications to use, we will consider this information in more detail. Fortunately, the only problem that may arise when using wheatgrass medicine is the body's intolerance to medicinal herbs.

If you follow the recommended dosage, then no problems should arise.

Thus, wheatgrass creeping is quite an effective medicinal plant, which is often used in traditional medicine, the main thing is to comply with the rules when preparing medicines, to properly store and not to use in higher dosages.