Once the seedpod has grown on top of the grass stick, you can take the seeds, ground them up into a powder, and put it in drinks or use as flour.
You can eat the grass when it is young and less than 6 inches. The grass has the most nutrition when it is young. It is very nice in a salad. We cannot eat the older grass because our digestive system cannot break open the grass cells. Tall grass is very hard and fibrous and does not have as much nutrition in it.
These are the only ways we can eat grass:
- Freeze the grass for 30 minutes to break open the cell in the grass.
- Juice the grass in a powerful blender like Vitamix.
- You can drink it as a tea.
- Have a tea bath. It is very great for the skin.
- healthy skin, skin rashes and infections, eczema, burns, muscles, anti-aging, cold sores, collagen and eyes
- depression, antidepressant, help you sleep, mental alertness, mood elevator, brain memory, energy
- regulate blood sugar levels, blood builder, production of red and white blood cells, hemoglobin, help with high blood pressure, diabetes, anemia, blood clotting, varicose veins
- sex hormones, thymus, spleen, pituitary, herpes, thyroid, nerve stimulation, mammary gland function, ovary regulation, kidney stones prevention, urinary inflammation, incontinence
- blasts free radicals, kidney and liver cleanser, liver disease, expelling worms, hemorrhoid, constipation, body odor, gastritis
- glutamic acid, fat emulsifier
- cleans mucus from lungs and bronchial, lung condition, bronchitis, asthma, colds, fever, infection, cardio, allergies
- ulcers, cancer, good to strengthen the bones, teeth, bleeding gums
You can make flour with the roots. Roots are used for digestive and stomach issues.
There is only one danger and that is a fungus that grows in cereal crops especially rye. This could happen when the seed heads start to dry and yellow, then get wet from dew, humidity or rain. The best way to eat grasses is when they are sprouting, as new shoots no more than 6 inches.
There are many types of grasses. Research them.
Source from Markus Rothkranz author of "Free Food and Medicine".