Sunday, September 25, 2011

Benefits of Chlorophyll – Yes, those things that make plants green!

I was reading a science magazine with my son and it described how beneficial chlorophyll is to the body. Did you know that we could consume a chlorophyll drink. Can be very useful especially for children who don’t like to eat vegetables.
Green Vegetation


Chlorophyll has many healing properties because of the amount of oxygen.
• Enhances the body’s immune system
• Stimulates the red blood cells and increase supply of oxygen
• Heals wounds quickly
• Supports the production of hemoglobin.
• Has a deodorant effect to reduce body odour and bad breath (that is why it is used in making of toothpaste and mint candies)
• Get rids of toxins
• Heals sores quicker
• Iron to organs
• Improves varicose veins
• Soothes painful hemorrhoids and piles
• Eliminates body odor
• Cleans tooth and gum structure in pyorrhea
• Eliminates bad breath
• Improves vision

Water and carbon dioxide absorbed from the air, chlorophyll uses sunlight to make sugar. By utilizing minerals from the soil, chlorophyll allows the plant to use the sun’s energy to make vitamins, fats, proteins and starches.

Chlorophyll, the green “blood” of plant life is made by plants through a chemical process called photosynthesis.
Click on this to find out about how to get liquid chlorophyll

It has same effects in the body as iron, so it builds our own blood naturally. It has powerful detoxifier and tonic and cleanses the blood and builds red blood cells while doing it. In 1913, Dr. Richard Willstatter, a German chemist, discovered the functions of chlorophyll and found that the chlorophyll molecule is similar to hemoglobin, the red pigment in human blood.

Chlorophyll heals chronic conditions both internally and externally, and stops the growth and development of toxic bacteria. Chlorophyll removes toxins from the bones, blood tissues, and intestines. And because chlorophyll helps to thicken and strengthen the walls of the cells, it is also a nutritional aid for the immune system. It is also a great help for any digestive problems, constipation, or diarrhea.

Chlorophyll is non-toxic, safe and soothing to body tissues, so it’s considered very safe for people of all ages.

However, i have not found anything in the web that says directly that it is good for children and side effects. Back to the article I was reading, it concluded by saying that it is best to eat vegetables in their raw form as chlorophyll is typically lost in cooking.

Happy Teaching and Cooking!