What does modern science have to say about the Seven Species?
An ancient herbal formula given by the Almighty and found to be the essence of all of our body's needs.
Wheat is the first among the Seven Species. It draws its significance from its role as one of humanity's main vegetal food sources. Wheat is ground into flour, from which we make bread, our most basic food. The ancient Jews brought the "first fruits of wheat harvest" to the Temple in Jerusalem during Pentecost. It is the most widely consumed grain in the world and essential to the human body*. The wheat bran that envelops the endosperm contains magnesium, phosphorous and zinc, as well as B1, B2. The wheat germ, the first green leaves to sprout from the wheat endosperm, contains E, B1, B2, B3 vitamins and the minerals: magnesium, iron, zinc, as well as many proteins.
This plant helps cleanse the blood and tissues in various systems of the body from toxins and accumulations of unhealthy substances. It is very rich in chlorophyll*.
Energizing and invigorating.
Thickens the blood and the hemoglobin and cleanses the blood*.
Neutralizes toxins, carcinogenic substances, chemical substances*.
Cleanses drug/medicine buildups from the body*.
Cleanses the liver*.
Removes toxic metals from the body, effective against radiation damages*.
Improves bowel movements and digestive system function*.
Barley grass is rich in minerals, vitamins, enzymes, dietary fibers and a complete profile of 18 amino acids that improve and promote health and energy levels.
When used in a supplement, barley grass provides the following benefits:
- Contains very high levels of chlorophyll, about 70%.
- Improves the stomach's digestive ability and increases the absorption of essential nutrients (carbohydrates, proteins and fats)*.
- Includes live enzymes to help the liver cleanse toxins*.
- Noted for high concentrations of vitamins of the B1 group (thiamine, pyridoxine, niacin). Rich in vitamin K and beta-carotene, which is an antioxidant, helps maintain a healthy heart, strengthens the immune system and reduces cholesterol levels*.
- Rich in minerals that make up the required daily amount of potassium, iron, magnesium, zinc, phosphorous, selenium (an antioxidant) and manganese*.
What chlorophyll in wheatgrass and in barley grass does for our bodies:
Wheatgrass and barley grass are very rich (over 70%) in natural chlorophyll. Chlorophyll is what allows plants to absorb energy; chlorophyll is the substance that gives plants their green color and enables photosynthesis, the process through which the plant turns energy from the sun, the earth and water into organic matter that can be eaten by animal and human alike.
The chlorophyll molecule is essentially similar to red blood cells in the human body. The atomic structure is also reminiscent of the hemoglobin's structure. Thanks to these similarities, chlorophyll is absorbed in the blood quickly and contributes to the regeneration of tissues by enabling a better and more effective correspondence between oxygen molecules and blood molecules. This improves the process of removing carbon dioxide from the blood stream and introducing oxygen into the organs*.
Chlorophyll improves the function of the heart, the circulatory system, the bowels, the uterus and the lungs; helps balance blood pressure and remove heavy metals and toxins from the body*.
The Importance of Enzymes
Enzymes are the work and life force of the body and take part in all chemical processes in the body, particularly when eating raw vegetables and drinking fresh pressed juices. They build healthy cells and dispose of harmful waste. The body’s capacity to manufacture enzymes is limited. Therefore, it is recommended to eat foods that are rich in enzymes for better health*.
The body’s first priority is to manufacture digestive enzymes and supply these enzymes to the various organs. Then, the body can manufacture different enzymes for different biological processes, such as cleaning and healing*.
Fruit of the Vine
Grapes contain a substance called flavonoids that lower the levels of triglycerides in the blood. The skin of the grape contains polyphenols that serve as antioxidants. Additionally, grapes contain calcium, potassium, vitamin C, vitamin A, etc.
Why do they recommend we drink a glass of red wine a day?
The grape’s skin and seeds contain a very high concentration of antioxidants. One could see the grape as a single natural "pill", combining a delightful sweet taste and many health benefits, all in one. The different parts of the vine (grapes, their skin, their seeds and the leaves) contain a high level of phytochemicals, including resveratrol – one of the most studied natural chemicals in recent years in the field of health and longevity*.
The extract is rich in bioflavonoids, antioxidants that help protect our cells from damage caused by high exposure to free radicals in the body, in particular, in the bloodstream*. Bioflavonoids are dietary components essential to keeping blood vessels whole and preventing them from hardening and degenerating*. The extract is natural and very concentrated, containing at least 90% polyphenols, the antioxidant components. The active ingredient in grape seeds is a flavonoid called anthocyanidin.
Anthocyanidins have two great advantages regarding their antioxidation capability.
The first advantage of grape seed extract derives from their biochemical structure that enables them to merge with the membrane of our body’s cells and protect them from free radicals that attack the membrane of the cell*.
The second advantage of grape seed extract is that the anthocyanidin affects both kinds of free radicals: those soluble in water and those soluble in oil. As a result, the anthocyanidin can delay, and even prevent, chronic diseases, such as diabetes, multiple sclerosis, strokes, heart diseases, smoking damage, Alzheimer’s and cancer. There are also reports of regression in multiple sclerosis in people who consumed large doses of grape seed extract*.
Figs are exotic and delicious fruits that help cleanse the blood and dispose of toxins. They are good for digestion and intestinal problems, strengthen the fingernails and the memory and are anti-inflammatory. They moisten the lungs and ease dry coughs. They are also very good against constipation, relieve hemorrhoids and balance blood acidity.
Drinking fig extract soothes a sore throat, dry cough and asthma*.
The fig milk discharged when harvesting the fruit can be applied to the skin to treat various skin conditions*.
Figs and minerals
Figs have the highest mineral content of all fruits. They contain calcium, potassium, vitamin C, vitamin A, magnesium, iron and more.
Figs and love
The fig is considered to be the ripe and juicy fruit of passion.
The pomegranate is a symbol of fertility, wholeness, wisdom, beauty and opulence. According to tradition, the number of seeds one fruit is always 613, as the number of the religious commandments in the Torah and the number of organs and tendons in the body*.
In Jewish tradition, the pomegranate symbolizes the many wishes we make on the eve of the New Year. In addition to being a beautiful and delicious fruit, the pomegranate, with all its components, is useful for nourishing and healing. It has been confirmed nowadays that it improves heart and blood vessel function*. Modern studies show that daily consumption of pomegranate extract is beneficial in lowering blood pressure, improving blood flow, decreasing “bad” cholesterol (LDL) levels in the blood and even regression of multiple sclerosis!*
Pomegranate extract has been found to contain a high concentration of components called polyphenols, which make the pomegranate a very powerful antioxidant. The red pigment of the seeds, anthocyanin, has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Together with other protective components of the pomegranate, such as tannin, they contribute to slowing the aging process. Red pomegranate, with red seeds, is an excellent source of iron and is recommended as a treatment of anemia. Chinese medicine also considers it to be a blood strengthener because of its red color*.
Pomegranate works well against diarrhea*, slows down aging, lowers bad cholesterol and blood pressure*, and benefits the heart*. It contains many vitamins and minerals, such as calcium, magnesium, folic acid, iron, potassium, vitamins E, C, B1, B2 and B3.
According to a study conducted at Rambam Hospital by Professor Aviram from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, it appears that drinking a glass and a half of pomegranate juice every day not only stopped the buildup of sclerotic plaque in people with various levels of blood vessel blockage, it also made the plaque regress. Drinking pomegranate juice did not harm the diabetic patients among them.
Olive Fruit and Leaves
Olive oil contains omega-9 that helps lower bad cholesterol and blood pressure levels, prevents heart attacks, strengthens the hair, softens the skin and helps the digestive system*.
The leaves of the tree are considered to be a natural wonder drug. Drinking the extract produced from the leaves of the olive tree is effective against inflammations, viral diseases, diabetes, cardiac and vascular diseases, cancer, osteoporosis and even melancholy*. Because of its many qualities, leaf extract is also used to produce anti-aging and strengthening supplements and natural cosmetic products.
Olive leaves have been used in traditional medicine for many years to balance blood sugar levels. The active ingredient of the leaves – oleuropein – contains elenolic acid, an antibacterial, antiviral and anti-parasitic component*.
Recent scientific studies corroborate what the ancients knew. The oleuropein in the leaves of the olive tree can delay multiplication of carcinogenic cells* (breast cancer, melanoma, leukemia, etc.) and make them effectively “commit suicide”. It is effective against viruses, especially herpes and the flu. The substance activates the immune system*, invigorates the body’s internal cleansing mechanism and supports the prevention of hypertension, high blood sugar levels, high levels of cholesterol (LDL), and supports treatment of the metabolic syndrome (X syndrome).
Olive leaves contain flavonoids that, in addition to accelerating vitamin C action, are used by the body in order to maintain the walls of blood vessels and to prevent spider-veins.
Qualities of the oleuropein in the olive:
Protects the heart*
Lowers blood pressure and cholesterol levels*
Dates lower blood pressure. They are good for the heart, protect against atherosclerosis, decrease fat, benefit the anemic and are excellent against constipation*. Dates contain many vitamins, such as: A, B, E; as well as important minerals, such as: magnesium, potassium, calcium.
A study conducted by Professor Aviram from the faculty of medicine in Rambam Hospital discovered that, while dates contain a lot of sugar, consuming them does not elevate blood sugar and so they are safe for diabetics, as well*.
Ten dates supply the daily recommended amount of the minerals manganese, sulfur and copper, half the daily iron amount and a quarter of the daily ration of calcium. Three dates a day supply the daily amount of magnesium the body requires. Dates contain 23 kinds of amino acids. There is no other fruit so rich in amino acids as the date!
A study of the health benefits of dates shows that consuming dried dates increases brain activity by 20%, increases the effectiveness of nerve cells and improves concentration*. Consuming dates also helps defuse stress and reduce insomnia*.
Date honey contains the same exact nutritional values as dates. It is rich in vitamin C, Vitamin B, iron, calcium and dietary fibers that reduce hunger. It helps digestion, lowers cholesterol levels and is rich in magnesium. It is also excellent for losing weight, prevents heart disease, allergies, osteoporosis, while also clearing the intestines*.