There is a good reason why we have always been told to eat our greens and this is because generally the greener the vegetable the more chlorophyll it contains. The more chlorophyll the better the oxygenation of the blood.
As far back as 1931, the Nobel Prize Winner for physiology and medicine, Dr Otto Warburg established that ”oxygen deprivation was a major cause of cell mutation”. Some studies show that certain cancers thrive on oxygen starvation and hyperbaric oxygen therapy has been offered as a viable treatment, where basically the body is flooded by oxygen.
Michael Donaldson concluded in his study, Nutrition and cancer: A review of the evidence for an anti-cancer diet that 30-40 per cent of cancers could be prevented by lifestyle and dietary measures. One of the elements recommended in an anti-cancer diet is chlorophyll.
Whilst a claim can not be made of the possibility of wheatgrass shrinking tumours, we can refer to some published research.
A study was conducted using a wheatgrass preparation for the treatment of mouth cancer and it was found that the growth of the cancer cells slowed. Similarly, in 2015 a study showed that wheatgrass aided in the slowing growth of colon cancer. In a further study , it was shown that wheatgrass may improve the side effects of chemotherapy, where it may boost the effectiveness of the treatment and reduce the adverse side effect.
Whilst much more research is needed to answer the question can wheatgrass shrink tumours? there is a growing understanding of the supportive qualities of wheatgrass juice and its overall benefits for well-being