Barley in it's fully grown grain form has served as a staple food source in many different cultures. The use of barley for food and medicinal purposes dates back thousands of years. Roman gladiators ate barley for strength and stamina. In the West the plant first came into popular use because of the barley grain it produces, and more recently it has begun being recognized for it's superior nutrional value in grass form.
Barley Grass is naturally high in many key nutrients that help to support the immune system, such as vitamins,minerals, amino acids, antioxidants and enzymes. It is extremely high in vitamin C which is crucial to the overall health of the body in its efforts to fight off infections – both bacterial and viral.