Shoot of Triticum aestivum Linn. (Hindi Name- gehun, kanak, Sanskrit name- godhuma) is called as a wheat grass, belonging to family: Gramineae.  Triticum is a genus of annual and biennial grasses, yielding various types of wheat, native to south west Asia and the Mediterranean region. T aestivum Linn. common or bread wheat, is widely cultivated almost all over the world. Generally, 15-20 species are recognized, of which 8 have been reported to occur in India.
Wheatgrass refers to the food made up of wheat plant called Triticum aestivum in a dried powder or juicy form. Wheatgrass products contains wide variety of nutrients, chlorophyll, amino acids, minerals, vitamins, and enzymes essential for human health. The presence of anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory chemicals in the wheatgrass products make them beneficial for treating various health disorders such as respiratory tract problems, cancer, arthritis, diabetes etc.