Barley grass juice (and juice powder supplements) are rich in chlorophyll, amino acids, antioxidants, calcium, iron, vitamins B1, B12, and vitamin C. Wheatgrass and barley grass are the most common juices, and may help in flushing the lymph system of toxins and cleaning the intestines.
Barley Grass Juice supplements are available as powder for making juice.
"A few small clinical trials suggest that specific antioxidants from diet or vitamin supplements might improve asthma control or lung function in asthmatic children or adults."
Some studies have found that oxygen free radicals have a causal role in auto-immune diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA).
However, a report by the Harvard School of Public Health, found that "Randomized, placebo-controlled trials—which, when performed well, provide the strongest evidence—offer little support that taking vitamin C, vitamin E, beta-carotene, or other single antioxidants provides substantial protection against heart disease, cancer, or other chronic conditions. The results of the largest such trials have been mostly negative."