From chicken feed to detoxifier of heavy metals, people have found tremendous value in wheatgrass over the centuries. Wheatgrass can be traced back over 5000 years to ancient Egypt where it was priced for its effect on health and vitality. It came to the west in the 1930’s when agricultural chemist Charles F. Schnabel began experimenting with young grasses. He fed them to sick hens, discovering they not only healed quickly, but increased their egg production. Today, you can find wheatgrass in many health foods stores and cafes.