With upright stems and typical compact spikes, wheat is often considered as the essential grain. Also described as the ‘cereal of the centre’. It stands poised between cosmos and earth, exemplifying the balanced interaction between all the elemental forces – earth, water, air and fire. This results in a particularly rich formation of substance and silicic acid.
Wheat is one of the oldest cultivated plants in human history, behind only corn for widespread cultivation. Getreide, the German word for cereal, was written as gitregidi in Old High German, meaning ‘possession’, ‘yield’ or ‘that which is carried’. The yield is most strongly epitomised in wheat, not only internally – in nutritional quality – but also with externally demonstrated quantity. The stalk can carry several times its own weight in ears without leaning away from the centre.
In the wheat plant it seems that all the powers that could have contributed towards excess, growth habit and form have been suppressed and redirected into balanced mediating functions. The self-restraint of wheat, in favour of a balanced interaction of all elementary forces, facilitates great richness in the ripe grain. It’s particularly rich in wheatgerm oil, linoleic and linolenic acid and vitamin E, which acts as an antioxidant.
Since all the wheat’s ingredients are in harmony, wheat germ oil has an important blood flow-promoting effect for the scalp and encourages firmness and elasticity. At the same time nourishing, building materials (vitamin E and lecithin) are a real treat for the hair structure. The polyunsaturated fatty acids of wheat germ oil can also help to promote the development of cells in the hair root, working naturally against hair loss. Wheat germ oil harmonises the anabolic and catabolic processes of the scalp: Excessive dandruff is slowed down and the scalp will return to the normal healthy balance, so important for beautiful hair.
With this wealth of properties, we have selected wheat as an ideal leadplant for structure and balance. If the scalp is out of balance, the wheat’s harmonising effect brings fast relief. It’s a simple formula: healthy scalp = beautiful hair.