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Our purpose is to educate masses about preachings of Ayurveda. All our articles are based on Charak Samhita, Shushrut Samhita, Ashtang Hridyam our other Ayurvedic texts available.

Why Sesame Oil is Good for Your Hair

Why Sesame Oil is Good for Your Hair

Ayurveda is a 5000 old traditional system of medicine & it’s concepts are unique in it’s own way. Today Ayurveda is considered just a herbal remedial solution to some basic problems but who really studied Ayurveda they know how essential sootras (concepts) are mentioned in Samhitas for simple common cold to complications of Diabetes. The era when modern instruments & facilities were not available, Acharyas used to perform various complex surgeries and even methods of preservation of cadavers are mentioned.

It’s very saddening that the Ayurveda is not considered to that mark which it deserves to be, Still we go for modern medicines to cure a simple high temperature rather using the natural herbs for it. We all are aware of the side effects of many medicines still we’ll approach Ayurveda when disease becomes Chronic.

Hair fall, Dandruff, Premature greying of hair, Split ends, Alopecia, Dry-frizzy hair & many more problems are associated with hair & we all have suffered to some of these problems at some point of our life. But these diseases were not common before 2000-3000 years back, you know why? Because chemicals were not used at that time, everything were available in pure forms, may it be food items, or any hair care, body ingredients used.

Natural Herbs either in Powder form, Decoction form, Extracts, etc were used. Oils were extracted in pure form and these oils were used for head massage that’s why we could see some long-strong-lustrous hair of our grandmothers or mothers in old albums.

We all have heard of Sesame oil, it’s considered the best oil according to Ayurveda. But now we barely use this oil for massage or cooking purpose. Today we are going to tell some benefits of Sesame oil for your hair & how you can use this oil for nourishing your scalp.

How is Sesame Oil extracted?

Sesame oil is derived from sesame seeds. There are basically 3 types of Sesame seeds-

  • Brown seeds
  • White seeds
  • Black seeds

This oil is used as a hair oil, as a face oil, medicinal purposes, or for therapies (in Panchkarma procedures)

Nutritional value of Sesame oil

Sesame oil contains Calories, saturated fat, Linoleic acid, Oleic acid, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Gamma Tocopherol, Protein, choline, Omega 3, 6 fatty acids.

Sesame oil for Hair

  • We try 100 of hair care products that contain sulphates & parabenes to some extent, whether it’s mentioned this product is 100% pure. Natural or herbal but how you are going to check the purity level of these products. You just trust & rely on what you see rather testing the purity
  • It’s not only about hair products or cosmetics but it’s about everything we eat or drink in our day to day life
  • Pure Sesame oil is highly beneficial for hair as it contain many essential nutrients which nourishes our scalp & promotes not only the quantity but also the quality of hair
  • Applying this oil at night makes your hair super soft without any greasiness
  • It possess Antibacterial & Antifungal properties hence it is used to treat dandruff & other scalp conditions
  • Many people suffer from Alopecia (Baldness), regular application of Sesame oil prevents baldness & helps in new hair growth
  • It strengthens the hair roots & deeply nourishes the scalp
  • It also prevents hair breakage & split ends
  • Sesame is hot in potency so it increases blood circulation in scalp

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When & how to apply Sesame oil?

  • Oiling should be done 1 hour before head wash as it nourishes the scalp
  • Some people prefer to apply oil one day before head wash & there’s nothing wrong in this
  • Before applying oil just preheat it in a bowl , but remember oil should not be directly heated instead a hot water can be used to heat the oil
  • Boil a large bowl of water then pour Sesame oil in a small bowl according to the length of your hair. Then keep that small bowl of oil in hot water bowl & let it heat it for some time
  • Now you can apply this heated oil in your scalp with the help of your fingertips & don’t forget to massage for atleast 5 minutes
  • Then wash your hair with mild shampoo & don’t use hot water for head wash as it promotes breakage of hair follicles

Conclusion

It’s high time when we need to connect to our roots & bring back our old age science concepts into our daily life. From wakening up in the morning to sleeping at night everything is mentioned in our Samhitas, seasonal dietary & lifestyle habits, What to consume what to not, and how to consume everything is mentioned we just need to focus on that part & live a healthy disease-free life.

Sesame is one such miraculous herb which is not only beneficial for hair but possess many health benefits also. And nothing changes in one day, everything needs time you just can’t judge this oil in a day. Apply and see the results in few weeks.

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what should be avoided during Monsoon season

what should be avoided during Monsoon season

As Season changes many of us suffer from seasonal ailments like Cold, Cough, Fever, etc so it becomes necessary to take necessary precautions, especially during the Rainy season. A healthy balanced is a must not only during Monsoons but in each and every month of the year. Most of us don’t know about the foods we should avoid or eat during particular seasons.

Monsoon season have high humidity levels which is a favorable condition for micro-organisms to thrive, which further-reaching gut fulminate to produce various signs & symptoms.

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So, as we are commencing towards Monsoon season, here we have discussed some points about the food & Lifestyle which should be done & what should be avoided during Monsoon season.

1.Properly Wash Green Leafy Vegetables

Green leafy vegetables are a breeding ground for Fungus, Bacteria & many other micro-organisms so it’s necessary to properly wash & cook green leafy vegetables before consuming them.

2. Avoid Eating Fried & junk Food items

The risk of food poisoning increases during Monsoon season, contaminated food & water leads to diarrhea & vomiting like conditions. Fried food items & packaged foods become easily contaminated with fungus which are not visible through naked eyes to better avoid it during Monsoons.

3. Avoid uncooked food

It’s always advised to cook food before eating, as in high temperatures micro-organisms are killed. Cooked food is easily digested & absorbed by the digestive system. Also cooked food is tastier as compared to uncooked food.

4. Limit Dairy products

Dairy products like curd should be avoided during the rainy season as it is heavy to digest. In spite of curd you can take buttermilk, it’s light in nature & easy to digest.

Milk should be consumed with a pinch of Turmeric, as it possesses antimicrobial properties. Milk should be boiled properly before intake.

5. Drink boiled water

Water should be thoroughly boiled before drinking, as it will kill all the germs. Boil the water & let it cool for some time then you can drink it rather using normal water & try to avoid cool refrigerated water for drinking purpose.

6. Keep your body dry

During Monsoons the cases of Fungal infections increase as we know there is excessive moisture content in the environment so better to avoid being too wet for a prolonged period of time. Especially between 2 fingers, beneath the Knee region, groins etc,  these areas are at high risk of fungal infections as we forget to dry these areas washing bathing and fungus propagate in these regions only. So try to keep your body dry especially during monsoons.

7. Keep your surroundings clean

Stagnant rainwater can be a breeding place for many insects including mosquitoes. And we all know that mosquitoes spread many diseases like Dengue, Malaria which can lead to many complications. Try to use herbal insect repellants which do not cause any breathing problems.

8. Sleep well

Most importantly it’s necessary to take an adequate amount of sleep. Every human being needs 7-8 hours of sleep to function properly. When a person deprives of sleep, Vata dosha increases in his/her body leading to tiredness & prone to many infections.

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Conclusion

Everyone wants their family to remain fit & active throughout the year these can only be achieved by maintaining good food hygiene, self-hygiene & exercising daily. Not only Monsoons, but each & every season has a specific diet regime to be followed according to Ayurveda, there are 6 seasons (Ritus)- Shishir, Vasant, Greeshma, Varsha, Sharad, Hemant & each of these rituals had their specific importance, dietary & lifestyle rules to be followed. We just need to follow some protocols to remain healthy & fit.

How to keep your Kidney healthy?

How to keep your Kidney healthy?

“Healthy” a word which we normally use in our day to day life but do we really know it’s exact meaning. “We want to live healthy”, “We want to eat healthy” etc but what exactly this “HEALTHY” is ? In short healthy is something we all are looking for, a Burger might be  healthy for a child & unhealthy for adults; Green vegetables might be healthy for adults & unhealthy tasteless for children . So the definition of HEALTHY varies for everyone.

Keeping aside this so called healthy definition let’s focus on some points to keep our Kidneys stronger & well functioning. Kidneys plays a major part in a human system as it Filters, secretes Hormones, regulates Blood Pressure & many more functions so in order to live long & a smooth functioning of life we need to keep it safe .

So here we have compiled some points how we can take care of our 2 bean shaped Kidneys-

Kidney Healthy Foods –

There’s no dish in the world which claims that “I’m the best healthy Kidney Food”, we all are aware what should be eaten and what should be avoided but still we get fascinated towards junk- fried food items because they tastes far better than bitter gourds, Bottle gourds or any other green leafy vegetables.

It’s just a matter of priority to which we give prime importance to. Here we are sharing some eatables that your Kidneys will surely like-

1. Apples: They are a good source of Pectin-a soluble Fibre. It lowers Cholesterol and Glucose levels, has high antioxidant levels also a good source of Vitamin C.

 2. Spinach: High source of Vitamins A, C, K &  Folate. The beta-carotene found in spinach helps to boost immunity and protect vision.

3. Cauliflower: Rich in vitamin C, Folate and Fiber

  • Proteins: Eat small portions of protein foods. Protein found in plants and animals sources like-  Animal Source protein- Chicken, Fish, Meat, Eggs, Dairy and Plant source protein – Beans, Nuts, Grains, Soya etc.
  • Fresh Fruits: Fresh fruits are obviously necessary for healthy functioning of body & they contains essential nutrients which is very necessary for overall body.
  • Water: It is the most important drink for the body. The cells use water to transport toxins into the bloodstream. Kidneys then use water to filter toxins out of the body. You don’t need to drink gallons of water in a day but it should be sufficient so that body doesn’t feel dehydrated.
  •  Cabbage: It is a leafy vegetable relatively low in potassium and very low in sodium content

2.Foods to Avoid for Kidney Health –

  • High Sodium Diet should be Sodium affects the blood pressure. It also regulates the water balance in body
  • Healthy kidneys keep sodium levels in check
  • Avoid Oily- spicy foods
  • Avoid packaged food items
  • Avoid Alcohol consumption

3. How to improve Kidney Functions-

  • If suffering from High Blood Pressure then try to control your blood pressure
  • Manage Blood Sugar levels
  • Avoid NSAIDs (Non- Steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs)
  • Moderate protein consumption
  • Exercise regularly
  • Control your weight
  • Follow a balanced diet
  • Quit smoking
  • Drink  in moderations
  • Stay hydrated
  • Monitor cholesterol levels

 4. Chronic Kidney Disease-

  • It is a condition which leads to loss of kidney functions over a period of time.
  • If Kidney gets damaged then it can’t filter waste materials out of the body, waste builds to high levels in blood & later develop serious complications like – High Blood Pressure, Heart disorders, Anemia, Weaker Bones, Nerve damage, Poor nutrition etc.

Causes of Chronic Kidney Disease-

  • High Blood Pressure
  • Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
  • Heart Disease
  • A family history of Kidney Disease

Symptoms of Chronic Kidney Disease:-

  • Fatigue
  • Shortness of breath
  • Swelling in hands & feets
  • Swollen or puffy face
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Urine discoloration
  • Weight loss
  • Poor appetite
  • Itchy skin
  • Muscle cramps

Diagnosis-

  1. Kidney Function Tests
  2. Urine tests- Routine & Microscopic
  3. Imaging tests- USG, MRI, CT Scan

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