Wheatgrass, a rich dietary supplement available in multiple forms has the history that dates back to almost 5000 years. Initially discovered by Egyptians, it has been part of the Mesopotamian traditions, recognized for its health benefits. It was only in the year 1930s, Wheatgrass was introduced to the western world and it’s all thanks to the experiments by Charles F. Schnabel. Today, it is regarded as one of the most dependable food supplements rich in dietary fiber, vitamins A, C, E & K, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B6, pantothenic acid, iron, zinc, copper, manganese and selenium. As claimed by Schnabel, 15 pounds of Wheatgrass is equivalent in its nutritional value when compared with 350 pounds of regular garden grown vegetables. It is now available in powder, tablet and liquid forms for the ready consumption as a food supplement across the world.


Amazing Health Benefits of Wheatgrass


  • Being rich in chlorophyll, vitamins and minerals, Wheatgrass can help in neutralizing the body toxins if consumed regularly.
  • It is also effective in improving the count of RBCs – Red Blood Cells that have a significant role in hemoglobin supply.
  • By regulating the circulatory pathway, it plays an important role in regulating the blood pressure. Overall, it lowers the levels of blood pressure.
  • Because Wheatgrass regulates or controls the alkaline levels of blood, it is credited for the treatment of peptic ulcers and diarrhea. Typically, it increases the alkaline levels of the blood that helps in controlling conditions like colitis.
  • The juice of Wheatgrass is also used as a detoxification Liver and blood functions can be easily stabilized and regulated by regularly consuming this juice.
  • It is also found to be effective in preventing the cancerous effects due to the constant exposure to carcinogens and various pollutants. This helps in preventing cancer and protecting the body from undesirable and toxic elements.
  • By fighting against the bacterial activity and other infections, Wheatgrass prevents any possible decay in teeth and gums, subsequently improving the oral health and hygiene. Similar mechanism of action is applicable in fighting various skin infections.


The role of Wheatgrass juice is also evident in delaying the whitening of hair, treating kidney stones, improving eyesight and providing relief from insomnia. It is also a very effective solution for treating ailments such as asthma and conditions like constipation.


Many of the rich attributes and medicinal values of Wheatgrass have been hidden from the public glare for many years, they are now being revealed by the modern day research. Its rich value in terms of nutrients and disease fighting properties can be potentially explored for better health and lifestyle.

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Live life stress free with Ashwagandha

  Software professionals go through undue stress and various challenges every day. Those who are aware of the work culture in IT and Software Industries agree with this observation. Work pressure and deadlines are often considered to be the underlying reasons for stress which even impacts the food habits. When under the spell of stress, it is common to eat more of junk food and consume beverages like tea and coffee in excess. Stress and junk food as a combination goes against the physical and emotional health of a person which in turn leads to disturbed sleep. Therefore it’s a fair statement to make that conditions like insomnia are known to be very common among the software professionals.


Looking for an ideal solution


Under normal circumstances, it is very easy to recommend things like avoiding eating certain foods or keeping oneself out of situations that lead to stress and various other psychological challenges. But, none of these suggestions can readily help from a practical perceptive. It’s a process which takes several months to few years to undo the damage caused to the body. At the same time, it is completely unwise to advise anybody to quit the industry, unless he or she makes a well informed choice. Given this context, the solution lies in something that can detoxify the negative elements in the body on a regular basis which can ultimately help in balancing both professional success and good health. Such a solution has already been recommended in the annals of Ayurveda thousands of years ago in the form of Ashwagandha. It’s a medicinal herb with multiple health benefits. Ashwagandha is popularly believed to offer direct benefits in terms of stress relief and rejuvenation. It would be an ideal solution for software professionals who need to rejuvenate themselves on a daily basis.


Ashwagandha – Benefits and Methods of Use  


The traditional benefits of Ashwagandha have been confirmed by several modern day research studies as well as the positive clinical experience shared by medical experts. Apart from supporting and enhancing immune system, it is very effective in improving healthy sleep patterns and sustaining energy levels that would keep a person active and refreshed all through the day. Available in both powdered and tablet forms, it is recommended for daily consumption before going to bed. Traditionally, it was used as a powder combined with warm milk and honey. It has become very convenient to use with the introduction of tablet form of Ashwagandha. No major side effects are reported so far, however using it in excess quantities may cause diarrhea and abdominal discomfort. It is always advised to seek medical advice about the ideal dosage and methods of use.  Contact: brahmasmiling@gmail.com

Working forty hours a week is a given. Clocking more than forty hours a week is an unwritten rule software engineers adhere to religiously across the globe. Bangalore, the Silicon Valley of India, is no exception. Alia a 28 year old software engineer had no other choice than to accept the gruelling reality.

The whistling pressure cooker, each morning, became a constant reminder. She had to be at the workplace 8 o’ clock. So, she had time only to cook simple chawal and dhal for lunch. Breakfast? It was fast food every day, during the coffee break at work. An unhealthy option that led to health issues.

Alia was famous in her office. Not for anything work related. It was health related. She was known as the hutchhhhhh woman on the floor. Her constant sneezing would not only irritate her to her wits’ end, but almost everyone around. The day she was absent, it would become a topic of conversation.

Suggestions and advices from her colleagues flooded her. Several home remedies offered no relief. An immunology and allergy specialist prescribed anti-histamine drug. It made her drowsy, clouded her thinking, and made her unproductive at work.

Work pressure and sneezing were the two constant companions in her otherwise robotic life.

The health condition she battled each morning was diagnosed as Allergic Rhinitis. Runny nose, red, itchy, watery and swollen eyelids, post nasal dripping and continuous sneezing are all the symptoms of Allergic Rhinitis. Known also as Hay Fever, it affects 20 percentile of general population. Two thirds of which develop before the age of 30.

Frequent episodes of nasal congestions made her irritable. Although she would find succour in nasal sprays, her health seldom improved. She would return home totally exhausted. Only to wake up to another day of sneezing and battling runny nose etc.

She had exhausted all sorts of medicines too. As a last resort, she tried Ayurvedic treatment at ayurvedism, R T Nagar. Three months of intensive Ayurvedic treatment worked wonders. Within a fortnight, there was a remarkable improvement. She was advised to change her food habits and lifestyle as a part of the treatment. She realized that the anti-histaminic pills she was taking did more harm to her body. Whereas, Ayurvedic drugs by nature increase a person’s immunity and lowers the susceptibility to allergies.

Ayurveda treatment clears nasal congestion, expels phlegm, and alleviates the relevant dosha and detoxification. This leads to balancing the three doshas present in the human body and treats the disease on the whole. Ayurveda believes in permanently resolving this disorder through dietary and lifestyle adjustments, strengthening the immune system through Panchakarma treatment.

It took just three months to let out the pressure of dealing with a disease like Allergic Rhinitis. Today, Alia continues to work as a software engineer. Free from sneezing. Free from drawing unnecessary attention in office. And free to do what she likes to do. She has finally found calm and peace of mind that was missing in her life for a long time.

Even though there is a tendency to believe that Cracked Heels are very common in adults, it’s a perception applicable only to certain people who fail to exercise caution. It also cannot be generalized as a ‘disorder’ in its description because Cracked Heels as a condition has a lot to do with ignorant lifestyle and behavioral patterns. However, there is an exception in terms of plantar psoriasis that causes Cracked Heels. It’s a condition that needs extensive medical care and attention. If the possibility of plantar psoriasis is eliminated, it is usually left to the lifestyle preferences that may lead to an undesirable condition of heels in men and women.


Well known causes


Some of the well known causes include walking on uneven surfaces, late night walk and bare foot walk. They can actually be categorized under issues related to walking. Similarly, unhealthy habits like tobacco and beetle nut chewing in excess quantities can cause damage to the heels. Intake of bitter tasting foods and excess consumption of beverages like coffee will also have negative impact on the health of heels. Work related pressures leading to sleeplessness and late night work will certainly have their share of contribution in causing undesirable heels. Obesity and excess weight will add unwarranted stress and pressure on the heels, causing unwanted cracks. Winters and cold weathers are usually unfriendly for skin in general and heels in particular. Exposure to unhygienic conditions during such climatic conditions will probably cause undue damage.                      


Remedies in Ayurveda


·         There is no alternative to adequate consumption of fruits and vegetables, at the same time intake of plenty of water and milk is desirable to keep the heels naturally healthy.

·         A solution prepared by mixing 30 ml of neem oil and 90 ml of sesame oil with one tea spoon each of turmeric powder, neem powder, sandalwood power and 3-4 tiny boiled aloe vera pieces is effective to cure Cracked Heels. It has to be applied over the heels on a daily basis.

·         There is another simple solution that can be prepared by mixing a cup of ghee with three tea spoons of turmeric. Applying this solution to the cracks can yield great results.


There are also medications promoted by well known Ayurveda Drug Manufacturers. Kusumolin by Kumar Ayurvedashrama and Chiropex Cream by Himalaya Wellnessare widely used to cure the cracked and damaged heels.    

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