Preparing hair a great look is challenging. In all the excitement of looking your best, one loses grasp of reality and tends to go over the top, which can be unappealing.
Agnes Chen, Technical Head, Streax Professional, lists down some tips to keep in mind while prepping your hair for a special occasion.
Remember the Basics
Massage oil into hair and scalp and leave it on overnight. Oiling moisturises and nourishes hair, reducing frizz and irritation in the scalp. Your hair requires intensive care before you address concerns like coarseness, fineness, dandruff, dry scalp, excessive frizz should not ado you.
Shampoo and Conditioner
After oiling, cleansing is necessary to remove all oil, dirt and sweat from hair and scalp. Beyond all the obvious reasons, shampoo is mandatory because it adds more volume, gorgeous shine, and extra moisture. Keep a note in your mind of applying the shampoo only with the added benefit of the fragrance that is as good as your favourite perfume. Conditioner plays a vital role in smoothing and detangling the hair, reducing breakage and split ends. Don't forget to nourish your hair with the help of serum.
Deep conditioning is one of the enormous benefits of hair spa treatment. It gives an effective remedy, making hair quite soft, glossy, and shiny. If your hair is in terrible shape, go for a hair spa that will bring life back to your hair. It gets the best out of your colour and adds an incredible amount of shine and gloss to your hair. It is also a calming therapy session. For a great bounce, nothing will help you more than a hair spa. It makes your hair strands look far healthier. So, when you are really in the mood where you cannot understand what to do or need a little pampering, a hair spa can be the best thing for both your hair and your mood.(Puja Gupta)
Coconut oil may have been the home ground of hair care for us, but it is now the superpower for hair across the west too. We have known this all along, but it is now being endorsed by big celebrities in Hollywood too ' Coconut oil is the ultimate champion towards restoring hair health. The nourishing and moisturizing properties for hair, have made this oils popularity spread across the globe. A study on the Medicinal Benefits of Coconut Oil displays the rich content of Vitamin C and E and the anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties of coconut oil makes it the ace game toward rejuvenating hair and scalp health.
Would you have imagined a day when Hollywood celebrities would indulge in the good old 'Champi' that we received as kids. Well, that day is here. The benefits of this oil have made coconut oil head massages a rage across the West. Many celebrities in the western world even call it the 'miracle liquid' for hair. This is because it is the only oil that seeps 10 layers deep into the hair follicles to offer maximum benefit. The most popular way of applying coconut oil for best results is by taking a few drops and applying it across the lengths of your hair and the remnants on your scalp. Leave on for 30 minutes or even overnight and shampoo your hair as normal after.
Gone are the days where people succumbed to using products with a scary list of chemicals as the ingredients. In a world that's leaning toward all things natural, coconut oil has emerged as a sure shot winner in the hair care mantra. With a boastful list of antioxidants, there is no other sure shot way to ensure that your hair gets the tender love and care that it truly deserves. It is no wonder then, that celebrities across the world, seem to be lapping it up. From Miranda Kerr, to Mindy Kaling, Mary-Kate, Ashley Olsen, Kelly Osbourne, Kourtney Kardashian, Lucy Hale, Priyanka Chopra Jonas and so many more are dependent on coconut oil's naturally endowed, powerhouse ability for hair nourishment.
Priyanka Chopra Jonas heats up the coconut oil and massages her scalp then wraps her hair in a hot towel. Afterwards, she shampoos and conditions as usual. She proclaims, "I guess thanks to that, I have extremely luscious hair that can stand up against the brutality of my profession!" (Agency)
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बालों की सेहत के लिए नारियल तेल से बढ़कर कुछ और नहीं है क्योंकि इसमें कई सारे ऐसे प्राकृतिक तत्व हैं, जो बालों का बखूबी ख्याल रखते हैं। बालों में नारियल तेल की मालिश के कई ऐसे लाभ हैं, जिनसे हम अंजान हैं, तो आज हम डर्मेटोलॉजिस्ट और हेयर व वेलनेस एक्सपर्ट अपर्णा संथानम के सुझाए गए कुछ ऐसे ही फायदों की बात करेंगे, जो नारियल के तेल को सर्वोत्तम बनाता है।
1. सबसे बेहतरीन हेयर प्रोटेक्टर
नारियल तेल बालों की सुरक्षा के लिए सबसे अच्छा है। धूप और गर्म वातावरण में रहने के चलते बालों को कई तरह की समस्याओं का सामना करना पड़ता है। धूप से बालों में पर्याप्त नमी की भी कमी होने लगती है, बाल रूखे हो जाते हैं, हालांकि नारियल के तेल से इनसे बचा जा सकता है। रिसर्चगेट के एक शोध में इस बात का खुलासा हुआ है कि नारियल तेल के मालिश से ये रिसकर बालों की तह तक पहुंच जाते हैं और सुरक्षा की एक परत बना लेते हैं, जो बालों में नमीं को बरकरार रखता है। इसमें एसपीएफ सहित कई एंटी-ऑक्सीडेंट्स के गुण होते हैं, जो बालों को धूप से होने वाले नुकसान से बचाते हैं और साथ में कई तरह के केमिकल से भी बालों की रक्षा करते हैं।
2. अंदर से बालों की सेहत की सुरक्षा
बालों की देखभाल के लिए बाजार में कई तरह के हेयर केयर प्रोडक्ट्स हैं, जिनका लंबे समय तक इस्तेमाल से बालों को नुकसान पहुंचता है। चूंकि नारियल तेल में रिस-रिसकर बालों की तह तक पहुंचने की क्षमता है इसलिए यह हेयर फॉसिल्स को पुर्नजीवित कर बालों की सेहत को अंदर से तंदरुस्त बनाता है। इसमें मौजूद फैटी एसिड्स और विटामिन्स बालों में नमीं को बनाए रखते हैं, जो रूखेपन से निजात दिलाने में कारगर है।
3. स्कैल्प का रखे ख्याल
अधिक गर्मी और नमीं वाले वातारण से हमारे बालों की जड़ों को काफी नुकसान पहुंचता है। चूंकि नारियल के तेल में एंटी-फंगल और एंटी-बैक्टीरियल गुण होते हैं इसलिए यह स्कैल्प का बेहतर तरीके से ख्याल रखने और इसे तमाम समस्याओं से निजात दिलाने में कारगर है जैसे कि डैंड्रफ, ड्रायनेस, कोई इंफेक्शन इत्यादि। यह स्कैल्प पर जमने वाले सीबम को भी हटाता है, जो बालों और जड़ों को तैलीय बनाने का मुख्य कारक है।
4. बेजान बालों से मिले छुटकारा
शैम्पू सहित बालों की देखभाल के लिए बने कई उत्पादों में मौजूद केमिकल से आखिरकार बालों को नुकसान ही पहुंचता है क्योंकि इनमें केमिकल्स की अधिकता होती है। इनके अधिक इस्तेमाल में बालों में प्राकृतिक नमीं की कमी होने लगती है और ये बेजान व उलझे हुए नजर आते हैं और ऐसा खासकर नमीं वाले वातावरणों में अधिक होता है। इससे निपटने के लिए धूले हुए हल्के भींगे बालों में नारियल तेल की कुछ बूंदे डालें, ऐसा करने से नमीं बालों में ही लॉक होकर रह जाता है और बाल मुलायम बन जाते हैं।
5. नारियल तेल है प्रकृति का और प्रकृति के लिए वरदान
नारियल तेल नैचुरल है, यह किफायती है, आसानी से मिल जाते हैं और बालों की कई समस्याओं के समाधान में कारगर है। ऐसे में अनावश्यक महंगे हेयर केयर प्रोडक्ट्स के स्थान पर इनका इस्तेमाल किया जा सकता है। इससे न केवल हमारे बालों को फायदा पहुंचेगा बल्कि पैसे की भी बचत होगी और पर्यावरण को भी कोई नुकसान नहीं पहुंचेगा। (एजेंसी)
Coconut oil is natures hair care miracle, offering 10-fold benefits when it comes to hair health. While its numerous hair advantages are well known, here are the top 5 benefits that make coconut oil indispensable.
1. Coconut Oil Is The Ultimate Hair Protector
No one does the job of shielding hair better than coconut oil. Living in a warm and sunny environment has its own set of problems for hair. Every exposure to sun causes hair to lose moisture and shine, increasing dryness. But not when there's coconut oil to protect it. A Research Gate study reveals that coconut oil seeps 10 layers deep into the hair shaft and forms a layer of protection that continually hydrates your hair. It also has SPF and anti-oxidant abilities to safeguard from sun damage. Additionally, chemical damage from shampoos and other styling products, including heat damage, can be averted by applying coconut oil prior to exposure.
2. Coconut Oil Restores Hair Health From Within
As you tire out from superficial hair care products that do more damage than good in the long run, remember that coconut oil seeps into the deepest part of the hair shaft and rejuvenates the hair follicles to restore hair health from the inside out. The fatty acids and vitamins of this oil go deep into the hair to moisturize and hydrate the hair follicles to combat dryness.
3. Coconut Oil Is A Scalp Saviour
Humidity and extreme climatic changes are not friends to our scalp. With abundant anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties, coconut oil has the ability to prevent and treat multiple scalp issues including dandruff, dryness, and other infections. It also efficiently removes sebum build-up, a critical factor causing greasiness in the scalp and hair.
4. Coconut Oil Effectively Removes Frizz
While we wish everyday were a good hair day, the reality is often quite different. Frizz, which is a result of moisture being sucked out of hair, generally happens when the harsh chemicals in some shampoos deplete the hair of its natural moisture. During the drying process, moisture is sucked out, especially in humid climes leading to frizzy hair. Applying a few drops of coconut oil to freshly washed, damp hair, ensures that the moisture stays locked in and your hair stays frizz free.
5. Coconut Oil is Natural and Environmental Friendly
Coconuts trees, common as they are in the tropics, literally grow abundantly all around us. Hence, coconut oil is natural, local, available in plenty and perfectly suited to our hair's multi-faceted needs, Let us ditch the multitude of exorbitantly priced, non-biodegradable and unnecessary hair products, and replace it with the all-natural goodness of coconut oil and do our part in protecting the environment. Our hair, our bank account and our planet will thank us for it.
(As told by Aparna Santhanam, dermatologist, and hair and wellness expert. She can be reached at dr.[email protected]. The views expressed are personal.)
Dandruff is usually a condition of chronic scalp in which itching and flaking of skin can be seen very oftenly. In serious conditions inflammation of the skin occurs which is also known as seborrhoic dermatitis(in babies this is called as cradle cap). It is not a contagious condition or serious condition but can be embarrassing.
According to Ayurveda, dandruff is caused by imbalanced state of all the three doshas but primary doshas are kapha and vata. This comes under darunaka included under kshudra roga (susruta) and kaphaj roga(vagbhatta).
This can be an irritative disease of the scalp region which leads to shedding of dead tissue from the scalp with itching sensation. Causes can be-oily skin or dry skin with not shampooing enough, yeast , sensitivity to hair care products etc.
skin flakes on your hairs,scalp,eyebrows,shoulders and mustache
Red, oily or dry scalp
Crusty or raw areas on your scalp
Eyebrow and beard rash
Scaly facial skin
WHEN TO SEE YOUR DOCTOR FOR DANDRUFF
when your condition is not improving
severe skin condition
severe rash of entire scalp
CAUSES AND RISK FACTORS
Certain illness( eg.- Parkinson’s disease)
Wash your hairs atleast three times a week
Don’t scratch your scalp while shampooing
Avoid using chemicals on your scalp.
Self care is important , follow these things like using sunscreen to protect your skin, using hair care products that will help in reducing irritation and itching.
Don’t wash your hair with warm water.
Don’t scratch your scalp with hands or any other objects.
Tests are not usually required.
For confirming a diagnosis of seborrhoeic dermatitis, your doctor will generally examine the redness and colour of scaling on the scalp.
Skin sample may be taken in suspection of fungal infection.
Maintain a healthy diet for healthy scalp your
Use chemical free shampoos and hair care products.
Learn to manage mental stress
Consult dermatologist about suitable scalp and for proper hair care strategy.
Limit all hair styling products.
Avoid unclean combs and hair brushes.
Neem leaves are really effective. You can make paste and can apply to your scalp before washing your hairs.
Use apple cider vinegar in the place of shampoo by diluting it with equal amount of water to reduce itching.
Coconut oil mixing with tea tree oil and applying this mixture on scalp and oiling regularly.
Lemon juice massage
Curd hair mask to combat dandruff before washing your hairs
Tablespoon of baking soda in wet hairs on your scalp and wash it off.
Aloe vera is also a good option, apply the gel directly.
Soak fenugreek seeds overnight and apply paste of it.
Paste of amla powder with tulsi leaves and water, apply it on scalp and wash it off after some time.
WHAT TO AVOID
Avoid acidic food, excess of salt and avoid meat too.
Avoid junk foods
Avoid hot and penetrating foods.
Avoid stress, anxiety, worries
Avoid intake of alcohol
WHAT TO EAT
High nutritive foods.
Fiber rich foods
Salads, fruits, lentils.
Vitamin B sources.
Zink rich foods
Ginger and garlic
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
Q.1What is the cause of dandruff?
Ans.The cause can be oily or dry skin, stress factors, improper diet ,infections(fungal), improper hygiene, use of chemicals, hair styling products etc.
Q.2Can dandruff result in hairfall?
Ans. Not usually but if left untreated, itching and inflammed scalp leads to temporary hair loss.
Q.3 Do I need to go to the doctor?
Ans. Dandruff do not require doctor’s visit but if there is recurrent episodes and you are facing severe inflammation and itching you can consult a doctor.
Q.4 How to get rid of dandruff?
Ans. Chemical free anti dandruff shampoo,home remedies like use of curd hair mask, applying lemon juice , aloevera on your scalp, oiling and proper care will help to get rid of dandruff.
Q.5 What are the complications of dandruff?
Ans. Least chances but the treatment you are using can show adverse reactions and some products can irritate your scalp, just be aware what you are using in your hair care products. Consult your doctor if you have dandruff or seborrhoeic dermatitis and is not improving by medicated shampoos and other things this may leads to patches contains fluid or pus, red extreme painful patches.
Wheat Germ Benefits - Wheat Germ (Triticum aestivum) is an essential part of the wheat kernel (it is actually the embryo of the wheat kernel) and is obtained as a byproduct of wheat flour milling. Due to its high nutritional value, wheat germ's potential to be used commercially for healthcare purposes is gaining significant attention. It can be added to cereals, cornbread, and smoothies and, it is also a popular topping on fruit pies, yogurt, and ice cream. It can be used as a healthier alternative to breadcrumbs in cutlets, meatloaves, and meatballs. It is readily available in liquid or gel cap form and can be used as a food additive or nutritional supplement.
How Did ‘Wheat Germ’ Originate?
Wheat 'germ' is the shortened version of the word 'germinate,' i.e., the embryonic center of the wheat grain that comprises the enzymes and nutrients that initiate the wheat plant's growth. The origin of wheat dates back to ancient times and has been in use commercially ever since. However, the history of wheat germ is quite new to mankind.
Initially, it was used as animal fodder, which proved to be quite beneficial to them; its oil was used to set fire during shifting cultivation as it burned for a long time due to the presence of a high amount of calories in the oil. Thus, it was a major byproduct of the wheat milling industry before it became commercially used itself.
As scientists discovered more and more about how plants reproduced and how we could use even the germinating embryo of a plant, the use of wheat germ came into being. Studies and multiple research pieces were conducted to find conclusive results as to the health benefits of the same.
Historical Uses of Wheat Germ
Wheat has been among the oldest cultivated crops in the World. It enjoys the distinction of being one of the most cherished and relished grains in the universe. Its cultivation dates back almost 10,000 years. The earliest traces of wheat have been found in modern-day Turkey, Syria, and Jordan. Research has yielded that Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has had a history of using wheat germ oil to treat night sweats and build healthier immune systems.
Ayurveda has used Wheat germ oil in many concoctions and herb juices to supplement better health and enhance cellular regeneration; thus, healing wounds and scars effectively.
Benefits of Using Wheat Germ in Ayurvedic and Medical Treatment
Wheat germ, in its natural form or its oil extract, has many Ayurvedic and scientifically recognized factors that make it an excellent part of medicines and concoctions used in scientific and ayurvedic treatment. It is rich in vitamins B and E, which help cells replenish skin cells and prevent aging. They are known to balance the three doshas by facilitating digestion, blood pressure, and excretion through sweat, stool, and urine.
It is beneficial for people with heart problems and a previous history of strokes due to plaque build-up in the blood vessels. Wheat germ oil is rich in Phytosterols, which remove bad cholesterol from the body and contributes to good cardiovascular health. Moreover, wheat germ is a good source of Omega3 fatty acids that has benefits on their own. Wheat germ is also a good source of minerals like zinc, iron, magnesium, calcium, selenium, and manganese.
Treating Diseases Using Wheat Germ
Cancer- Colon, and Rectum
Modern scientists concur that wheat germ may be useful in dealing with colon or rectum cancer due to its anti-proliferative property. It inhibits the multiplication of mutated cells and prevents the spread of the same throughout the body via the blood. It strengthens the immune system of the body naturally. Research suggests that a combination of Chemo or radiotherapy with regular use of wheat germ extract can increase colon/rectal cancer patient's survival rate.
Modern scientists concur that wheat germ can benefit patients with melanoma (a type of skin cancer) due to its anti-proliferative property when used as a supportive element to other medical therapies.
Ayurvedic View: Ayurveda attributes arthritis to an imbalance in Vata dosha. This leads to pain, dryness, and inflammation in the joints. Wheat germ helps in dealing with arthritis due to its Vata-balancing and Snigdha (oily) properties. It reduces swelling and pain in the joints to a large extent.
Modern Scientific View: Wheat germ has anti-inflammatory property that makes it helpful in dealing with arthritis and its related pain and inflammation. It inhibits the inflammatory mediators and thereby curbs the chances of swelling in the joints.
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)
Ayurvedic View: Ayurveda attributes SLE to Raktadhik Vatarakta. This condition occurs due to an imbalance in Vata dosha, leading to contamination of blood tissues and weakened immunity. It results in joint pain and inflammation as major symptoms. Wheat germ has Vata-balancing and Balya (strength) properties, which help in reducing the major symptoms and provide strength to the bone and joints, thereby providing relief.
Modern Scientific View: SLE is an autoimmune disease. Wheat germ can be useful in strengthening the immune system by improving the immune response sequence. It is thus, used as a preventive agent for people who might be at risk of SLE.
Ayurvedic View: Ayurveda attributes burns and inflammation to an imbalance in Pitta dosha. Sunburns usually represent redness, blisters, inflammation, irritation, and a burning sensation in the affected area. This is due to Pitta imbalance at the skin level. Wheat germ helps in dealing with sunburns due to its Pitta balancing and Sita (cold) properties. This results in reduced symptoms and a cooling effect on the affected area.
Modern Scientific View: Wheat germ contains polyphenols that absorb solar radiation and protect the skin from any harm caused by UV rays in sunlight. It is also rich in Vitamin E, which has antioxidant properties that help nourish and retain moisture in the skin. It also helps by facilitating skin cell regeneration, thereby healing the affected area a lot quicker.
Metabolic disorders like obesity can be treated with wheat germ. It is rich in vitamin B and consists of several other minerals like niacin, thiamine, and foliates. These are vital for cellular metabolism helping in the transformation and absorption of nutrients in the food.
By enhancing metabolism, most of the body's problems are repaired with aplomb as cellular regeneration is facilitated by the secretion of enzymes in the body efficiently. This results in more energy, quick muscle repair, and helps during rehab of injury.
High Blood Pressure
A regular intake of Wheat germ can be beneficial for people with elevated blood pressure levels. This is because Wheat germ like other antioxidant foods has a depressive effect on the Central Nervous Amounts if taken in trace amounts (a doctor's assent is recommended). This lowers blood pressure and enhances cardiovascular functioning by preventing plaque buildup in the blood vessels.
Forms of Wheat Germ in Ayurveda With the Recommended Dosage
Wheat Germ powder- 5-10 grams
Wheat germ oil-
For therapy: 24-gram limit
For normal use: 10 grams.
Wheat germ capsule- 1 capsule a day as it is rich in Vitamin E, and too much Vitamin E content in the body could cause side effects.
Tips: It is extremely important to note that Wheat germ can become rancid if not stored properly in a freezer or away from sunlight.
Types of Ayurvedic Care With Wheat Germ
Using Wheat Germ in Breakfast: 5-10 grams of Wheat germ is taken and sprinkled over cereal during breakfast. This helps in adding extra nutrients to the first meal of the day. The food's fiber content is enhanced, which helps people with arthritis by curbing the symptoms for the rest of the day.
Wheat Germ in Meals: Whole wheat pieces of bread, and wheat germ oil during the preparation of a meal can be added daily to strengthen the immune system day by day.
Wheat Germ Supplements and Shakes: 5-10gm of Wheat germ is taken and added to protein shakes and glutamine supplements. This results in an increased Vitamin E content, which acts as an antioxidant facilitating the secretion of certain enzymes that keep the digestive processes going.
Side Effects of Wheat Germ
The gluten content in Wheat germ is quite high and can be fatal if consumed by gluten-intolerant people. People who are on a low-carb diet should be mindful while consuming wheat germ as one cup contains nearly 60 grams of carbohydrates. It is also rich in triglycerides, a type of fat that could result in plaque build-up in the vessels. People with heart disease should monitor wheat germ intake.
It can cause diarrhea, nausea, and gas due to its potent laxative properties when taken in significant amounts. Wheat germ also has a depressive effect on the CNS (Central Nervous System), leading to dizziness when taken in irregular intervals. Excess consumption of Wheat germ can lead to fat accumulation as it is high in calories and total fat per 100 grams.
Also, an increased amount of wheat germ consumption can result in liver damage and an imbalance in the metabolism. Increased consumption of fibers present in the oil can lead to excessive water retention by the body and lead to colon damage caused by the stool's dryness.
Precautionary Guide While Using Wheat Germ
Gluten Allergy: Wheat germ contains gluten in significant amounts. It might cause allergies in people who have celiac disease or gluten intolerance. So it is recommended that such people consume wheat germ in trace amounts or avoid it completely.
Breastfeeding: Modern scientists have not found conclusive evidence to suggest the effects of wheat germ intake during breastfeeding. So, it is recommended that its use be monitored under the supervision of a doctor or avoided completely.
Pregnancy: Modern scientists have not found conclusive evidence to suggest the effects of wheat germ intake during pregnancy. So, it is recommended that its use be monitored under the supervision of a doctor or avoided completely.
Frequently Asked Questions About Wheat Germ
Q. Why is wheat germ good for you?
Ans. Ayurvedic View: Wheat germ is good for your health as it is rich in Vata balancing properties and provides power and endurance due to its Balya (strength) properties. It is also helpful in improving sexual health due to its Vaishya (aphrodisiac) nature. Also, due to its Snigdha (oily) nature, it reduces dryness in the body.
Modern Scientific View: Wheat germ is beneficial for the body's natural strength and endurance. It improves heart health by expelling bad cholesterol and plaque build-up in the blood vessels. It also helps in managing blood pressure levels and is anti-inflammatory. It is a powerful antioxidant, purifies the blood, and provides strength to the immune system.
Q. Can Wheat germ help in getting pregnant?
Ans. Yes, wheat germ and its extracts (oil) can help in increasing the chances of pregnancy. It is rich in minerals like zinc, Vitamin E, vitamin B2, B6, selenium, etc., which increase the production of reproductory cells in the body (ova and sperm). It keeps the endocrine system in balance and helps maintain a regular menstrual cycle in females, and increases sperm motility and sperm count in males. It also prevents the chances of miscarriages.
Q. Does wheat germ lower cholesterol?
Ans. Wheat germ is rich in phytosterols, which decrease the breakdown of lipids in the body, preventing cholesterol absorption in the body. Therefore, wheat germ can be used to lower cholesterol levels in the body.
Q. Is wheat germ helpful in diabetes?
Ans. Wheat germ is rich in antioxidants and can help in preventing pancreatic damage caused by free radicals. It facilitates the secretion of insulin and can be helpful for diabetic people or prevent it for a prolonged time in people at risk of it.
Q. Can wheat germ help in obesity?
Ans. Wheat germ helps obesity as it has high fiber content that gives the feeling of fullness and thus, prevents you from eating more. It reduces appetite and inhibits the accumulation of fat in the body due to its antioxidant nature. It is a good source of thiamine (the deficiency of which can cause obesity).
Q. Does wheat germ cause constipation?
Ans. Ayurvedic view: Wheat germ is rich in Rechana (laxative) and Snigdha (oily) properties, helping to clear bowels efficiently. The primary cause of constipation is dryness in the large intestine. So, the regular use of Wheat germ oil reduces the intestine walls' dryness and makes the stool softer and, thus, easier to pass. So taking wheat germ might not cause constipation.
Modern Scientific View: No conclusive evidence is present to suggest its effect on constipation. However, it might be useful due to its high fiber content.
Q. Is wheat germ good for oily skin?
Ans. Wheat germ is good for oily skin as it reduces irritation, burning sensation, and acne due to its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
Q. Does Wheat germ oil contain ceramides?
Ans. Wheat germ oil contains ceramides that can easily penetrate into the skin and help in the skin's nourishment and moisturization. It protects the skin from aging and irritants.
Q. Is Wheat germ oil good for hair?
Ans. Ayurvedic View: Wheat germ oil is beneficial for hair due to its Snigdha (oily) properties. It helps by preventing scalp dryness, hair fall, and itching. It provides good nourishment to hair roots as it is rich in keratin.
Modern Scientific View: Wheat germ oil is rich in vitamin E, which gets easily absorbed by the scalp and moisturizes it. It prevents dryness of the scalp and strengthens the hair.
Q. Can Wheat germ oil cause allergies?
Ans. Wheat germ oil is rich in gluten and can prove to be fatal to gluten-intolerant people. It is recommended that people with such allergies consume wheat germ oil in trace amounts or avoid it completely.
Q. Is wheat germ oil good for the skin?
Ans. Ayurvedic View: Yes, Wheat germ oil is good for the skin as it is rich in Snigdha (oily) factors. This helps in maintaining the softness of the skin and the regeneration of skin cells. Its regular use enhances skin complexion due to Varnya's (skin complexion improving factor) properties.
Modern Scientific View: Yes, wheat germ oil is good for the skin as it maintains the skin and keeps it moisturized. It is rich in vitamin E, which is an antioxidant in nature. It prevents skin cell damage by keeping UV rays from harming the upper cell layers. It also prevents melanin production, a pigment responsible for skin color, thereby enhancing skin complexion.
Q. Does wheat germ oil used to result in blackheads?
Ans. There is an absence of conclusive scientific proof to suggest wheat germ oil's role in causing breakouts and blackheads. However, some studies show that wheat germ oil can prevent such breakouts and blackheads due to its anti-inflammatory property.
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