TAMIL NAME:ali vidhai
HINDI NAME:chandrashoor

Garden cress is also known by other names in different regions throughout the world. Some of its names include garden pepper cress, peppergrass, pepperwort or poor man’s pepper.

The botanical name of garden cress is Lepidium sativum. It belongs to family Cruciferae.


  1. The local application of garden cress paste is useful for pain relief in conditions like backache, sciatica, lumbar spondylolisthesis, and other similar conditions.
  2. Its paste also has antibacterial properties and is useful for a variety of skin problems.
  3. Besides its paste, it is also taken orally for painful conditions because of its analgesic properties.
  4. Garden cress is useful for gout.
  5. Garden cress is helpful in improving digestive strength, so used in managing problems like low digestive fire and improper digestion of food.
  6. Garden cress has carminative properties and it is useful for gas and bloating.
  7. Garden cress is useful for abdominal cramps and pains.
  8. Garden cress acts as a binding agent (like psyllium husk).
  9. That is why it is useful in diarrhea and dysentery.
  10. Garden cress has blood purifying properties.
  11. Garden cress is useful for hiccups.
  12. Garden cress is useful in removing excess mucus from the body. This is why it’s used for various respiratory issues in Ayurveda.
  13. Garden cress has diuretic properties. It is useful for dysuria.
  14. Garden cress acts as an aphrodisiac in men. It is given in various problems related to men like increasing quantity and quality of semen.
  15. Garden cress is helpful in women’s health disorders like amenorrhoea, irregular menstrual cycle, and painful menstruation.
  16. In women, garden cress is administered after delivery to avoid postnatal complications. It is supposed to provide strength and help in purifying the uterus after delivery.
  17. Garden cress has galactagogue properties. It promotes healthy lactation.
  18. Garden cress improves strength and immunity.
    In Vata dosha disorders (like neuralgia and paralysis), garden cress is used in a powder form or boiled in milk.

Bel Fruit Juice – Benefits

Bel (Aegle marmelos)

English name: Wood apple

Tamil: Vilvamaran

Malyalam: Koolam

Kannada: Belladi hannu

What is Bel?

Bel or Aegle marmelos is a spiritual, religious and medicinal plant, native of India and Bangaladesh and spread throughout South East Asia. The fruit takes about 10 to 11 months to ripen.

Wood Apple is a sweet, aromatic and astringent in nature. Bel has many benefits and uses such as to cure tuberculosis, hepatitis, dysentery, constipation, peptic ulcer, piles and many more, useful in worm infestation and stomach related problems.


1.Bel is known for its medicinal values because of the presence of many bio-chemical substance such as alkaloids, antioxidants, polysaccharides and essential oils.

2.The fleshy inner product of bael is curative, pesticidal, nutritive as well as therapeutic in nature, which is used for the treatment of many diseases and disorders.

3.Wood apple leaves are of therapeutic value and used in lowering of blood cholesterol.

4.It is anti-inflammatory in nature. Its extracts when applied on the exposed area, help to cure inflammation.

5.Bael’s roots are antidiarrhoetic, antidote to snake venom and anti-inflammatory for healing.


1.Bel juice is useful in curing of constipation because of its laxative properties.

2.Bel juice gives great comfort in heartburn, acidity, hyperacidity and indigestion.

3.If you are suffering from intestinal parasites, it is advisable to drink bael juice because of its antidote nature.

4.Aegle marmelos juice is good for heart and brain. Bel juice mixed with Ghee, is beneficial in prevention of heart disease. 5.It is also used as heart tonic.

6.Chewing of raw leaves of Bel help to solve many gastric problems.

7.Bael juice is rich in vitamin C, and good for scurvy treatment.

Religious importance of Bael:

Bael has great religious significance. In Hindu tradition, the leaves and the fruit of the plant are offered to god during prayer, especially god Shiva. Its leaves are also used to worship Parvati and Viva Rupra. The fruit is used in religious ceremonies and rituals and its mentioned is also seen in Vedas and Mahabharata.


Diabetes is a demanding disease, so it can affect your life in many ways. Managing your diabetes can be stressful. The way you feel when your blood glucose levels are low or really high adds to the stress. On top of that, there are the worries that you might develop complications, and the burden of dealing with any complications you may already have. It is no wonder that many people feel that diabetes affects their quality of life.

Why is quality of life important for people with diabetes?
Part of the answer is obvious: everyone wants to have the best possible quality of life. It just feels good to be satisfied and happy. But there is another reason, as well. Just as diabetes can affect your quality of life, your quality of life can affect your diabetes. When you are feeling good about your life in general and about your life with diabetes in particular, you have more energy to take good care of your diabetes. And when you take good care of yourself, you are likely to feel better day-to-day and to stay healthier in the long run. Feeling better and staying healthy give a further boost to your quality of life. So good quality of life activates a self-reinforcing positive cycle.

Continue reading “DIABETES & LIFESTYLE”

Diabetic Nerve Pain: 5 Foot Care Tips to Protect Yourself:

1. Check both feet daily.
Look over both feet carefully every day, and be sure you check between all of your toes. Blisters and infections can start between your toes, and with diabetic neuropathy, you may not feel them until they’ve become irritated or infected.

2. Wash with warm — not hot — water.
Wash both of your feet briefly each day with warm — not hot — water. You may not be able to feel heat with your feet, so test the water with your hands first. Avoid soaking too long in water, since waterlogged sores have a harder time healing.

3. Make sure your shoes fit well.
It’s an investment worth making. Even the slightest rubbing or misfit shoe can cause a blister that turns into a sore that becomes infected and never heals.

Continue reading “Diabetic Nerve Pain: 5 Foot Care Tips to Protect Yourself:”


almayush, Epsom Salt foot soak

An Epsom salt bath is often used to reduce stress. However, there are other benefits to an Epsom salt foot soak, including:

Treating fungal infections
Pain relief
Removing splinters

While there are many claims that Epsom salt is an effective stress reliever, more research needs to be done to prove it’s an effective antibacterial and antifungal agent. Discuss your treatment options with your doctor before using this remedy.

1. Treating fungal infection
Epsom salt has been used to treat wounds and infections. While it doesn’t cure the infection, Epsom salt can be used to draw out the infection and soften the skin to help boost medication effects.

Epsom soaks can be used to support the work of medications your doctor has prescribed. Before using this treatment, discuss your options with a doctor. Some infections, such as staph infection, worsen from hot water or salt mixes.

For foot or toenail fungal infections, soak your feet twice a day for about 20 minutes. Consider adding tea tree oil or other essential diluted oils known to promote healing.

2. Exfoliation
Epsom salt can be used as an exfoliant to soften rough, cracked feet. Along with soaking your feet, massage a handful of Epsom salt into your skin for an added boost.


Personality Development -EGO

Every one of us has a dominant-negative attitude, a defensive and potentially destructive pattern of thinking, feeling and acting which is known as Ego. It is a constraining factor or a personal stumbling block.

The main reasons are self-destruction, undervaluing oneself, denying responsibility, resisting change, greed, arrogance, and impatience. It can occur when someone is in a leadership position and loses perspective about his/her role in the organization.

A leader tends to garner large amounts of praise and recognition for successes both from those outside an organization and from within the organization. This is particularly problematic in situations where the leader sets up an internal organizational culture that supports communicating about positive things. It is true that some leaders succeed due to being in the right place at the right time with the right skills. But when situations change, the leaders who do not change along with the situations due to ego will tend to self-destruct. In ego-driven leaders, purpose takes a distant backseat to personal success.

Continue reading “Personality Development -EGO”


Most of us have our food while texting on mobile phones or watching television and don’t really keep a count on how much we eat. Though the stomach might be full, the brain tells that to eat more and eventually end up over-eating. If we focus only on food then we will eat only as much as our body requires.

It is not fun to talk about it, but we have all experienced it before enjoying a nice meal only to regret it later when our stomachs hurt due to indigestion. Some of the symptoms of indigestion include bloating, belching, gas, burning or pain in the stomach or abdomen, and even nausea. We should eat the easiest to digest foods first in each meal and slowly move towards the more complex.

Think of a highway, if the slowest cars are in front they will hold up the faster cars behind them, causing a traffic jam. The same is applicable for food and digestive system also. Eat those fastest to digest first and save the tougher to digest foods for the second half of the meal.




How you think about something ultimately is how you will feel about something. If you want to control your attitude, be aware of your thoughts. Focus on the positive things. Eliminate your negative thoughts by consciously attempting to think with a positive, internal voice.

For example, when you feel frustrated because someone is taking too much space on the subway, think instead about how grateful you are for public transit. Think positively about how happy you are not to have to drive your car through snow and ice to work.

Remind yourself to think positively during tense moments in the day. For example, before starting your commute or before a big meeting, pause and reflect on what has been going well. 

Thinking positively takes practice. Do not feel frustrated if your mind sometimes wanders back to negativity.



Once you discover what is causing your counter-productive attitude, determine what you can do to remedy those causes. For example, if your attitude suffers because you feel tired, try to sleep more at night. Alternatively, you could take power naps during your lunch and break times. If your work is not challenging enough and you feel bored, ask your supervisor about taking on new tasks.


almayush psychology lifecyclemanagement


If your negative attitude has impacted your team members, consider apologizing to them. Share that you have been having a rough time but are striving to do better. Ask others to hold you accountable. When they hear negativity coming from you, they can tell you to stop.

*For example, say, “Hi, everyone. You might have noticed that I have been complaining a lot recently about our company and the hours we work. I am sorry for bringing down the energy here at the office. I actually know that our company offers great benefits and support to us and I am very grateful for that. I am going to try to be more positive from now on!”