This Article is From Sep 17, 2020

These Tiny Red Seeds Can Have Magical Effects On Hair Growth And Immunity- Expert Decodes Health Benefits You Cannot Miss

Aliv seeds can be beneficial if you want to get pregnant. They can have magical benefits on your skin and hair postpartum, and can also help with recovery after childbirth. Here are many more reasons to include them in your diet.

These Tiny Red Seeds Can Have Magical Effects On Hair Growth And Immunity- Expert Decodes Health Benefits You Cannot Miss

Aliv seeds can help in boosting immunity and aiding recovery


  • Aliv seeds benefit people with alopecia and male pattern baldness
  • They can help children reaching puberty
  • They are a rich source of iron and folic acid

Aliv seeds or halim seeds or garden cress seeds can surely be known as forgotten foods in India, according to celebrity nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar. From boosting hair growth to being beneficial for lactating women, there are multiple ways in which these tiny seeds can benefit you. You can soake aliv seeds overnight and add them to milk and drink it in bedtime. Another way to include them in your diet is by preparing small laddoos with aliv seeds, ghee, coconut and jaggery and have them as a mid-meal snack.

All the reasons you need to include aliv seeds in your diet

These red-coloured seeds have been mentioned in Ayurveda for being beneficial for postpartum recovery. It can give your skin and hair the right kind of boost after childbirth, says Diwekar in her IGTV. In fact, these seeds must be part of your diet after delivery, she adds.

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And not just postpartum, but these seeds are beneficial for one and all. Here's how:

1. Aliv seeds are a rich source of iron, folic acid, Vitamin E and Vitamin A. They have immunity-boosting properties. For people recovering from coronavirus, these seeds can be beneficial.

2. The seeds can also be helpful in improving your fertility. If you are trying to get pregnant, include aliv sees in your diet.

3. They can work wonders for children who are hitting puberty. It can be helpful for reducing acne breakouts.


Aliv seeds can be helpful if you are having acne breakouts
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4. Menopausal women who experience a patchy skin can also benefit by including aliv seeds in their diet, Diwekar informs.

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5. If you are young and suffering from alopecia, make sure to include aliv seeds in your diet. Similarly, middle-aged men bearing the brunt of male pattern baldness can benefit from eating aliv seeds.

6. "Aliv has chemo-protective effects and can be helpful for cancer patients who are undergoind treatment," she adds.

7. Mood swings and sugar cravings, that come handy with PMS, can be reduced by including aliv seeds in diet.

Point to note

Traditionally, aliv seeds are consumed along with healthy fat sources. So, you can prepare aliv laddoos with ghee, coconut and jaggery, or you can have a pinch of them with milk at bedtime. Fat sources ease down assimilation of nutrients from aliv seeds, says Diwekar.

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Portion size needs to be controlled when it comes to consuming aliv seeds. People who are having it for the first time may find them difficult to digest. "Don't overdo it," Diwekar cautions.

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