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Bokshi’s bites

Bokshi means witch or a woman who practices black magic.

I have never believed in those stuffs but it is funny how things come up.

I have been sick the last few days and for the last few weeks, I am having nightmares. I really can’t remember them much but I know they were bad dreams as I remember running or falling and waking up in the middle of the night, panicked. I tried everything to get a better sleep but with no success.

I think I am having bad dream because I am stressed out. So much is happening around me that some nights, I am half sleep and I feel that someone is talking to me. Then the other day I saw this bruise on my thigh. It was oval shaped and dark blue in colour. I couldn’t remember bumping into anything but I have a bruise and it hurts.

bokshi biteSo, when I showed that to AS, he said it looks like something they call Bokshi’s bite in Nepal.

In Nepal, people believe that a bokshi sucks blood of other women to harm them. People still hold to the myth that such blue patches are marks after the bokshi has bitten and sucked their blood. Accordingly, the patches seem like a bite, kind of like a hikey. The mark of upper and lower teeth remains for a couple of days and it hurts as well.

I am sure it is nothing like that but hearing those things, we are always reminded of myths like that. I wonder how these things come to exist but doing further research, this is what I found.

According to a doctor, blue patches are frequent amongst women who are anemic. Accordingly, such patches develop often if there is any kind of deficiency in blood components or the person’s blood itself – for instance, in anemia. Generally, women in their fertility period get the patches. Such condition is known as bruises, bluish discoloration of skin, or ecchymosis.

A woman’s body is in need of blood as there is a heavy loss of it during menstruation. Thus, the blood capillaries burst in specific areas, causing bleeding under the skin. Besides, such bluish bruises also occur in women who have had their menopause, or are in that phase, as changes occur in the blood-clotting factor, which also affects the colouring factor of blood. And similar is the case in girls who have just reached their puberty. In the meantime, if there is deficiency of Vitamin C, then such bruises occur frequently.

As an early treatment, the doctor suggests taking iron capsules since it boosts hemoglobin. However, if this does not help, it is wise to have a blood test.

Furthermore, the doctor explains, the second layer of body skin has the most blood veins among the three layers. So if there is any kind of pressure on the capillaries, then bleeding can occur in the second layer of skin. But there can be no superficial bleeding. Blue patches appear more often if it is aplastic anemia. Usually, in this type of anemia, there is superficial bleeding and a continuous one, such as from the ears and nose.

Bluish discoloration of the skin can be related to many diseases. For instance, liver disease, scurvy, abnormal functioning of the kidneys, eye diseases, hormonal disorder, problems in circulatory functions, and lack of blood platelet, which helps in blood-clotting.

Unlike women, men don’t lose blood from their bodies so such patches are rare in them. If it appears then it’s serious. The patches might develop on men with liver cirrhosis or hormonal disorder. Men with hemophilia, a genetic disorder, also get such patches.

Explaining the shape of the patch which appears like a bite mark, the doctor says, It’s hypnotism. Because everyone has been repeating the same thing, we also feel that it’s a tooth mark. But actually, it’s the path of blood vessels, which can vary.

So here is the explanation for Bokshi’s bite on my leg. I don’t believe in black magic and divine power. If a person possesses divine power then why don’t they use it to make their life better than selling it to other for money? I really think there are so many things we can’t explain in this universe and that is why we give them different names.

I believe that everyone has a darker side, some darker than others. Therefore, when someone calls a person bokshi (witch), it is just a stage when that person has a personality disorder or a mental illness. So we need to help these people get proper medical treatment to make them better.

Do you believe in black magic? If you have any interesting story please share.

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Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea

Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea is Cancer Council Australia’s most popular fundraising event and the largest, most successful event of its kind in Australia.
Across Australia, workplaces, schools, communities and homes join the celebrations with funds raised contributing to vital cancer research, prevention and support services.


In conjunction with eight cancer-fighting organisations, money raised allows the Cancer Council to:
•    Undertake and fund cancer research
•    Prevent and control cancer
•    Provide information and support for people affected by cancer


Every cup counts:

$5 Can help us give a newly diagnosed cancer patient important support and information resources to help them through their cancer journey.

$10 Can help offer free exercise programs to help cancer patients build strength and fitness during and after treatment.

$25 Can help transport cancer patients to and from hospital for treatment.

$50 Can help the Cancer Council Helpline 13 11 20 provide free and confidential information and support on all aspects of cancer.
$100 Can help provide free accommodation to cancer patients, their families and carers during treatment.

$500 Can help fund ground-breaking research into new and better ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer.

One in two Australians will be diagnosed with cancer by the age of 85. Look around the room you are in, that is a scary stat. Every 12 minutes, someone in Australia dies from cancer and about 13,140 people will die from the disease this year.

Celebrating its 20 year anniversary this year, Cancer Council’s Biggest Morning Tea plays a vital role in raising money for the non for prophet’s work in research, support & cancer prevention initiatives.

Every year our work participates in Australia’s biggest morning tea and raise much needed funds for cancer research. As you can see from the photos below, our office knows how to feast in style, and everyone was more than generous in bringing food and donating to this very worthy cause.

To make the fundraising more interesting, there is a competition held so people can be more creative. This year the theme was “party” and there was high tea party, kid’s birthday party, white themed party and cocktail party.

Prizes were awarded for:
• Best sweet
• Best Savoury
• Best Beverage
• Most creative

We had a great time feasting and having fun in the name of cancer research. Sharing some amazing photos from today.

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Benefits of wheat grass Juice

Wheatgrass Nepal

Please call on 5534288 if you are looking for wheatgrass in Kathmandu.

Address is Kumaripati, Lalitpur.

I have talked about wheatgrass juice before. Please click my post here to know details.

Today I am writing more about the benefits of wheatgrass juice.

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Wheatgrass Nutrition Facts

Vitamins

Wheatgrass contains high amounts of vitamins A, E and B. It also contains many minerals and trace elements: Calcium, Phosphorus, Sodium, Potassium, Magnesium, Iron and Zinc.

Amino Acids

Wheatgrass also contains twelve amino acids including the eight essential amino acids: phenylalanine, valine, threonine, tryptophan, isoleucine, methionine, leucine, and lysine. Essential amino acids are those that the body cannot create, they must be obtained through one’s diet.

Predigested Food

Wheatgrass juice is considered a predigested food. It does not require enzymes for breaking down proteins. Wheatgrass juice contains both amino acids and glucose therefore it is readily assimilated in the body.

Chlorophyll

Wheatgrass juice is rich in Chlorophyll. Chlorophyll has a molecular structure almost identical to the hemoglobin molecule of human blood. Chlorophyll in the wheatgrass juice helps the blood carry Oxygen to all the cells.

Chlorophyll cleanses the liver, tissues and cells and purifies the blood. Wheatgrass juice helps remove toxic heavy metals such as lead, mercury, aluminum, that have become stored in the tissues of the body.Wheatgrass juice aids in detoxification by breaking up impacted matter in the colon. It also helps fight infection therefore aiding the body’s natural self-healing process.

Wheatgrass Nutrient Analysis

The following information is from the publication entitled: Wheatgrass Nutritional Analaysis Report by The Optimum Healht Institute of San Diego. Test results were provided by Irvine Analyticial Laboratories, Inc., Irvine CA.

The results are listed per 100 grams of wheatgrass juice which is approximately 2.8 ounces.

Basic Nutrients in Wheatgrass

Calories 21.0 Cal
Water 95g
Fat 0.06g
Carbohydrates 2.0g
Dietary Fiber <0.1g
Chlorophyll 42.2mg
Choline 92.4mg
Glucose 0.80g


Minerals in Wheatgrass

Iron 0.61mg
Magnesium 24mg
Potassium 147mg
Phosphorous 75.2mg
Zinc 0.33mg
Calcium 24.2mg
Sodium 10.3mg
Selenium <1ppm

Vitamins in Wheatgrass

Vitamin C 3.64mg
Vitamin A 427 IU
Vitamin B1 0.08mg
Vitamin B2 0.13mg
Vitamin B3 0.11mg
Vitamin B5 6.0mg
Vitamin B6 0.2mg
Vitamin B12 <1mcg
Vitamin E 15.2IU
Folic Acid 29mcg

15 Uses of Wheatgrass

Besides drinking wheatgrass and giving your body the nutritional benefits of wheatgrass there are many more uses.

1. To eliminate itching apply wheatgrass to the skin.

2. Wheatgrass will soothe sunburned skin

3. Wheatgrass can be used as a disinfectant

4.Wheatgrass can be used a beauty treatment, it will help tighten loose and sagging skin

5. Rub wheatgrass into the scalp before shampooing to help mend damaged hair and alleviate itchy scalp

6.Wheatgrass can be used for soothing and healing cuts, burns, scrapes, rashes, poison ivy, athlete’s foot, insect bites, boils, sores, open ulcers and tumors

7.Use wheatgrass in your bath water to enjoy all the external benefits

8.As a sleep aid, place a tray of wheatgrass near the head of your bed. It will enhance the oxygen in the air

9. Gargle with wheatgrass to relieve soar throats

10. Wheatgrass helps overcome dandruff. Rub the juice into the scalp, rinse and shampoo.

11. Hold wheatgrass juice in the mouth for 5 minutes to relieve toothaches

12. Use wheatgrass as a mouthwash since it draws out toxins from the gums and teeth

13.Bundles of wheatgrass suspended in aquarium water purifies and disinfects the water and can heal sick fish

14.Wash eyes with finely strained wheatgrass juice to improve your vision, as well as relief of eyestrain and itchiness.

15.If you have a cold, insert wheatgrass juice into nasal passages and inhale to cleanse and open sinuses

20 Benefits of Wheatgrass

1. Wheatgrass lowers blood pressure

2. Wheatgrass helps the digestive system by flushing toxins from the system

3. Wheatgrass slows the graying of hair and removes dandruff

4. Wheatgrass suppresses appetite, curves cravings, and stimulates metabolism and circulation

5. Wheatgrass protects the body from outside pollutants by building up the white blood cells

6.  Wheatgrass has anti-inflammatory effects on arthritis, ulcers and insect bites

7. Wheatgrass builds blood by building red blood cells quickly

8. Wheatgrass energizes and reduces fatigue

9. Wheatgrass promotes regularity and helps fight constipation

10. Wheatgrass reduces or eliminates offensive body and breath odors

11. Wheatgrass’ antibacterial properties reduce symptoms of a sore throat when used to gargle

12.   Wheatgrass topical antibacterial use for skin wounds (burns and sunburns)

13.  Wheatgrass aids in stopping tooth decay

14. Chewing of wheatgrass may banish sleepiness and bring a new alertness

15. Wheatgrass juice helps cleanse the liver

16. Wheatgrass calms the nervous system

17. Presence of chlorophyll in wheatgrass stabilizes blood sugar levels

18. Wheatgrass reduces fever & irritability in children

19. Wheatgrass applied regularly onto the skin will eventually fade blemishes and sunspots by stimulating the growth of healthy new skin and “tightening” older skin

20.When inhaled through the nose, wheatgrass is effective in clearing sinus congestion

How Much Wheatgrass Should I Drink?

During your detoxification phase you should drink 60 ml (2 ounces) of wheatgrass juice twice a day.

If it is the first time drinking it, you should start slow. 15ml or 30ml (½ ounce or 1 ounce) of wheatgrass juice is a good start. You should slowly build up to 60 ml (2 ounces). Listen to your body, no need to rush it. Also, there are no real additional benefits of drinking more than 60 ml (2 ounces). Your body could only handle a small amount of wheatgrass each time.

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Wheatgrass juice – The natural healer

Wheatgrass Nepal

Please call on 5534288 if you are looking for wheatgrass in Kathmandu.

Address is Kumaripati, Lalitpur.

I wanted to write about the benefits of wheatgrass for a while. One of the main reasons behind this is because my dad, in Nepal, grows wheatgrass for its juice. He has been doing it for more than 4 years now and I know it really works as he has lots of customers who have benefited from it. Most of the people who come to my dad suffer from some form of cancer or have ulcers or constipation or blood problems and the lists goes on. It is not cure for cancer but it does help the patients.

Every time I go to Nepal, I am lucky enough to have it right at home but in Sydney, it is hard to find a place where you get fresh wheat grass juice. The best way to it drink is, as soon as it is juiced.

Wheatgrass is nature’s great healer. 30mls of freshly squeezed juice contains as much nutritional value as approximately one kilo of fresh green vegetables in vitamin, mineral and amino acid content. Not only is it good for people who have health problems, but it is good for healthy people as well to make sure their immune system stays strong.

If you have a chance to drink it, try it and you will see the benefits.

Wheat grass juice increases red blood-cell count and lowers blood pressure. It cleanses the blood, organs and gastrointestinal tract. Wheatgrass also stimulates metabolism and the body’s enzyme systems by enriching the blood. It also aids in reducing blood pressure by dilating the blood pathways throughout the body.

It also restores alkalinity to the blood. The juice’s abundance of alkaline minerals helps reduce over-acidity in the blood. It can be used to relieve many internal pains, and has been used successfully to treat peptic ulcers, ulcerative colitis, constipation, diarrhea, and other complaints of the gastrointestinal tract.

It is s a powerful detoxifier, and liver and blood protector. The enzymes and amino acids found in wheatgrass can protect us from carcinogens like no other food or medicine. It strengthens our cells, detoxifies the liver and bloodstream, and chemically neutralizes environmental pollutants.

It is soothing and healing for cuts, burns, scrapes, rashes, poison ivy, athlete’s foot, insect bites, boils, sores, open ulcers, tumours, and so on.

It fights tumours and neutralizes toxins. Recent studies show that wheatgrass juice has a powerful ability to fight tumours without the usual toxicity of drugs that also inhibit cell-destroying agents. The many active compounds found in grass juice cleanse the blood and neutralize and digest toxins in our cells.

Please call on 5534288 if you are looking for wheatgrass in Kathmandu.

Benefits of Wheatgrass

  1. Wheatgrass juice is one of the best sources of living chlorophyll available.
  2. Chlorophyll is the first product of light and, therefore, contains more light energy than any other element.
  3. Wheatgrass juice is a crude chlorophyll and can be taken orally and as a colon implant without toxic side effects.
  4. Chlorophyll is the basis of all plant life.
  5. Wheatgrass is high in oxygen like all green plants that contain chlorophyll. The brain and all body tissues function at an optimal level in a highly-oxygenated environment.
  6. Chlorophyll is anti-bacterial and can be used inside and outside the body as a healer.
  7. Dr. Bernard Jensen says that it only takes minutes to digest wheatgrass juice and uses up very little body energy.
  8. Science has proven that chlorophyll arrests growth and development of unfriendly bacteria
  9. Chlorophyll (wheatgrass) rebuilds the bloodstream. Studies of various animals have shown chlorophyll to be free of any toxic reaction. The red cell count was returned to normal within 4 to 5 days of the administration of chlorophyll, even in those animals which were known to be extremely anaemic or low in red cell count.
  10. Farmers in theMidwestwho have sterile cows and bulls put them on wheatgrass to restore fertility. (The high magnesium content in chlorophyll builds enzymes that restore the sex hormones).
  11. Chlorophyll can be extracted from many plants, but wheatgrass is superior because it has been found to have over 100 elements needed by man. If grown in organic soil, it absorbs 92 of the known 102 minerals from the soil.
  12. Wheatgrass has what is called the grass-juice factor, which has been shown to keep herbivorous animals alive far longer than would be expected.
  13. Dr. Ann Wigmore has been helping people get well from chronic disorders for 30 years using wheatgrass.
  14. Liquid chlorophyll gets into the tissues, refines them and makes them over.
  15. Wheatgrass juice is a superior detoxification agent compared to carrot juice and other fruits and vegetables. Dr. Earp-Thomas, associate of Ann Wigmore, says that 15 pounds of wheatgrass is the equivalent of 350 pounds of carrot, lettuce, celery and so forth.
  16. Liquid chlorophyll washes drug deposits from the body.
  17. Chlorophyll neutralises toxins in the body.
  18. Chlorophyll helps purify the liver.
  19. Chlorophyll improves blood sugar problems.
  20. In the American Journal of Surgery, 1940, Benjamin Gruskin, M.D. recommends chlorophyll for its antiseptic benefits. The article suggests the following clinical uses for chlorophyll to clear up foul smelling odours, neutralise strep infections, heal wounds, hasten skin grafting, cure chronic sinusitis, overcome chronic inner-ear inflammation and infection, reduce varicose veins and heal leg ulcers, eliminate impetigo and other scabby eruptions, heal rectal sores, successfully treat inflammation of the uterine cervix, get rid of parasitic vaginal infections, reduce typhoid fever, and cure advanced pyorrhoea in many cases.
  21. Wheatgrass juice heals acne and even removes scars after it has been ingested for seven to eight months. The diet must be improved at the same time.
  22. Wheatgrass juice acts as a detergent in the body and is used as a body deodorant.
  23. A small amount of wheatgrass juice in the human diet prevents tooth decay.
  24. Wheatgrass juice held in the mouth for 5 minutes will eliminate toothaches. It pulls poisons from the gums.
  25. Gargle wheatgrass juice for a sore throat.
  26. Drink wheatgrass juice for skin problems such as eczema or psoriasis.
  27. Wheatgrass juice keeps the hair from greying.
  28. Pyorrhea of the mouth: Lay pulp of wheatgrass soaked in juice on diseased area in mouth or chew wheatgrass, spitting out the pulp.
  29. By taking wheatgrass juice, one may feel a difference in strength, endurance, health and spirituality – and experience a sense of well-being.
  30. Wheatgrass juice improves digestion.
  31. Wheatgrass juice is high in enzymes.
  32. Wheatgrass juice is an excellent skin cleanser and can be absorbed through the skin for nutrition. Pour green juice over your body in a tub of warm water and soak for 15-20 minutes, rinse with cold water.
  33. Wheatgrass implants (enemas) are great for healing and detoxifying the colon walls. The implants also heal and cleanse the internal organs. After an enema, wait 20 minutes then implant 4 ounces of wheatgrass juice. Retain for 20 minutes.
  34. Wheatgrass juice is great for constipation and keeping the bowels open. It is high in magnesium.
  35. Dr. Birscher, a research scientist, called chlorophyll ‘concentrated sunpower’. He believes that chlorophyll increases the function of the heart, affects the vascular system, the intestines, the uterus and the lungs.
  36. According to Dr. Birscher, nature uses chlorophyll (wheatgrass) as a body cleanser, re-builder and neutraliser of toxins.
  37. Wheatgrass juice can dissolve the scars that are formed in the lungs from breathing acid gasses. The effect of carbon monoxide is minimised since chlorophyll increases haemoglobin production.
  38. Wheatgrass juice reduces high blood pressure and enhances the capillaries.
  39. Wheatgrass juice can remove heavy metals from the body.
  40. Wheatgrass juice is great for blood disorders of all kinds.

All the above in formations are collected from the following websites:

http://www.hippocratesinst.org/

http://www.foodalive.org/