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Char Magaz – Four Seed Kernels to Increase Brain Strength

Char Magaz is a mixture of four types of melon seed kernels – watermelon, pumpkin, cucumber and rockmelon (cantaloupe). You can find these seeds in the Indian Grocery Store. These are part of many Indian recipes. These seeds contain several nutrients and provide nourishment and strength to the body.

Char means four and Magaz means brain. Four seed kernels that improve cognitive and brain functions and also increase memory are called Char Magaz.

Char Magaz benefits include its use to restore physical and mental strength after a chronic disease, to improve hair growth and skin health, and to enhance cognitive functions of the brain. Char Magaz generally acts as a general tonic for the brain, stomach, kidneys and whole body.

Char Magaz Composition

  1. Take seed kernels of watermelon, pumpkin, cucumber, and rockmelon in equal proportion for making Char Magaz powder.
  2. You can take 25 grams of each type of seed kernels.
  3. Then grind to make powder.
  4. Mix them well and preserve the mixture in an airtight glass container.
Watermelon seeds 25 grams
Pumpkin seeds 25 grams
Cucumber seeds 25 grams
Rockmelon (Cantaloupe) seeds 25 grams

Indications of Char Magaz

  • Hair Fall.
  • Nervine Weakness.
  • Forgetfulness.
  • Memory loss.
  • Blemishes.
  • Low milk supply.
  • Eye weakness – Char Magaz + almonds + fennel seeds.
  • Cardiac weakness.
  • Liver diseases.
  • Physical weakness.
  • Premature ejaculation.
  • Penile weakness.
  • Leucorrhea.
  • Cracked Heels.
  • Improve skin complexion.

Char Magaz reduces hair fall and benefits in nervine weakness, forgetfulness and memory loss. It fades blemishes, reduces the excessive dryness of the skin and improves skin complexion. It also helps to reduce the tendency of cracked heels. In new mothers, it improves breastmilk supply. In women, it prevents physical weakness and helps to treat leucorrhea. In males, it helps in premature ejaculation and penile weakness.

Medicinal Properties of Char Magaz

The primary medicinal properties of Char Magaz are:

  1. Nootropic (cognitive enhancer) – improve perception, learning, and reasoning.
  2. Nervine Tonic – strengthen nerves.
  3. Neuroprotective – protects the brain and nerves.
  4. Memory Booster – improves memory and retention.
Watermelon seeds
Pumpkin seeds Cool
Cucumber seeds cool
Rockmelon (Cantaloupe) seeds cool

It improves perception, learning and reasoning skills due to its cognitive enhancer properties. It exerts a protective action on the brain and nerves due to its neuroprotective action. It improves memory and retention span due to its memory booster characteristics.

Ayurvedic Properties of Char Magaz

Char Magaz has cooling action in the body. The main purpose of using Char Magaz is to improve overall physical stamina as well as mental strength.

Dosha Karma

Pacifies Vata Dosha and Pitta Dosha
Might slightly increase Kapha Dosha

Note: If you use Char Magaz in moderation, it might not increase Kapha Dosha. However, it might slightly increase Kapha Dosha when used in high (more than 10 grams a day).

Char Magaz Benefits

The primary action of Char Magaz is observable on the brain. Let’s talk about its major benefits.

Strengthens the Brain

In Punjabi folk medicine, these four seed kernels are used for improving brain strength. These seed kernels work by improving nourishment to the brain. These reduce forgetfulness and improve memory.

The strengthening action is comparable with Ashwagandha for the brain. However, these kernels do not increase body weight like ashwagandha when taken less than 10 grams a day.

Char Magaz are good for nervine weakness. Each seed kernel is loaded with several nutrients. Char Magaz are worth try to add in your diet. These are the most common part of several Punjabi recipes and sweet dishes, which are consumed during winter. The sole purpose of adding Char Magaz to improve physical stamina and mental strength.

Excessive Dryness in the Body

Many people have excessive dryness in the body. In such cases, these four seed kernels can provide huge benefits. Char Magaz has nourishing properties and provides oleation to the internal body organs as well as to the skin. So, it reduces excessive dryness in the body by improving oleation in the whole body.

Stops Hair Fall

Char Magaz also reduce hair fall and improves hair strength. In case of excessive hair fall, 5 grams’ powder of Char Magaz along with 1-gram Amla and 1.5 grams of Yashtimadhu (licorice root powder) can help to stop hair fall within a few days. The continued use of this mixture for about 6 months can help to reverse natural hair color.


The same thing discussed under hair fall help to remove blemishes from the face.

Improve Eyesight

Ayurveda talks about a special character of some herb under the name Chaksuya. Chaksuya means herbs that improve vision and protect the eyes from any damage. When Char Magaz used along with almonds and fennel seeds exerts the same action. This combination helps to improve eyesight and reduces oxidative stress that causes eye damage.

Cardiac Weakness

When a person gets a rapid heartbeat with little things, becomes angry, becomes anxious with little things, worrying or suffers vertigo and restlessness, traditional doctors consider either person has a cardiac weakness or suffers from acid peptic disorders. In both cases, Char Magaz are beneficial. These seeds increase cardiac strength as well as modulate stomach secretions in acid peptic disorders. Taking Char Maga along with Misri (Crystal Sugar) and milk improve all these symptoms.

Dosage of Char Magaz

You can include Char Magaz in your diet. 10 to 30 grams a day should be sufficient dosage for Char Magaz to get the benefits discussed earlier. You should take Char Magaz powder along with coconut milk or put in other food recipes.

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