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Health Benefits of Sea Moss / Irish Moss
Sea Moss (also known as Irish Moss), as it turns out, is nature's only plant based source of thyroid hormones. You listening ladies?
DI-Iodothyronine (DIT), what T3 breaks down into, is found in abundance in brown sea moss and for this reason it has been used as a treatment for thyroid disorders. Thyroxin (T4) and Tri-iodothyronine (T3) have been found as the main organically bound iodine compounds in several brown seaweeds (sea moss).
Then of course there is the iodine, more concentrated in sea moss than any other food and this is serious fuel for the thyroid. Selenium is also present in abundance and is a necessary factor in thyroid hormone production.
Sea Moss is also jam packed full of potassium. The cells of the body cannot function without potassium though strangely, our bodies do not have a mechanism to conserve potassium. Adding high-potassium foods like Sea Moss to the diet can significantly improve behaviour and mental functioning (especially for ADD children!). High potassium foods are also very helpful for fibromyalgia, moodiness, agitation, depression and anxiety disorders. This food is like a warm cup of tea and good book by the fire for the nervous system.
If all that wasn't enough, Sea Moss contains Algin. This phytonutrient has therapeutic value as a heavy metal detoxifying agent - meaning it helps pull heavy metals out of the tissues of our bodies. Additionally, Sea Moss is a healing agent to all mucous membranes (great for external skin health and internal digestive tract health). I could go on forever on this goody, but for now I will leave you with the simple ways to prepare it.
Sea Moss helps relieve and prevent symptoms of colds and flus - how perfect for the winter months ahead. Irish moss is a source of potassium chloride, a nutrient which helps to dissolve catarrhs(inflammation and phlegm in the mucous membranes), which cause congestion. It also contains compounds which act as natural antimicrobial and antiviral agents, helping to get rid of any infections. Hello natural cough syrup!
Cold, flu-like, and other coughy-mucousy conditions the moss helps with include:
· Sore throat
· Chest coughs
How To Prepare Sea Moss / Irish Moss
How To Prepare Sea Moss
· If dried: soak it for a few hours in water. Rinse away any sand that may be present.
· If fresh: clean the fresh moss of all other bits of seaweed, and wash thoroughly to remove sand and grit.
Once soaked/cleaned, you'll want to simmer the moss in clean water until tender.
Where To Purchase Sea Moss/ Irish Moss
For a long time I carried this product and sold it directly. Unfortunately, after a hurricane wiped out my Caribbean supplier in 2010, and Fukushima made sea vegetables from the Pacific a questionable choice, I have chosen not to sell directly.
I recommend checking out your local West Indian grocer or looking online. Here are a few online options:
· Upaya Naturals (Canada)
· Raw Food World (US)
Recipes That Use Irish Moss
Health Benefits of Moringa
The health benefits of moringa include relief from stomach disorders, allergies and edema. The antioxidant power of moringa aids in liver protection, diabetes, eye protection, cardiovascular health, bone health, uroliathiasis, wound healing, healthy hair and skin. It is rich in antibacterial and antifungal properties that help to fight various infections, including herpes.
It is rich in phytonutrients, which are effective for preventing various medical conditions such as cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, bronchial asthma, sickle cell disease, nephrotoxicity, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, anemia, and obesity, as well as helping to build a strong immune system.
Moringa – The “Miracle Tree”
Moringa oleifera, also known as drumstick tree, is a highly valued and versatile plant which belongs to the Moringaceae family. It is a fast growing, deciduous tree that is native to India and is widely cultivated in tropical and subtropical areas all over Asia, Africa and South America. It is widely known with many other names, including Horseradish tree and Ben oil tree.
Although modern science has only recently discovered its value, moringa has been imparting a multitude of benefits across various cultures since ancient times. It was valued by the Romans, Egyptians and Greeks for its medicinal impact on a range of ailments. Today, its usage has been encouraged by various humanitarian organizations to combat malnutrition and its effects in poverty-stricken regions, mainly due to its economic viability and rapid growth.
The moringa tree has thick, whitish bark with droopy, fragile branches and long, green, oval-shaped leaflets. In Ayurvedic therapy, it is valued for its impressive range of therapeutic uses, commonly attributed to its antifungal, antiviral, antidepressant and anti-inflammatory properties. In some areas, it is simply known as ‘shigru’.
Nutritional Value of Moringa
Moringa leaves and pods are a nutritional powerhouse and provide a great range and amount of essential proteins, vitamins and minerals. It is a rich source of essential amino acids, which are the building blocks of proteins. It also contains a significant amount of vitamins such as vitamin A, vitamin B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin), B-6, folate and ascorbic acid (vitamin C). The mineral wealth of moringa includes calcium, potassium, iron, magnesium, phosphorous and zinc. It contains very low amount of fats and offers no harmful cholesterol.
Health Benefits of Moringa
Moringa contains an immense wealth of healthy components and phytonutrients. Due to its extraordinary and unmatched range of medicinal benefits, it was named the “miracle tree” during the food crisis in Africa. In the Philippines, it is revered as mother’s best friend because of its galactogogic properties. The benefits of moringa for medical conditions include the following:
MoringaAntioxidants: Moringa plant offers a rich blend of powerful antioxidants such as kaempferol, caffeoylquinic acid, zeatin, quercetin, rutin, chlorogenic acid, and beta-sitosterol. These powerful antioxidants found in moringa possess high free radical scavenging capacity and have shown its therapeutic value in curing the damage caused by oxidative stress.
Edema: Moringa extracts are beneficial in the treatment of edema. Research studies have confirmed that treatment with moringa oleifera root extract, which possesess anti-inflammatory qualities, has been significantly effective in inhibiting the development of edema. Moreover, the studies suggest that the efficacy of moringa herb stands equal with the potent anti-inflammatory medicine indomethacin in the treatment of such painful conditions.
Liver Protection: Moringa extracts exert a hepatoprotective effect on the liver. Research studies have validated the effectiveness of moringa leaves against the liver damage caused by anti-tubercular drugs as well as its stimulating effects in speeding up the recovery process. It helps to restore the levels of glutathione content in the body and prevents radiation-induced hepatic lipid peroxidation. This protective effect is attributed to the presence of phytochemicals such as catechin, epicatechin, ferulic acid and vitamin C found in moringa.
Stomach Disorders: The isothiocyanates present in moringa are effective in the treatment of abdominal disorders such as constipation, gastritis and ulcerative colitis. Studies have shown that moringa extracts can be considered as an effective herbal alternative to a range of commercially available antacids and antihistamines. Research studies have shown that treatment with moringa oleifera leads to reduced ulceration and its efficacy in curing ulcerative colitis is comparable with the commercially available drug prednisolone.
It contains antibiotic and antibacterial properties, and it exerts inhibitory effects on the growth of various pathogens. This includes helicobacter pylori bacteria and coliform bacteria, which can trigger conditions like diarrhea.
Healthy Skin: Moringa seed oil is beneficial for the skin. The hydrating and detoxifying effects of moringa extracts help in neutralizing the effects of harmful pollutants, prevents wrinkles, and slows premature aging. The high protein content of moringa aids in protecting the dermal cells from damage caused by heavy metals such as mercury and cadmium. For the same reason, it is used in the production of cosmetics and skin care products.
Diabetes: Moringa extracts exert anti-diabetic effects in the treatment of diabetes mellitus. Research studies have demonstrated that treatment with moringa works positively towards the reduction of blood glucose, urine sugar and urine proteins in diabetic test subjects. According to the studies, it has also shown marked improvement in hemoglobin levels and total protein content of the diabetic subjects.
Antibacterial Properties: It possesses antibacterial and antimicrobial properties and is effective against the growth of disease-causing microbes. Scientific research has proven that moringa extracts exert a wide spectrum of protective activity against food-borne microorganisms such as Salmonella, Rhizopus species, E. Coli, Enterobacter aerogenus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus. This defensive activity makes moringa extracts perfect for sanitation and preservation purposes.
Cancer: Moringa is an anticancer agent and is highly valued in tumor therapy. Scientific research has demonstrated that moringa extracts possess chemopreventive properties attributed to the presence of the phenolic components quercetin and kaempferol. Another study has demonstrated the role of the bioactive compound niazimicin in restraining the development of cancer cells. Moringa extracts impart chemomodulatory effects towards curing various types of cancers such as ovarian cancer, hepatic carcinogenesis and skin papillomagenesis by inhibiting the proliferation of malignant cancer cells and inducing apoptosis, also known as programmed cell death.
Neurodegenerative Diseases: The effectiveness of moringa has been very valuable in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases. Research studies have shown that treatment with moringa extracts have the potential to alter brain monoamines like norepinephrine, serotonin and dopamine, and it even extends its protection against monoaminergic deficiencies related to Alzheimer’s disease.
Bone Health: Moringa extracts are beneficial for maintaining healthy bones, which is attributed to the presence of essential minerals like calcium and phosphorous. Its extracts possess anti-inflammatory properties and are effective in the treatment of painful conditions such as arthritis, while also helping to heal various bone ailments such as mandibular or jaw bone fracture.
Immunosuppressive Effects: The seeds of moringa oleifera possess immunosuppressive properties. Deliberate immunosuppression is required to inhibit the activation of body’s immune system in order to prevent the rejection of certain treatments, particularly organ transplants and autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis. Research studies have demonstrated that the immunosuppressive action of moringa seeds helps in ameliorating the production of antibodies to allow for the new organs and transplanted material to settle safely in the body.
Herpes: It is effective against the infection caused by herpes simplex virus. The healing effects of moringa herb prevent the development of skin lesions and inhibit the formation of plaque caused by the infecting virus.
Cardiovascular Protection: Moringa extracts are helpful in the prevention of myocardial or cardiac damage, due to the presence of powerful antioxidants. Research studies conducted on this subject have provided supporting evidence that proves the antiperoxidative and cardio-protective effects of moringa therapy. Treatment with it helps in inhibiting the increase in lipid perioxidation in the myocardial tissue and aids in maintaining a healthy heart.
Anti-allergenic Behavior: Extracts of moringa seeds possess anti-allergenic qualities. Scientific research has validated the inhibitory action of moringa on the hypersensitive reactions involved in various allergic diseases, including allergic rhinitis and anaphylaxis.
Asthma: The benefits of moringa plant extracts also include relief from bronchial asthma and inflammation caused in the airways. According to research, treatment with moringa helps to reduce the severity of asthmatic attacks and various symptoms such as wheezing, cough, dyspnea and tightness of the chest. It extends its protective effects against bronchial constrictions and encourages better lung function and respiration.
Anti-fungal Properties: Leaves of moringa oleifera possess anti-fungal qualities. The inhibitory effects of moringa help in preventing the growth of diseases causing contaminant fungi such as Aspergillus spp. and Penicillium spp.
Hair Care: The favorable effects of moringa seed oil for healthy hair have been appreciated since ancient times. It is highly effectual in cleansing and purifying the hair and protects it from environmental damage, including ultra violet radiation. It serves as a valuable conditioner for the scalp, strengthens the roots, and stimulates hair growth.
Urolithiasis: Moringa extracts are effective against the formation of stones in the kidney, bladder and uterus. According to research studies, the administration of moringa root exerted anti-urolithiatic activity and resulted in a noteworthy reduction in the urinary oxalate levels. The curative effect of moringa has also shown a reduction in the formation of stone deposits and aids in regulating endogenous oxalate synthesis.
Wound Healing: Aqueous leaves extract of moringa oleifera possess significant wound healing properties. Research studies have provided supporting evidence regarding the healing effects of moringa in the treatment of wounds with respect to skin-breaking strength, wound closure rate and reduction in the scar area.
Hypertension: Moringa is effective in maintaining optimal levels of blood pressure in the body. Bioactive components such as isothiocyanate and niaziminin that are present in it prevent the thickening of arteries and reduce the development of pulmonary hypertension.
Sickle Cell Disease: Moringa oleifera is effective in the treatment of sickle cell disease. Recent studies have validated the anti-sickling potential of moringa plant extracts, which is attributed to the presence of zinc and flavonols such as kaempferol, quercitin, and acacetin as well as phenolic acids such as melilotic acid and vanillic acid.
MoringainfoEye Health: Antioxidant-rich moringa oleifera is beneficial for providing protection against retinal damage. Scientific studies have provided supporting evidence regarding the retinoprotective effects of moringa in test subjects. Treatment with it helps in preventing the dilatation of retinal vessels and keeps the retinal vasculature intact. It also inhibits the thickening of capillary membranes and prevents any retinal dysfunction.
Immune Stimulator: The ethanolic extracts of moringa leaf helps in stimulating the immune system of the body. It also helps in enhancing the cellular immune response and exerts positive effects on various other immune system values such as total leucocyte count, antibodies and hypersensitivity reaction.
Nephrotoxicity: Moringa extracts exert a protective effect against nephrotoxicity, which refers to the kidney problems caused as a consequence of exposure to certain drugs or toxins. Studies have revealed that the nephroprotective effect of moringa helps in attenuating renal injuries due to its high antioxidant content. It serves as an effective bio-absorbent and helps in the removal of heavy metals and harmful toxins.
Cholesterol: Moringa extracts serve as an effective remedy for maintaining healthy cholesterol levels in the body. Studies have confirmed the hypocholesterolemic effects of moringa, which helps in reducing high-fat diet-induced rise the liver, kidney and serum cholesterol levels.
Anemia: Moringa extracts are beneficial in the treatment of anemia. Studies have provided supporting evidence regarding the fact that treatment with moringa oleifera aids in facilitating the absorption of iron, increasing the red blood cell count and helping to maintaining normal blood parameters.
Abortifacient: Moringa oleifera possesses anti-fertility qualities. Aqueous extracts of moringa exert estrogenic activity and are beneficial in the prevention of sexual implantation in the body.
Obesity: Moringa helps in combating obesity thanks to its highly nutritional and low-fat qualities. The impressive content of vitamin B in its leaves aids in digestion and converts the food into energy rather than storing it as fat.
Culinary Use: Moringa is a “miracle tree” and most of its parts, including the leaves, bark, fruits and roots are used as food items. Leaves of its tree can be added to salads and are also used in the preparation of sauces and soups. Cold pressed moringa oil is used for cooking and is appreciated for its long shelf life. The immature seed pods of the moringa tree, popularly known as drumsticks in India, are used in various dishes.
Moringa leaves are a great alternative to meat, because of the high protein content, especially for vegetarians. It contains the amino acids aregenine and histidine which are essential for infants and it is also a boon to combat malnutrition in the under-privileged regions of the world.
Other Uses of Moringa
Water Purification: Moringa olefeira extracts possess anti-cyanobacterial qualities and have been praised for their use in primitive water filtration systems. Its seeds work as a coagulant and exert flocculating effects on the clay and microorganisms present in water, thereby aiding in the removal of harmful pollutants and algae. It is a natural way of purifying and treating water, in contrast to other industrial coagulants such as alumina.
Seed Oil: Moringa seed oil has a low tendency to become rancid and is effectively used as a lubricant for fine apparatus such as watches.
Feed for Farm Animals: Leaves of moringa trees possess excellent nutritional characteristics and are beneficial for cattle feed, both economically and nutritionally. It promotes better milk production and helps to improve the quality of the meat.
Plant Growth Stimulator: Extracts from moringa leaves contain growth-enhancing properties and promote a better yield of the crop. Use of moringa growth hormone helps in improving the resistance of plants towards pests and diseases.
Its extracts have been extensively used in the manufacturing of creams, ointments, oils and moisturizers
Moringa oleifera: A Few Words of Caution
The roots and bark of moringa have an abortive effect and are not recommended for ingestion during pregnancy.
It is a highly nutritious plant and is generally safe for consumption. However, its usage for therapeutic relief should only be considered after consultation with a medical professional.
Moringa oleifera also helps in improving sensory perception and memory. It possesses anti-epileptic properties and helps in combating depression, anxiety and fatigue. Anti-inflammatory properties and the high vitamin content of moringa are valuable for treating scurvy and catarrhal conditions. It is useful for the regulation of thyroid hormones and is effective in curing skin infections and sores.
For 1 cup of water use 1 teaspoon each of fresh grated turmeric and ginger roots. If you use ground turmeric and ginger, use 1/3 teaspoon each. Add raw honey to taste and a slice of lemon if you want.
In order to increase turmeric absorption in the body (studies have revealed that turmeric has low absorption and rapid metabolism that lead to relatively low bioavailability in the body), once the tea is ready, you need to add a little bit of fat to the tea, such as a teaspoon of coconut oil or flaxseed oil for example.
Known in the Middle East as ’The Seed Of Blessing’
Black Cumin seeds, also known as Nigella Sativa – has been used to successfully keep people super healthy – for over 3,300 years, since their first reported discovery in Egyptian Pharoah Tutankhamun’s tomb. Part of the buttercup family, the seeds are dark, thin, and crescent-shaped when whole.
There have been reports of these “health giving” seeds used throughout history in the Middle East, the Mediterranean and India – from minor headaches and skin irritations – to otherwise deemed impossible circumstance. Regarded throughout the entire Middle East as one of the most powerful anti-inflammatory herbs ever existing…
- Cleopatra used it as a beauty treatment.
- Queen Nefertiti used black seed oil to bring luster to her hair and nails.
- Hippocrates used it to assist with digestive and metabolic disorders.
- Archaeologists even confirmed King Tut kept a bottle of Black Cumin Seed Oil in his tomb –for use in the afterlife.
Which brings no surprise that Black Cumin Seed Oil has also been used by practitioners of Ayurveda and Chinese Traditional Medicine for thousands of years for an extensive list of mild to extreme health conditions. In recent years, it has been put to the test and several scientific studies confirm its long reported health benefits.
Referred to As “The Highest Level Health Giving Seed Oil”…
With reported effectiveness against life-threatening culprits… Black Cumin may be the most effective “all-in-one” health food in existence.
Since 1964, there have been 458 published studies involving black cumin – confirming what Middle Eastern and North African cultures have known for thousands of years.
Black Cumin Seed Oil is quickly becoming the best health product for millions of people internationally.
It’s native source – Nigella Sativa has been involved in hundreds of studies regarding high level wellness, and particularly disease prevention. One of its active ingredients, Thymoquinone, has been effective in reducing the size of existing tumors.
In studies on rats and humans, Black Cumin Seed Oil has been found to do the following:
- Inhibited tumor growth by up to 50%
- Increased the growth of healthy bone marrow cells by 250%
- Aides in the production of natural interferon
- Demonstrated strong anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties
- Help to protect the body against damage from chemotherapy and radiation
- Deactivated and/or killed certain types of cancer cells
The Tangible Miracle of Black Cumin
It is one of the earliest cultivated plants in human history. Meaning it was one of the early providers of life.
Their black seeds contain over 100 chemical compounds and some of the ingredients are yet to be discovered and identified. The main active ingredient in black seed oil is crystalline nigellone. The seed oil also contains beta sitosterol, thymoquinone, myristic acid, palmitic acid, stearic acid, palmitoleic acid, oleic acid, linoleic acid, arachidonic acid, proteins and vitamins B1, B2 and B3. They also contain calcium, folic acid, iron, copper, zinc and phosphorous.
The high content of phytosterols found in Black Cumin Oil – are also necessary for the human body for natural production of hormones, provitamin D and bile acid – aiding in a prevention of endocrine disorders, immune deficiency and the #1 killer – cardiovascular disease.
As a result, these tiny Black Cumin seeds – provide an all-around super multi-vitamin of nutrition.
5 ‘Life-Saving’ Reasons to Consume Black Cumin Daily –
And Allow For Miraculous Living…
1) POTENT ENOUGH TO JUMPSTART THE IMMUNE SYSTEM – HELPING WITH EVEN THE NASTIEST OF THREATS LIKE CANCER & HIV
Dr. Gary Null stated – “every time you take black cumin you are stimulating your immune system to fight on your behalf and increase natural killer cells.” Thus, referring to its ability to improve the immune system, and help treat even the most impossible invaders like cancer and HIV, successfully.
Black Cumin does this by helping to stimulate the production of bone marrow and cells of the immune system. It increases the production of interferon, protects normal cells from the damaging effects of harmful invaders, helps destroy tumor cells and increases the number of antibody producing B cells within us.
In turn, Black Cumin supports the entire body. Its immune-building properties and active compounds have been proven to help fight a never-ending list of diseases and autoimmune disorders – via the boosting of the body’s immune cell production, bone marrow, and natural interferon. Even for people in the best state of health, consuming Black Cumin regularly – have greatly increased their vitality and well-being!
2) WOMAN REPORTS SHE WAS CURED OF STAGE 3 CANCER
A woman in Yemen, suffering of stage 3 cancer – longed for natural treatment. She was advised to take Black Cumin seeds with honey three times a day, in addition to garlic and honey.
After three months, her cancer completely disappeared. The woman continued consumption of these nutrient foods even after illness had diminished.
And not only has Black Cumin demonstrated to help improve a variety of Cancer situations like hers, but researchers at the Cancer Immuno-Biology Laboratory in South Carolina also found – Black Cumin helps stimulate the activity of neutrophil granulocytes – the most abundant type of white blood cell in the body. These neutrophils target cancer cells before they multiply, and help eliminate them before they can develop into harmful tumors.
3) THE ‘DEADLIEST’ FORM OF CANCER – DESTROYED BY BLACK CUMIN
Nigella Sativa has been a well-documented beneficial supplement for many forms of cancer, including pancreatic cancer.
Right now, pancreatic cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer deaths in America, because the survival rate after five years of conventional cancer treatment is sadly, only 4 percent.
A study conducted at Kimmel Cancer Center, at Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia – revealed that Nigella Sativa (Black Cumin) DESTROYED pancreatic cancer cells – with an incredible 80 percent cancer tumor cell death! It also showed to stop the gene transcription process so cancer cells can’t replicate!
The magic ingredient in Nigella Sativa appears to be thymoquinone. Researchers believe thymoquinone holds promise as a preventative strategy both for patients who have already gone through surgery and chemotherapy, as well as a promising preventative measure – especially for those genetically prone.
4) FOLLOW YOUR HEART – YOU’LL NEED IT
The utmost vitality doesn’t mean anything if you don’t maintain a HEALTHY HEART. Black Cumin benefits the heart and Cardiovascular system in a variety of impressive ways…
Rich unsaturated omega 6 & 9 acids and phytosterols help fortify and increase the elasticity of blood vessel walls, decrease capillary fragility and permeability, prevents thrombus formation, and decrease arterial pressure.
It also assists in the decrease of blood cholesterol – preventing formation of dangerous atherosclerotic plaque, as well as preventing development of inflammatory elements in the overall cardiovascular system. Additionally, Black Cumin has been used to treat tachycardia, bradycardia, hypotension, hypertension, as well as alternative heart diseases.
5) PROTECTION AGAINST ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANT “SUPER BUGS” – ALREADY THREATENING OUR FUTURE
In 1989, an article about phenomenal properties of Black Cumin was published in the Pakistani Medical Journal.
Then in 1992, research of the antibacterial properties of Black Cumin – in comparison with strong antibiotics was carried out in the medical department of the university in Dhaka, in Bangladesh. The facts were very facsinating – Black Cumin Oil demonstrated itself as a MORE EFFICIENT remedy against certain types of bacteria including those which most strongly resist antibiotic drugs.
A Good Problem – Black Cumin Supplies You With Too Many Benefits to List…
Some of the many conditions reportedly treated with consistent ingestion of Black Cumin Oil – include, but are not limited to…
- Heart Disease
- Improves hair growth and even prevents poliosis (early graying).
- Boost production of bone marrow
- Allergies and Sinusitis
- Anxiety and Nervous Tension
- Colds and Flu’s
- Colic (babies)
- Diarrhea, Indigestion and Heartburn
- Hair Loss
- Headaches and Migraines
- High Blood Pressure
- Intestinal Parasites
- Lethargy and Depression
- Candida Albicans
- Decreases the cholesterol level in blood
- Prevents development of inflammatory processes in the cardiovascular system
- Helps fortify and increase the elasticity of blood vessel walls
- Helps Acne
- Helps relieve backache, arthritis and rheumatism
- Helps Burns
- Helps with Eczema
- Fungal and other Infections
- Joint Pain
- Sore Muscles
- Analgesic (pain-killing)
- Gluconeogenesis inhibitor (anti-diabetic)
- Hepato-protective (liver protecting)
- Insulin sensitizing
- Interferon inducer
- Increases flow of breast milk in nursing mothers
- Stimulates menstrual periods
- Chronic fatigue
- Increases healthy fat in the blood
- Improves body tone
- Calms nervous system
- Stimulates urine productionImproves respiratory problems/symptoms
- Fights infectious disease
- Prevent epileptic seizures
- Prostate issues
- Gallbladder stones
- Kidney stones
- Varicose veins
- High blood pressure
- Difficult circulation and many other health problems.
- Reno-protective (kidney protecting)
- Tumor necrosis factor alpha inhibitor
- Boosts immune system function and response
- Boosts functioning of metabolic processes.
- Nourishes the skin and helps in the regeneration of damaged cells
The Best Way To Consume Black Cumin:
The “OIL” – is the most effective form to consume Black Cumin because the oil is more concentrated than whole seeds unpressed, and is more readily assimilated. Also, because of it’s potent, absorbable concentration – only 1 teaspoon is needed per dose.
Most health experts and natural physicians recommend taking 1 teaspoon of the oil two times per day for therapeutic effects, on an empty stomach/before meals and bedtime. Or once per day, for a healthy maintenance dose or as a preventative measure.
Black Cumin can have sedative effects for some though, and because the oils have bile-expelling characteristics, in my opinion, it is best taken in the evening – unless utilizing 2x per day for therapeutic benefits. You can take the oil on its own, mixed in water or juice (*great with raw honey), or can be added to warm tea – like herbal chai, etc.
Many people have also added a small amount to their face & body creams, with phenomenal results. Also beneficial topically for burns, psoriasis and alternative skin disorders.
Mix with honey and/or garlic for a great tonic for effective immunity-boosting during cold and flu season.
Black Cumin should be taken daily as a preventative measure for all illness, and life-long vitality.