The one thing we don’t do here at Love Organics is boring health foods! We want vibrant colours, like the colours of our Kimchi or RubyKraut. We want delicious flavours and a tasty variety of ways to get the most out of our daily vitamins and minerals! We don’t want powders and tablets and a mountain of plastic vitamin bottles sitting in our cupboards. We want sustainability and delicious, organic ingredients. That’s why we created Love Organics and why we include all the amazing superfoods that we do in all our ferments. Black seed is just another one of those amazing ingredients. Here’s a few reasons to get more of this good stuff in your life.
Black seed also assisted in regulation of insulin resistance. These findings are a game changer for people who are looking to regulate their Type-2 diabetes in a natural way.
Black Seed benefit #1
Black seed (also known as nigella, black cumin, fennel flower, black caraway and Roman coriander) is derived from the Nigella sativa plant. The seeds can be consumed raw, toasted or as an oil, which can also be used topically and is great for rashes, acne and eczema (1). It’s an amazing source of calcium, iron, zinc and Folic Acid and, due to its anti-inflammatory nature, has a soothing effect on smooth muscles. In particular, the lungs (2). Studies have shown that consumption of black seed in its natural form, or as an oil, vastly improves lung function in suffers of chronic asthma and other lung diseases. We are more and more looking at holistic ways in which we can improve our health, and nutraceuticals, such as black seed, are being studied more and more for their benefits. Benefits that have been widely known in ancient cultures, or in the case of black seed, even mentioned in the Bible as a medicinal!
Black Seed benefit #2
It also has naturally occurring anticonvulsant properties. This means that it’s been used for centuries to treat a number of neurological disorders (3). A study conducted in 2007 of children who suffer from refractory epilepsy found that overwhelmingly participants who consumed the black seed in its oil form suffered a significant decrease in their seizures. Due to its variety of phytoconstituents (4) that are naturally found within black seed, its also shown to have antidepressant qualities. In the study, mice that were given the black seed were able to be induced with an antidepressant like effects. Something that makes you feel good at the same time sparks your taste buds? Yes, please! That’s what we’re all about at Love Organics.
Black Seed benefit #3
Honestly, we could waffle on about black seed all day, but we wont, so this is our final point. In 2019, studies were undertaken (5) in regards to the effects of black seed on Type-2 Diabetes Mellitus. And, boy, did they show some results! It found that black seed was able to significantly improve hyperglycaemia and diabetes control as it does immense work on ensuring that our blood glucose levels remain within the healthy parameters. Black seed also assisted in regulation of insulin resistance. These findings are a game changer for people who are looking to regulate their Type-2 diabetes in a natural way.
So, there you have it. Black seed is tasty and a bonafide superfood? You betchya! We hope you enjoy it in our yummy products and it helps you on your way to a happier, healthier you!