Black Seed Oil (Amazing Herbs)
Black Cumin (Nigella sativa) Seed is rich in nutritional values. Monosaccharides (single molecule sugars)
in the form of glucose, rhamnose, xylose, and arabinose are found in the black seed.
The Black Cumin (Nigella sativa) Seed contains a non-starch polysaccharide component, which is a useful source of dietary fiber.
It is rich in fatty acids, particularly the unsaturated and essential fatty acids (Linoleic and Linolenic acid).
The EFAs, consisting of alpha-Linolenic acid (omega-3) and Linoleic acid (omega-6), are substances that cannot be manufactured in the body, and thus must be taken in as supplements or through high-EFA foods.
Fifteen amino acids make up the protein content of the Black Cumin (Nigella sativa) Seed, including eight of the nine essential amino acids.
Essential amino acids cannot be synthesized within our body in sufficient quantities and are thus required from our diet.
Black seed contains Arginine, which is essential for infant growth. Chemical analysis has further revealed that the Black Cumin (Nigella sativa) Seed contains carotene, which is converted by the liver into vitamin A.
The Black Cumin (Nigella sativa) Seed is also a source of calcium, iron, sodium, and potassium.
Required only in small amounts by the body, these elements' main function is to act as essential cofactors in various enzyme functions.
Black Seed contains over 100 valuable components.
It is a significant source of essential fatty acids, proteins, carbohydrates and other vitamins and minerals.
"The seeds are also rich in sterols, especially beta-sitosterol, which is known to have anticarcinogenic activity".
-Dr. Michael Tierra, L.AC. OMD.
Black Seed stimulates bone marrow and immune cells, protects normal cells against cell destroying effects of viruses, destroys tumor cells and raises the number of anti-bodies producing B cells.
-Cancer Immuno-biology Lab, Southern California
Black Seed proves to have an anti-histamine, anti-oxidant, anti-biotic, anti-mycotic and broncho-dilating effect.
-Study of Black seed oil on humans, American Scientists
Black Seed is a valuable source of protein, carbohydrates, essential fatty acids, vitamins A, B1, B2, C and niacin as well as minerals such as calcium, potassium, iron, magnesium, selenium and zinc. Phytochemicals of Nigella Sativa seeds.
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