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Black Seed - Facts and Health Benefits

For centuries, the Black Seed (Nigella Sativa) herb and oil have been used by millions of people in Asia, Middle East, Eastern Europe and Africa to compliment their health. Highly aromatic and spicy, this tiny seed and its fixed oil is used as a food preservative and for a variety of supportive health benefits—help restore the natural balance of the body's vital organs and strengthen its natural defenses. Here are just a few benefits of using black seed:

  • Bolster Vitality
  • Aid Digestion,
  • Respiratory, Kidney, Liver, Inflammatory and Circulatory Support
  • Heal MRSA
  • Reduce High Blood Pressure
  • Aid Type 2 Diabetes

Black Seed is grown in various countries and therefore known by many names such as Black Cumin (Egypt), Black Caraway (Turkey), Kalonji (India/Pakistan), Habbatul Baraka or the Blessed Seed (Middle East), among others. Ever since its introduction to the United States in the late 1980's, it has been commonly referred to as 'Black Seed' or 'Black Cumin' and often used as a spice in traditional Indian, Pakistani, Middle Eastern and Persian cuisines.

Black Seed's medicinal use has a very rich traditional history that goes beyond ancient Eygptian and Biblical times.A  Black Seed was found in Tutankhamen's tomb and a biblical reference to it is noted in the Old Testament (Isaiah 28: 25, 27). Another important ancient reference to Black Seed's use is from Muhammad, the Prophet of Islam (PBUH)(Sahih Bukhari 71:592). Deeper research suggest that it was used as early as the 5th century B.C. by Hippocrates and by Pliny the Elder and Dioscorides.

The first modern study on Black Seed was published in 1959 and since then, hundreds of studies at international universities and articles published in various journals have shown remarkable results supporting the benefits and uses of Black Seed alone or combined with other complimentary herbs.

Amazingly Black Seed's chemical composition is very rich and diverse. It contains the phytochemicals thymoquinone and crystalline nigellone as well as anti-oxidants, amino acids, proteins, carbohydrates, fixed oils (EFA's 3/6/9), volatile oils, alkaloids, saponin, and fiber, as well as minerals such as calcium, iron, sodium and potassium. There are still many components in Black Seed that haven't been identified and research is going on around the world to help shed more light into this remarkable little seed.

Our Store carries black seed in  oils and soft gels by Amazing Herbs. Come into Total Health Foods today and try black seed - “the cure for everything- but death”.


Sources:
Goreja, W. Discover the Secret of Black Seed [Web]. Retrieved from http://www.amazingherbs.com/whatisblacse1.html
Ji, S. Black Seed- The Remedy for Everything But Death [Web] Retrieved from http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/black-seed-remedy-everything-death
 
For centuries, the Black Seed (Nigella Sativa) herb and oil have been used by millions of people in Asia, Middle East, Eastern Europe and Africa to compliment their health. Highly aromatic and spicy, this tiny seed and its fixed oil is used as a food preservative and for a variety of supportive health benefits—help restore the natural balance of the body's vital organs and strengthen its natural defenses.

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Our body’s inflammation response is a natural process and part of the body doing its job. We often think of the inflammation response as something we can feel—such as where there are large numbers of sensitive nerve endings. But we can also have a response we can’t feel, where sensitive nerves aren’t concentrated. Whether we’re aware of it or not, this inflammation response can affect the whole body.

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At New Chapter, we are dedicated to scientific validation for our products, so of course Zyflamend’s ten-herb formula is based on extensive research. But we’re also guided by long herbal tradition. People around the world have used the herbs in Zyflamend to supplement andsupporthealth and longevity for thousands of years. Turmeric, Ginger, and Holy Basil are common in Asian and Indian wellness regimes. Green Tea is cultivated and consumed across that same area, and revered for its remarkable properties. Rosemary and Oregano are culinary treasures of the Mediterranean. Zyflamend’s Hu Zhang is a natural source of resveratrol, the heart-supportive compound also found in red wine – part of the healthy Mediterranean diet. Chinese Skullcap, Chinese Goldthread, Hu Zhang, and Barberry are time-honored tonic herbs in the Chinese herbal tradition.

 

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RAW Gluten-Free SupportRaw Gluten Support

  • Supports Healthy Digestion of Gluten and Dairy Containing Foods
  • Helps Digest Hidden Gluten and Dairy
  • Provides Essential Nutrients Typically Deficient in Those on a Gluten-Free Diet
  • Supports Gut-Related Immune System Function

RAW Gluten-Free Support offers a powerful digestive support complex–providing a broad range of highly active digestive enzymes that help break down components found in grains and dairy to ease digestion, including DPP-IV and other high activity proteases specifically targeting gluten and casein. Also included are shelf-stable Saccharomyces boulardii and Bacillus coagulans –beneficial probiotic organisms that support healthy digestion and gut-related immune system function.

RAW Gluten-Free Support also includes significant amounts of RAW Vitamins D3, Folate, B12, Calcium and Iron, sourced exclusively from RAW whole foods, to provide essential nutrients typically deficient in those on gluten-free diets and to support healthy red blood cells.

Why go RAW to support your digestion?
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RAW

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jalapenos are now in the juice barWhat about the noteworthy antioxidant that gives spicy peppers their bite? You know, that tear-jerking, sweat-inducing, fiery blast of heat? That is capsaicin. It's a flavorless, odorless, colorless compound found in varying amounts in peppers. Jalapeños have capsaicin. The more capsaicin, the hotter the pepper, and the higher the antioxidant level.  Another note worthy quality of jalapeno peppers is their ability to fight Migraine Headaches and Sinus Headaches.  They aid in clearing mucus from your nose, combating nasal congestion. Jalapeno peppers contains antibacterial properties that help fight chronic sinus infections.

Other fun facts about jalapeno peppers

  • Rich in Vitamin C
  • Cancer Fighter
  • Antioxidant
  • Fight Inflammation
  • Helps You Burn Fat and Lose Weight

Try Total Health Food's new drinks with jalapeno peppers!  The Tropical Heat and The Hot Tamale will surely add a zing to your day.

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