12 Health Benefits Of This Little Black Seed (We Are Crazy About #8!)

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4.  Stops Hair Loss

Black seeds’ antioxidant and antimicrobial compounds can help strengthen hair follicles, which can reduce hair loss. Black seed is also incredibly moisturizing, which encourages hair growth, gives you shiny, lustrous hair, and protects your hair from the damaging rays of the sun. With its anti-fungal compounds, black seed can also stop dandruff or other infections that may cause hair loss.  Mix equal parts of black seed oil and olive oil or jojoba oil and warm for a few minutes. Rub this mixture into your scalp and hair. Allow it to sit for 15 to 30 minutes, then shampoo as you normally would. You can also add 10 to 15 drops of black seed oil in your shampoo or conditioner to give your hair luster and shine.

 

5. Controls Diabetes

One study published in the 2010 issue of the Indian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology showed that subjects who consumed two grams of black seed daily were able to better control their blood sugar levels. Regular consumption of these tiny seeds can reduce fasting blood sugar levels and insulin resistance, not to mention increase the beta-cell function of the pancreas. You can also help prevent diabetes by consuming these seeds, or an extract, each day.

 

6.  Improves Memory

Give your brain and your memory a real boost by consuming black seeds. Since they have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant compounds, black seeds can improve your memory and protect your noggin from real damage. The Journal of Ethnopharmacology published a study in 2013 showing that subjects who consumed two 500 mg supplements that contained pure, ground black seed had significant improvements in their memory, cognition, and attention span compared to those who took the placebo.

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