Our black seed oil recipe is designed to support your immune system, bones, brain and gut health, to soothe inflammation, and as a tonic to rebuild your vitality if you have been ill or need to recharge. Lisa Rieniets ND
2 tablespoons of cultured coconut yoghurt.
1 teaspoon of organic cold-pressed black cumin seed oil (black seed oil).
1 heaped teaspoon of organic black sesame seed tahini.
1 teaspoon of raw honey.
How To Make It & Take It
The recipe itself is so easy to make. You start with an unsweetened, pure cultured coconut yoghurt and then add the other ingredients to the yoghurt.
Mix all of the ingredients thoroughly together in a cup, and eat it in the morning after breakfast to support your energy levels for the day.
It’s the nutrition in the ingredients you’re after but there’s no reason why you can’t play with the recipe. Add your favourite berries or raw cacao to the mix if you want an extra boost of antioxidants.
Black seed oil is potent. That’s why we soften the effect on your gut with coconut yoghurt. It’s also better to start by using half a teaspoon of oil for several days and build up to using a full teaspoon.
We use honey in the recipe to sweeten as well as promote healthy digestion and support your immune system. If the taste of black seed oil is too strong for you, try adding another teaspoon of raw honey.
Some people prefer to take the black seed oil part of our recipe by itself, rather than with the other ingredients. That’s fine but make sure you take the oil after you have eaten food. If you prefer to take black seed oil separately, swallow it straight off a teaspoon and follow with a chaser of fresh juice. The benefits of black cumin seed are worth it so find a way to take it that works for you.
For general health, enjoy the recipe 2-3 times a week. If you are healing and rebuilding your vitality, you can eat this recipe every day until your symptoms are alleviated. Talk to your health practitioner first to make sure that there are no contraindications if you are taking prescribed medicine.
Why this health recipe is so good for you
We use coconut yoghurt because of what it doesn’t contain. The presence of hormones in animal milk products have the potential to disrupt your endocrine system (hormones) and are linked to breast, testicular and prostate cancers.
When you eat cultured coconut yoghurt (instead of traditional dairy) you still get an abundance of live probiotics, which calm chronic inflammation by improving the levels of healthy bacteria in your gut.
Probiotics are also associated with decreased diarrhoea and constipation; improved digestive symptoms, glycaemic control, antioxidant status, blood lipids, oral health and breastfeeding outcomes; enhanced immunity; and eradicating helicobacter pylori, which cause ulcers.
If you live in Australia, we use a local coconut yoghurt called COYO because it is organic, contains no refined sugars or preservatives, and it’s full of live probiotics. It’s rich, creamy and delicious.
BLACK SEED OIL
Black seed is known for fighting bacteria, viruses, fungal infections, inflammation, cancer and parasites.
immunostimulant, antibacterial, antifungal, anti-ulcerative, anti-inflammatory, anticancer, antioxidant, anti-tumorous, antipyretic, hypoglycaemic, immunomodulatory, anti-hypertensive, anti-depressant, antispasmodic, hepatoprotective, anti-parasitic.
Candida albicans • bacterial and viral infections • boosting immune cell activity and antibodies • high in antioxidants. • asthma and reducing airway inflammation • natural anti-inflammatory for joint pain • used topically for skin conditions such as acne, eczema, psoriasis • blood sugar and cholesterol balance • weight loss • digestion and gut health • allergies and hay fever • brain health and cognition • kidney and liver protection.
Nigella sativa has been used as a traditional medicine for centuries. The oil and thymoquinone (TQ) extracted from its seeds are effective against many diseases including cancer in the blood system, lung, breast, bone, kidney, liver, prostate, breast, cervix, and skin; cardiovascular complications; diabetes; asthma; and kidney disease.
BLACK SESAME SEEDS
Black sesame seed tahini is full of essential vitamins, minerals and healthy fats that have anti-inflammatory properties.
Sesamin and other antioxidants in sesame seeds can help ease inflammation and pain related to injury, lung disease and arthritis; prevent free radical damage to your cells; improve brain health and the risk of developing dementia; and have been studied extensively for their anti-cancer potential, including colon, lung, liver, and breast cancer.
Sesame seeds are also used to help regulate blood pressure, cholesterol and the risk of heart disease, prevent diabetes, strengthen bones, muscles and joints, improve skin health, and relieve constipation.
In Chinese herbal medicine, black sesame seeds are used to prevent and reverse common signs of aging like loss of hearing, poor memory, grey hair, skin pigmentation, wrinkles, and poor eyesight.
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