9 Proven Black Cumin Health Benefits

Hello!

Previously I published a recipe for the Vegan Tomato Soup with Black Cumin, and I thought it would be useful for you guys if I also share the health benefits of black cumin overall!

Let’s introduce these little guys to you.

Black Cumin (Latin: Nigella sativa L.) has its roots in North-Eastern Europe and Western Asia where it was widely used as medicine. In Middle Ages, it was believed that black cumin can cure everything excepting death.

The scientific research has proven that Black Cumin has phenomenal health benefits.

Internal

  1. Antibacterial Properties and Antifungal Properties. It has been proven that Nigella sativa is effective in fighting Staphylococcus Aureus and Candida Albicans.
  2. A cure for Depression. The research has shown that Black Cumin has positive impact on central nervous system, adding it to your meals every day can help with improving your overall well-being
  3. Antihistamine Properties. The research has demonstrated that black seeds have a miraculous effect on hay fever, and it is free from common antihistamine meds side effects, like drowsiness and fatigue.
  4. Antihypertensive. It has been proved that black seeds have stronger activity than many antihypertensive drugs.
  5. A cure for Asthma. 29 people took part in 3-months research. 14 were given a placebo, and 15 were given Black Cumin extract. Asthma symptoms started decreasing in the second group after 2 months.

External

  1. A cure for Atopic Dermatitis. It has been proven that oil from black seeds has an enormous impact on this disease. I can relate to that, as my fiancee has that problem and black cumin oil really helped! We spent a lot of money on pharmaceuticals, but black cumin oil was the only thing that really helped.
  2. Anti Acne. As I mentioned before, it has antibacterial properties, and it is an excellent acne cure. It fights the bacteria but it doesn’t dry the skin.
  3. Help in Psoriasis. The research has shown that black cumin oil and black cumin seeds extract has a beneficial impact on psoriasis, however, following the research and my own observation it looks like it is impossible to cure psoriasis completely.
  4. Anti Dandruff. I really don’t need a research paper to completely agree with that. I had a horrible greasy dandruff, I tried everything, nothing helped. My mum suggested black cumin oil, it was gone after two weeks. I was using it every third day.

I could go on and on about all the benefits, and I think that it goes without saying that black cumin oil and seeds have a never ending list of them. I have chosen ones I feel are the most sought when it comes to ‘superfoods’. Oh, forgot to add weight loss…

I have listed my resources down below, and I encourage you to have a look at them, as you can find more details about that miraculous plant.

Resources: 

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2352241015000286

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3642442/

http://www.poradnikzdrowie.pl/zywienie/co-jesz/czarnuszka-zastosowanie-w-kuchni-i-kosmetyce-wlasciwosci-czarnuszki_39757.html (if you speak Polish :))

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4387228/ 

How to ‘smuggle’ black seeds and make them your every day must eat.

-Add them to cream soups, like here Vegan Tomato Soup with Black Cumin Seeds.

-Sprinkle on your sandwiches

-Use Black Cumin Oil in salads, tastes so great!

-Like to bake bread? Add some of it!  Buy Black Cumin Here

That’s what I do. Do you have any other ideas how to use Black Cumin seeds or oil? Please comment below!

Vegan Creamy Tomato Soup with Black Cumin Seeds

Hey Guys,

I decided to minimise my writing a bit, and share with you a quick video!

The recipe is very easy, but if you have some questions, please comment down below 🙂

Don’t forget to put the bay leaf and allspice out, before you blend it 🙂

I used this Black Cumin Seeds Nigella Sativa seeds – Health Embassy – Black seed cumin

Enjoy!

Music: 3 pound universe by Jeris (c) copyright 2013 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. Source

London’s Vegan and Gluten Free Scene Series/Nama Foods. Notting Hill

Hello, Everyone!

I never thought I would like to write a review of a restaurant, but I definitely changed my mind after trying Nama’s Italian Wrap and their amazing Cheesecake. The food was good enough that after visiting Nama an idea to start a post series came to my mind. It will be called London’s Vegan and Gluten Free Scene Series. Or something like that. You get the point.

What was so amazing about Nama?

Everything was gluten and wheat free, it was extremely exciting for me because I could order anything! It doesn’t happen a lot when I eat out.
The taste! My Italian wrap: ‘Herbed macadamia ricotta, Pomodoro, green pesto, semi-dehydrated tomatoes, balsamic mushrooms, spinach, carrot’ That day I fancied some veggies for lunch and that wrap was absolutely everything I wanted. Vegetables were fresh and crispy, and the taste of the ricotta was much better than the original, regular ricotta./ and my fiancee’s blueberry cheesecake: Brazil nut and coconut crust, cultured cashew and blueberry filling, candied coconut’.  I’m so sorry mum but I think it was the best cheesecake in the world (:D). It was a blueberry cheesecake but it also had a little bit of chocolatey taste, it wasn’t too sweet, it was just great. And in my opinion, it was different than other raw desserts I tried because I could taste the coconut, not just the coconut oil which is added everywhere when it comes to raw desserts.

FullSizeRender (1).jpg

FullSizeRender (2).jpg
The way our meals were presented. They were served beautifully, it always makes me eat slower!
Really nice staff. But for the next time -leaving one menu on the table would have been useful 😀

I will definitely visit the place again, I really need to try their blueberry pancakes! I highly recommend visiting Nama Foods, you will not regret it.

This is my genuine opinion, the post isn’t sponsored!

What is also cool about them is that they also provide raw food courses (click). I think I will consider it as my skills are horrible when it comes to desserts and their presence.

Londoners ( or not Londoners who visited London and tried some vegan places) do you know any other vegan and gluten free friendly places? I really want to check them out! Please, let me know in the comments, email me or send a pigeon. Will be waiting.

 

Veggie Rolls

Time for a vegan recipe!

I always thought these are very time-consuming. But when I tried making some, I completely changed my mind, not only they are not time-consuming but also they are delicious!

You need:

Rice paper. I prefer bigger size.
Veggies! I used: peppers, avocado, rocket, radish, carrots, cucumbers.
Water.

Chilli sauce:

One chilli pepper.
Olive oil or rapeseed oil, it’s up to you.
Cider Vinegar.
Salt and pepper.
Garlic, one clove.
Water.
Tomato sauce.
Something sweet. I added some date syrup.
Black sesame (optional)
Soy Sauce. I always use Kikkoman Gluten Free

Preparation :

Chop chilli and garlic in super small pieces and fry a little bit. Then add a little bit of tomato sauce, then water, spices, sesame (optional), sweet stuff, and vinegar. Stir it and keep checking the taste, and keep adding things if you need to 🙂

vegan-healthy-spring-rolls3-1-of-1

vegan-healthy-spring-rolls2-1-of-1

 

Check out my other vegan recipes: Sibberi Citrus Drink , Vegan Waffles.

Citrus Drink with Sibberi

I’m happy that I can finally say it out loud: I started working with an amazing company : Sibberi, which distributes the healthiest water of all: Birch Water!

I think that it is a great opportunity to present a very simple recipe for a healthy and refreshing drink based on birch water.

It’s so easy. You just need Sibberi (they have three flavours: bamboo, maple and clean birch), limes, fresh or frozen mint leaves, frozen orange, lemons and something sweet if you like. I’d suggest maple syrup, but I didn’t add anything sweet it was tasty without it. Check out some pictures I took while preparing it. Zingy!

Birch water has amazing health benefits and when it’s sugar-free it means you can enjoy guilt-free as much as you want. Click here to find out about the health benefits.

 

sibberi-birch-water2sibberi-birch-water-drink-with-citrus-fruits-and-5sibberi-birch-water-drink-with-citrus-fruits-and-4sibberi-birch-water-drink-with-citrus-fruits-and-3sibberi-birch-water-drink-with-citrus-and-orangessibberi-birch-water-drink-with-citrus-and-oranges-and-lime

 

Vegan Chocolates

‘Fighting’ late night cravings with Peanut Butter Vegan Pralines!

Sweet cravings… we all have them sometimes! What should we do when we want something sweet but don’t want to ruin our healthy diet? We make Vegan Pralines with peanut butter! Grab this quick and easy recipe and treat yourself with healthy pralines.

What do you need:

  • Creamed Coconut or Coconut oil mixed with creamed coconut.
  • Cocoa
  • Peanut Butter. I used Meridian Smooth Peanut Butter
  • Agave Syrup / Xylitol / Date Syrup or whatever you want for sweetness.
  • Vanilla extract or any other flavour you want. I used vanilla sticks for extra fresh taste.

Process:

Melt creamed coconut, be careful not to get water in it because it might get lumpy. Add some sweetener, I added 3 tsp of Biona Agave Syrup . Mix it together and then add 2 tbsp of cocoa powder, I used this Organic Cocoa Powder

When you have your chocolate part ready, put a layer of it in forms, to make the bottom of a praline. When it’s done, put the form in the fridge. Keep it there for at least one hour, or put it in the freezer and wait 15 minutes (just as I do, I’m not patient when it comes to food) .

Peanut butter filling:

It’s the simplest part of the recipe. Mix peanut butter with a little bit of salt and some sweetener and put the filling into your form. Next, pour the rest of your chocolate coconut (melt it again if needed) and put in the fridge for at least 2 hours. No cutting corners here with freezing it – give the pralines some time to settle.

Last step… enjoy your pralines!

 

 

 

If you have some questions, drop me a comment or an email. And if you made them, feel free to post them on Instagram and tag me, I’m always happy to see it!

Check also my Vegan Spelt Waffles Recipe

 

 

 

 

Foreo International

Vegan Spelt Waffles

 

I decided to make vegan waffles!. At first, I thought I will fail in making them, but surprisingly, not only that did not happen, but they came out better than non-vegan waffles! I swear they are super crispy and really tasty!

If you feel like making some,  I present you a recipe that I came up with. I found many vegan waffles recipes but I wasn’t entirely sure about them. You can experiment with it as much as you want. That’s what I did. I was just following my intuition. 🙂

The recipe:

  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour. I used white spelt.
  • 4 tbsp of oil. I used rapeseed.
  • 3 tbsp of vegan cream. I used Oatly and I recommend it!
  • 1 tsp soda or baking powder. I used gluten free corn baking powder.
  • Vanilla
  • Sweet stuff (mix and match): Xylitol, Stevia, Agave Syrup, Maple Syrup or Dates, it is entirely up to you. I used Stevia and Agave Syrup.
  • Water. You need to be careful with it. Add as much water as you need, the dough should be thicker than a pancake dough, but not too thick.
  • Add some seeds, if you want. I added chia.

Tip. You can also add a mashed banana. If I had one, I would do that 🙂

Mix it all together. As I mentioned earlier, the dough should be thicker than a pancake one but not too much.

Fry this in a waffle maker for about 5 minutes. Take a peek now and then to make them just the way you like them.

And you’re done!

They are extremely easy and tasty. We had them with sugar-free apricot jam and Choc-Shot by Sweet Freedom.

Thanks for reading. Please follow my Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for more updates on noms like this!

 

 

 

Let me know about your experience 😉

Cheers!

Marianne

 

 

FARMDROP DISCOUNT 🙂