Mankind has always turned to nature when in doubt. Is it surprising then that even in modern time and age, we find ourselves reverting to natural ways of sustaining, strengthening, and nourishing our bodies? Case in point, the global demand for herbal remedies resulting in the emergence of a burgeoning industry worth over $60 billion annually.
Herbs and spices have been used for therapeutic purposes since the beginning of time. Centuries ago, before the advent of pharma, our ancestors resorted to traditional herbal medicine to stay healthy. Now, slowly research is also catching on.
Turns out there was immense wisdom in ancient methods of healing. Many studies have explored the use of natural produce and alternative medicine for health promotion. Most of these studies found that herbal medicine works and is safer than the conventional curative options available to us.
At Nature’s Blends, we are committed to helping you benefit from all the goodness in nature. That is why we worked for years to create powerful wellness-promoting blend of two of the most potent spices we could find: black seed and turmeric.
Both black seed and turmeric have a bundle of health benefits to offer. When combined, they work in conjunction to keep you in good health, boost your metabolism and enhance your overall well-being. Let’s begin by looking at each of these spices in detail:
What is Turmeric?
Turmeric or Curcuma Longa is another gift we ought to thank nature for. Turmeric is a bright orange spice that belongs to the ginger family. It is extracted from the root of a special flowering plant that is commonly grown in tropical regions.
Dubbed as either one of the most ‘effective herbal supplements till date’ or the gold ‘curry spice’ in the West, turmeric is also an eastern spice with a rich history. It has been used as both a cooking ingredient and a healing agent in India for at least 4000 years.
Ayurvedic scriptures make frequent mentions of this strong spice and recommend it as a remedy for ailments ranging from fatigue and weakness to digestive disorders and chronic body pain. It is described as a ‘warming, light and dry’ agent that strengthens the body from within.
Turmeric is also one of the very few spices that have been properly researched. Modern studies have confirmed the medicinal and healing properties of this orange-gold spice. It is currently being studied for its effect on cancerous tumours, cardiovascular disorders, neurological conditions, and cystic fibrosis.
What is Black Seed Oil?
Black seed oil is obtained by cold pressing the little triangular seeds of the Nigella Sativa plant native to Asia, North Africa, and Southern Europe. The plant was recognised very early on for its miraculously therapeutic properties.
Derivatives from this shrub, including its black seeds and oil, were commonly used for culinary and medicinal purposes wherever it grew. Black seeds, called ‘the blessed seeds’ in some parts of the world, soon became a staple for our ancestors - and for a good reason (read on!)
What Are Black Seed and Turmeric Good For?
Black seeds are a rich source of a long list of vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals, both of which are essential for the smooth functioning of the body. They are packed in thiamin, niacin, calcium, phosphorus, folic acid, iron, zinc, and copper.
Black seeds are also loaded with a special bioactive compound namely thymoquinone. Thymoquinone is a very strong ingredient with major antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It aids the body in healing - down to a cellular level - and protects it against a variety of chronic diseases.
It is perhaps because of this unique composition that black seed oil is considered a panacea. It may provide relief against:
- Inflammatory conditions
- High Cholesterol
- Autoimmune Diseases
- Diabetes Symptoms
- Metabolic Syndrome
- Skin Conditions such as eczema, acne, and psoriasis
- Common cold and sore throat
- Chronic pain
Turmeric is rich in more than 300 naturally occurring compounds, all of which nurture our body and keep it functioning optimally. It contains beta-carotene, vitamin C, powerful flavonoids, omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, and a blend of easy-to-assimilate minerals like iron, niacin, potassium, zinc, phosphorus, and manganese.
But the most magical ingredients turmeric is packed with are active compounds called curcuminoids, out of which curcumin steals the limelight because of its powerful and dominant anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Most of the therapeutic properties of turmeric are attributed to curcumin.
Research has shown that regular intake of turmeric can be very beneficial for us. Turmeric has major curative potential. It may alleviate symptoms of:
- Muscle soreness
- Exercise-induced inflammation
- Chronic inflammatory conditions
- Heart disease
- Degenerative conditions
- Digestive disorders
Can You Take Turmeric and Black Seed Together?
Yes absolutely. It is completely safe to consume black seed and turmeric in one go. Both these spices complement each other, not just in terms of their taste but also their healing properties. That is why we have combined the two to create our health-promoting range of Turmeric and Black Seed Capsules.
In South Asia, black seeds (locally known as Kalonji) and turmeric (called Haldi) are often blended together to make a healthful spice mix that can be added to main dishes, curries, and salads. You can do that too!
But if you want to consume both of these amazing spices to support your health and immunity, the best way to do that is by taking Turmeric and Black Seed Capsules by Nature’s Blends. Not just is it a more convenient method to benefit from these natural spices but also more effective.
When you cook with turmeric and black seeds, the level of nutrients (especially curcumin) will be a lot lower than the levels your body requires to stay healthy. Also, by exposing black seed oil to heat while cooking, you risk denaturing some of its most active compounds.
On the other hand, the nutrient levels in our supplement capsules are fine-tuned according to the specific requirements of your body. Our black seed turmeric capsules are made from pure black seed oil and organic turmeric.
They are also rich in black pepper concentrates that boost curcumin absorption into your bloodstream by up to twenty times. So, if you want to benefit optimally from the black seed and turmeric combo, opt for our vegan supplements - your body will thank you later!