Basal seeds are rich in proteins carbs and essential fats and they are packed with great deal of dietary fiber. Interestingly these seeds contain no calories. According to DR. Anju Sood a nutritionist: ‘these seeds are rich in antioxidants that are helping in to control diabetes and is also good for our skin.
Hard to chew so don’t take them raw. It’s best to soak them in water before consumption that make them gelatinous. 1/4 cup of chopped basil seeds will fulfill 31% vitamin K need. So it is a great addition if we are lacking this vitamin in our body. Basal seeds have been used in Ayurvedic and Chinese medicines.
1- The fibers in basal seeds make you feel fuller and may id in weight loss. These seeds are rich in alpha-linolinic acid which is due to Omega-3-fatty acids in these seeds. These acids help in boosting the fats metabolism.
2- Its a great drink to take to beat the summer heat. It is included as one of the best body coolants. They lower the body weight that’s why people often add them in daily drinks like lemonade sherbets or milkshakes etc.
3- They have anti-oxidants, anti-bacterial, antiviral, anticancer antispasmodic and anti fungal properties.
4- They control blood sugar levels. They slower the conversion of carbohydrates into glucose. So they could be served as good food for diabetes II patients.
5- The fibers in their coats give a laxative effect when soaked. These can also be used to alleviate flatulence, stomach cramps and indigestion.
6- It smooths the bowel movements and avoids constipation. It is also used as to cure colds, cough, flu and asthma.
7- Eating basal seeds neutralize the acidic effects of HCL in stomach and body. They neutralize the acidic effect of HCL in the body and bring relief.
8- Basal seeds seem to have properties for mood changing that helps to improve depression, stress migraines muscles fatigue etc.
9-Grinded basal seeds in oil can be used as treatment for any skin cuts or infection and skin wounds.
10- These seeds can be used as treatment for vaginal infections and bladder infections.
11- In Thailand basal seeds are used in research purposes for lowering the cholesterol levels in humans.
Pregnant mothers should avoid eating sweet basal seeds, becadse they lower estrogen levels in body.