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NIGER SEED / रामतिल / खुरासणी

NIGER SEED / रामतिल / खुरासणी

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Niger Seed originated in Ethiopia where it was domesticated from about 2000 BCE. It then spread to India.

Niger Seed is a concentrated source of energy, protein and iron. In fact, a study carried out by Hazra and Taklikar in a group of anemic women in 2015, showed that supplementation of 25 grams of Niger Seed chutney for 30 days significantly improved their hemoglobin levels.

Sprouted Niger Seeds mixed with garlic is used to treat cough. It can be used twice to thrice a day to treat the same. Niger Seed, in some tribal communities, is also used for contraception and treatment of Syphilis.

Niger Seed is also an excellent source of the fat soluble Vitamin K which is essential to reduce the risk of heart disease, kills cancer cells and enhances skin health.

Niger Seed poultices applied to body parts help alleviate pain, itching, swelling, inflammation, abscesses and boils.

Health Benefits

High Amount of Iron
Concentrated Source of Energy
Good Source of Protein
Rich Source of Linoleic Acid
High Level of Vitamin K

Recommended Usage

CHUTNEY
LADDOO

Commonly Known As

English: NIGER SEED
Hindi: रामतिल
Marathi: कारळे
Gujarati: રામ તલ
Tamil: உச்செல்லு
Telugu: వల్సులు
Kannada: ಗುರೆಳ್ಳು

History

Niger Seed is Native to Ethiopia, Eritrea and Malawi. It originated in Ethiopia where it was domesticated from about 2000 BCE. It then spread to India.

Although primarily grown in Ethiopia and India, it is also present in other countries of Africa,
Southeast Asia and in West Indies. It is also grown in some parts of Europe.

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