The seeds of various plants have been
used both as food and alternative medicine since ancient times. Many
edible seeds are rich in natural oils.
Warm. It is widely used, particularly for
infant problems. A decoction of caraway is good for getting rid of
stomach ache and abdominal pain. Chewing the seeds helps in getting rid
of hiccupping and vomiting. The tea is good for lumbago, hernia and
cough. Chewing the seeds after meals or drinking an infusion (1 ounce
to 1 liter water) clears an upset stomach and aids digestion.
They are good for digestion and have an
antibacterial action. They are one of the ingredients of cough syrup.
They induce sleep and aid digestion.
Fennel is considered as a herb, It is a
very good diuretic. It is useful for slimming. It is often given to
babies together with gripe water to combat indigestion or upset
Tea made from fenugreek brings down fever
and is good for digestion.
They are very high in phosphorus and a
good source of vitamin A and B.
They also contain iron and calcium. They are good for cleansing the
bladder and kidney. They are used to clear disorders of the prostate
Nutritionally they are packed with
vitamins A and B5 and the mineral calcium. They contain lecithin which
helps combat cholesterol.
Sunflower seeds are rich in vitamin B
complex and protein as well as zinc, potassium, and manganese. An
infusion of the seeds made by simmering in water, drunk with honey is
good for cough, colds and chest problems. The tea made of the seeds
helps measles to erupt. The seeds are used in treating ringing of the
Good for cleansing the bladder and