Plant seeds generally appear ordinary type of things but Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ has enriched them with so much nutrition that research work is being carried out on them for a long time and many such seeds have been discovered which have numerous health benefits. Benefits of some of the seeds are as follows:
Tukh Malanga (basil seeds)
This is a seed of black/grey colour containing abundant amount of ‘omega-3 fatty acids’. Apart from this, it contains the minerals like calcium, fibre, manganese and phosphorus. Tukh Malanga is especially very useful for the bones and teeth. Drinking Tukh Malanga mixed with lemon water, sweet drink or milk is very useful during intense heat season.
Pumpkin seeds contain antioxidants which resist every kind of inflammation of body. They also reduce the effects of growing age. Vitamin E present in them is very beneficial for the skin whereas pumpkin seeds are important nutrition for the patients of cancer, cardiology and diabetes. These seeds can also be used with walnut, fruits and other sweet dishes.
Linseed is a plant of the small and delicate petals. Oil is extracted from the linseed seeds. It contains ‘fibre’, ‘three kinds of fatty acids’ and ‘antioxidant ingredients’, which are especially beneficial to control cholesterol. These seeds strengthen our physical resistance system and save us from the diseases. Well-ground linseed seeds can also be used with milk, sandwich, salad, etc.
Sunflower seeds are rich in vitamins E which are very beneficial for the arthritis patients. These seeds contain calcium which helps blood flow and it is also useful to the bones and teeth. It can be used duly roasted or by decoction process and its oil can also be used as cooking oil.
Sesame seeds are full of nutrition and help promote quick recovery from the diseases and wounds. They especially contain the ingredients which protect people from the bone and arthritis pain. They also improve the blood circulation as well as they are especially very useful to the patients of headache. Laddu [white balls] are prepared by the roasted sesame seeds and used as Rewri [sweet meat] and desserts and they are also mixed in biscuits and buns. Oil of sesame seeds can also be used.
Note: Do consult your physician before using all the diets. Medically, this topic has been checked by Hakeem Rizwan Firdaus Attari.