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    April 19, 2021 2 min read

    Strong nails, healthy bones  and beautiful hair with Ayurveda.

    Start adding regular black sesame seeds in your cooking. According to Vagbhata (author of classical ayurvedic text) krishna tila (black seed sesame seeds) is a Rasayana (rejuvenation).

    They have a delicious nutty flavour and are so nutritious.

    In Ayurveda black seed sesame seeds are known for its beneficial effect for Asthi dhatu bone tissue.

    The oil pressed out of these seeds is know as Tila Taila and is the main base oil used for most Ayurvedic herbal oils.

    Black seed sesame seeds are very rich in calcium, magnesium, a high source of fibre, zinc, B vitamins, phosphorous, vitamin E, copper and iron. Which makes them so beneficial for your body and mind.

    Here are some reasons to eat more black sesame seeds:

    1. Improve your digestive health

    2. Strengthen your bones

    3. Strengthen you hair and nails

    4. Has an anti ageing effect

    5. Supports in lactation

    6. Reduce inflammation

    7. Good for your heart ❤️

    Ellunda or Sesame seed balls are so easy to make

      • 1.5 cups of sesame seeds (preferable black). I have mixed black and white together

      • 1.5 tsp of ginger powder

      • 1/4 tsp of cardamom powder (optional)

      • 3/4 cup of coconut sugar + 2 tablespoon of water

      • 1 tablespoon of ghee

    • Almond meal (I always add some before rolling the mixture into small balls so they hold better and taste even better)


    1. Dry roast the sesame seeds

    2. Add coconut sugar and water - stir stir stir

    3. Add ghee, ginger and cardamom powder - stir stir stir

    4. Let it cool a bit and make roll with your hands some even sized balls

    5. Add some Almond meal if required

    6. Store in an airtight container, they might not last very long as there are super delicious. Enjoy ?

    Just amazing how many health benefits are found in these nutritious seeds.

    Have a great Sunday ?

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