Scientifically known as Guizotia abyssinica, is an annual herb that is grown for its oil and seeds and are known for their resilience, due to their seed coat that allows them to be stored for considerably longer durations without spoilage or quality deterioration. Niger seeds are a potent source of proteins and soluble sugars with a high concentration of minerals such as Magnesium Potassium and Zinc that play a vital role in release of a number of neurotransmitters in the body. Moreover, Niger seeds can also be used as a potent skin remedy and is found to be highly effective in treating burns, rashes and skin irritation.
Niger seeds are utilized as a common constituent of bird feed across the world
They are rich in Linoleic acid and Omega-3 fatty acids, that are beneficial for the heart
Proteins, vitamin C, fibers and riboflavin in them guarantee a faster healing mechanism
A number of gastrointestinal discomforts such as constipation can be easily overcome by using Niger seeds