Dherbs October 2015 Newsletter



October 2015





10 Reasons Black Seed is Essential for Your Health

The Prophet Muhammad reportedly said that the seeds of the black cumin plant (commonly known as black seed) could "cure everything but death". Cure is a strong word, but he may have been onto something. Nearly every day, some new study comes out touting the benefits of black cumin seeds. Originally from Egypt, black cumin grows in a tiny pod that requires soaking before the tiny seeds can be released. Upon consumption, the body benefits from a powerful substance called crystalline nigellone as well as over a hundred different compounds.

Take a look at this amazing list to read more about the benefits of Black Seed. (Conveniently, Black Seed is October's Product of the month!)

1. Asthma

Research suggests that taking black seed extract by mouth improves coughing, wheezing and lung function in people with asthma.

2. Infection

Researchers at Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College found that Black Seed oil inhibited the growth of 67% of the antibacterial-resistant “super bugs” they tested. This is an important finding as scientists scramble to find new ways to kill off infections that are becoming increasingly resistant to standard anti-bacterial regiments.

3. Cancer

Croatian scientists determined that two phytochemicals found in Black Seed reduced tumors in mice by 52%. But this is only the beginning: studies by researchers all over the world have found Black Seed to have a powerful effect on all sorts of cancers from liver to lung, brain to breast, leukemia to colon.

4. Liver Health...


Autumn Cranberry

Apple Stuffed Squash


Autumn means squash and this recipe for stuffed squash is quite the treat. We tried it both with the acorn squash (pictured) and butternut squash. The butternut gave the recipe a little more sweetness and was more filling because they're bigger. The acorn squash, though, was perfectly sized for use as an appetizer.

100% Full Body Cleanse Approved Halloween Pumpkin Spice Smoothie


Halloween means more than witches and ghosts— it also means pumpkins! Get in the All Hallow's spirit, with this delightful pumpkin breakfast smoothie. It tastes just like pumpkin pie and is loaded with Vitamin A, which is great for seeing those kiddos when you take them trick or treating.


Food of the Month: Spirulina
Spirulina is an algae with an intense blue green color that has been eaten for centuries due to its potent nutritional value and health benefits.
Spirulina contains potassium, niacin, magnesium, B vitamins, and iron. In addition to being loaded with protein, Spirulina has a flock of amino acids like Omegas 3, 6, and 9 and also has 26 times the calcium of milk. Early evidence suggests it can even bind to radioactive isotopes and heavy metals and help draw them out of the body.
The best ways to consume Spirulina are in either capsule or powder form, which is usually combined with other healthy foods into a smoothie-ready mix (like, say, our Vegan Greens Powder Mix :-) To consume spirulina on its own, we recommend you purchase it in its raw, organic form.


This month, in anticipation for the World Aids Day Concert, Dherbs is proud to feature the Muchimba Music Foundation, which is dedicated to raising awareness through the power of music. Cofounder and Songwriter Thomas Muchimba Buttenschøn has spread his messages of positivity and hope through his pervasive and powerful music. His music has taken him around the world from his home country of Denmark to his motherlands of Zambia where has seen, firsthand, just how the power of music can change the hearts and minds of entire communities and help create positive changes within communities. Muchimba Music Foundation harnesses the power of music to enlighten, empower, and draw people together.





Black Seed Formula


An herbal supplement that helps to cleanse, strengthen, and optimize your overall health, especially your immune system, while allowing your body to retain vital nutrients. Also effective in helping to alleviate menstrual and abdominal cramps, contributing to eye health, and fostering liver health. This product can also be beneficial in supporting lactation, in both quantity and quality, and in making your body an inhospitable environment for parasites and disease.



"Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree"

— Martin Luther






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