A study was done involving 15 different rats that were divided into control groups, exercise groups, and Nigella sativa (fennel) groups. Exercise was shown to have the most positive impact when it came to the cardiovascular quality of the rat’s hearts, but the group that solely took in fennel seed were shown to also have a decrease in negative heart function, and an increase in positive heart function. This proves that introducing fennel with a fitness routine has great potential for cardiovascular health.
- Cardiovascular exercise improves cardiac health mainly by augmenting blood flow and inducing angiogenesis.
- Nigella Sativa, aka black cumin seed or fennel, promotes improved cardiac adaptation and also contains a wide variety of compounds that help control fat and blood sugar and are antioxidants.
- A recent study found that rats that consumed fennel had higher levels of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), which suggests fennel may promote angiogenesis.
“A study published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine compared the angiogenic properties of fennel with that of exercise in an animal model.”
Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-07-02-therapeutic-heart-benefits-of-long-term-administration-of-nigella-sativa-black-cumin-seed.html