Chandrasoor is a deeply nutritious, warming, soothing, alkalinizing demulcent seed with a long history of supporting colon health in many cultures around the world. Its Latin binomial, Lepidium sativum, tells us it belongs to the family Cruciferae, known for its many wonderful foods and herbs such as broccoli and Maca. Chandrasoor grows all over the world, including in India, Europe and US; and in every culture the edible whole seed is known to have many health promoting properties.
This talented seed supports colon health in many ways including being slightly laxative and prokinetic in both the small and large intestines. It decreases oxidative stress and ensures healthy levels of microbial content in the digestive tract. Chandrasoor supports healthy inflammation response throughout the GI as well as being a vulnerary for agitated colon tissue.
As a great source of Imidazole alkaloids, Chandrasoor supports our wellness in many other ways as well. Chandrasoor seeds participate strongly in systemic and colon immunocompetency. The ALA-rich Chandrasoor seeds oil has modulatory effects on immunomediators. (Immunocompetence is the ability of the body to produce a normal immune response following exposure to an antigen).
Chandrasoor inhibits renal glucose reabsorption and increases glycosuria and thus supports healthy blood sugar levels. This is true if taken over time as well as if taken even just once! Perhaps this is why Chandrasoor is one of the more commonly used herbs to support healthy blood sugar in traditional medicine in the Mediterranean regions. Other herbs traditionally used to support this include Tulsi (Holy Basil), Turmeric, Rosemary, Black Cumin, Garlic, and Olive oil.
Chandrasoor, along with Fenugreek, Bhumamalaki, Horsetail and Sambucus, is one of the more effective diuretics (herbs that cause diuresis and thus increase the excretion of urine from the body as well as the amount of sodium in urine, and thus have a healthy effect on heart health as well.)
It is rare that an herb or food can both be very nutritional and also help in detoxifying the body and colon. Usually an herb has one or the other action. Chandrasoor has both, via the UDP enzyme UDPGT. This UDP enzyme works by adding a glucuronic acid moiety to xenobiotics and by doing so is a very important pathway for the human body’s elimination of most foreign dietary, environmental, and poisonous pharmaceutical chemicals.
Chandrasoor helps to detoxify all blood groups in fact. Lectins are known to promote the immune system as well as to selectively bind to certain molecules and to assist the body to detoxify itself from them.
Finally, Chandrasoor is high in Glucosinolates, which are a class of thioglycosides found predominantly in plants of the order Brassicales. These phytomolecules also are well known to support deep and enduring wellness.
And that is quite a few reasons why Dr Narendra Singh included Chandrasoor seeds when he formulated his Bowelcare Formula, available to you now via ORGANIC INDIA.