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Chia Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

General Name
Glycemic Index / Load
Botanical Name
Salvia Columbariae, Salvia Hispanica
Hindi Name
Tukh Malanga

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Chia is a Plant.
It is annual.
It grows up to One Meter.
Its leaves 4 to 8 cm long and 3 to 5 cm wide. Its flowers are purple or white.
It is cultivated for its seeds. Chia seeds are small ovals with a diameter of about 1 mm. They may be brown, grey, black, red or white.
White seeds are the best. Next in preference come black seeds. Red seeds are not good.

Chia is the common name. Salvia Hispanica, and Salvia columbariae, both verities are called Chia. It belongs to the mint family.

Seeds are what we want from the Chia plant. The seeds are rich in Omega 3 fatty acids and
a linolenic acid (ALA).

Note 1. Looks Chia Seeds and Basil Seeds look alike, but their medicinal properties are different. But they can both beat the heat.
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Chia General

Chia balances and stabilizes your blood sugar. It does so by slowing down the speed at which glucose is introduced into bloodstream. Good for Diabetics. Better for children with ADHD.
insulin sensitivity . Good for reducing belly fat.
Rich in Fibre . A good alternative to bran. It is Gluten free.
High Omega 3 .
High in Tryptophan .
Lowers Cholesterol .
Lowers Blood Pressure .
Lowers Blood Sugar after meals
Nutrients . Calcium, Magnesium, Manganese, Iron, Phosphorous, Folic Acid. Good for the Cardiovascular system. Better for Bone. Best for Stress.
Beat the Heat Diseases caused by excessive heat environments, or exposure to hot dry winds ( called Loo ) an be prevented by consuming Chia Seeds.
How to take it . Any way you like. It is tasteless. Just soak it in water for a few minutes and add to to any food.
Single Herb

Chia ( Tukh Malanga ) Seeds for Abscess

Take one teaspoon Chia ( Tukh Malanga ) Seeds. Dip in 1/4 glass of water for one hour. Apply on the affected part and bandage. Keep it over night. Next morning, open the bandage and wash with lukewarm water. Repeat it 3 or 4 times.

Chia ( Tukh Malanga ) Seeds for Obesity

Add Chia ( Tukh Malanga ) Seeds to your breakfast cereals.
Soak 2 teaspoons of Chai Seeds in one cup of water overnight. The next morning, drink the water and chew the seeds on an empty stomach.
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Herbal Treatment For Laxative 1

Take 3 tablespoons each of Psyllium Husk, Chia seeds and Flax.
Soak overnight in a cup of Black Cherry juice.
Eat and drink in 3 portions throughout the next day.

Herbal Treatment For Heart Disease 9

Grind Kale leaves with 1 teaspoon powder of Chia seeds. Drink this juice two or three times a week.
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Iftikhar ahmed
10 Nov 2015
Malanga is not only a flavour but it is good nutrient.
Muhammad Jawed ( Pkistan )
20 Apr 2016
l have frequently constipation since my childhood. May I use chia seeds regular as a remedy ?
Atul Kumar ( Uttar Pradesh India )
05 Jun 2016
Can we use tukh malanga for male sexual problem like early discharge , erection problem. And short sexual dezire.
28 Jun 2016
Yes, Tukh Malanga is helpful in treating sexual problems including Low libido, low sexual desire, and premature ejaculation. Consume 1 tablespoon of Chia seeds daily with salad or in morning smoothie. However, the most effective herb for male sexual problems is Black Musli. Mix Black Musli root powder in 1 tablespoon of Honey. Take quarter tsp of this mixture once a day.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
10 Jul 2016
Can you please tell me the exact usage of black musli, like quantity of black musli, time of use.
30 Jul 2016
How to consume for skin problems in the face?
Kaka bali ( UAE )
02 Aug 2016

Is it also a cure for acidity? Please recomend the dosage.
02 Aug 2016
What type of skin problem are you talking about ?
Please mention in detail, as there are number of skin disorders, each having a specific cure.
Are you suffering from itching, Vitiligo, Acne, Scars, Eczema ,,,,, ??? what is the exact problem.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
07 Aug 2016
Could I use it for premenstrual skin breakout?? Or the usual acne???
11 Aug 2016
Dear San
What is premenstrual skin break out?
Emaan khan
21 Aug 2016
Its best for acidity n disegtive problems
Pardeep ( Fiji )
11 Aug 2016
Can it be possible to reduce blood pressure and side stomach ace
11 Aug 2016
Dear Pardeep
Try Tinospora Cordifolia tincture, take 10 drops 2 times in a day.
take Indian Gooseberry juice every morning on empty stomach.
Have 2 cups of green tea daily.
Sameera ( Pakistan )
08 Sep 2016
Can I mix chia seeds in the luke warm lemon honey water
12 Sep 2016
The preparation of a mixture of two or more herbs depends solely on the type of disease you wish to cure.
So, you need to specify t he problem first, then only it can be suggested if you can take the mixture or not. Write back to us and mention the problem which you need to take care of.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Naina ( India )
12 Sep 2016
Can it be used for treatement of vitiligo along with acidity problems?
Ainee ( Pakistan )
03 Oct 2016
can chia seeds be used for obesity
06 Oct 2016
Yes, the herb can be used to cure Obesity. Other herbs that can help you are
Horsegram , Cumin, Kalonji or Avocado. The choice is yours. The herbs are many , you may visit the disease Obesity.
Nitin ( India )
09 Oct 2016
can we take chia seeds lifetime?
17 Oct 2016
Why do you wish to take Chia seeds ?
There has to be reason if you wish to take curative herbs. Since Chia is not an adaptogenic herb, so you can not take it if you are not suffering from any disorder or problem.
24 Oct 2016
I have severe hair loss problem . Can these seeds help me to solve it ? Also , does it really reduce belly fat ? And how much should I take everyday ?
03 Nov 2016
For Hair loss problem, it is advised that you take Gokharu capsules. One everyday for a month. Aply Castor oil and coconut oil, mixed together on the scalp. Massage for 15 minutes. wash the hair after 2 hours.
Castor oil : one tablespoon
Coconut oil : 3 Tablespoons. Do this thrice a week.
Sania ( Pakistan )
05 Mar 2017
What is the best herbal medicine for rheumatoid arthritis and stomach ulcer?
10 Mar 2017
Sania. Both the diseases are explained in detail in the disease section of this website.
Please read the following link to know the cures for RA : https://herbpathy.com/Herbal-Treatment-for-Ra-Cid2674 https://herbpathy.com/Herbal-Treatment-for-Stomach-Ulcer-Cid3071
Amna ( Pakistan )
04 Apr 2017
I have severe acne. . Do you recommend chai seeds ?
Kavya Menon ( India )
12 Apr 2017
Yes, You may try Chia seeds. It is very beneficial to prevent and cure Acne breakouts. They are full of beneficial omega 3 fatty acids, You may try Neem, Flax seed, or Turmeric for the same.
Javeria ( Uae )
06 Apr 2017
Surprisingly I ate taqummalanga for a month first thing in the morning and end up with Soar breast and periods delayed for 2 months.(even very less bleeding once started). I don't know what happened why it works opposite in my body? Please advise is it a male harmone? I am pcos but with regular periods. But this is first time after a long time that I missed my periods with Soar breast and I ate only this newly.
15 May 2017
You Have classified Chia Seeds as "Tukh Malanga " where as "Basil Seeds are referred to Tukh Malanga in Pakistan/India:

What are the comments of herpathy.com's personals?
Herbpathy Admin
23 May 2017
Thank you for bringing this to our notice.
Our team will look into it and update the appropriate data.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
04 Apr 2018
Yes please clarify this
12 May 2019
Basil seeds are tukhmirya And chia seeds are tukh malanga
Both have opp properties
One is for thandak
And one is to cut off excess fat with the garam taseer in it
Anii ( Pakistan )
22 Jun 2017
Can we use "Tukh Malanga" for all these diseases (Obesity,gallstone,tachycardia,diabetes,hypertenaion,anemia) also tell about how can we used tukh malanga for those diseases?
22 Jun 2017
She is 50 year's old. . .
Nanabour Yeboah ( Ghana )
23 Jun 2017
I just want to congratulate your team for such a great humanitarian job. Indeed your selfless sacrifice job for humanitarian has really saved lot's of lives. May God richly bless you all.
18 Jul 2017
Yes, it really is wonderful. Thank you Herbpathy
06 Jul 2017
I have PE problem and low BP (110/70).
May I u use Chia seeds along with Basil seeds for PE remedy.
18 Jul 2017
Your blood pressure is not that low. If you take chia seeds, it will significantly lower your Bp. So, for low Bp, please eat a bowl of Beetroot every day and drink a cup of Liquorice tea daily. And for Premature Ejaculation, take Mucuna Prurien capsules, one daily for a month.
20 Jul 2017
May I take chia seeds in lactation? Is there any side effect on baby?
06 Sep 2017
Chia seeds are useful for breastfeeding mothers, you can have them.
Sobia ( Pakistan )
24 Sep 2017
I have laser burn scars n horrible black marks under my eyes n they just don't go n seems to be spreading even though I had laser shots like 7 years back. Can you please tell me something that can help.
10 Oct 2017
Apply lemon and honey on the spots. Regularly for a month. Another cure for burn scars and black marks is Coconut Oil Buy virgin coconut oil twice in a day on the marks, daily for 2 to 3 months.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Abhai Shankar ( India/Bihar )
27 Sep 2017
What is the harmful effects of chia seeds?
10 Oct 2017
Chia seeds may cause allergic reaction. Excessive consumption of Chia seeds may cause vomiting or diarrhea.
Quraishi ( U P )
14 Oct 2017
How chia seeds will be used on the head absess occured in a child- 3 years old only ?
Umar alam ( India/Jharkhand )
16 Oct 2017
In low blood pressure can I use chia seed
Imran Malik ( Pakistan - Punjab )
18 Mar 2018
Myelin sheath repair or regenerate
Annie ( Pakistan )
04 Apr 2018
Can chia seed is used for inducing periods ...is chia seed can help to cure the side effect of any medicine related to gynea problms
Zainab ( Pakistan )
04 Apr 2018
There is confusion in chia and basil seeds . Some people say tukh malanga are basil seeds, and it lowers the estrogen level in women. Then what should be maximum amount that one can take daily so that it would not harm
Sanjay ( INDIA )
04 Apr 2018
Is tukh malanga is effective for the abscess. if yes , how can use.
Oamir Ali ( Saudi Arabia )
16 Jul 2018
Hi, I am 45 Yr old married male, and in need of your kind advise. In fact, I have used "Soaked Tukh Malanga" adding them in water. I was drinking 4 to 5 glasses of water with Tukh Malanga in a day for almost 1 month long. As i was informed by one of friend to cure my stomach issue (acidity/digestive problems etc.) Although, no problem solved but i got another issue which is Erectile Diffusion, I feel as I am Completely Impotent. You are kindly requested to help me on issue, how to get rid of from this problem.
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