Miracle seed for detoxification, other benefits and side effects

Miracle seed for libido
Miracle seeds improves men’s libido, and correct scanty mentruation.

When it comes to detoxification, maintaining flat tummy and cardiovascular health, miracle seed comes first among other herbal remedies. It is a well known plant seed among Nigerians, where it is applied to a varied forms of diseases including human immunodeficiency virus.

Miracle seed is also known as, Ghana magic seed, and scientifically as Croton penduliflorus seed. It is very popular in various traditional systems of medicine like Unani and Tibb, Ayurveda and Siddha.

In the Islamic book, miracle seed is considered one of the greatest forms of healing medicine. It has been recommended for to be used on regular basis in Tibb-e-Nabwi (Prophetic Medicine).

Where can miracle seeds be found?

Miracle seed can be bought from major supermarkets, local farmers and local grocery stores. You can also order miracle seeds online from different online vendors. However, you should apply caution to avoid being scammed by fraudulent scammers parading themselves as online vendors.

Is miracle seed the same thing as black seed?

A majority of the population often confused the two for each other. Although both plant seeds possess strong medicinal values, they are not in the same family, let alone same genus. While black seed, is Nigella sativa seeds, miracle seeds are Croton penduliflorus seeds. In the former, the seed oil is basically used, while in the latter, the seed powder are used for its medicinal applications.

What are the benefits of miracle seed?

The black seed oil has been used extensively in curing different ailments. Yet, little attention has been giving to it medicinal and pharmacological values. However, among traditional medical practitioners in Nigeria and in Ghana, miracle seed, also commonly referred to Ghana magic seed has gained popularity over the years.

Ghana magic seed for flat tummy

Most of the online searches about miracle seeds are carried out by women of different age groups. And most of the times, the search has to do with weight loss and flattening of the tummy. Miracle seed is an excellent remedy for burning your body fats, maintaining weight, and be in a good shape.

If you want to flatten your tummy with miracle seeds, make a tea of the seed powder and drink when hot or warm. To do this, add two table spoonful of miracle seed powder in half a cup of warm water and drink morning and evening. You may add ginger powder to it also, for a synergistic responses.

Miracle seed restores sexual desire (libido) in men

As a man begins to grow older, his sexual desire would steadily decline. Although there are several factors to this, one of which is stress, men usually lose their confidence once they fail to satisfy their women in bed.

Erectile dysfunction is a serious fertility case among men. It is the root cause of impotency in men, in addition to low sperm count and low sperm motility.

With miracle seed tea, taken regularly, you’d surely enjoy your sexual fantasies with your partner. It also would increase your sexual desire tremendously.

Miracle seed improves cancer treatment

Miracle seeds is well fortified with anticancer biological compounds. Some of the compounds include, α-phellandrene, α-pinene and 1,8-cineole) and sesquiterpenes (caryophyllene oxide).

A study conducted on α-phellandrene showed that α-phellandrene exhibits potent anti-cancer properties against various cancer types, such as lung cancer, human breast and prostate cancer, and human liver tumor.

May improve scanty menstruation and prevent post menopausal trauma.

Miracle seeds have been used in traditional medicines to treat hormonal imbalance, improve fertility and prevent post menopausal trauma due to estrogen deficiency.

If you want to conceive but finding it difficult, you may try miracle seed powder drink. To do this, mix two spoonful of miracle seed powder in a cup of warm milk. Add two spoonful’s of honey and stir well to homogenize.

Drink the mixture in the morning and repeat it in the evening. Alternatively, you may add two spoonful’s of miracle seed oil in two spoonful’s of honey and drink.

May improve your heart health

The seed powder of croton is packed up with various monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids. One of the unsaturated fatty acids is Omega-3 acid. The importance of Omega-3 fatty acid cannot be overemphasized. The higher the level of Omega-3 in your body, compared to Omega-6 the greater the protection on your heart. Omega-3 also reduces the concentration of bad cholesterol in your body, while increasing the concentration of the good cholesterol.

If you combine miracle seed powder and avocado seed powder, with the advise of your doctor, you may just have made the most potent cardiovascular home remedies. This is because scientists have shown that the seed of avocado is a potent remedy for treating heart diseases. Other home remedies for treating cardiovascular disease include Maca coffee, and Tamarill fruit.

Offers gastroprotection

If you have stomach upset such as ulcer, indigestion, or any form of gastrointestinal diseases, the leaves and seed powders of miracle seed plant will be helpful. Both the seeds and leaves have good amount of fiber which helps in digestion, stops diarrhea, and removes toxins including stopping ulcer due to its protection from gastritis.

The leaves of Croton possess α-pinene, an active biological compound which possess antibacterial activity against Helicobacter. A spoon of the leaf and seed powder of the miracle seed in a warm water with a honey would help in alleviating the painful experience of ulcer.

Miracle seed improve anxiety and insomnia

If you make miracle seed powder a daily herbal tea, you would cease to experience insomnia, overcome anxiety disorder and help maintain a restful moment each night.

Insomnia and anxiety disorder are serious health issues that leads to depression and ultimately suicidal situation. Early detection a d treatment is very important. But I’d advise you not to wait till insomnia a d anxiety set in your life before seeking medical solutions.

Aside miracle seeds, some other herbs and fruits such as pepino melon, bitter leaf juice, and some others can help you sleep soundly at night.

Miracle seed for hair growth

Miracle seed oil is used in cosmetics products that improve hair growth. The oil cures boldness and may improve alopecia condition.

To use the oil for correcting baldness or improve hair growth, mix the oil in a paraffin cream and massage your skin with it. For baldness,  massage the scalp a d hair follicles with the oil. Do it on a regular basis till you see result.

Croton seed may improve skin health

The seed powder as well as the oil may be beneficial to your skin. But mixing the seed powder with watermelon seed oil, will give your skin the extra protection, restore your skin tone and glow and remove wrinkles from your skin.

The antimicrobial activities of the seed powder and oil of watermelon seed will also remove any form of skin blemishes and infections. The antioxidants present restore the youthfulness of your skin and makes it smooth.

Possess antidiabetic properties

Croton penduliflorus seeds possess strong antidiabetic compounds such as beta- and alpha-pinene, and other polyphenols that is good for treating diabetic patients. Some of these compounds have been isolated and characterized. You know how dangerous diabetes can be; it can lead to other health complications such as cardiovascular diseases.

Diabetes happens when the glucose levels in the body is very high due to lack of insulin to transport them to the cells. It also can happen due to resistance of the cells on insulin/glucose transportation to the various cells. When either of the two scenarios, the glucose level in your body will increase significantly. Both the alpha and beta-pinene prevents and ameliorates diabetic conditions.

Make a decoction of both the seeds and leaves of croton penduliflorus and drink a cup once in a day for a month. You will see how significantly your blood will have reduced.

Miracle seeds detoxify your body

The seeds of croton is packed with strong antioxidants that detoxify your body of any form of toxins, such as heavy metal intoxication, bacterial and fungal toxins. These toxins are the root cause of oxidative stress and the release of free radicals. When free radicals are release in excess, they begin to attack the cellular and DNA make ups, and leads to several autoimmune diseases such as diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, and alopecia.

So you see, by taking miracle seed and leaf tea, you are prolonging your youthfulness. It is an open secret that we grow old faster due to excess free radicals in our body. When these radicals overpower the natural antioxidants in our body such as glutathione, they attack our cells, including our skin cells. This would eventually lead to cell deaths and the eruption of all kinds of diseases that would eventually lead to our ultimate death.

Miracle seed cure leukorrhea

Leukorrhea is a natural secretion that is released from a woman’s vagina. It is responsible for the lubrication of the vagina and prevention of infection. Sometimes, leukorrhea discharge is an indication of pregnancy, especially when it is milky white, thin, and generally harmless. But if the discharge is yellow, it is a sign of infection, and should be treated immediately.

To treat leukorrhea with miracle seed, make a herbal tea of the seed and mint leaves and drink. This is done by adding a table spoon of miracle seed powder in a boiling cup of water, add the dried mint leaf powder and drink once a day till the infection is gone.

Miracle seed for arthritis and body pains

The anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties of croton seeds are being utilized in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and other body pains. Combine two spoon of vinegar, one spoon of miracle seed oil, and for spoon of honey and take twice a day. Miracle seed also enhances muscle relaxation.

What are the side effects of miracle seeds?

Miracle seeds can be toxic when taken in excess. People who took seven and above reported that it nearly killed them.  when taken orally, miracle seeds may produce burning pain in the throat, followed by nausea, vomiting, colicky pain in the abdomen, and bloody purging. It has the burning sensation of pepper and is usually chewed along with groundnut or ground and the powder mixed in milk and taken.

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Miracle seed is abortifacient

If you are pregnant, please do not go near miracle seed. The seed of croton penduliflorus can abort your pregnancy. Also, it is important to sound the note of warning to breast feeding mothers to desist from taking miracle seed until they have stop breastfeeding their babies. This is because when taken from the breastmilk, miracle seed can purge the child to death.

 May cause kidney intoxication

Croton penduliflorus has not being extensively studied. It is therefore very important that you should consult your doctor before taking any herbal medication.


This article is mainly for academic consumption and should not replace orthodox medication. If you must make use of it, it is very important you consult your doctor in every step of the medication.



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