Black Cumin Seed: A Remedy For All Ailments Except Death?
Plant seeds of black cumin (Nigella Sativa, black seed, or black cumin) were used thousands of years ago as a spice, medicine and for obtaining high-quality and healthy oil (oil of black cumin). The healing properties of black seeds are introduced in the Bible, and in the Hadith. It’s believed that “black cumin seeds are the remedy for all ailments but death”.
In ancient Egypt black seed was used to improve digestion, colds, infections, and toothache. It was also used for parasites cleansing and against bloating.
Health Benefits Of Black Seed
The black seeds are used as a spice in India, Middle East countries, Egypt, Turkey, Bangladesh.You can use these seeds to prepare vegetable dishes, garnishing and flavoring salads, as well as for bread and rice decoration. You can find black seed as a powder or whole spice seed.
Ground black seed and honey are a great choice for people who are not a fan of bitter foods and spices. Honey will greatly alleviate the bitter taste of these black chili seeds. Whole black seeds are mainly used for salads or as a spice for roasted vegetable dishes.
It is enough to consume one teaspoon of these seeds daily because they are nutritionally very rich.
The seeds of black cumin have more than a hundred chemical substances that promote good health. They are rich in vitamin B1, B2, B3, folic acid, calcium, copper, zinc, phosphorus, iron, and many other minerals and vitamins.
Due to the high content of essential omega-acid the seeds of black cumin reduce levels of bad cholesterol and help control high blood pressure.
You can also use them as a disinfectant for wounds on the body. Black seed is a natural antibiotic and antiviral, which has no harmful effects. Moreover, regular consumption of these seeds will strengthen the immune system and thus help to combat various bacterial and viral infections and colds. Here’s a list of conditions for which you can use them:
- Multiple sclerosis
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Chronic fatigue
- Elevated cholesterol levels
- Varicose veins
- High blood pressure
- Inflammation of the lungs
- Poor circulation
- Inflammation of the sinuses
- Liver disease
- Kidney stones
On the market, you can find black seed oil which is also a great product. The recommended dose is 20 drops of black seed oil after a meal, three times a day.