(HealthAndLovePage) Nigella Sativa is an annual flowering plant, originating from the Mediterranean and West Asia. The stalk of this plant is high up to 15 inches. It is simple or branched, the leaves are divided pinnately, several times, with lancet to linear lobes and flowers are delicate with five leaves in pale blue or white color.
The fruit comes in a form of oblong capsule with 3 to 7 chambers in which we can find numerous healing black seeds. Different cultures have different names for this plant and its seeds. For example, it is known as black sesame, Roman coriander, black cumin, onion seeds and black caraway.
Today most people know it as black seed, probably because this is the more appropriate description of the way this seed looks.
Ancient Egyptians were the first people who have successfully cultivated this plant. It was obvious that its cultivation came as a result of the belief that black seed has strong healing properties. Oil made of black seed was found even in the tomb of the Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamen (1.300 BC). It is interesting that Arabic cultures call black seed – Habbatul barakah – seed of blessing.
Today all over the world, alternative medicine used extract and oil from black seed for healing and prevention of many diseases. Since 1964, more than 400 scientific studies have confirmed the benefits of using black cumin. According to these studies, black cumin can bring positive effects for more than 40 health conditions.
Black Seed Health Benefits
- Insulin sensitizing.
- Leukotriene antagonist.
- Tumor necrosis factor alpha inhibitor.
As we have mentioned before, black seed has been tested on patients who are suffering from various diseases as antimicrobial activity.
Black seed has a great cancer pancreatic cancers.
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Positive Results of Black Seed in the Following Cases
- Helicobacter Pylori Infection – Patients were able to this study indicated antibacterial activity that black seed has on MRSA.
As mentioned before, black seed have a complex chemical composition. They contain crystalline nigellone and phytochemical thymoquinone and many other carbohydrates, amino acids, antioxidants and oils. They contain iron, calcium, sodium and potassium too. Therefore, if we look at its composition we can stop wondering why black seed is so powerful.