Black Cumin Seed – ‘The Remedy For Everything But Death’

Black Cumin or “Nigella Sativa” in Latin, is a world renowned seed of Nigella flower that is mentioned as the most significant seed in Quran and Tib-e-Nabwi.

It is reported that the Islamic prophet Mohammed called black seed a “remedy for all diseases except death.”

This humble, but immensely powerful seed, kills MRSA, heals the chemical weapon poisoned body, stimulates regeneration of the dying beta cells within the diabetic’s pancreas, and yet too few even know it exists.

Black cumin is also known as the “seed of blessing”.  Black Seed oil, derived from it, was used widely by ancient cultures. Black Cumin seeds were even found in the tomb of Egyptian Pharaoh Tutankhamun, who ruled Egypt from 1333 BC to 1324 BC, and  Queen Nefertiti used Black Seed oil in her beauty regime to promote healthy hair and beautiful skin.

Black Cumin also was referred to as ‘Melanthion’ by Hippocrates and Dioscorides.  It is also mentioned in the Bible as the ‘curative black cumin’.  Ancient Greek records indicate that the famous physician Dioskorides used Black Cumin to treat and cure a variety of illnesses including intestinal parasites, respiratory congestion, toothaches, headaches, and amenorrhea.

Black Cumin Seed is rich in nutritional values. It is a valuable source of protein, carbohydrates, essential fatty acids, vitamins A, B1, B2, C and niacin as well as minerals such as calcium, potassium, iron, magnesium, selenium and zinc. It also contains monosaccharides in the form of glucose, rhamnose, xylose, and arabinose. It contains a non-starch polysaccharide component which is a useful source of dietary fiber.

It contains fifteen amino acids (which make up the protein content), including eight of the nine essential amino acids. Essential amino acids cannot be synthesized within our body in sufficient quantities and are thus required from our diet.

Chemical analysis confirmed that the Black Cumin Seed contains carotene, which is the liver converts into vitamin A. It is also a source of calcium, iron, sodium, and potassium.

Black Cumin seed oil is rich in fatty acids, particularly the unsaturated and essential fatty acids (Linoleic and Linolenic acid). Essential fatty acids cannot be manufactured by the body alone, and therefore we acquire these from food. This oil is 35% more concentrated than the raw seed. It is rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids, known as essential fatty acids, the EFAs, consisting of alpha-Linolenic acid (omega-3) and Linoleic acid (omega-6), are the building blocks of cells and are substances that cannot be manufactured in the body, and thus must be taken in as supplements or through high-EFA foods.

Black Cumin seed has amazing healing properties:

  • Stimulant
  • Analgesic
  • Antiviral
  • Antibacterial
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Anti-helminthic
  • Antihistamine
  • Spasmolytic
  • Immunomodulatory
  • Diuretic
  • Carminative
  • Anti-Ulcer
  • Anti-Cholinergic
  • Ant-Hypertensive
  • Antioxidant
  • Bronchodilator
  • Anti-Diabetic
  • Liver Protecting
  • Hypotensive
  • Insulin Sensitizing
  • Interferon Inducer
  • Leukotriene Antagonist

Benefits Of The Black Cumin Seed

  • Type 2 Diabetes: Two grams of black seed a day resulted in reduced fasting glucose, decreased insulin resistance, increased beta-cell function, and reduced glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) in human subjects.
  • Helicobacter Pylori Infection: Black seeds possess clinically useful anti-H. pylori activity, comparable to triple eradication therapy.
  • Epilepsy: Black seeds were traditionally known to have anticonvulsive properties.
  • High Blood pressure: The daily use of 100 and 200 mg of black seed extract, twice daily, for 2 months, has a blood pressure-lowering effect in patients with mild hypertension.
  • Asthma: Thymoquinone is superior to the drug fluticasone in an animal model of asthma, while in human subjects, boiled water extracts of black seed have relatively potent anti-asthmatic effect on asthmatic airways.
  • Acute tonsillopharyngitis:  black seed capsules significantly alleviate throat pain, and reduce the need for pain-killers, in human subjects.
  • Chemical Weapons Injury: A randomized, placebo-controlled human study of chemical weapons injured patients found that boiled water extracts of black seed reduced respiratory symptoms, chest wheezing, and pulmonary function test values, as well as reduced the need for drug treatment.
  • Colon Cancer: Cell studies have found that black seed extract compares favorably to the chemoagent 5-fluoruracil in the suppression of colon cancer growth, but with a far higher safety profile.
  • MRSA: Black seed has anti-bacterial activity against clinical isolates of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus.

Just a teaspoon of Black Cumin seed oil mixed with honey for breakfast, lunch and dinner can do wonders for your health and immunity.   This little black seed truly is an outstanding natural cure-all