Black cumin is an annual flowering plant in the family Ranunculaceae. Its Latin name is Nigella Sativa and is mostly known by the black seed fruit. Beware as this plant is not Cumunum cyminum which can be found in every shop.
Black cumin is also known as divine plant and is in fact mentioned in the Bible and Quran as well. This is not a coincidence as this spiritual plant is used as a remedy for healing numerous health ailments.
The Black Cumin
The black cumin is known as an effective cure for thousands of years. The Ancient Egyptians have used it for treating headaches, colds, toothaches and infections. They also used it for improving digestion. The black cumin seed was even discovered in the Tutankhamen’s burial place. Cumin seeds are so beneficial that are mentioned in the Bible along with in the Quran where the prophet Muhammad says that “Black cumin can treat every disease other than death”
A universal cure
Black cumin seeds have been used to treat lots of diseases since ancient times. Many specialists think of them as a universal treatment due to their ability to treat nearly anything. The seeds have been found to positively impact and cure many illness including autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, asthma, allergies and allergic rhinitis. They can also lower triglycerides, blood pressure and cholesterol levels; relieve eczema, acne, bronchitis, pneumonia, sinus blockages, gastritis, ulcers, helicobacter infections, liver disease, chronic fatigue, lowered circulations and carcinomas; also, help relieve the effects of chemotherapy.
According to studies, black cumin seeds can alleviate symptoms of various allergies, allergic rhinitis and allergic asthma. Black cumin oil can dilate the respiratory canals and alleviate the breathing, and due to its antibiotic properties, it can prevent development of secondary bacterial infections which often come along seasonal allergies. Black cumin seeds can also improve your immune system and prepare it for better allergy response.
Great for the heart
Black cumin also has a positive effect on the heart, strengthening the walls of blood vessels and increasing their elasticity at the same time. One study has shown that black cumin seed oil can reduce the levels of the “bad” (LDL) cholesterol and blood sugar levels while promoting insulin production and increasing the cells insulin sensitivity.
Recent studies have shown that black cumin is a potential cancer cure, which is especially efficient against carcinoma due to the direct effect on deadly cells.