Black cumin (Nigella sativa) has exceptional beneficial properties, which make it one of the most powerful known medicinal plants.
Black cumin seeds are dark, thin and they have a crescent shape.
Black cumin seeds are used for centuries in the Middle East, Mediterranean and in India.
Nowadays, black cumin seeds are used as a spice in various cuisines.
But, except for cooking, black cumin seeds can bring a lot of health benefits, but have historically been one of the most respected medical plants.
Black cumin seeds should be an integral part of our cuisine
Black cumin seeds contain over 100 chemical compounds, yet some of them are not identified.
It is believed that its principal active ingredient crystals called nigellone.
The use of black cumin was particularly domesticated in ancient Egypt.
When examining the tomb of Tutankhamen, among other things was found and the bottle of oil of black cumin, indicating that it was believed that he would one be needed in the afterlife.
Doctors of Egyptian pharaohs used these seeds after heavy feast to calm disturbed stomachs.
They used this seed to treat headaches, toothaches, colds and infections.
At the present time, it is performed hundreds of studies of black cumin seeds that have determined the following: this seed helps the general resistance to disease by stimulating the production of bone marrow, natural interferon and immune system cells.
Several studies have shown that black cumin seed extract may help patients with autoimmune diseases, and it is possible that also has an anti-cancer effect.
One recent study indicated that black cumin oil helps against pancreatic cancer, one of the most difficult forms of cancer.
The only other vegetable substances which showed similar operation is an extract of oleander.
One of the most popular uses of black cumin in folk medicine is the treatment of respiratory diseases – including asthma, bronchitis, colds.
In addition, this herb is beneficial in the case of rheumatic disorders.
The oil of black cumin helps to calm the nerves, relieves pain in the middle of intestinal cramps (colic), stimulates the production of urine, improves digestion and helps to prevent the occurrence of high blood pressure, or to be lowered if it is already elevated.
It was confirmed that black cumin seeds have anti-tumor properties, which are attributed to their ingredient beta-sitosterol.
Black cumin increases energy levels, helps against allergies that manifest themselves on the skin, eczema, acne and pimples, psoriasis, ulcers, it`s acting antiparasitic, carminative – helps against the accumulated gas (flatulence), helps against diarrhea, hemorrhoids, constipation and dysentery.
10 health benefits scientifically proved
-1. Type II Diabetes – www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
-2. Epilepsy – www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
-3. Colon Cancer – www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
-4. MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) – www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
-5. Protection Against Hearth Attack – www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
-6. Breast Cancer – www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
-7. Brain Cancer – www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
-8. Leukemia – www.mdpi.com
-9. Brain Damage From Lead – www.sciencedirect.com
-10. Oral Cancer – www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
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