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Black Seed – ‘The Remedy For Everything But Death’

black cumin seedBlack seed is a potent seed that heals the chemical weapon poisoned body, kills MRSA, stimulates regeneration of dying beta cells within the diabetic’s pancreas, and yet very few people know about it.

Nigella Sativa, have been prized for their healing properties since time immemorial.  While frequently referred to among English-speaking cultures as Roman coriander, black sesame, black cumin, black caraway and onion seed, it is known today primarily as black seed, which is at the very least an accurate description of its physical appearance.

The earliest record of its cultivation and use come from ancient Egypt. Approximately 3,300 years back, black seed oil was found in Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun tomb. Plus, black seed is known as Habbatul barakah which means “seed of blessing” in Arabic culture. It is also believed that the Islamic prophet Mohammed PBUH said of it that it is “a remedy for all diseases except death.”

There are over 40 health conditions that may be benefited from the use of this seed, few of them include:

  • Tumor Necrosis Factor Alpha Inhibitor
  • Anti-Ulcer                                  
  • Analgesic (Pain-Killing)
  • Anti-Inflammatory
  • Anti-Cholinergic
  • Anti-Bacterial
  • Anti-Fungal
  • Antioxidant
  • Ant-Hypertensive
  • Antispasmodic
  • Bronchodilator
  • Antiviral
  • Gluconeogenesis Inhibitor (Anti-Diabetic)
  • Hypotensive
  • Hepatoprotective (Liver Protecting)
  • Insulin Sensitizing
  • Leukotriene Antagonist
  • Interferon Inducer
  • Renoprotective (Kidney Protecting)

Black seed has been researched for very specific health conditions. Some of the most compelling applications include:

  • Type 2 Diabetes:  Intake of two grams of black seed daily led to an increased betacell function, decreased insulin resistance, and reduced fasting glucose in participants.
  • Epilepsy: Black seeds were traditionally known to have anticonvulsive properties. A 2007 study with epileptic children, whose condition was refractory to conventional drug treatment, found that a water extract significantly reduced seizure activity.
  •  High Blood pressure: The daily use of 100 and 200 mg of black seed extract, twice daily, for 2 months, was found to have a blood pressure-lowering effect in patients with mild hypertension.
  • Asthma: Thymoquinone, one of the main active constituents within Nigella sativa (black cumin), is superior to the drug fluticasone in an animal model of asthma. Another study, this time in human subjects, proved that extract of black seed in boiled water had relatively potent antiasthmatic effect on asthmatic patient’s airways.
  • Serious tonsillopharyngitis: Black seed capsules helped reduce the viral of bad throat significantly; it also elevated pain, and reduced the need for painkillers.
  •  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 shown that it is important in the suppression of colon cancer growth, but with a far higher safety profile. Animal research has found that black seed oil has significant inhibitory effects against colon cancer in rats, without observable side effects.
  • Addiction/Withdrawal of Opiate: Research proved that opioid dependence pf 35 opiate addicts determined that it could be treated by black seed therapy.
  • MRSA (methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus): Black seed has anti-bacterial activity against clinical isolates of MRSA.

By Syeda Kiran Zahra Hussain

Certified Health Coach / Nutrition Therapist,

E Clinic