Black Seed / Black Cumin (no relation to ordinary cumin) or Nigella Sativa is an annual flowering plant, native to south and southwest Asia. Nigella Sativa grows up to 30 cm tall, with finely divided, linear leaves. The flowers are delicate, and usually colored pale blue and white with five to ten petals.
Black Seed / Black cumin is a common spice in Middle Eastern cuisines. It is also highly prized for its purported medicinal benefits. Only in the past 50 years or so has it been put to scientific tests, though, culminating in more than 1,000 published medical papers.
Black Seed / Black Cumin “a cure to all diseases”
According to the Prophet Mohammad, Black Cummin (Habbas-Sauda) is the cure for all the diseases except Saam, which is death.
Muslims have been using and promoting the use of the Black Seed for hundreds of years and it has also been in use worldwide for over 3000 years.
Major Benefits of black seed and oil
Black seed and oil has antiviral and antibacterial properties.The fact that black seed and oil can fight off infections has been known for centuries.
Here are some more benefits:
1. Helps to lower blood pressure
2. Can cure long time Staphylococcus infections
3. Can cure stubborn viruses
4. Can strengthen the immune system .
5. Can lower anxiety
6. Can improve vision
7. Can lower the risk of heart disease
8. Can assist in weight loss
9. Can increase vitality and health
Some of the results are extraordinary. One study found that menopausal women who tried a gram a day (less than a quarter of a teaspoon) of black seed powder reduced their bad cholesterol by 27 per cent within two months.
It’s equally astonishing for weight loss. A recent analysis of controlled trials found a quarter of a teaspoon every day reduces your BMI within a couple of months.
If it’s truly so beneficial to so many facets of health, why don’t we hear more about it? Maybe the reason is that there’s little profit to be made.
Be careful when you buy black seed oil
Widely available for purchase online, black seed oil is sold in many natural-foods stores and in stores specializing in dietary supplements.
However, when choosing an oil, the best advice is to to buy cold-pressed and organic to make sure that the oil is in its most natural state. Read labels carefully to make sure that other ingredients haven’t been added to the product you choose.
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