This is an annual flowering plant in the family Ranunculaceae.
Its Latin name is Nigella Sativa and is mostly known by the black seed fruit. Be careful as this plant is not Cumunum cyminum which can be found in every store.
Black cumin is also known as divine plant and is actually mentioned in the Bible and Quran as well. This is not a coincidence as this sacred 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 in treating headaches, colds, toothaches and infections. They also used it for improving digestion. The black cumin seed was even found in the Tutankhamen’s tomb. Cumin seeds are so beneficial that are mentioned in the Bible as well as in the Quran where the prophet Muhammad says that “Black cumin can cure every disease except death”
A universal cure
Nigella Sativa or black cumin was used in Ancient Egypt for treating and preventing various medical conditions. Today, many medical experts recommend this plant as it is effective against almost all diseases.
Different universities all over the world have conveyed over 200 studies which have proven that the black cumin seeds are effective in treating various diseases, especially autoimmune disorders like psoriasis, allergies, rheumatoid arthritis, allergic rhinitis and asthma. It is also effective in lowering high blood pressure, triglyceride and cholesterol levels. It is used in the treatment of acne, sinus congestions, pneumonia, ulcers, gastritishelicobacter infections, bronchitis, chronic fatigue, liver diseases, poor blood circulation and even cancer. It helps cancer patients by reducing the effects of chemotherapy.
Additionally, it is scientifically proven that the black cumin relieves the symptoms of allergic asthma and allergic rhinitis. It also effectively cleans the upper respiratory passages so it helps with breathing problems and as it contains antibiotic properties, black cumin prevents secondary bacterial infections which usually appear due to seasonal allergies. The black cumin will make your body more resistant to allergies in safe and completely natural way.
Great for the Heart
The black cumin is proven to protect your heart as it strengthens the inner walls of the blood vessels and improves their elasticity. Because of this you won’t have problems with high blood pressure.
The scientists have also found that black cumin oil is effective in lowering the triglyceride and LDL (bad) cholesterol levels as well as in lowering the blood sugar levels by improving the function of pancreas. That is why people who have type2 diabetes should use this oil.
And finally, this plant can help in the fight against cancer as it attacks the cancer cells and boosts the immune system.