For thousands of years, the black seed has been used because of its magnificent healing properties, some researches show that it dates 3,300 years back.
It is collected from the Nigella Sativa, that is a flowering plant. Also it is called among English-speaking cultures black cumin, Roman coriander, onion seed, black sesame and black caraway.
This plant has been used a long time go, since ancient Egypt still existed. The oil from the black seed was also found inside the tomb of the Egyptian Pharaoh Tutankhamun.
In the Arabic culture, this seed is called Habbatul Barakah, which means “seed of blessing”, and people from that believe in the Islam, believed that the prophet Mohammed said “this is the remedy for every disease, except death”.
According to many researches and studies from the biomedical literature, the properties and healthy benefits of the black seed had been confirmed. There are studies since 1964, that have studied and proved the following properties of this plant:
- Insulin Sensitizing
- Anti-diabetic (Gluconeogenesis inhibitor)
- Tumor Necrosis Factor Alpha Inhibitor
- Kidney protector (Renoprotective)
- Interferon Inducer
- Liver protector (Hepatoprotective)
- Leukotriene Antagonist
And these are only a part of the numerous countless properties of the black seed.
It is also very effective and helping in case of the next few diseases or conditions:
Epilepsy: The black seed has powerful anticonvulsive abilities, and the seizure activity can be dramatically reduced by the water extract.
Asthma: One of the most beneficial active compounds that the black seed contains is the Thymoquinone. Which is more powerful and more effective than the drug fluticasone. According to studies, if you boil the water extract from the black seed, it becomes a potential anti-asthmatic compound.
Acute tonsillopharyngitis: To treat and soothe throat pain and not use any painkillers, black seed capsules are the perfect change.
Type 2 diabetes: Consuming 2 grams of black seed daily, reduces the insulin resistance, increases the beta-cell function, reduces the fasting glucose, and it also reduces glycosylated hemoglobin.
High blood pressure: For patients with high blood pressure, taking 100 to 200 mg of black seed extract daily, will lower their blood pressure (twice a day for 2 months).
MRSA: Also this seed, contains a lot of powerful anti-bacterial properties, which can be used to fight clinical isolates, resistant to methicillin.
Helicobacter Pylori Infection: H. pylori activity can be easily treated with the use of black seed.
Chemical Weapons Injury: People who were injured by chemical weapons, can treat their sickness with the boiled water from the black seed. It reduces respiratory symptoms, chest wheezing and pulmonary function.
Opiate Withdrawal/Addiction: According to a study which was done on 35 opiate addicted patients, the black seed is a potential treatment therapy for opioid dependence.
Understanding the powers of the black seed, which was developed by mother Nature, we are going to be able to see the benefits from it. And all of the benefits have been scientifically proven.
Today, the interest for the use of natural medicine grows from day to day, all kinds of sicknesses and diseases can be treated naturally. On the other hand the drugs develop terrible side-effects, and fail to heal the diseases.
So people are more likely to start treating their problems naturally, than to take the risk of using drug medicine and provide side-effects. The black seed is one of the millions of natural remedies, which can improve your health and provide amazing health benefits.