Nigella sativa also known as black cumin, contains a phytochemical known as thymoquinone that is not found in any other plant and is considered the compound responsible for the legendary healing abilities of this seed. There is a trace of its use by Hippocrates and discoveries of seeds and oil of Nigella sativa in ancient Egypt in the tomb of Tutankhamun. In Arab culture, black cumin is known as Habbatul baraka, which means "seed of blessing". The Islamic prophet Muhammad said it was "a cure for everything but death".
A few years ago, Western medicine began to take an interest in this humble species and clinical trials have already confirmed its effectiveness in treating diseases such as allergies, asthma, arthritis, hypertension, epilepsy and especially diabetes and cancer.
Nigella Sativa, also known as Black Cumin or Habba Sawda in Arabic, is an aromatic plant grown in many countries and in some countries such as Egypt. It is renowned for its aromatic quality.This small herbaceous plant with a beautiful blue flower produces a large amount of black seeds each year. They are among the spices frequently used in the preparation of oriental dishes. The oil extracted from its seeds has many virtues: digestive, hypoglycemic, antiasthmatic, immunostimulant (strengthens the immune system). It is also known for its use in skin problems: it is antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, fight against fungi, natural antibiotic and antiallergic.
Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) summed up the properties of Habba Sawda in one sentence, a hadith (say of the Prophet), although there is much more:
"Black cumin cures all evils except death". (The evils that accompany death).
Abu Hurayrah said that he had heard the Messenger of Allaah say: "There is in the black grain a remedy against all evils, except against Sâm.
(Al-Bukhârî No. 5688).
Black cumin is known by the following properties:
The well known black cumin can be used to strengthen the defenses, helping to prevent possible infections. It is mentioned that its consumption is revitalizing for the whole organism.
Despite its many benefits, it is not a well-known species, perhaps because it does not represent a profit for the pharmaceutical industry and the food industry has not been able to patent it (Nestlé l tried recently).
There is very important evidence that Nigella Sativa seed helps treat almost all types of cancer, including prostate, pancreas, colon, breast cancer and skin cancer. In 2008, Dr. Hwyda Arafat showed that nigella sativa extract destroyed 80% of pancreatic cancer cells without causing any side effects, even when combined with chemotherapy.
Currently, there is research that mentions that black cumin oil can be effective in supplementing pancreatic cancer treatments. However, to achieve the desired results, it is recommended to use the extract in the early stages of the disease. Likewise, it can be of great help in other types of cancer such as skin cancer and colon cancer.
Thymoquinone added to drinking water inhibited tumor growth from 0.01% to 43% in laboratory rats. The study was commissioned by the International Task Force for Cancer Detection and Prevention, also found that phytochemistry inhibited fibrosarcoma cell survival.
A placebo-controlled study in 40 patients found that two 500 mg capsules of Nigella Sativa oil taken in the morning and evening reduced joint swelling and morning stiffness in arthritic patients and significantly decreased the activity of the disease.
Studies in humans of the effects of black cumin seed oil on hypertension have shown that 300 mg administered twice daily significantly reduced blood pressure levels in patients with mild hypertension. The Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences in Iran conducted the tests and concluded that black cumin seed oil could significantly reduce blood pressure levels after only 2 months.
Black cumin can improve the condition of the skin, it is useful for fighting skin problems such as dermatitis, psoriasis or skin irritation. In addition, it can be used to fight against fungal infections on the skin, such as the well-known ringworm.
It is possible to mix black cumin seeds with natural honey to treat respiratory problems such as bronchitis, asthma, allergic rhinitis and colds. In fact, it is possible to make an infusion based on these seeds to obtain the benefits. In addition, adding a teaspoon of black cumin oil in a cup of eucalyptus tea offers the same benefits.
Black cumin seed can be used to lower blood glucose levels and reduce insulin resistance. To obtain the benefits of this popular remedy, consume only two grams of black cumin seeds per day.
Improve digestion by stimulating the production of bile and promote the cleansing of the body by its antioxidant compounds. Black cumin oil is a popular remedy to greatly enhance the function of the liver.
The oil from this seed is used to reduce tooth sensitivity because it protects the dentin and helps prevent tooth decay.
Many modern cosmetics industries know all the benefits of black cumin, so they use it in many of their products. It is useful for both skin and hair.
Hated pimple breakouts and acne can be treated with black cumin oil soap or natural black cumin oil. It is also used to remove impurities and clean pores.
Those who suffer from dandruff, black cumin oil may be the best ally to fight dandruff naturally. It is also effective in strengthening the root and improving the condition of the scalp.
According to many experts, the powerful oil of this small seed is useful for the care of feminine intimate hygiene by preventing gynecological infections.
For the treatment of cancer, it is recommended to:
Black cumin oil is a toning and purifying oil with many uses and widely used in skin care. It is a soothing, regenerating, vitalizing, moisturizing, protective, regulating, restorative and anti-inflammatory vegetable oil. A multi-purpose oil widely used for skin conditions and beauty treatments.
Black cumin is considered safe and has no side effects when used responsibly. Some reports have suggested that it can be toxic at extremely high doses of 25 grams or more (which is actually practically impossible to consume).
Pregnant women should avoid taking it because no studies have been done on its safety in unborn children.
 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov : A review on therapeutic potential of Nigella sativa: A miracle herb
 https://draxe.com : 7 Proven Black Seed Oil Benefits
 https://www.selfhacked.com : Top 27 Amazing Black Seed Oil Benefits (Nigella Sativa)
 https://food.ndtv.com : 10 Incredible Health Benefits of Nigella Seeds (Kalonji)
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