Black seed is a very small type of seed, but yet very powerful. It can help us against chemicals in our body, stimulate the regeneration of the dying beta cells present in diabetic’s pancreas etc.
The seeds come from an annual flowering plant called Nigella Sativa and are considered to have amazing healing properties. They are also called black caraway, Roman coriander, black cumin, onion seed and black sesame.
Black Seed first appears 3,300 years ago
It first appeared and was used in ancient Egypt. During the exploration of the Egyptian Pharoah Tutankhamun’s tomb, the archaeologists found black seed oil. In the Arabic cultures, black cumin is called Habbatul barakah which means the “seed of blessing.” They also believe that the Islamic prophet Mohammed claims it to be “a remedy for all diseases except death.”
The health benefits of black seed have been already present in the biomedical literature. There have been numerous studies which prove its effectiveness.
These are some of its most amazing properties:
- Analgesic (Pain-Killing)
- Gluconeogenesis Inhibitor (Anti-Diabetic)
- Hepatoprotective (Liver Protecting)
- Interferon Inducer
- Insulin Sensitizing
- Leukotriene Antagonist
- Renoprotective (Kidney Protecting)
- Tumor Necrosis Factor Alpha Inhibitor
These are only some of its best properties. This seed also has the ability to modulate positively various biological pathways which is known to be common among plants used in the traditional medicine.
In a particular project, black seed was compared with turmeric. Turmeric is also extremely powerful and can help in over 600 health conditions. At the same time, it shows above 160 different beneficial pharmacological actions.
Black Seed Research
Black seed has already been researched for numerous specific health conditions. These are some of the most amazing:
Type 2 Diabetes: Only 2 grams of black seed can decrease insulin resistance, blood glucose, glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) and beta-cell function.
Helicobacter Pylori Infection: Black seeds are amazing against this infection when they are compared to triple eradication therapy.
Epilepsy: Black seeds possess anticonvulsive properties. According to a 2007 study with epileptic children who didn’t react to conventional drug treatment, a water extract with black seed managed to reduce their seizure activity.
High Blood Pressure: If you use about 100 and 200 mg of black seed extract every day for 2 months, it will help you decrease the high blood pressure.
Asthma: Thymoquinone is one of the main active compounds in Nigella sativa (black cumin). If you boil some black seed with water, it will have an amazing effect on your asthmatic airways and relieve your asthma.
Acute tonsillopharyngitis: Sore throat, along with pharyngeal or tonsil inflammation are the signs of this condition which have been easily alleviated in clinical studies on human subjects with the use of black seed capsules combined with Phyllanthus niruri.
Chemical Weapons Injury: A study proved that when patients took boiled water with some black seed, they managed to decrease chest wheezing, respiratory symptoms, and pulmonary function test values. They didn’t need to use medicines anymore!
Colon Cancer: According to some cell studies, when black seed extract was compared to the chemo agent 5-fluoruracil used against colon cancer, it was much safe and acted much better. Animal researches also showed amazing effects of black seed extract.
MRSA: Black seed possesses an anti-bacterial activity against the clinical isolates of Staphylococcus aureus which is resistant to methicillin.
Opiate Addiction/Withdrawal: A clinical study where patients were treated for opioid dependence managed to prove that black seed is an extremely effective when it is used for a long time.
Made by Nature
The biblical reference to this amazing seed says ‘faith the size of a mustard seed moving mountains’. This is a super-seed even though is so miniature. If we use it constantly, we’ll be able to fight off numerous illnesses and diseases without any side-effect, as we mentioned it previously.