Black cumin comes from the Latin word Nigella Sativa, and it is a yearly flowering plant in the family Ranunculaceae. This plant is mostly known by the black seed fruit. However, you have to be careful not to mistaken this plant with Cumunum cyminum which is reachable in every store.
Black cumin is an ancient plant which existed on our planet for centuries, as a matter of fact it is considered to be a divine plant as it is mentioned in the Bible and in the Quran, too. This is not a pure incidence as this fantastic plant was widely used for healing various health conditions.
This spiritual plant has been an effective cure for thousands of years. Many ancient cultures used it for treating numerous ailments, for instance the Ancient Egyptians used it for treating colds, infections, headaches, and toothaches; likewise for improving digestion. Furthermore, the black cumin seed was found in the Tutankhamen’s burial place. As mentioned before, about cumin seeds is written in both the Bible and the Quran where the prophet Muhammad says that “Black cumin can treat every disease other than death”.
According to many specialists black cumin seeds are considered to treat many diseases and because of that they are believed to be a universal treatment. It was discovered that the seeds have positive impact on our bodies and cure many illnesses including autoimmune diseases, including asthma, allergies, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, and allergic rhinitis. These miraculous seeds have the ability to decrease triglycerides, blood pressure and cholesterol levels; alleviate eczema, acne, sinus blockages, gastritis, bronchitis, pneumonia ulcers, helicobacter infections, liver disease, chronic fatigue, slow circulations and carcinomas. Likewise, they can alleviate the excruciating effects of chemotherapy.
Many studies have confirmed that black cumin seeds can relive symptoms of numerous allergies, allergic rhinitis and allergic asthma. Further on, black cumin oil can dilate the respiratory canals and ease the breathing, and thanks to its antibiotic properties, it can prevent further development of secondary bacterial infections which often come along with seasonal allergies. This universal cure can improve your immune system hence preparing it for better allergy response.
Highly beneficial for the heart
Black cumin is very good for the health of the heart, thanks to the potent properties it can strengthen the walls of blood vessels and at the same time increase their elasticity. According to a conducted study, black cumin seed oil can lower the levels of the “bad” (LDL) cholesterol and blood sugar levels while promoting production of insulin and elevating the cells insulin sensitivity.
According to recent studies black cumin can take the place of a potential cancer cure, as it is particularly effective against carcinoma as a result of the direct effect on deadly cells.