Black Cumin Seeds is one of the most powerful healing natural medicines available to mankind. As the name indicates, they are black in colour and thin crescent shaped. The herb is native to Egypt. They are widely used by people belonging to India, Egypt and countries in Middle East.
Though it is very tiny in nature, the seeds have about 100 chemical compounds (including vitamins, proteins, fatty acids, carbohydrates, minerals, etc) and some are not yet identified.
In Islam, it is believed that Black cumin seeds have the property to heal any type of disease except death. In bible, it is referred to as the curative Black Seeds. They have been used for various Medicinal uses since very ancient times.
Black Cumin seeds are different from Cumin seeds (Botanical name is Cuminum cyminum), although both look similar. However, Black Cumin seeds are black in colour unlike cumin seeds.
Egyptians used black cumin after their meals to help digestion or clam upset stomachs. Besides stomachaches, it was also used to treat infections, cold, toothaches and migraine.
Studies have shown that most of the times illness is caused by imbalanced immune system and components like Nigellone and Thymoquinone in black cumin helps fight diseases by increasing the production of immune cells in the body. Great research is done on black cumin regarding it properties against cancer and it has been discovered that unlike chemo-therapy, black cumin can be used to cure tumor and breast cancer without any negative side effects.