Black cumin is one of the very few botanicals that have shown such effectiveness for the human body.
The prophet Mohammed reportedly said that seeds of the black cumin plant could cure "anything but death itself". While that may seem to be quite the tall order, black cumin (Nigella sativa) does in fact have remarkable healing and health properties that make it one of the most powerful medicinal plants known to man and one of the most cherished medicinal seeds in history.
Hundreds of studies have been conducted on black cumin which have shown that compounds from the seeds help fight diseases by boosting the production of bone marrow, natural interferon, and immune cells.
Several of the studies have shown that black cumin seed extract could assist individuals with autoimmune disorders, and could possibly help to fight cancer. One recent study on black cumin seed oil demonstrated that it was effective against pancreatic cancer, one of the deadliest and most difficult to treat cancers.
One of black cumin’s most popular and effective uses is the treatment of diseases related to the respiratory system, including asthma, bronchitis, rheumatism and cold symptoms. The seeds help increase body tone, stimulate menstrual period, and increasing the flow of breast milk in nursing mothers.
Black cumin seed oil helps calm the nervous system, quells colic pain, stimulates urine production, helps treat pertussis, improves digestion and helps prevent and lower high blood pressure.
The seeds are very effective in curing abscesses and tumors of the eye, abdomen and liver, probably due in great part to the anti-tumor compound beta-sitosterol found in the seeds.
In 1996 the USFDA granted a patent for a drug based on an extract of black cumin. It is being used for treating cancer and for preventing side affects of anti-cancer chemotherapy drugs and increasing the immune system function in healing.
Black Cumin can be used to assist with:
Cardiovascular Lympathic: Helps drain the lymph system Dissolves calcium buildup Raises good cholesterol levels
Circulation, Muscles, Joints: Anti-inflammatory Antispasmodic Excellent for muscles Circulatory disorders Vascular diseases Varicose Veins Varicose Ulcers Hemorrhoids Arthritis Rheumatism
Digestive System: Helps metabolize food Intestinal cleansing Gas Bloating Diarrhea Inflammation of the liver Gallstones Diabetes 2 Toothaches Ulcers Parasites
Emotional: Fights depression Assists in concentration Provides an overall feeling of well-being Sleep disturbances Hyperactivity in children Forgetfulness caused by age General decrease in vitality Relaxing, stimulates body’s energy and helps in recovery from fatigue and low spirits.
Skin: is an effective cure for skin conditions such as allergies, eczema, acne, psoriasis and boils. is anti-parasitic. treats flatulence, diarrhea, hemorrhoids, constipation and dysentery.
Genito-Urinary System: Regulates the Kidneys Stops kidney stone formation Balances menstrual system after childbirth Balances hormones (both PMS and menopausal) Increases sperm count Diuretic Hormonal headaches
Immune System: Increases immune system Antibacterial Antifungal Candida Autoimmune disorders Excess allergy reactions Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) Epstein Barr Tumors
Nervous System: Relaxes the nerves Evens metabolism Headaches
Respiratory System: Helps expel mucus Bronchial dilator Asthma Allergies Constant runny nose Hay fever Respiratory disorders Coughs and Colds Whooping Cough Sinusitis Lung disease
Skin Care: Heals wounds Acne Psoriasis Skin fungus Nettle rash Itching Warts Bruises Neurodermatitis and other skin diseases Impetigo and other bacterial skin infections
Other: Repels rodents, lice, and mites High OREC value Free Radical
Special: Increases the rate of bone marrow cell re-growth by 250% Ramp up its effectiveness by taking with garlic (make up a stir fry with garlic, onions, and a few drops of Black Cumin—add the oil when done cooking so you don’t cook it out)
The seeds of the black cumin plant contain over 100 chemical compounds, including some yet to be identified. In addition to what is believed to be the primary active ingredient, crystalline nigellone, black cumin seeds contain: thymoquinone, beta sitosterol. myristic acid, palmitic acid, palmitoleic acid, stearic acid, oleic acid, linoleic acid, linolenic acid, arachidonic acid, protein, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin B3, folic acid, calcium, iron, copper, zinc, and phosphorous.