Black cumin is a powerful healing spice used for medicinal purposes. Also known as Nieglia sative, black cumin a plant in the Ranunculaceae family. It has also been called black sesame, black seed, fennel lower, nutmeg flower, or Roman coriander. The plant can sometimes be confused with Bunium persicum, which is a different plant and spice. Black cumin seeds are used in cooking as well as for medicine in many parts of the world. Both seeds and the oil from the seeds are used. Used as far back ancient Egypt, the oil was reported to be found Tutankhamen’s tomb. In Arabic, the plant is known as Habbatul barakah, a name that means “seed of blessing
Health benefits of Black cumin
Black cumin seeds contain high quantity omega 6 linoleic and omega 9 oleic acids along with over 100 other nutrients. Eating black cumin seeds reduces high blood pressure and slows inflammation. The seeds also act as anti-tumor and anti-bacterial agents. Black cumin seeds can kill parasites and contribute to building a strong immune system and are known to be antispasmodic, antiviral, anti-ulcer, anti-bacterial, and pain killers. In traditional medicine, black cumin seeds were used for toothaches, conjunctivitis, parasites, sinus infections and headaches. They can also lower cholesterol and increase milk flow in nursing mothers. While Black cumin is considered safe in small doses, pregnant women are advised to be cautious, as the Black cumin may stop uterine contractions. There are no known drug interactions.
Diseases treated with Black cumin seeds
Many diseases respond to treatment with Black cumin seeds, including cancer, hepatitis C, diabetes, hepatitis C and multiple sclerosis. Alzheimer’s disease has also been treated with black cumin seeds as has obesity. In the past 40 years, over 458 peer reviews have referenced health benefits of this plant. MRSA, or drug resistant strep, has been healed with this spice. There is some research showing that Black cumin seeds can regenerate pancreatic cells in diabetics.
Black cumin seeds and cancer
Many types of cancers have been treated with Black cumin seeds, ranging from bone, to prostate, stomach, colon, breast and brain. At the Cancer Research Laboratory in South Carolina, bone cancer cells were inhibited by 50%, while the number of bone marrow cells increased by 250 percent.
Melanie Grimes is a writer, medical editor and health educator. A classically trained homeopath, she has lectured internationally and been on faculty at Bastyr University, American Medical College of Homeopathy, and Seattle School of Homeopathy. She has been the editor of SImillimum, Journal of the Homeopathic Association of Naturopathic Physicians, and The American Homeopath, Journal of the North American Society of Homeopaths. She writes about health, natural medicine, food as medicine, herbs, homeopathy, and travel.
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For further information: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3642442/