Have you ever heard of the Ancient Healing Properties of Black Cumin Seed?
Here is a little gem I’ve found that I’m so excited to share with you. Now, there is a lot of really great information in here that can get a little scientific and not as fun and sassy as you may have come to expect from me, but trust me, it’s well worth your time.
There is a magic little seed called Black Cumin Seed that has a ridiculous number of healing properties and I’m super excited to share the importance of it with you today.
Now, we’ve got some notable people throughout history that have been big fans of this little magic seed. For starters, the prophet Muhammad stated “There is healing in black cumin for all diseases except death.” Now that is a pretty powerful statement, let's dive a little deeper into why and what these little powerhouses have to offer us.
Black cumin is actually part of the buttercup family. The seeds are thin, crescent shaped and black in color. They are also called Habbatul barakah, meaning “seed of blessing,” and have been used for many centuries in India, the Middle East, Mediterranean and Asia for their medicinal properties, as well as in cooking.
I sometimes use them these little gems in my Indian dishes, as they're quite delicious and add a delicate nutty flavor with hints reminiscent of thyme and oregano. The seed’s oil contains a chemical called thymoquinone, also present in Thyme oil, which is an amazing anti-inflammatory. It is said to inhibit the development of pancreatic cancer, as well as stimulate the regeneration of dying beta cells within a diabetics pancreas.
So send this article over to anyone you know who had diabetes, I’m sure they’ll be grateful.
So, as we’re starting to see, these are some pretty powerful seeds! They have been used therapeutically for over 3,300 years, first documented in Ancient Egypt, Black Cumin Seed has some pretty famous and juicy history. A bottle of black cumin seed oil was found in King Tut's tomb (to help in the afterlife) and it's said that Cleopatra and Queen Nefertiti, known for their exquisite attractiveness and allure, both used the oil in their health and beauty regimens (ladies, take note). These seeds were even given to Egyptian pharaohs to calm their upset stomachs. Hippocrates also used it to cure metabolic and digestive disorders. Seeing how these people were at the cutting edge of their times, that says a lot.
The oil from these little seeds has been said to help everything from headaches to autoimmune disorders, toothaches and even many different types of cancer. They improve digestion and help prevent and lower high blood pressure. They help fight diseases (dis-eases) in the body by amplifying the production of bone marrow, immune cells, and natural interferon. Now that’s a super boss little seed!
They are antiviral, anti-spasmodic, anti-oxidant, anti-fungal, anti-carcinogenic, anti-ulcer anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, anti-parasitic, antihypertensive, anti-cholinergic (helps the nervous system), anticonvulsant, analgesic (a painkiller), insulin sensitizing and is even said to improve body tone. Yes please!
They help boost the immune system and lessen allergic reactions by acting as an antihistamine. They aid in the relief of asthma, bronchitis, cold symptoms and rheumatism.
They do amazing things for the skin and can assist in curing skin conditions such as eczema, acne, psoriasis amongst other skin allergies. They’re also said to stimulate energy and help in the recovery from fatigue and depression. This is just the tip of the iceberg, there are many more healing attributes to black cumin seed, and, honestly, there are too many to list. This little seed is a mega heavy hitter!
Dr. Gary Null states, “Every time you take black cumin you are stimulating your immune system to fight on your behalf and increase natural killer cells,” referring to its ability to improve the immune system, and treat even the most impossible invaders like cancer and HIV, successfully.
It's Latin name is Nigella sativa, although it has been called many names including black onion seed, black caraway, black sesame, Roman coriander, and black seed. When you purchase your black cumin seed be sure that they are labeled Nigella Sativa, then you will know you are getting the real deal with all of the amazing health benefits.
To sum it all up, Black Cumin Seed is an across-the-board, amazing defense supplement against diseases and so many other ailments, especially the oil. Adding this to your Healthy Daily Routine is a wise choice and is a great line of defense against whatever your body is fighting if there’s any inflammation, stress on the nervous system, any kind of disease or precursors to disease.
Thanks so much for joining me on this little trip into a healthier you! I look forward to hearing about your experiences with these magical little seeds and their oil so leave a comment below. Please, if you know someone this could help, please share! Let’s spread the love, healing and overall wellness to everyone we know!
So much Love and Gratitude, ciao for now!