YES, you got that right! You can use this powerful seed to fight diabetes, heart problems, cancer and other diseases. Some people think that this ancient seed is a remedy for all health problems and diseases (except death). Ladies and gentlemen, in this article we’re going to talk about the super-healthy black cumin seed!
You’ll be amazed when we tell you that more than 650 peer-reviewed studies have looked into the potential health benefits of “black seed,” which come from the flowering plant Nigella Sativa. Black seed (or also known as black cumin, black caraway, black sesame, onion seed and Roman coriander), has a long history of use in traditional systems of medicine, including Ayurveda and Siddha. According to the experts, this seed has more than 20 medicinal uses.
In Islamic literature, it is considered as one of the greatest forms of healing medicine. It has been recommended for using on regular basis in Tibb-e-Nabawi (Prophetic Medicine). It has been widely used as antihypertensive, liver tonics, diuretics, digestive, anti-diarrheal, appetite stimulant, analgesics, anti-bacterial and in skin disorders.
Black cumin has powerful (properties):
- Renal protective
- Antioxidant properties
Note: in old Latin, “Panacea,” means “cure all.” You can use this seed for immune-system support, well-being, digestive health, respiratory issues, kidney and liver support, and heart health. Black cumin seeds have long been used to treat asthma, bronchitis, rheumatism and other inflammatory diseases. A tincture of the seeds has traditionally been used to treat indigestion, loss of appetite, diarrhea, parasitic infections and skin problems. An external application of black cumin oil has even been used as an antiseptic and roasted seeds as a treatment to stop vomiting. Thymoquinone is the most powerful compound found in these seeds. Other bioactive compounds in the seed include α-hederin, alkaloids, flavonoids, antioxidants and fatty acids.
The thymoquinone extract is effective against cancers in the blood, lung, kidney, liver, prostate, breast, cervix, colon and skin.
According to the experts, the oxidative stress may decrease the efficiency of pancreatic β cells, which control the production and release of insulin. So, oxidative stress is thought to play a role in the development of diabetes. These seeds will help you decrease the oxidative stress and preserve the integrity of pancreatic β cells.
- Heart problems
Black cumin will help you with elevated heart rate and blood pressure. Thymoquinone in black cumin also may benefit endothelial dysfunction, which is involved in many cardiovascular disorders.
I really think that you’ll be surprised when we tell you that these seeds have powerful anti-obesity effects, including reductions in body weight and waist and hip circumferences. According to the experts, these seeds showed a significant weight loss and reduced waist circumference with a mild reduction in fasting blood sugar, triglycerides and low-density lipoprotein levels.
- Respiratory Health
Black cumin is also very helpful for asthmatics. According to a study, these seeds have reduced two inflammatory mediators of asthma and other inflammatory processes. Another study confirmed the anti-asthmatic effect of black cumin extract, showing it acts as a bronchodilator. The thymoquinone in black cumin seeds was even found to be superior to the asthma drug fluticasone (a synthetic glucocorticoid).
The BEST Way to Use These Seeds:
Black cumin oil is available in supplement form. Or, you can add black cumin seeds to your regular meals. It’s very simple –just add the seeds to casseroles, stir fries, salad dressings (try them mixed with lemon, cilantroand tahini) and baked goods, sprinkle them on salads, or even add them to your coffee or tea. Black cumin tea – just pour hot water over the seeds (about one tablespoon) and letting it steep for 10 minutes. You can also mix black cumin, honey and garlic to make a powerful tonic for soothing coughs and boosting immunity, especially during cold and flu season or if you feel like you’re coming down with an infection. Black cumin oil can even be used topically to treat psoriasis and eczema or mixed with facial cream to moisturize and soothe your skin.
Sources and References included in this article – Qatar Day, This Seed Fights Diabetes