It has been many years since I first started taking black seed. In those days, pure black seed was much available compared to the black seed oil. The black seed has to go through refine processes in order to obtain premium black seed oil. Let’s look into the black seed benefits.
History of Black Seed
The use of black seed has long existed. More than 2000 years ago, people used black seed for series of illnesses and wellness. Black cumin seed, Roman coriander seed, kalonji, Habbah Barakah, alhabbatussauda, are some of the names used to describe black seed. The black seed is also mentioned in the Bible in Isiah 28: 25-27 as the ‘fitches’. However, the scientific name for black seed is Nigella Sativa.
The black seed comes from a flowering plant found mostly in the Mediterranean, Russia, Turkey, Egypt, France, Germany and many more.
Its richness in nutrients make it a sought after commodity. There are just too much health boosting properties found in black seed. The awareness of the miracle of this nature’s pearl has made black seed the lime light of modern scientific research.
“Stay with the black seed, indeed in it are remedies of all illnesses except death” – the sayings of the Islamic prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). This statement was made 1400 years ago, but modern science today has discovered that this amazing plant contains medicinal values not to be disputed.
Studies have shown that black seed contains non-starch polysaccharide component which is a useful source of dietary fibre. It is also rich in fatty acids, particularly the unsaturated and essential fatty acid.
Black seed’s contents of carotene is converted by the liver into vitamin A. Arginine is also present in black seed which is essential for infant growth.
Moreover, black seed is a good source of calcium, iron, sodium and potassium. It also acts as essential co-factors in various enzyme functions.
Avicenna, the author of the great medical treatise, “The Canon of Medicine” referred the black seed as the seed that stimulates the body’s energy and removes fatigue.
Power of Black Seed
The black seed is also well-known as an anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-ulcer, anti-fungal, anti-viral, anti-hypertensive, anti-histamine, anti-tumor, an immune boosting agent and many more. The list can actually go on and on because there are just too much goodness to be mentioned.
So, if you want to strengthen your immune system, feel great, stay healthy and young….make black seed your daily intake.
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