Black Seed Oil: What Is Nigella Sativa?

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Black Seed Oil

Black Seed Oil: What Is Nigella Sativa?

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Nigella Sativa is a plant with a vast array of health benefits. Also known as Kalonji or Black Cumin comes in the form of oil and seeds. The Nigella plants, a name derived from Latin are mainly found in parts of Asia and often grow up to 30cm in height as well as being part of the Ranunculaceae family.

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The Black seed is often used in cooking and culinary delights as an additional taste enhancing substance and spice. The Nigella seed has historic roots and there is evidence it was used thousands of years ago. Samples of the seed were discovered in the Pharaoh Tutankhamun’s tomb in the Ancient Egyptian period of antiquity. There is also mention of the Nigella seed in the Holy Bible and remnants of the seed were found in Hittite settlements in modern day Turkey in the 2nd Millennium BC.

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Islamic teachings promote eco-friendly, green and organic food and health treatments. These healthy foods are beneficial for human consumption such as olives, figs, pomegranates and dates amongst other foods. Societies across the globe including Muslim communities have used the Black seed in a variety of forms for multiple benefits for a very long period of time.

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The Black seed Nigella Sativa has also received prophetic blessing. The Prophet Mohammed (pbuh) said, as reported by his wife Aisha (RA) :

“This black seed is a cure for every disease except death.” (Bukhari, 5687)

The above quote clearly demonstrates that the Kalonji seed is an important natural plant and food source which is important for humans which has various health benefits. The seed is important as a healing substance sometimes also used for medicinal purposes. The Nigella seed is part of the process and not necessarily the only or full process in relation to healing. Some of the health benefits of the Black seed are:

1. Improved brain function
2. Assists in improving nerve activity.
3. Helps in reducing blood pressure
4. Adds to the process of activating and boosting the immune system.

The Black seed has been supported through various scientific research which has indicated that the seed has various properties. Some of these include having anti-bacterial abilities, anti-inflammatory benefits, antioxidant as well as antiviral abilities. The Nigella Sativa or Black seed has multiple health benefits and contains rich nutrients. This seed has been used for thousands of years and is beneficial for human consumption and general health.


Disclaimer: This article is opinion based when using the Nigella Sativa for any purpose such as medicinal, please seek professional medical advice for relevant guidance.

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