Scientific name, Nigella sativa, and is commonly used in the Middle East and eastern countries, i.e., Egypt, Turkey, India, Bangladesh, and Myanmar.

Scientific name, Nigella sativa, and is commonly used in the Middle East and eastern countries, i.e., Egypt, Turkey, India, Bangladesh, and Myanmar. In Islam, it is regarded as one of the greatest forms of healing medicine. In this article, the health benefits of black cumin seeds are discussed.

Black seed can heal every disease except death.”

Black cumin is also known as fennel flower, nutmeg flower, kalonji, and kalojeera. Native to Southern Europe, North Africa, and Southwest Asia, and it is cultivated in many countries in the world, like the Middle Eastern Mediterranean region, South Europe, India, Pakistan, and Syria.

Pharmacological Activities 

  • Antifungal activities
  • Anti-allergic properties
  • Anti-inflammatory activities
  • Anti-viral activity
  • Anti-oxidant activity
  • Anti-cancer activities
  • Anti-diabetic activity

Here are some health benefits of black cumin seeds.

  • Diabetes 

Researchers found that just two grams daily of black seed could result in a reduced fasting blood sugar level, decreased insulin resistance, and increased beta cell function in the pancreas.

  • Epilepsy

Published in the Medical Science Monitor, one study found black seed to be effective at reducing the frequency of seizures in children who resisted conventional treatment. Black seed indeed has anti-convulsive properties.

  • MRSA

The deadly and antibiotic-resistant bacterial infection known commonly as MRSA responded favorably to treatment with black seed in this study from the University of Health Sciences in Lahore, Pakistan.

  • Colon cancer

Black seed has been found to have anti-cancer properties, inhibiting the growth of colon cancer cells.

  • Protection against heart attack damage 

An extract from black seed has been shown to possess heart protective qualities, dampening damage associated with heart attacks and boosting overall heart health.

  • Brain cancer

Thymoquinone from black seed can induce cell death in glioblastoma cells. Glioblastoma is one of the most aggressive brain tumours of all.

  • Leukemia

The black seed compound thymoquinone has also been shown to induce apoptosis in leukaemia cells.

  • Breast cancer

Thymoquinone extract from Nigella sativa reduced breast cancer tumour growth and increased apoptosis (cell death) in breast cancer cells.

  • Promotes Heart Function 

Increases the elasticity of blood vessel walls, aids in inhibiting the formation of blood clots, strengthens the blood vessels and protects against the arterial damage.

  • Reduces blood sugar level 

Stabilising blood sugar levels in diabetics, increasing serum insulin, and decreasing elevated glucose

  • Boost Immunity 

Accelerates immune cells (lymphocyte) production, increase the production of interferon.

Benefits of black seed oil 

    • Phytochemicals: Published in the Egyptian journal of biochemistry and molecular biology, scientists tested thymol, TQ and THQ against 30 human pathogens and were surprised to discover that. Each compound showed 100% inhibition for the thirty pathogens evaluated.
    • Liver health: Black seed oil benefits the function of the liver and helps to prevent both damage and disease.
    • Weight loss: Nigella sativa is an anti-inflammatory agent that helps to lose weight.
  • Hair: Helps by strengthening hair follicles, there is very good reason to see how black seed oil can help to promote strengthened hair roots.