So my son injures himself during football practice and suspecting a fractured knee, I take him to one of the most renowned Orthopedic surgeons in Dubai who specializes in Sports injury. After a 20mn consultation and reassurance that it is just a sprain, he hands me a little plastic bag containing some black seeds…
Now he’s got my full undivided attention! It turns out to be a bag of Black cumin (Nigella sativa) or ‘Habet al Baraka’ as its called in our part of the world. He explains that the seed has amazing medicinal properties and will accelerate the healing process when taken every day. This of course got me researching this miracle seed and all studies confirm that it does in fact have remarkable health properties that have made it one of the most powerful and cherished medicinal seeds in history.
The seeds of the black cumin plant contain over 100 chemical compounds, including some yet to be identified. Hundreds of studies conducted have shown that compounds from the seeds help fight diseases by boosting the production of bone marrow and immune cells.
Several of the studies have shown that black cumin seed extract could assist individuals with autoimmune disorders and could possibly help to fight cancer.
One of black cumin's most popular and effective uses is the treatment of diseases related to the respiratory system including asthma, bronchitis and cold symptoms.
Black cumin seed oil helps calm the nervous system, quells colic pain, improves digestion and helps prevent and lower high blood pressure.
The seed also stimulates energy and helps in recovery from fatigue and low mood and is an effective cure for skin conditions such as allergies, eczema, acne, psoriasis and is anti-parasitic, treats flatulence, diarrhea, hemorrhoids and constipation…I could go on forever!
My recommendation is to take a teaspoon of seeds everyday as part of your diet. I have personally started adding them to my green juice every morning.
Black cumin is commonly referred to as black seed oil, black onion seed, black caraway, black sesame seed and other names, but try to find the one labeled ‘Nigella sativa’ which is true black cumin…
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