Discover the secret of Black Seed
What is Black Seed? An Ancient and Truly Amazing Herb!
Black Seed Throughout History
Black Seed's health benefits and medicinal use have a very rich traditional history that goes beyond ancient Egyptian and Biblical times. Some sources suggest that a bottle containing black cumin seed was found in Tutankhamen's tomb and a biblical reference to it is noted in the Old Testament (Isaiah 28:25, 27).
Another important ancient reference to black seed's use is from Muhammad, the Prophet of Islam (PBUH) (Sahih Bukhari 71:592). Deeper research suggests that it was used as early as the 5th century B.C. by Hippocrates and by Pliny the Elder and Dioscorides.
For centuries, millions of people in Asia, the Middle East, Eastern Europe, and Africa have known what black seed is. They have also known the health benefits of Black Seed (Nigella sativa) herb and oil, using it regularly to improve their overall health. Highly aromatic and spicy, this tiny seed and its cold-pressed oil is used for a variety of supportive health benefits.
Black Seed in Recent Times
The first modern study on black seed was published in 1959. Since then, the health benefits of black seeds have been discovered through hundreds of studies at international universities. Based on those studies, many articles have also been published in various journals that show remarkable results of what black seed is, and the effects when used alone or combined with complementary herbs.
Uses and Health Benefits of Black Seed
Black seed helps in restoring the natural balance of the body's vital organs and strengthening its natural defenses. Traditionally, it has been used to bolster vitality, calm inflammatory problems, aid digestion, and improve circulatory support, respiratory functions, kidney and liver function, inflammatory problems, and circulatory support.
What is Black Seed Known As
Many countries and their cultures have always been aware of black seed and its health benefits. It is grown in various countries and therefore known by many names, such as Black Cumin (Egypt), Black Caraway (Turkey), Kalonji (India/Pakistan), Habbatul Baraka, or the Blessed Seed (Middle East), among others. Ever since its introduction to the United States in the late 1980s, it has been commonly referred to as 'Black Seed' or 'Black Cumin' and often used as a spice in traditional Indian, Pakistani, Middle Eastern, and Persian cuisines.
What is Black Seed’s Hidden Power?
The reason why so many health benefits of black seed exist can be explained by its chemical composition, which is very rich and diverse. It contains the phytochemicals thymoquinone and crystalline nigellone, as well as many antioxidants, amino acids, proteins, carbohydrates, fixed oils (Essential Fatty Acids 3, 6, and 9), volatile oils, alkaloids, saponin, and fiber, as well as minerals such as calcium, iron, sodium, and potassium. There are still many components in black seed that haven't been identified and research is going on around the world to help shed more light on this remarkable little seed.*
By W.Goreja ©2013. All rights reserved.
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