what is black seed : nigella sativa seed  


Black seed come from nigella sativa plant. An annual flowering plant which is native to mediterranean region, and now grows  the Middle East and India. It grows 7.9–12 in tall, with  lanceolate, linear, pinnately compound leaves. The flowers are attractive and usually colored  white that may spot a bit of pale blue at the tips of the petals. Nigella sativa’s seed head is as attractive as her flowers; a balloon-like pod that encapsulates the pale seeds open in the shape of a five pointed star. The small triangular seeds, covered with fine hair turn a matte black as they dry and mature. What Is Black Seed

Black seed has a long history as a traditional medicine that has been used for thousands of years.
Black  seed were discovered in the tomb of Tutankhamun. though black  seed are mentioned in the Bible as well as in the words of the Prophet Mohammed, they were not carefully analyzed until about 40 years ago. Since 1960, over 200 university studies have been conducted on the medicinal properties of Black seed. A study conducted in India in 1991 found that black seed was 100% effective in inhibiting the growth of Ehrlich ascites carcinoma, a common form of cancer. The study concluded, “It is evident that the active principle isolated from black seed is a strong anti-tumor agent, and the constituent long chain fatty acid may be the main active ingredient.”

Black  seed are very nutritious; they contain 35% oil, most of which are Essential Fatty Acids (EFA’s) and 21% protein. The EFA’s like Linoleic Acid (LA) and Gamma-Linolenic Acid (GLA) help support and maintain cell integrity, heal skin complaints like acne, eczema, psoriasis, reduce wrinkles, and heal wounds.  Thymoquinone and other volatile oils in Black seed  demonstrate potent anti-cancer properties that have been shown to increase apoptosis (programmed cell death) and can effectively fight leukemia and pancreatic cancer. Read More...



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