Health Benefits of Black Cumin and Nigella Sativa

One of the most under rated herbs in the Arabic culture, is Nigella Sativa (also knows as black cumin, black seed, habba barakah, and kalonji). Prophet Mohammad said to use this seed often, as it was a cure for all diseases, except death. Many feel as it was the practice of the prophet to mix the blessed seed with honey.  So the sunnah (way of the prophet) was to place both honey and ground black seed in the right hand and licking the mixture with the tongue.

There are literally hundreds of cures and treatments, using Nigella Sativa, from treating migraines to healing Cancer and you will find a number of sites, that give you dosage requirements. The trick is finding the proper information and the proper dosage and being well. Taking more does not speed the healing. The seeds were found in King Tut's tomb, thus proving that the seeds have been used for thousands of years and that past royalty revered them.

Elephants are fed the seeds for indigestion. The seeds have over 100 nutrients and include a huge amount of vitamins, such as calcium, zinc, magnesium, Vitamins A, B, C, D, and E. They will increase your energy, get rid of a vaginal infection and help with high blood pressure. The proper dosage for black seed is one teaspoon of oil, mixed with one teaspoon of honey, one hour before your breakfast. The ground seeds can be mixed with honey and eaten at any time of the day. The seeds must be heated for proper use.

Here is a simple list of some of the cures.

Cancer: Take one teaspoon of the oil mixed with one teaspoon of honey, one hour before eating breakfast, in the afternoon and before sleeping. Take 4-5 cloves of garlic per day or you can mix 1 teaspoon of garlic powder with honey.

Migraines: Rub some of the oil on the temples, around the hair line, a few drops in the nose and even on top of the head if your head is pounding. Do this 3 times a day. Also, take one teaspoon of the oil mixed with honey or juice once a day.

Urinary track infections: Simply take either the oil once a day or one teaspoon of the powder each day and by the second day, the infection should be cleared up.

Worm infestations: Heat 2 teaspoons of the ground seeds in some white vinegar and brush this on your stomach before sleeping. Also, eat 7 dates before sleeping to get rid of ascaris.

How to heat the seeds:

I suggest taking a small amount at first until you are perfect at the procedure as you don't want to ruin a batch. Place them in a skillet on low heat and stir often, as they will burn. Keep tasting them, until the bitterness and hotness is gone. 

Let them cool and then put them in a coffee grinder and grind to a fine powder. It is not necessary to grind them all, just what you will be using for the next few weeks.