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Black Seed 200 gr


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Black seed is an herb also referred to as black cumin. Its scientific name is Nigella Sativa. It is mostly found in Mediterranean regions as well as parts of Africa and Asia. It bears no relation with the cumin seed or fennel, as is commonly believed. It has many names such as Black Caraway, Roman Coriander and Habbatul Baraka.

It is even referred to as onion seed at times, though this is largely a misconception. Black seed has been used for many centuries as an herbal remedy. Ancient Egyptian tombs contain black seed, indicating that it was considered an important item for the journey into the afterlife. There are also references of the importance of black seed in Islamic texts.

Black seed contains many ingredients, an important one being Nigellone. This gives black seed the healing properties that have cured ailments over the years. It also contains important vitamins and minerals. Modern research is proving many of these remedies to be true. Black seed is mostly used as a cooking ingredient and garnishing. However, black seed supplements are available in the market for those who need to use it for medical purposes.

Let us take a look at a few health benefits of black seed: 

  • It contains antioxidants, which help in maintaining healthy skin and hair. It also helps to prevent cancer by fighting free radicals.
  • Black seed helps to combat asthma, eczema and other allergies.
  • It has anti-inflammatory properties.
  • In many households it is used as a natural preservative in pickles as it helps to prevent the growth of certain types of yeast.
  • Research has indicated that black seed may have anti malarial properties as well.
  • Black seed contains a compound called thymoquinone that helps prevent against bacteria. Studies have shown that it can prevent a kind of bacterial blood poisoning called bacterial sepsis.
  • Black seed helps to reduce cholesterol levels in the body.

Skin Problems:

Black seed has been used for many years as a remedy for acne in eastern countries. Black seed oil can be used as an ointment; it can also be ingested as a supplement to improve the skin condition. It usually takes a week or two to see the results. Black seed oil contains antioxidants as well as vitamins and minerals that are good for the skin. Black seed helps to boost the body’s immune system and fight against infections. Additionally, black seed also helps to reduce other skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. Applying black seed oil directly to psoriasis patches may bring relief and enhance the healing process.

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