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Black Cumin Seed

Black Cumin Seed  ~   (Nigella Sativa)  Nigella sativa is known as  "The Seed of Blessing"  in Arabic.   Black Cumin seed is indigenous to the Mediterranean and considered a legendary medicinal panacea.

It has been used for thousands of years and appreciated by many cultures.  It is now cultivated for it's therapeutic Black seed in many other parts of the world and considered to be a remarkable healing herb, natural medicine and food.

Black Cumin seed oil contains high concentrations of Vitamins A, B1,B2, B6, C, Niacin and Calcium, Potassium, Iron, Magnesium, Selenium, Phosphorous, Copper and Zinc.

With its vast amount of healing capability is considered to be one of the greatest healing herbs of all times.  Planted in spring and harvested in summer for the chemically complex seeds that yield 30% oil.

Documented use by Hippocrates dates to the 5th century B.C.  Early use by German physicians date back to the 16th -18th century.   This miraculous seed has done what man can not, it unites Biblical scripture with those of ancient Greek, Roman & Egyptians Naturopaths.  Appreciated by Cleopatra for it's beauty enhancements and discovered in the tomb of Tutankhamen's tomb.

Prophet Muhammad said,  "Let fall these black seeds upon you, these contain cure for all diseases except death."

Quite a statement isn't it?  But there have been some dramatic effects and the traditional medicinal uses are plentiful.  Combined with garlic it is believed to enhance the effectiveness of each and provide even more outstanding results with long term use.

Traditional Uses of Black Cumin Seed Oil:

   *   Toothache home remedy
   *   Relieves Eczema, Psoriasis & other skin conditions & wounds
   *   Prevents hair graying
   *   Promotes shiny hair, home remedy for hair growth
   *   Relieves headaches & head colds
   *   Potent antiviral, antibacterial, relieves allergies
   *   Helps lower blood sugar and blood pressure
   *   Improves eyesight, relieves heartburn, helps diabetes
   *   Relieves dry hair and scalp
   *   Relieves rashes, sores, abscesses
   *   Excellent diarrhea home remedy
   *   Used to sooth coughs & relieve bronchial asthma
   *   Detoxificaiton and blood purification
   *   Rubbed into tumors
   *   A bone marrow stimulant for immune support
   *   Natural decongestant
   *   Ringworm home remedy, removes moles
   *   Helps combat fatigue
   *   Removes parasites, worms, relieves poisonous bites

Black Cumin is a spicy herb appreciated by Middle Eastern, Eastern European, Indian, Asian and Mediterranean culinary delights.

The cold pressed oil boasts a spicy aroma and is considered a heart healthy oil, offering a unique taste in salads, veggies, blended in yogurt and other ethnic delights.

Culinary Uses of Black Cumin Seed Oil:

   *   Spicy addition to stews, curries, sauces
   *   Added to herbal teas
   *   Included in yogurt drinks
   *   Taken after meals to aid digestion

Applications of Black Cumin Seed Oil:

   *   Used in herbal poultices
   *   Added to herbal teas
   *   Inhalation therapy
   *   Therapeutic massage with other oils or herbs

Black Cumin seed is potent and safe, while it should not be taken during pregnancy, a typical adult application is 2 tsp daily.  It can be taken alone or blended with juice, tea, milk, water, apple cider vinegar, other oils or herbs, depending on your preference.

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