Nigella Sativa – Cumin Black seed

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Cumin Black seed

Nigella Sativa

DIRECTIONS
  1. Crush the nigella in a mortar and pestle; doesn’t have to be too fine, you just want to release the essential oils.
  2. Place them in a teaball, and the teaball in your cup.
  3. Pour hot water over and allow to steep 8 to 10 minutes.
  4. Remove teaball and discard contents.

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Nigella Sativa – Cumin Black seed

Nigella sativa is a small black seed that has been used for centuries in herbal medicine. The seed comes from a flowering plant (part of the Ranunculacea family) native to southwest Asia and the Mediterranean. The plant now grows throughout India, the Middle East, and Europe. Nigella sativa is sometimes used to treat certain health conditions including asthma, bronchitis, and inflammation, and has long been used as a spice and food preservative.

Nigella sativa is the scientific name for a plant that goes by several other names, including:

  • Black seed
  • Black cumin
  • Black caraway
  • Cumin noir
  • Fennel flower
  • Seed of Blessing
  • Small Fennel
  • Kalonji

In India, dry roasted kalonji is used for flavouring curries, dal, stir-fried vegetables, and even savouries such as samosa, papdis and kachori among others. Flavour and aroma aside, the tiny black seed comes with a whole lot of health benefits. It’s loaded with trace elements, vitamins, crystalline nigellone, amino acids, saponin, crude fiber, proteins and fatty acids like linolenic and oleic acids, volatile oils, alkaloids, iron, sodium, potassium and calcium. It keeps your heart healthy, addresses breathing problem, lubricates your joints, and is known to have anti-carcinogenic properties.

To date, there is a lack of clinical trials testing Nigella sativa’s health effects. However, some research suggests that the seed holds promise for the treatment and/or prevention of asthma, blood pressure, and certain cancers, thanks to thymoquinone, an active ingredient in Nigella sativa oil extract that has anti-inflammatory, anti-tussive, anti-hypertensive, anti-diabetic, antibacterial, and anti-cancer properties.

Some limited studies have suggested that it may have potential in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and high cholesterol.

  • Inflammation
  • Migraine
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Hayfever
  • Seizures
  • Improved mental performance
  • Eczema
  • Stomach ulcers
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Hepatitis C
  • Birth control
  • Boosting the immune system
  • Congestion
  • Cough
  • Digestive problems
  • Increasing breast-milk flow
  • Menstrual disorders
  • There is no standardized dose, but different amounts have been studied in research. For example, when studying black seed’s effect on asthma, two grams of ground nigella sativa has been used daily for 12 weeks. Also, 500 milligrams of black seed oil has been taken twice daily for four weeks. When studying its effect on blood pressure, a half to two grams of black seed powder has been taken daily for up to 12 weeks.

    Certain people should exercise caution and speak to their healthcare provider before taking or using nigella sativa, including those with low blood pressure. Although studies analyzing any effect Nigella sativa might have on pregnancy and breastfeeding have focused on animals, women are advised to talk to their doctor before consumption.

    Lastly, it may cause an allergic reaction when applied topically.

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    75g, 1kg