In the Sahihain, it is narrated that Abu Hurayrah (رضي الله عنه) related from our Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم):
عليكم بهذه الحبة السوداء، فإن فيها شفاء من كل داء إلا السام). والسام: الموت
“Use the Black Seed, because it contains a cure for every type of ailment, except for death”.
[Tirmizi, Ahmad and Ibn Hibban].
•For centuries, the Black Seed herb and oil have been used by millions of people in Asia, Middle East, parts of Europe and Africa to support their health. An aromatic spice, small and similar in size to sesame seed, it has been traditionally used for a variety of conditions and treatments related to respiratory health, stomach and intestinal health, kidney and liver function, circulatory and immune system support, and for general overall well-being.
•Black Seed is grown in various countries and therefore known by many names such as Black Cumin (Egypt), Black Caraway (Turkey), ) Shuneiz in Persian ,Kalonji (India/Pakistan), Habbatul Baraka or the Blessed Seed (Middle East), among others.
•Hundreds of studies and articles published in various journals have shown remarkable results supporting the benefits and uses of Black Seed alone or combined with other complimentary herbs.
Remedies with Blackseed Oil:
The great physician Ibn Sina (980–1037), better known as Avicenna, stated that black seed works as an:
•stimulates the body’s energy and
•helps overcome fatigue and dispiritedness
1.Observations of the scholars of Hadith reveal that Kalonji is equally effective for the Diseases due to Heat and Cold.
3.The oil of Kalonji is effective in Alopecia.
4.It is useful in Paralysis, Facial Palsy, Migraine, Amnesia and Palpitation.
5.It is also reported that its fine powder is effective if applied in early stages of Cataract.
6.The oil of the seeds is also effective in Earache.
7.If Kalonji seeds are boiled in vinegar and this solution is applied on Gums and Teeth, it removes the Inflammation of the Gums and relieves the pain also.
8.Mouth and larynx diseases,
9.It is also an Expectorant and Antipyretic.
10.Fumigation of Kalonji is useful in Respiratory diseases
11.Inhalation of its smell is useful in Common Cold.
12.Half tea-spoonful, if boiled in water and taken, is helpful in Asthma and coughs
14.Relieves Stomach aches, abdominal pain, colic
15.Zahbi states that Kalonji removes the Obstruction of any part of the Body, Expels the Gases and Strengthens the Stomach.
16.It Normalizes the Secretions of Stomach and Pancreas. This phenomenon is very much effective and significant in the treatment of Diabetes Mellitus.
17.It is effective in Jaundice also if taken with milk.
18.It’s powder if taken with water is effective in Hemorrhoids
19.It is Emmenagogue (stimulates menstrual bleeding), Lactogogue (stimulates lactation) and Diuretic.
20.It expels the kidney and urinary bladder stones, if taken with the syrup of honey.
21.Strengthens a mother after Childbirth;
22.Stimulate menstruation, urination and liver functions
23.Relieves General fatigue,
25.Treats Skin diseases and Cancer.
26.Black seed is used to beautify skin, nourish hair and stimulate hair growth.
27.It is an Anti-Helminthic, if taken with vinegar.
28.Diffuses the toxic effects of Bee and Wasps.
29.Continuous use of Kalonji is effective in Rabid dog bites.
30.Effects of Black Seed and Prostaglandin E1 on the Immune System
Through the formation of Protaglandin E1, the complete immune system is harmonized and the body’s over-reactive allergic reactions are stabilized. By also inhibiting infection, the immune system is able to prevent and control chronic illnesses. Healthy cells are protected from the damaging effects of viruses, inhibiting tumors. As a result Interferon cell protein is formed, inhibiting growth of damaging micro-organisms. Recently independent clinical studies in the Archives of Aids described the possible effects of Black Seed on the defense system by improving the ratio between helper T-cells and suppressor T-cells by a significant amount while also enhancing the natural killer cell activity.
What is more effective, Black Seed herb or oil?
Both are equally effective, but Black Seed oil is more concentrated and contains greater amounts of essential fatty acids