What are Black Seeds (Black Cumin - Nigella Sativa)?
A Cure for All Disease Except Death
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What are Black Seeds?
Black seeds, also known as Nigella sativa, black cumin, kalonji seeds and haba al-barakah (Arabic phrase) have been used by people for thousands of years. Some associate black caraway with black seeds and they come from two different plants. Kalonji seeds are found in India and haba al-barakah is an Arabic word and used in the Middle East mainly. Black seeds are commonly used in the kitchen also in many recipes.
Nigella sativa (black seeds), an annual flowering plant that grows to 20-30cm tall, is native to Asia and the Middle East. The flowers of this plant are very delicate and pale colored and white. The seeds are used in Middle Eastern cooking, such as in their local breads. The seeds are also used by thousands for their natural healing abilities.
Black Seed is considered to be the greatest healing herb of our time and it has been much neglected. It is being used to strengthen the immune system, fight and irradiate Prostate Cancer and other tumors, purify the blood and increase longevity. Black seed was found in King Tut's tomb, proving the value of this herb to the Kings.
Nigella sativa or black seeds is from the prophetic remedies. It was used by both Muslims and non-Muslims for thousands of years. The seeds were used by the ancient Romans in cooking and the Asian herbalist for many remedies, including migraines.
The name Nigella sativa comes from the Latin word, nigellus, meaning black. Nigella sativa is small black seeds, with a slightly rough texture and it has an oily interior.
Narrated Abu Hurairah: I heard Allah's Apostle saying "Use this Black seed; it has a cure for every disease except death." (Hadith of the Prophet from Sahih Bukhari)
Prophecy of the Black Seeds
Prophet Mohammad was quoted as saying, "There is healing in Black Seed for all diseases except death." It is also believed that honey was part of the blessed seed treatment. It was part of the tradition to put some honey and ground whole black seeds in the palm of your right hand and lick it up with your tongue. In the days of Prophet Mohammad there was no black seed oil.
Black Seed Oil Treasured by King Tut
Black seed oil was found in the tomb of King Tut proving that the important kings found value in this seed. It was a sign also that of all the gold and diamonds he possessed, black seed oil was part of what he chose to take to the next life. The black seeds were found in his tomb also.
History of Nigella Sativa
To understand the history of Nigella sativa you need to know more of what has happened in the past. Black seeds can be traced back to over 3000 years.
Black seed has been used extensively as an herbal remedy and as a food condiment for thousands of years. It has an abundance of names and is most commonly referred to as black seed or black cumin seed in Western countries.
Mentioned in the Bible
Nigella sativa was referenced in the book of Isaiah of the Old Testament. It was called "ketzah." Ketzah was used for cooking and for a spice. Ketzah is a Hebrew word for black cumin or Nigella sativa. Isaiah compares the reaping of black cumin with wheat. “For the black cumin is not threshed with a threshing sledge, nor is a cart wheel rolled over the cumin, but the black cumin is beaten out with a stick, and the cumin with a rod.”(Isaiah 28:25, 27 NKJV).
Recommended by the Prophet Muhammad (Peace be Upon Him)
Prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him) stated, "Hold on to the use of the black seed for indeed it has a remedy for every disease except death." "Hold on," indicates that one should take the remedy daily and take it often and regularly.
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