The use of black seeds (Kalonji) also known as black cumin seed dates back to its discovery in Tutankhamen’s tomb, implying that it played an important role in ancient Egyptian practices. Black seed has been traditionally and successfully used in the middle and Far East countries to treat various ailments such as bronchial asthma and other related inflammatory disease. The many uses of black seed has earned for this medicinal herb of the Arabic approbation Habbatul Barakah, meaning the “The seed of the Blessing”.
Apart of its health benefits, Black Seed and Black Seed Oil give a great taste when added to daily food. Many of the traditional cuisines recommend the use of black seed oil because of its incredible taste and health benefits.
Hadith and Islamic Perspective on Black Seed
Holy Prophet S.A.W. consumed black seeds himself and also recommended its use for various ailments. The Messenger S.A.E of Allah said ” Make Black cumin obligatory (its use as a medicine) for yourself as it’s a cure for every disease except saam.” Someone asked “What is saam?” He S.A.W. Said “Death”.
(Narrated Ayesha – Masnand AHMED, Abdullah bin Umar-Ibn Maja,Abu Huraira- Tirmidhi).
Black Seed Benefits
In the United States and in Europe, Black Cumin oil (Nigella Sativa) is enjoying an unprecedented upsurge in popularity as a food supplement. Scientist have confirmed the strong antibacterial and antimycotic actions of black cumin seed oil which has been used for centuries in China and indeed throughout the Orient, in remedies for all kinds of inflammatory conditions and fungal disease.
Some of the very best benefits of black seed are:
The first and most important function of Kalonji oil for health is its power of both management and prevention of diabetes. Take half a teaspoon of the oil in a cup of black tea, and within a few days you can clearly feel the difference.
Take it twice a day, in the morning and before going to bed. Continue this practice for forty days and if it’s back on normal level. Stop taking it regularly.