Good Deed: #186 Use Black Seed

The Prophet Muhammad (Peace be Upon Him) said in his divine wisdom about the Black seed “Use this Black seed, it has a cure for every disease except death”. (Sahih Bukhari)

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Black seed or sometimes known by other names such as, Black Cumin, Black Caraway Seed, and Nigella Sativa—also its botanical name—is a widely used herb in Asia, Middle East, and Africa by a large number of people for their health. Earlier, people used it as a traditional herb, but in present times, research and studies showed the proof of its benefits.

Black seeds are obtained from the fruit of Nigella sativa—a plant that gives fruits once a year. Generally, the fruit is a large capsule shaped that contains united follicles, and the black seeds are contained in these united follicles. However, the number of united follicles may vary from three to seven in a fruit. The taste of black seeds is pungent bitter, and these are mostly used in liquor and candies. The use of black seeds is not limited only to its original form—oil is also used for various purposes including medicinal, skin care, and others. Also, modern researchers believe that it is very good if it is taken in combination with other herbs. Black seeds are believed to have ability to cure any disease of human body; however, death is the only exception to it! One can also find references of black seeds in many holy books—supporting its use and medicinal effects!

Benefits of Black Seed

  • It helps in the treatment of Asthma, Bronchitis, and Rheumatism,
  • In case of nursing mothers, black seeds increase milk production.
  • Helps in fighting against parasitic infections.
  • If used in oil form, it helps in treating skin conditions including eczema and boils.
  • It is also helpful for the treatment and improvement of respiratory health, stomach, and intestinal health.
  • Improves kidney and liver functioning.
  • Supports circulatory and immune system.
  • Promotes digestion.
  • Lowers blood sugar levels.


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