15 Reasons Why Black Seed Is ‘The Remedy For Everything But Death’

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15 Reasons Why Black Seed Is 'The Remedy For Everything But Death'

Black seeds, also referred to as Roman coriander, black caraway or black cumin, are a product of the Nigella Sativa plant, native to Europe, India, and Arabia. The seeds have been used for centuries to cure a wide range of health issues going from curing headaches and toothaches to fighting intestinal worms and infections.

These tiny black seeds have even been called “The Remedy For Everything But Death”, and researchers are still unraveling more uses and benefits as we speak. A special oil is extracted from the seeds which is used in the preparation of various medical formulas. I’ll list the most important ones for you here.

1.      Heart Health

Black seed oil shows some great results in improving your overall heart health. It can reduce bad or LDL cholesterol, lowers blood pressure and reduces the risk of heart attacks.

Further reading: read these articles about 10 simple and effective ways to lower cholesterol naturally, how to reduce high blood pressure naturally and 10 signs for heart attack never to ignore.

2.      Type II Diabetes

Consuming black seed oil aids people to stabilize blood sugar levels, improves insulin resistance, and promotes beta-cell function in the pancreas. According to a study published in the January 2009 issue of the “Journal of Ethnopharmacology, black seed extracts help inhibit the absorption of glucose in the intestines and improve glucose tolerance in laboratory animals. Another article in the April 2011 issue of the “Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism” reaffirms that a component found in black seeds increases the insulin sensitivity of liver cells, which helps prevent type 2 diabetes.

Further reading: read about the best foods to control diabetes here.

3.      Epilepsy

Black seeds have anticonvulsive properties and can reduce the frequency of seizures in people, especially children, who are diagnosed with epilepsy.

4.      Asthma

Black seed oil can aid people with asthma. Some studies even claim it to be more potential than the conventional medicine to reduce the asthmatic effect on the airways. The anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties of black seed oil relaxes bronchial muscles and helps people fight acute asthma attacks and coughs. You could massage the oil straight on your chest or add a teaspoon to a cup of ginger tea to find instant relieve.

Further reading: find here top 10 natural remedies for asthma.

5.      MRSA

MRSA, or methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, is an antibiotic resistant bacteria that causes many deaths worldwide. Most infections occur in people who have been hospitalized or had surgery or dialysis. Black seed’s strong antibacterial properties shows some great and promising results in killing this deadly and resistant bacteria.


6.      Cold And Flu

Due to Its anti-inflammatory, antiviral and antibacterial properties, black seeds are an effective treatment to cure the flu and colds. They soothe a sore throat, reduce fever, and ease digestive issues such as nausea, upset stomach, and cramps. When you feel the first symptoms, mix ½ teaspoon of fresh ginger with ½ teaspoon black seed oil, use twice a day until symptoms disappear.

Further reading: also refer to my previous article about top 10 natural treatments for cold and flu.

7.      Muscle Cramps And Spasms

Black seed oil works as a strong anti-spasmodic and anti-inflammatory agent to ease muscle cramps and spasms. The only thing you need to do is massage the oil onto the area twice a day or add one teaspoon black seed oil to chamomile tea and drink before going to bed to avoid cramps and spasms during the night.

Further reading: you can also use these essential oils to relieve muscle pain and spasms.

8.      Radiation Control

Black seed’s active compound thymoquinone has shown some great results in protecting your brain from radiation damage.

Further reading: read here how to reduce dangers of Wi-Fi radiation.


9.      Toothaches

Black seed oil fights bacteria and cures inflammation, making it a great treatment to ease toothaches.

Further reading: also read the article how to treat gum infection naturally.

10.  Psoriasis

When black seed oil is applied topically it can ease psoriasis inflammation. It strengthens your skin and soothes eruptions.

Further reading: find more information about 11 natural ways to relieve psoriasis in this article.

11.  Treat And Prevent Several Types Cancer

Extracts of black seed’s active compound thymoquinone shows some great results in inducing cell death and can slow or stop the progression of cancer. Up until now, thymoquinone extract has shown some promising results in fighting leukemia, colon, breast, brain, and oral cancer. But more research is needed to unravel its full potential. A study published in “Oncology Letters” in 2010 found that two daily doses of crude extra-virgin black seed oil inhibited the growth of cancer tumors in the colon, lungs, esophagus and fore-stomach in rats. The study concluded that black seed oil could possibly be used to prevent cancer and lessen the need for chemotherapy in the early stage of cancer, due to its ability to suppress the proliferation of cancer cells.

Further reading: read more about the 14 foods that protect against cancer development.


12.  Lead Poisoning

Black seeds are brain friendly. Studies show that it can protect and even reverse damage to the brain due to lead poisoning.

Where to buy black seed?

Black seeds are available as capsules, powders and oils. You can buy black seeds or black seed oil at your local health food store or online. Always use a product that is labeled as 100%, cold-pressed, solvent free, and packed and sealed by machine.

Black seeds have an unpleasant tart taste so the recommendation is to place them in a skillet on low heat (use a small amount of the seeds in case the seeds are burnt). Stir the seeds every few minutes and keep tasting the seeds until they lose their tart taste and pop slightly. Remove them from the heat and let them cool. Place the desired amount in a coffee grinder and grind. You can put it in vegetarian capsules or in honey

Safety notes

According to webMD website, black seed, when used in small quantities, such as a flavoring for foods, appears to be safe for most people, however there isn’t enough information to know if larger, medicinal quantities are safe. Taking larger medicinal amounts is unsafe for pregnant and breast feeding women. Always talk to your doctor before taking any black seed supplements.

Its strong anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antifungal properties can save lives. And these 15 health benefits are only the tip of the iceberg as researcher are still finding more remarkable ways on how black seeds can heal and protect your body.

You can find more information on how to use other herbs and spices to treat common ailments in the e-book The Herbal Remedies Guide.

You may also want to learn how to cleanse your colon with only 2 ingredients:

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AmyThis is a guest post written by Amy Goodrich, biologist, natural nutrition expert, and holistic health coach who loves living a natural, eco-friendly, and healthy lifestyle. Visit her website http://www.body-in-balance.org  and Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/bodyinbalance.org


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54 Responses to 15 Reasons Why Black Seed Is ‘The Remedy For Everything But Death’

  1. Charlene says:

    Very informative. So many natural treatments & prevention from herbals & food. More people need exposure t articles like this on.
    Thank you to writer & publisher for the article.

  2. Rita.Vishwakarma says:

    Please can you brief the meaning of cold pressed.

    • Jenny says:

      Cold pressed oil is oil produced through a combination of grinding and low heat. Cold pressed oil is healthier than conventionally made oil because of the lack of heat and chemicals in the production process. In conventional extraction, raw materials are heated to very high temperatures and that changes their chemical structure.

  3. Wameed Albeckrey says:

    The prophet Muhammed pbuh, mentioned in a narration regarding the black seeds, he said: black seeds has cure for everything except death

    • grimm says:

      Black seeds were were first used by the egyptians, the tombs of pahrohs had black seed. Jus google

      • Raja says:

        But Prophet Muhammad told us all benefits of black seeds not Egyptian Pharohs. Now science is proving that every word of Prophet is true.

  4. abdussalaam says:

    Thanks to Healthy & natural World 4 prooving d saying of muhammad peace be upon him.

  5. Narayan dahal says:

    What is black seed ?Pls post it with image

  6. Farooq penkar says:

    Within Islam there are many herbs, plants and fruits that are believed to have medicinal and healing properties. Olive, pomegranate, dates and figs are amongst those that are directly mentioned in the Qur’an as blessed foods. However, there is only one that can stake a claim as a super food and that is Black cumin or ‘Habbat ul Sawda’ as it is known in Arabic. According to hadith, the Prophet Muhammed (pbuh) is believed to have said: “In the black seed is healing for every disease except death.” (Sahih Bukhari)

    Indigenous to the Mediterranean region, the black seed plant (Nigella Sativa) has been used medicinally by Muslims and non-Muslims alike for hundreds of years. In fact the earliest written reference to the black cumin is in the book of Isaiah in the Old Testament where Isaiah talks of the harvesting of the black seed. It was also mentioned in the Bible as the curative ‘black seed’ and has been used by Asian herbalists and the Romans for culinary purposes. However it never really held any place of importance until the rise of Islam.

    – See more at: http://www.greenprophet.com/2010/10/islam-black-seed/#sthash.nAuJw06K.dpuf

  7. Saliha says:

    The muslims knew this 1400 years ago…. Funny that the west is discovering it just now.

    The saying above: is a remedy for everything except for death. This once was said by a man who was sent to humans as a mercy from God. His name? Muhammed (peace be upon him).

    Thanks for this post indeed. It’s nice to know that science is far behind next to the wisdom within Islam.

    • fanaka says:

      And before Muslims knew it, Christians knew, Jews knew it, ancient Egyptians knew it. I guess the whole ancient world knew it.

      • Qudrah says:

        That’s probably because The God, The Creator of all humans, is only ONE. So, the truth and message brought by all the messengers He has sent can only be one. This the sole reason behind some commonalities we see in these religions, for the religion with God, the Creator of all, can only be one.

      • enlightenedmind says:

        Excellent Fanaka! It is important that you put this in perspective that The Christians, Jews and ancient Egyptians knew it way, way before the Muslims ( a religion that started only after Prophet Mohammed from 570 AD). And the Hindus and other Asian cultures like the Chinese, Japanese etc have used it for centuries in their food and medicines. And obviously the fact it was used so much in the ancient world is testimony to how great this black seed was. It is unfortunate how the West is only learning and researching it now.

  8. bakarin nazari says:

    We have been taking it for long,proven as for high blood or diabetis down after md check up.we got it in capsules down here.Its cold pressed oil.

    • Arfan says:

      Bankarin Nazari please give the method of its usage and dosage, times per day and timing etc. It would be appreciated.

  9. kainphy shah says:

    Yes Allah say in Quran all disease will be cure accept death we all learn Quran ameen

  10. roni says:

    If I chew black cumin seeds a teaspoon every day is it good too ?Thank you..

    • Jenny says:

      Black seed have an unpleasant tart taste so the recommendation is to place them in a skillet on low heat (use a small amount of the seeds in case the seeds are burnt). Stir the seeds every few minutes and keep tasting the seeds until they lose their tart taste and pop slightly. Remove them from the heat and let them cool. Place the desired amount in a coffee grinder and grind. You can put it in vegetarian capsules or in honey. The suggested dosage is one teaspoon a day. I’m going to add what I’ve just written to the article, so thank you for your question.

      • gautam says:

        a simple thought & question – seeds have life source in them,if you plant them,they grow………will you plant a seed which is heated & expect it to grow ,definately,you wont,so heating seeds even at low heat in pans will kill its life giving nutrients which our body absorbs,by heat,we kill the enzymes & life in seeds,render them wih no nutrition value at all………..gautam,india

  11. ilona says:

    black cumin seed have phytic acid?And what better way to take it,seeds or oil?

    • Jenny says:

      I believe they contain phytic acid according to the article in Livestrong website although their name was not mentioned there specifically. While the seed itself contains more nutrients than the oil, because people generally consume very small amounts of black seed or use the extracted oil, there is little nutritional value for the seed itself, so it doesn’t really matter how you consume it – seed or oil.

  12. Olive says:

    I just bought a black seed oil. An I put it into veggie capsules and take orally? I guess I thought it was just for topical use. Also, must I keep it refrigerated?

    • Jenny says:

      Black seed oil is intended for internal use. Most oils are fine unrefrigerated if you use them up within a month or two and keep them in a dark cool place. I’ve seen Mountain Rose Herbs website that refrigeration of black seed oil is not necessary but recommended to help increase stability.

  13. Ruth says:

    I like articles like these but Please include references.

  14. musa patekh says:

    Black seed …..kalonji is very goof I. Used always seed & oil

  15. ola says:

    I am a muslim our prophet Mohammad adviced us to use this black seeds since14000years for cure from many diseases

    • TC says:

      Yes and many were using it well before mohammad came along. Whats your point?

    • JimA says:

      Ola, Muhammad was only born around 570, and just because someone comments about the effectiveness about something, does not mean they discovered the uses for it. The Ancient Egyptians used black seeds and their oil thousands of years before your prophet was even born. No offense, but if one were to believe everything in the Quran, Your Prophet would have been claimed to have invented the Sun. I am really amazed at how Muslims do no research, and yet believe anything positive that is said about Muhammad and absolutely nothing that is considered by anyone but Muslims to be a negative. Its nice to have heroes, but you have to take the good with the bad, or at least admit that there is some.

  16. musa parekh says:

    Kalonji in English called black seed AND Arabic HABBATUS SAUDA in Urdu , Hindi, Gujarati kalonji

  17. Elendu Chikodi says:

    where can I get the black seed in Nigeria?

  18. Marcos T. says:

    Black seeds for diabetes can be a game changer. Not only it lowers your blood sugar but also addresses many underlying health issues that leads to diabetes. The core properties are linked to its powerful anti oxidant properties and also its liver protective activity. Black seed oil should be taken by everyone in the morning as a preventive measure against disease.

  19. habeebah says:

    You can get black seed powder or oil in any Islamic shop in the northern parts of Nigeria.

  20. maria chege says:

    I chew black seed every day, half a teaspoon.
    I have noticed dark small patches on my skin and a rash in my back. Could it be caused by the black seed?

    • Jenny says:

      Hi Maria, I’ve read that a side effect of black seeds can be a skin rash as an allergic reaction, but I don’t know if this is your case. If it started at the same time as you started consuming it, stop taking it and see if symptoms improve.

  21. michelle says:

    how are these seeds used for intestinal worms

  22. Emmanuel Boateng says:

    Can black seed cure fibroid?

  23. charagu says:

    where can I get black seeds in kenya

  24. Chidi Godwin says:

    Were can i get black seed, or black seed oil, or black seed powder in the eastern part of Nigeria?

  25. Saratu Muhammad Lawal says:

    I wish to ask wether their is an expiry date for black seed powder and oils?

  26. Saratu Muhammad Lawal says:

    Please where can i get these precious seed in Northern Nigeria(Dutse)?

  27. Dorothy says:

    can it help correct my eye sight?

  28. Vio says:

    I just heard and have read about Black Seed Oil. I have actually bought 1 bottle and have only used for 2 days. However, I would like to know if I can also use it to try grow the extremely bald patch on my head. If this is possible, please tell me how to use for this purpose.

    Thank you so much for helping us understand all about everyday health issues and how to handle them.

  29. Teresa M says:

    The power of Black Seed is absolutely incredible. I started taking Black Seed Oil 5 months ago and within the first 2 weeks, I noticed a difference in my sleep especially. For a herbal and natural medicine, I was pleasantly surprised by how quickly it worked. Great article.

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