Also known as Black Cumin, BlackSeed is a substance with an incredible amount of medicinal qualities that has yet to fully take hold in the western world. It is created from the Nigella Sativa plant.
Once cultivated, the plant can be used for a range of medicinal purposes, which we will go into shortly. First however, we look at the origin of organic Black Seed and how it was used during the ages.
Records of the use of pure Black Seed for medicinal reasons goes back more than 3,000 years, with references of the seed being found in use in ancient Egyptian times. The Roman empire would consume it as a dietary supplement. Black Seed would even become mentioned by the Great Mohammed in Islam, being described as being able to ‘cure everything but death’. They all use to either consume it or apply it topically for a range inflammatory conditions. Its healing and protective nature was so well regarded that there weren’t many ailments that it couldn’t help to treat.
The truth is something that is still helping people live healthier, happy lives today in that it is still one of the most beneficial seed in existence for the promotion of health. The width and breadth of the ailments and illnesses that organic Black Seed is able to treat is quite staggering and not something that has an equal in modern medicine.
Quality Black Seed offers a wide array of health benefits that can help with the treatment of a number of different conditions, such as:
With as much as 3% of the world’s population suffering with either eczema or psoriasis, organic Black Seed could be used to help many, as it not only increases the rate at which skin heals, but also soothes inflammation.
Other ailments suffered by millions include a myriad of types of allergy and asthma, which can be alleviated through oral application and is often more effective than conventional types of treatment. The whole of the operation of the sinus and bronchial systems can also be complemented by quality Black Seed, meaning it offers effective relief of the symptoms of colds and flu.
Black Seed is rich in essential fatty acids that provide deep, lasting moisturization for skin. These fatty acids also help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
The symptoms of fungal infections and candida can also be alleviated by the topical application of organic Black Seed. As well as fungal infections on the skin, the oil can also be used to treat those found in the digestive system when taken internally.
Their benefit to digestion doesn’t stop there, as problems such as wind, stomach pain and general bloating can be helped, as Nigella Sativa seeds are known to be ‘carminative’, meaning they have a soothing effect on the gut. Intestinal parasites can also be dealt with effectively, as well as offering a meaningful treatment for colon cancer, as preliminary studies have found that it can actually inhibit cancer cell growth. That’s with no known side effects, something that conventional cancer treatments can’t offer.
Other studies in the field of oncology have show that one particular compound found in Black Seeds and oil known as Thymoquinone, is believed to cause cell death in leukemia, pancreatic cancer, brain tumors and breast cancer cells. The irony is that pure Black Seed oil is often prescribed as a protective measure during radiology treatments, which shows that even conventional medicine knows that it helps in the treatment of cancer.
When you also consider organic Black Seed efficacy in the promotion of heart health, normalising of blood pressure, and the treatment of HIV and of previously almost impervious ‘superbugs’ like Helicobacter pylori and MRSA, you start to see that quality Black Seed is still something that we, as westerners, should be turning to in the case of illness and the promotion of general health, even in the modern day.
We can vouch for the condition in which our Black Seed was nourished and harvested; in mineral rich soil and under the umbrella of tough sunshine of Ethiopia. Our farmers have taken every step to ensure that all of its natural goodness has remained in tact so that our customers can reap optimal health benefits.
We have introduced our range of Black Seed based products with our honey and limited edition soap bars but rest assured, there will be more to come.