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Black Seed - 'The Remedy For Everything But Death'

Sometimes the biblical reference to 'faith the size of a mustard seed moving mountains' comes to mind in connection with natural substances like black seeds. After all, do seeds not contain within them the very hope for continuance of the entire species that bore it?  This super-saturated state of the seed, where life condenses itself down into an intensely miniaturized holographic fragment of itself, promising the formation of future worlds within itself, is the very emblem of life's immense and immortal power. 

If we understand the true nature of the seed, how much life (past, present and future) is contained within it, it will not seem so far-fetched that it is capable of conquering antibiotic resistant bacteria, healing the body from chemical weapons poisoning, or stimulate the regeneration of dying insulin-producing beta cells in the diabetic, to name but only a fraction of black seed's experimentally-confirmed powers.

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Moving the mountain of inertia and falsity associated with the conventional concept of disease, is a task well-suited for seeds and not chemicals. The greatest difference, of course, between a seed and a patented synthetic chemical (i.e. pharmaceutical drug), is that Nature (God) made the former, and men with profit-motives and a deranged understanding of the nature of the body made the latter.  

The time, no doubt, has come for food, seeds, herbs, plants, sunlight, air, clean water, and yes, love, to assume once again their central place in medicine, which is to say, the art and science of facilitating self-healing within the human body. Failing this, the conventional medical system will crumble under the growing weight of its own corruption, ineptitude, and iatrogenic suffering (and subsequent financial liability) it causes. To the degree that it reforms itself, utilizing non-patented and non-patentable natural compounds with actual healing properties, a brighter future awaits on the horizon. To the degree that it fails, folks will learn to take back control over their health themselves, which is why black seed, and other food-medicines, hold the key to self-empowerment.


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[ii] Abdullah O Bamosa, Huda Kaatabi, Fatma M Lebdaa, Abdul-Muhssen Al Elq, Ali Al-Sultanb. Effect of Nigella sativa seeds on the glycemic control of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Indian J Physiol Pharmacol. 2010 Oct-Dec;54(4):344-54. PMID: 21675032

[iii] Eyad M Salem, Talay Yar, Abdullah O Bamosa, Abdulaziz Al-Quorain, Mohamed I Yasawy, Raed M Alsulaiman, Muhammad A Randhawa. Comparative study of Nigella Sativa and triple therapy in eradication of Helicobacter Pylori in patients with non-ulcer dyspepsia. Saudi J Gastroenterol. 2010 Jul-Sep;16(3):207-14. PMID: 20616418

[iv] Javad Akhondian, Ali Parsa, Hassan Rakhshande. The effect of Nigella sativa L. (black cumin seed) on intractable pediatric seizures. Med Sci Monit. 2007 Dec;13(12):CR555-9. PMID: 18049435

[v] Farshad Roghani Dehkordi, Amir Farhad Kamkhah. Antihypertensive effect of Nigella sativa seed extract in patients with mild hypertension. Braz J Med Biol Res. 2006 Apr;39(4):421-9. Epub 2006 Apr 3. PMID: 18705755

[vi] Rana Keyhanmanesh, Mohammad Hossein Boskabady, Mohammad Javad Eslamizadeh, Saeed Khamneh, Mohammad Ali Ebrahimi. The effect of thymoquinone, the main constituent of Nigella sativa on tracheal responsiveness and white blood cell count in lung lavage of sensitized guinea pigs. J Ethnopharmacol. 2009 Oct 29;126(1):102-7. Epub 2009 Aug 8. PMID: 19711253

[vii] M H Boskabady, N Mohsenpoor, L Takaloo . Antiasthmatic effect of Nigella sativa in airways of asthmatic patients. Phytomedicine. 2010 Feb 8. Epub 2010 Feb 8. PMID: 20149611

[viii] M Dirjomuljono, I Kristyono, R R Tjandrawinata, D Nofiarny. Symptomatic treatment of acute tonsillo-pharyngitis patients with a combination of Nigella sativa and Phyllanthus niruri extract. Int J Clin Pharmacol Ther. 2008 Jun;46(6):295-306. PMID: 18541126

[ix] Mohammad H Boskabady, Javad Farhadi. The possible prophylactic effect of Nigella sativa seed aqueous extract on respiratory symptoms and pulmonary function tests on chemical war victims: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. J Altern Complement Med. 2008 Nov;14(9):1137-44. PMID: 18991514

[x] Elsayed I Salim, Shoji Fukushima. Chemopreventive potential of volatile oil from black cumin (Nigella sativa L.) seeds against rat colon carcinogenesis. Nutr Cancer. 2003;45(2):195-202. PMID: 12881014

[xi] Elsayed I Salim, Shoji Fukushima . Chemopreventive potential of volatile oil from black cumin (Nigella sativa L.) seeds against rat colon carcinogenesis. Nutr Cancer. 2003;45(2):195-202. PMID: 12881014

[xii] Abdul Hannan, Sidrah Saleem, Saadia Chaudhary, Muhammad Barkaat, Muhammad Usman Arshad. Anti bacterial activity of Nigella sativa against clinical isolates of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus. J Ayub Med Coll Abbottabad. 2008 Jul-Sep;20(3):72-4. PMID: 19610522

[xiii] Sibghatullah Sangi, Shahida P Ahmed, Muhammad Aslam Channa, Muhammad Ashfaq, Shah Murad Mastoi . A new and novel treatment of opioid dependence: Nigella sativa 500 mg. J Ayub Med Coll Abbottabad. 2008 Apr-Jun;20(2):118-24. PMID: 19385474

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Personal results

I have DM type 2.  After taking black seed oil one teaspoon per day for a month, my Hgb A1c dropped from 7 to 5.1!  Will continue taking it, although it has an undesirable taste.  I just chase it down with water.

What seed??

Hi, I am confused by all the different seeds mentioned in the first paragraph.  Those grow into different plants.   Which is it?   Also, I believe any of these are inexpensive and commonly available in bulk at you local health food store.


I have a young friend...

who is going to India. She is familiar with Black seed and is going to try to bring some back for me. Evidently it is widely used there. If not I will order from the suggested sites and study this seed for me.

Black Cumin/Seed, Raw Honey sold online in US

We have been consumers of black cumin/seed for many years, using it as a spice, tea additive, in smoothies, etc. Even Dr. Oz has spoken of its benefits, but this herb/spice has been used since antiquity for its curative properties. In the US, sells black seed, and raw honey, and they even have raw honey blends and infusions of many curative herbs like cinnamon, ginger, black seed, cayenne, etc. WE LOVE LOVE LOVE their products and have never been disappointed. And they offer info about all the herbs in their products on their site as well....

to acquire

Indian Food stores sell it. Cheap too.

Black Seed and Liver Disease

Thanks for the great information Dr. Rivkah. Can you tell us if there been any success with this herb in the battle against liver disease? I noticed in the article that there may be some liver protective benefits. What can you tell us about that suggestion?

Aquire Black Seed

Hello Dr. Feraco, I googled Nigella Sativa seeds and found a wealth of information. Where to buy, how to prepare, etc. Hope this helps. Tali

How to acquire Black Seed

Would anyone happen to know of a professional organization that seels this product?

Black Cumin/Seed, Raw Honey sold online in US sells Black seed, local raw unprocessed honey, and local raw unprocessed honey infused with organic herbs like black seed/cumin, cayenned, cinnamon, ginger, etc. Used for its curative properties since antiquity we use black seed to season our food as an additive in smoothies and herbal teas. We consume this and raw honey on a dailly basis and ths company sells the stuff relatively cheaply and they deliver quickly as well...

Source for black seed products

In the US, try this company:

(I have not tried any black seed - Nigella Sativa - yet, but found this in searching.)


Nigella Use in Natural Medicine Practice Food Preparation

Since my years teaching and practicing in the Middle East, I have successfully used and recommended Nigella/black cumin as a black pepper replacement to my metabolic and gluten sensitive patients.

Middle Eastern tradition considers it one of the strongest natural anti-carcinogenics.

  • Coarsely ground, the seed impart a pleasant tangy and peppery lemon flavor. It may easily be sprinkled over a vast array of foods.
  • Finely ground and suspended in water, the seed produces a mucilaginous gel that lends itself as an egg replacement in glutenfree/flourfree baking.

Commercially, black cumin may be sold also as Ketzah, Kolongi, Schwarzkuemmel, etc.

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