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Black cumin: The secret miracle heal-all remedy
« on: February 12, 2013, 08:22:50 PM »
I haven't had much free time to post in this section for a long time, but found this item today that MUST be looked at closely to find if there is anything to it...

Black cumin: The secret miracle heal-all remedy
Monday, January 28, 2013 by: Jonathan Benson, staff writer




What if we told you there was a seed so densely packed with healing compounds that cancer, bacteria, viruses, ulcers, diabetes, chronic inflammation, and many other common health conditions hardly stand a chance in its presence? Not to be confused with black sesame seed which looks strikingly similar, black cumin, also known as "black seed," is the seed in question, and it is all these things and more, hence its historical reputation as "a remedy for all diseases except death."

If you have never heard of black cumin (Nigella sativa), it is probably because the seed is rarely talked about in modern Western society. Even though its use as both an herb and a folk remedy dates back many centuries, black cumin has long been shelved in favor of pharmaceutical remedies that are far less effective and elicit harmful side effects. But if you are tired of trying to overcome your ailments with patented drugs, you may want to consider adding black cumin to your diet.

Since 1964, there have been at least 458 published, peer-reviewed studies involving black cumin, according to GreenMedInfo.com, and these studies confirm what Middle Eastern and North African cultures have known for thousands of years -- black cumin is essentially a miracle heal-all remedy. According to the GreenMedInfo.com reference page for black cumin, the seed has been scientifically confirmed as being:

• Analgesic (pain-killing)
• Antibacterial
• Anti-inflammatory
• Anti-ucler
• Anti-cholinergic
• Anti-fungal
• Anti-hypertensive
• Antioxidant
• Antispasmodic
• Antiviral
• Bronchodilator
• Gluconeogenesis inhibitor (anti-diabetic)
• Hepatoprotective (liver protecting)
• Hypotensive
• Insulin sensitizing
• Interferon inducer
• Renoprotective (kidney protecting)
• Tumor necrosis factor alpha inhibitor

Specifically, black cumin has been shown to provide pain relief for patients being treated for acute tonsillo-pharyngitis; prevent disease that would otherwise be caused by exposure to chemical weapons; aid in the long-term treatment of patients addicted to opioid drugs; alleviate the symptoms of allergic rhinitis; fight Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection; treat type-2 diabetes; relieve asthma symptoms; lower blood pressure; prevent epileptic seizures; and eliminate fungi and candidiasis, among many other functions (http://www.greenmedinfo.com/substance/nigella-sativa-aka-black-seed).

Black cumin as powerful preventive, treatment for cancer

If all this is not enough, black cumin has long been regarded throughout the Middle East as one of the most powerful anti-carcinogenic herbs in existence. Studies have shown that regularly taking black cumin or black cumin oil can help prevent the growth and spread of colon cancer cells, but the seed is also useful in preventing and treating many other types of cancer as well (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12881014). In fact, researchers at the Cancer Immuno-Biology Laboratory in South Carolina found that black cumin helps stimulate the activity of neutrophil granulocytes, the most abundant type of white blood cell in the body, which are responsible for targeting cancer cells and eliminating them before they can develop into tumors.

"Black Cumin Oil (Black Seed) generally helps stimulate the production of bone marrow and cells of the immune system," wrote the authors in their study. "It increases the production of interferon, protects normal cells from the damaging effects of viral disease, destroys tumor cells and increases the number of antibody producing B cells" (http://www.alyusra.com/blackseed/Black%20Seed%20Research.htm).

Because it has a spicy, nutty flavor, black cumin can be sprinkled whole or ground up on food, and the oil can also be used on salads and other dishes. The seeds can also be ground and added to water to create a mucilaginous gel similar to what develops when chia seeds are added to water. This gel can be drunk or used as an egg replacement in gluten-free and flour-free baking.

Sources for this article include:
http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/black-seed-remedy-everything-death

Learn more:
http://www.naturalnews.com/038854_black_cumin_healing_compounds_disease_prevention.html#ixzz2JIf8BuT2

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Re: Black cumin: The secret miracle heal-all remedy
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2013, 09:02:51 PM »


nigella is a beautiful flower that will reseed like crazy..i'll save ya some seeds if you want next spring



Black cumin can refer to the seeds of either of two quite different plants, both of which are used as spices:

Bunium persicum, similar to caraway in shape
Nigella sativa, also called kalonji or nigella. More common in the West



     

Bunium persicum is a plant species in the family Apiaceae. It is related to cumin (Cuminum cyminum) and commonly called "black cumin" and has a smoky, earthy taste. It is often confused with Nigella sativa (which is also called "black cumin"). Authorities differ on whether Bunium bulbocastanum (formerly included in genus Carum), commonly called Great Pignut or Earth Chestnut, is a different but closely related species, or – as it is treated here – a junior synonym of B. persicum.

Dried Bunium persicum fruits are used as a culinary spice in northern India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Tajikistan and Iran. It is practically unknown outside these areas. The tuber-like root is locally collected for food; the "pignut" or chestnut" names refer to it.


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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nigella
Nigella is a genus of about 14 species of annual plants in the family Ranunculaceae, native to southern Europe, north Africa, south and southwest Asia. Common names applied to members of this genus are nigella, devil-in-a-bush or love in a mist.

The species grow to 20–90 cm tall, with finely divided leaves; the leaf segments are narrowly linear to threadlike. The flowers are white, yellow, pink, pale blue or pale purple, with five to 10 petals. The fruit is a capsule composed of several united follicles, each containing numerous seeds; in some species (e.g. Nigella damascena), the capsule is large and inflated.


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Re: Black cumin: The secret miracle heal-all remedy
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2014, 03:14:59 PM »
I know the very similar Nigella damascena as Love-in-a-mist. It has always been a popular garden flower in the UK. 

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Re: Black cumin: The secret miracle heal-all remedy
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2014, 07:23:30 PM »
Good to know! I will be looking for this herb.

 


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