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Black Seeds (Cumin) 100 g, 50 g, 25 g


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Black SeedsĀ  100 g ($11.99), 50 g ($8.99), 25 g ($6.99)


Black cumin has been used by diverse human cultures around the world especially in Muslim population for centuries to treat numerous ailments. To date, a number of studies showed that black seed and its component including TQ have revealed a remarkable natural therapy for treatment of a wide range of illnesses including chronic non-infectious (neurologic disorders, DM, hypertension, dyslipidemia, inflammatory disorders, cancer, etc.) and infectious disease (bacterial, fungal, viral, and parasitic infections). Both animal and human studies also showed that black seed and TQ have potential to treat male infertility and their antioxidant activities have recently gained greater attention due to their role as dietary supplements with minimal side effects. Furthermore, when combined with different conventional chemotherapeutic agents, they synergize the effects which may reduce the dosage of the concomitantly used medicines and optimizing efficacy versus toxicity and it might also overcome drug resistance problem. Therefore, having wider safety margins and praiseworthy efficacy against wide range of maladies, it would be a potential herbal remedy to be assessed under clinical trial for numerous conditions. Isolation of novel bioactive components from black cumin and its oil and studies of their therapeutic effects using specific clinical models are further recommended.

Botanical Name: Nigella sativa
English: Kalonji, Black cumin, Small fennel, Onion Seed
Ayurvedic: Upikunchikaa, Kaalaajaaji, Kaliklla, Sushavi
Unani: Kalonji, Kamaazaruus
Also, known as: Karum seragm, Prthvikaa, Sthulajiraka, Upakunci, Susavi, Mota kalajira, Nigella seed, Kalonji jiru, Kalounji, Kalonji, Peddajila karra, Karunjeerakam, Kalvanji, Kalaunji jire, Karinjirakam, Kath, Karijinige, Mangaraila, Kalejire, KArunjiragam, Sthulajiraka, Nutmeg flower, Faux cumin, Quatre epices, Toute epice, Schwarzkummel, Nigella, Ciminella, Pei hei zhong cao, Poivrette, Cumin noire, Cyah- daneh, Niela, Niguiella, ajenuj comun, Corek out, Kamun aswad, Shuniz
Origin: India
Harvested: Cultivated
Parts Used: Seed
General Information:

The Nigella sativa plant is an erect annual herb of about 1 foot high with compound leaves and attractive white or pale blue flowers. The seeds of this plant are flattened, oblong, angular, tubercular, small funnel-shaped 0.2 cm long and 0.1 cm wide, black, odor, slightly aromatic and bitter in taste. The seeds are sometimes referred to as Onion seeds.

The seed is very important as a condiment, general tonic and traditional medicine in Arabia, Egypt, and India. The aromatic, pungent seeds are an important spice and traditionally sprinkle over cakes and bread, Such as Indian Naan bread. It Is also used in flavored spice dishes. The aroma of the seeds resembles thyme and oregano due to the presence of thymol and thymoquinone in the essential oils.

How to use:
As a spice

Decoctions are suitable for roots, barks, large seeds & berries, and other dense material. The simple way to make decoction is, in a saucepan, add 1 tablespoon of dried herbs to 1 cup of water. Bring the water to boil, reduce heat and simmer for 30-60 minutes. Strain and squeeze out as much as liquid as possible and enjoy!

You can sweeten your herbal decoctions with a bit of honey, natural fruit juice, stevia leaves powder and or licorice root powder.

You should consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using any herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
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Weight 0.25 lbs

25 g, 50 g, 100 g


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