The Little Seed That’s Highly Beneficial to Your Health

There’s a little seed that has been used for thousands of years by people in the Middle East, Indian subcontinent and Africa to support their health. An aromatic spice, it is often added to the cooking in various traditional cuisines.

Its botanical name is Nigella Sativa. It is grown in various countries and is known by many names such as Black Cumin (Egypt), Black Caraway (Turkey), Kalonji (India/Pakistan), Habbatul Baraka or the Blessed Seed (Middle East), among others. It was introduced in the United State in the late 1980s and has been commonly called Black Seed.

Nigella Sativa or commonly called in the US as Black Seed has been shown to ease indigestion, treat asthma, bronchitis, rheumatism, diarrhea, and even energize the body and uplift low moods. Modern day studies have shown that its phytochemical compounds thymoquinone, thymohydroquinone, and thymol, have been shown to have an astounding number of benefits, from being potent antifungal to possible contenders in the fight against Alzheimer’s and autism. Research has shown that black seed is a potent cancer cell fighter. Its active compound, thymoquinone, reduces malignant colon tumor sizes, induces cell death in pancreatic and breast cancer cells, and has anti-metastatic actions. Black seed oil has been shown to protect against liver damage, especially against the effects of toxic metals. It has even been shown to create a protective effect against radioactive chemicals, including cadmium, by rejuvenating the antioxidants that were depleted after exposure to the chemicals. Black seed also shows huge promise when it comes to preventing and managing both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. One study out of the Indian Council of Medical Research found that black seed oil actually caused a partial regeneration of pancreatic cells, lowered previously elevated serum glucose levels, and lowered serum insulin concentrations. In the same study, researchers also mentioned that black seeds improved glucose tolerance as well as the major type 2 diabetes drug metformin without the nasty side effects of stomach pain, bloating, headaches, heartburn, and flushing. Black seed has also been shown to have powerful anti-inflammatory effects. Osteoporosis (which is heavily linked to inflammation) is just one of the ailments researchers put up to bat against black seedl, and they found that its thymoquinone content inhibited a wide variety of substances that cause inflammation. Consuming black seed may also be an effective way to naturally increase your immunity. Studies show black seed enhances natural killer T cells (cells that fight viral infections) while also having the ability to restore resistance against lethal infections. Black seed also appears to be an effective remedy against allergy symptoms. One study found that patients suffering from allergic rhinitis (and everything that comes with it, like runny and itchy noses, sneeze attacks, excess mucous and congestion) found relief after being exposed to black seed for just two weeks. Researchers attributed these results to black seed’s powerful anti-inflammatory effects. With so many benefits of black seed, it is no wonder that the Prophet (saw) has said, “In the black seed is healing for every disease except death.” At HijamaEnergetics, all our herbal remedies come with a sprinkling of black seed in them.

Black Seed Herbals at HijamaEnergetics  

When you come in for any treatment at HijamaEnergetics, depending on the treatment you have chosen, you will receive one, two or three packets of herbs at no extra charge. All our packets of herbs come with black seed added to them as an ingredient.

We even have a foundational herbal blend called BlackGreek given to clients which comprises mainly of black seed and fenugreek. This is a general tonic aimed to restoring body vitality after a HijamaEnergetics session. You can also order this herbal blend as a separately for your own use.

Questions? Contact:
Amin Shah
Shahclan HijamaEnergetics

Boston, MA -USA
Phone 617-787-5151 (Landline)