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Black Seed

For centuries, the Black Seed herb and oil has been used by millions of people in Asia, Middle East, and Africa to support their health. It has been traditionally used for a variety of conditions and treatments related to respiratory health, stomach and intestinal health, kidney and liver function, circulatory and immune system support, and for general overall well-being. Black Seed is also known as Black Cumin, the Blessed Seed and by its botanical name "Nigella Sativa".

Black Seed is found in the book of Isaiah in the Old Testament, making it the earliest written reference: (Isaiah C 27) as a seed harvested by the early Jewish people’s. It was also discovered inside the tomb of the Egyptian Pharaoh Tutankhamun and would have played an important role in ancient Egyptian health practice, as items that are entombed with a King were selected carefully to assist him in the afterlife.

In Islam, the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) urged his followers to use black seed as a natural panacea (cure-all), “a healing seed for all diseases except death”.

Black Seed's chemical composition is very rich and diverse. Aside from its primary ingredient, crystalline nigellone, it contains 15 amino acids (including 8 of the 9 essential amino acids), proteins, carbohydrates, EFA’s,  vitamins A, B1, B2, C and niacin as well as the minerals calcium, potassium, iron, magnesium, selenium and zinc.

Black Seed typically contains over 58% of omega 6 (polyunsaturated fats) EFA’s and 24% of omega 9 (monounsaturated fats), EFA’s.

Benefits & Uses

Studies have shown that Black Seed oil can help inhibit tumour growth of some cancers.
It is also beneficial for sufferes of arthritis.

Because of the excellent benefits to skin and hair, it is used in moisturising creams and shampoos.

 

Nutritional Value 

Black Seed Oil

Protein

208 ug/g

Thiamin

15ug/g

Riboflavin

1 ug/g

Pyridoxine

5ug/g

Niacin

57 ug/g

Folacin

610 IU/g

Calcium

1.859 mg/g

Iron

105 ug/g

Copper

18 ug/g

Zinc

60 ug/g

Phosphorus

5.265 mg/g

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