This is a plant found throughout India in the form of bushes, with blue flowers, which reaches a height of about half a meter. It originally came from Turkey and Italy, was brought to India by a doctor to be cultivated.
The seeds are black and triangular in shape, has a strong pungent odor, and contains a considerable amount of oil.
It is incorrect that Arabs learned of its benefits from Greeks because the emergence of Islam there are no data on its use. Its therapeutic use was initiated after Prophet Muhammad (SAAW) said its positive impact and its potential for healing.
Abu Hurayrah (ra) said:
"I've heard 'Allah's Messenger (SAAW) saying that there is a cure for all diseases in black seeds except for death."
Khalid Ibn Sa `ad report that he traveled with Ghalib Ibn Jabr, when he (Ghalib) fell ill during the trip.
Ibn Abi Ateeq (nephew of Ayesha) came to time to meet us. When he saw the distress, he took five or seven black seeds, he grinded and mixed them with olive oil and dropped them in his (Ghalib's) nostrils. Ghalib Ibn Jabr became healthy, thanks to this treatment.
Ayesha (ra) said that Prophet Muhammad (SAAW) said that there is cure in black seeds for all ailments except sam. I asked him: "What is sam?" He said, "Death".
Chemical Composition: The seeds contain 1.5% liquid oil and 37.5% non-liquefied oil. In addition to this: egg white, sugar, organic acids, glucoside, melancholy thin (a liquid), metarbin. Iden Glucose is toxic in nature and can therefore in large doses and for a longer period may be detrimental.
Its therapeutic uses are: "Zahbi, that it removes obstacles to any part of the body, such as gases and strengthens the stomach.
"It is emmenagogum (liquid to affect menstruation), lactogogue and diuretic (diuretics). "It is a inälvsmaskdödande, if taken with vinegar and is useful in chronic cold. "Its inhalation is beneficial in the treatment of common colds.
"Its oil is effective against alopecia (hair loss).
"Half a teaspoon of boiling water is helpful for asthma and alleviates the toxic effect of wasp bites. "Continuous use is effective for (mad dog) bites. "Paralysis, facial palsy, migraine, amnesia and palpitations are ailments that benefit from it.
"It can also be used as a slime-consuming and antipyretic. "It normalizes the secretions found in the stomach and the pancreas. This is very effective in the treatment of diabetes mellitus.
"It removes stones in the kidneys and the bladder if taken with honey. "It is effective against jaundice when taken with milk. "Its powder if taken with water is good for homorojder.
"If black seeds are boiled in vinegar and then smudging on the teeth and gum, may reduce the risk of inflammation and pain in the gums.
"It has also been reported that its fine powder is effective if applied at an early stage of cataract. "Black seed is also used for skin problems.
"The oil is also effective in the ear-ache