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Rosemarie Layne
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Post by Rosemarie Layne » Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:13 am

In recent years there’s been much awareness and hype about super foods, and the value of various seeds - sunflower, pumpkin and, more recently chia seeds.

However, there’s another seed that’s getting a whole lot of attention in the Western world – black cumin.

These little black seeds have been used as a spice or medicine to heal numerous health conditions - from weight loss to headaches, allergies, asthma, digestive problems and more. Simply put, they are a powerful antioxidant, antibacterial, anti-viral and anti-inflammatory agent, and highly beneficial to the body’s overall health.

Dubbed “a remedy for all diseases except death”, they are a well-known tradition of the Prophet Muhammad. Also known as "the seed of blessing" or “Love in the Mist”, black cumin boasts a history dating back to ancient Egypt. It was found in the tomb of King Tut, and also rumoured to be used by Cleopatra as a beauty regime.

The Romans knew it as Greek Coriander, and used it as a dietary supplement. In the first century, the Greek physician Dioscoredes noted black seeds as a treatment for headache, nasal congestion, toothache and intestinal worms.

Black cumin seeds are also mentioned as the “fitches” in the Bible in Isaiah 28:25-27, and, in the great medical treatise, “The Canon of Medicine”, it is referred to as the seed that “stimulates the body's energy and helps recovery from fatigue”.

Many studies in the East and West have been conducted to investigate their benefit on diseases. Some support the anecdotal evidence of patients who have cured their conditions by using this medicinal oil.

Black cumin or or Nigella Sativa originates from Western Asia and is a herb that grows some 16 to 24 inches tall, with white flowers when in bloom. The plant is now cultivated from the Near East to India. The deep black, sharp-cornered rectangular seeds (up to 3 mm) are the medicinal part of the plant.

Having used it myself (when afflicted with a nagging back injury - and then chikungunya!), I know, first-hand, the powers of this oil. Many other users on the island have also extolled its virtues. John, in his late 20s, swears by it for bad flues and viruses. A woman in her early 30s said she applied it to a swollen foot, and within half hour her foot returned to normal.

Jessie in her mid 40s, who was plagued with eczema for over two decades, sang its praises after seeing a significant reduction of the condition within a few weeks. Similarly, a middle aged man was extremely elated when he realised the oil cleared up and softened his face after only a single use!

Black seeds are abundant in vitamins, including A, B1, B2, B6, C, Niacin, Folacin, and also boasts minerals, including calcium, potassium, iron, magnesium, selenium, copper, phosphorus and zinc. Some powerful little seeds!

Recent research on black cumin has shown it to be an antibiotic, anti-tumour, anti-inflammatory, anti-histaminic, anti-bacterial, anti-bronchial and an immune boosting agent.


• Pain Relief
Highly effective for muscular aches, pains, rheumatism and sprains when used in massage.

• Weight Loss
Promotes weight loss, and contributes to a sense of well-being. Improves digestion and metabolism, allowing proper food processing.

• Skin Care
Greatly beneficial to the skin, with its light and silky texture, it is easily absorbed, and so makes an excellent anti aging skin care and moisturizer.

Helps the skin repair itself and protect it from water loss of the epidermis, which leads to dryness and wrinkles. If you want to combat or prevent age spots and freckles, make this oil your friend.

Rich in many essential fatty acids, it is an effective treatment for numerous skin conditions, such as dermatitis, eczema and psoriasis. It is also abundant in vitamins, including A, B1, B2, B6, C, Niacin, Folacin.

Its antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties make it an ideal acne remedy. It strengthens the immune system, reducing production of sebum, responsible for clogging pores.

• Hair Loss
Widely used in India and the Middle East as a scalp massage to combat hair loss and premature greying.

*Rosemarie Layne, who is certified in 2nd Degree Reiki, is a wholistic health advocate.
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Post by LucyMedvid » Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:16 pm

Black seed oil is great stuff. I have a problem getting comfortable at night because my hips ache. They have ached for two years. After the third day of taking a teaspoon a day, ache was gone! Taste horrible lol but you can mix it with honey and it's not that bad :).

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Post by Susanexcal » Tue Oct 15, 2019 11:19 am

I started weight watchers online the second week of January and Ive lost 40 pounds. I feel like Ive lost most of it from my face and my feet - some of my shoes are too big - but its progress. I need to start exercising more, but getting up early is so painful.

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