One of the most intriguing seeds is the black cumin seeds. Its health benefits have remained a mystery for many years and now scientists are beginning to recognize them. This seed originally comes from Egypt. They grow in a small pod and to get them out water must be poured over it. So why is this so called black cumin a fascinating spice? The reason for this is that it contains a substance called crystalline nigellone. It also has 100 other chemicals which help your body in many other ways. Here is a list of some of the many things that black seed can do.
by Sayer Ji
Two new studies indicate that black seed (nigella sativa) may provide a unique set of benefits to aging women by protecting both against metabolic syndrome and accelerated bone loss.
As reported previously, black seed has been used for hundreds of years as both a food and medicine, and was once known as ‘the remedy for everything but death.' A growing body of scientific research on black seed now indicates that it may have medicinal value in over 40 different health conditions.
The first new study, published in Advanced Pharmaceutical Bulletin and titled, “Protective Effects of Nigella sativa on Metabolic Syndrome in Menopausal Women,” found that when thirty menopausal women (ages 45-60), randomized into two experimental groups, were given either a placebo or 1,000 mg (capsules) per day of black seed powder after breakfast for a period of two months, they saw significant improvement in the following parameters:
- Total cholesterol
- Low density lipoprotein …