Thursday, September 26, 2013

The Black Seed "Cure-All" Remedy

I went to the Caribbean store today for the first time since June. I miss living nearby that store. They always have everything I need and at a fair price too. I also like that anytime I go by myself, there are extra friendly or should I say "thirsty" workers that always bump-up my ego the way they try to start conversation, stare, or try to provide extra help during my shopping. The times I go with my husband, no one looks in my direction, or even asks me if I need help of course.  There's no way you can't feel good after a visit like that, I'm a SAHM for God's sake. But anyhow, what I wanted to talk about was that I found the seeds that was mentioned on Underground Health's FB page at the Caribbean store purely by accident.

What is the black seed? It's the seed of the flowering plant called "Nigella Sativa". It's really black cumin seeds and dates back 3,300 years ago in ancient Egypt. Black seed oil was actually found in Egyptian Pharaoh Tutankhamen's tomb.  In Arabic cultures, it's known as Habbatul barakah, meaning the "seed of blessing. "The Prophet Mohammed mentions that the black seed will be the cure for all diseases except death. Some people on the article's commentary give their own testimonial and validity that it has cured cancer. It doesn't stop at cancer though. The properties of the seed vary from;
  • Analgesic (Pain-Killing)
  • Anti-Bacterial
  • Anti-Inflammatory
  • Anti-Ulcer
  • Anti-Cholinergic
  • Anti-Fungal
  • Ant-Hypertensive
  • Antioxidant
  • Antispasmodic
  • Antiviral
  • Bronchodilator
  • Gluconeogenesis Inhibitor (Anti-Diabetic)
  • Hepatoprotective (Liver Protecting)
  • Hypotensive
  • Insulin Sensitizing
  • Interferon Inducer
  • Leukotriene Antagonist
  • Renoprotective (Kidney Protecting)
  • Tumor Necrosis Factor Alpha Inhibitor
Costs about $1.59  if I remember correctly.
It does much more from what I read, but I had to be sure these were the same seeds so I asked one of the west Indian workers, what is this stuff? He said "Mangrile".  Like duhh... I can read, I need more info. I said what's the English name? He said he doesn't know, west Indian people all call it "Mangrile" and use it to make things like "Achchar" which is like a spicy condiment made with mangoes and spices. I came home and made the connection. It definitely is the black cumin seeds. After all it was in the same section as the cumin, turmeric and curry powders.

Who knows, maybe this can save a life. Anything is worth a shot. If you know anyone who could benefit from this, please share it.

If you'd like to learn more about it, here are my sources: