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Nigella sativa has been in use as a traditional medicine for hundreds of years. It is used in Unani, Ayurveda, and Traditional Chinese Medicine.



The seeds of this plant contain a crude oil called thymoquinone that is effective against a variety of diseases including:


  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular diseases
  • Diabetes
  • Asthma
  • Kidney disease
  • Schistosomiasis
  • Diarrhea [1][2]


Thymoquinone Oil

Experts believe that the Nigella sativa seeds and the thymoquinone oil work as anti-oxidants in the body and boost the body’s immune system, though the exact mechanism is not well understood. The oil is able to induce apoptosis in cancer cells [1][2].


Medicinal properties

Nigella sativa seeds and oils have the following effects on the body:

  • Analgesic
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Anti-pyretic (they reduce fevers)
  • Anti-microbial
  • Anti-neoplastic (they are anti-cancer/anti-tumor agents).
  • They decrease blood pressure (anti-hypertensive)
  • They increase respiration [2][3]

Black Cumin Toxicity

Nigella sativa seeds have a very low toxicity [2].


Natural Remedy in the Muslim Tradition

Nigella sativa is part of the Muslim tradition. Its use was mentioned in the Prophetic Hadit as a natural remedy for all diseases except death [3].

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[1] Khan, M. A., Chen, H., Tania, M., Zhang, D. (2011). Anticancer Activities of Nigella Sativa (Black Cumin). Retrieved June 5, 2018 from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3252704/


[2] Ali, B. H., Blunden, G. (2003). Pharmacological and toxicological properties of Nigella sativa. Retrieved June 5, 2018 from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12722128/


[3] Ijaz, H., Tulain, U. R., Quereshi, J. Danish, Z., Musayab, S., Akhtar, M. F., Saleem, A., Khan, K. K., Zaman, M., Waheed, I., Khan, I., Abdel-Daim, M. (2017). Review: Nigella Sativa (Prophetic Medicine): A Review. Retrieved June 5, 2018 from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28603137