Last Modified on Feb 25, 2015
Nigella sativa is a flowering plant of South Asia and the Middle East that is treasured for its seeds, which go by a variety of names. These are called black seeds, black cumin, Roman coriander, and black caraway among other names. It is used in cooking, often incorporated into breads, and is treasured as a natural remedy for a variety of ills.
Black seed oil or black cumin oil is derived from the seeds of this flowering plant and its fruit. This oil has been well studied and is said to be excellent for allergies and asthma as well as being a general aid to digestion. It is further recommended as a modulating factor in the treatment of autoimmune conditions such as lupus.
Black cumin oil has been found to stimulate certain aspects of immune function. It is also said to support the treatment of leukemia and other cancers.
[YEA] Is there no entry for Black Seed Oil? I've been using it for 6-8 weeks and have noticed great improvements in aches and pains (specifically a hip pain that often kept me awake at night, and it no longer does).
And it's really an all around great tonic, but I don't see it under "Cures. " Perhaps I'm looking in the wrong place? Black Seed Oil is Cumin Seed.
EC: Yes, we have a page for it in our Herbs section!