Blessings of the Black Seed 2
If the Prophet SAW has explicitly mentioned the usage of black seed as a cure for everything, we should not really question its usage and affectivity. As I mentioned in my previous article that not many Ahadith and Quranic verses are there to know its exact usage but research by Muslim scholars and scientists has shown positive results in their tests and some of its uses by the life of Prophet SAW. Many of the working of Black Seed is based on its usage in ancient times by people of different cultures.
The mechanism of black seed works as the ‘Anti’, like:
– It is anti-oxidant because it prevents oxidization damage of body cells.
– It is anti-microbial because it destroys the growth of destructive micro organisms.
– It is anti-tumor because it prevents or delays the formation of malignant tumors.
– It is anti-spasmodic because it eases muscle cramps and spasms.
– It is anti-inflammatory because it reduces inflammations of allergies.
– It is anti-bacterial because it inhibits the growth of bacteria.
– It is anti-pyretic because it is useful in reducing fever and gives a cooling action.
Allah SWT has blessed the black seed with over hundred different components in which nigella and melatin are two main ingredients that provide highly diversified powers. They are extremely effective in digestive properties and act as cleansing agents in the body. One cannot imagine how much this little seed contains for Allah SWT has also made this herb capable of producing oil. The oil of black seed is a mixture of two volatile types of oil, the nigellone and thymoquinone which provide the ‘Anti’ effect to the black seed oil.
The benefits of black seed oil are never ending like the benefits of olive oil. Its history of usage is more than we can imagine. The traditional usage of black seed is still effective and is a cure for many types of illness.
Cough, Cold and Asthma
Inhaling the black seed oil gives a soothing effect to blocked nose and is very effective for reducing chest pains. Intake of oil with tea or coffee is excellent remedy for coughs and taking it with water is effective for asthma patients. Black seed is known to be very effective in respiratory problems. Rubbing the oil on the chest and back is good for treating coughs.
Back, Ear and Head Aches and Rheumatism
Massages of warm black seed oil to painful areas were applied in Greek traditions and have proved to be effective today as well. Taking it with honey in the morning before breakfast helps fight the pain through the day. Applying the oil to forehead and near the ear is also effective in relieving headaches and ear aches. This is also good for chronic aches like migraine.
Hair and Scalp Care
Hair oils are always effective when used in combination with other hair effective ingredients. Black seed oil works best for hair loss when used with lemon. This also works for beard growing in males and prevention of hair graying.
Heart Problems and Blood pressure
Fats are burned by using black seed oil. The congested veins and arteries of heart are cleared by taking black seed oil with any hot drink in the morning. Although its affectivity is warm, drinking the oil with honey and garlic controls the blood pressure level as well.
Eye Sight and Infections
Rubbing eye lids with black seed oil before sleeping relieves eye infections and pain. Taking the oil with carrot juice is also known to be very effective in recovering impaired vision.
Acidity, Diarrhoea and Stomach pains
Black seed oil taken with milk for a week is said to get rid of all the stomach troubles. Taking it with yoghurt is effective in relieving from diarrhea.
Whether skin or any other part of the body like nose and throat, black seed oil is known to relieve from many types of inflammations. Rubbing the oil in the affected areas or intake of the oil both have advantages over inflamed areas of the body.
Skin Disease and Complexion
Applying black seed oil with olive oil or rose water on face can replace many facial masks for healthy skin complexions. This is also effective in using with vinegar for any type of skin disease.
Fatigue and Laziness
It is known that orange juice in the morning provides a fresh start for the day. If used with black seed oil the whole day can pass through feeling energetic inside as the body system functions properly so fatigue is overcome and the person feels active.
There is more to black seed oil then researched by many. The next part will cover the cure in black seed for the nervous system and some information on the important ingredients the black seed contains and their mechanism.
Sadaf Siddique holds a degree in Computers and a Masters in Business Administration. She is the mother of a 2-year-old boy, a part-time writer and a full-time homemaker.