black cumin


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Related to black cumin: Nigella sativa, Kalonji

black cumin

n.
1. The small black pungent seeds of an annual herb (Nigella sativa) of the buttercup family native to southwest Asia, used as a seasoning in southern and western Asian cuisines and for medicinal purposes. Also called nigella.
2. The dark brown, crescent-shaped seeds of an herb (Bunium persicum) of the parsley family native to southwest Asia, used as a seasoning in southern and western Asian cuisines.
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A human study of black cumin seed oil has produced encouraging results.
Here are some diseases which are cured by black cumin:
Though native to the Arabian region, black cumin is now grown in different parts of India, enhancing the availability of the raw material for the nutraceutical, much like the Arabica coffee variety now being widely grown across coffee plantations in India.
Importantly, treatment with black cumin seed oil lowers levels of pro-inflammatory cytokines.
Black cumin is extensively used in traditional medicine, for healing various respiratory and gastrointestinal diseases in the various countries, particularly in Turkey.
Ingredients: serves 4 24 prawns-shell-off, de-veined washed and drained Marinade for prawns:1/2 tsp turmeric powder; 3 tbs lemonjuice;1 tsp garlic paste; 1 tsp ginger paste; 1/2 tsp black pepper (coarsely ground); 1/2 tsp black cumin seeds; 1/2 tsp salt.
NS seeds, commonly known as black seed or black cumin, and oil derived have been used for their medicinal, aromatic or flavoring properties since ancient times in different civilizations (Randhawa, 2008).
Black seed (in Arabic Habbatul Baraka, blessed seed) is sometimes referred to as "black cumin seed," but it is not related to cumin (Cuminum Cyminum).
The aim of the present study is to investigate the effects of black cumin (Nigella sativa) oil on rats with colitis.