The black seeds come from an annual flowering plant – Nigella Sativa – and is well-known for its healing properties since ancient times. It is frequently referred to as Roman coriander, black caraway, black sesame, black cumin and black onion seed. It is known today primarily as black seed.
The earliest record showing cultivation and use as food and in healing come from ancient Egypt. In Arabic culture it is known as "seed of blessing" and "a remedy for all diseases except death".
Many of black seeds traditionally known health benefits have been thoroughly confirmed by biomedical literature and clinical studies. In fact, PubMed – the public library of clinical studies – shows over 600 studies involving Nigella Sativa.
Black seed is another natural remedy proving great natural healing properties on respiratory system and respiratory diseases such as asthma, bronchitis, colds and flu, tonsillitis. For a synergetic effect in respiratory diseases and shortness of breath, use home salt therapy together with food that is known for its respiratory benefits, such as black seeds.