The black seeds come from an annual flowering plant called Nigella Sativa. Black seeds healing properties are well-known since ancient times. It is frequently referred to as Roman coriander, black caraway, black sesame, black cumin and black onion seed. Today, Nigella Sativa is primarily known 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 traditionally known black seeds healing 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. Here is a link to one of them but you can easily create your search for “nigella sativa”.
Black seeds have many pharmacological properties such as antibacterial, antiviral, anti-fungal, helping in fighting pathogens and strengthen the immunity. They are also anti-inflammatory, helping to reduce inflammation. Many respiratory problems involve inflammation of the mucosa. Drinking tea or using black seeds oil can provide great relief and improve breathing.
Black seed is another natural remedy proving great natural healing properties on respiratory system and respiratory diseases. It was found to help in asthma, bronchitis, colds and flu, tonsillitis, and other breathing problems. For a synergistic 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.
Salt therapy, by providing breathable salt particles, replicates the seashore aerosol or salt cave aerosol. These are well known for their respiratory benefits. Natural, easy to use and non-invasive, it is now available for home use. Food and the air we breathe, are important factors in our health!