Nigella sativa, or Black Cumin, was recently the focus of Iranian researchers, interested in evaluating a wealth of studies showing the plant’s efficacy for various health treatment options. The researcher’s review showed that the data generated regarding these plants did indeed indicate a high potential for treating an array of conditions. Traditional uses for the spice have included rheumatoid arthritis and diabetes, to name two. To delve into the scientifically culled data regarding the spice and thereby create their exhaustive review, the scientific team used databases in both English and Persian. Printed sources were not left out. The data reviewed backed the anecdotal history and traditional uses of the spice. For example, black cumin has innate compounds that suppress inflammation, which accounts for the spice’s value in arthritic situations. Also, by limiting hyperlipidemia in the human body it dampens the potential for further serious conditions to ensue, such as diabetes and liver damage. Study data also revealed the seeds to have anti-cancer properties. The seeds are antioxidant too. Anticonvulsive and analgesic properties were also noted. In fact, most bodily systems were shown to be proactively engaged by the spice’s actions.
- Iranian researchers who were working on Nigella sativa, known as black seed, have reported that it holds promise for treating diseases.
- Black cumin has been used in Asia and other places as a spice and food, and also for treating diseases like rheumatoid arthritis.
- The researchers drew their sources for the research on a wide variety of scientific databases like EBSCO, EMBASE, IranMedex and Science Direct.
“Black seed has been called a miracle herb or a superfood. It has drawn the attention of many researchers, who are looking at natural and traditional medicines for new sources of pharmaceutical drugs.”