Health Benefits of Black Cumin Seed Powder
Organic black cumin seed, also referred to as simply black seed and black caraway, is derived from the seeds of the Nigella Sativa plant native to southern Asia. It has long been used as both a culinary spice and in Ayurveda, or traditional Indian medicine, for its healing properties. Although black cumin seed has been described on record since ancient times as a cure for nearly everything, there are several key benefits that have been confirmed by modern scientific research.
The active ingredient in black cumin seed is thymoquinone, which promotes digestive and respiratory health and has also been shown to fight several types of cancer cells in test tube and animal experiments. Black cumin is used to treat a variety of respiratory ailments and disorders such as asthma and bronchitis. Research has shown that individuals with severe cases of asthma have experienced less coughing and wheezing, and overall improved lung health.
Studies show that black cumin seed is helpful for diabetics because after a few months of use, it can improve blood sugar levels and reduce oxidative stress which is believed to be a cause of diabetes. To a lesser extent it also helps reduce blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Black cumin is rich in antioxidant phytochemicals which helps boost immunity and help the body ward off disease as well as having anti-inflammatory properties. It is also a good source of B vitamins and iron.
Our powdered black cumin seed can be mixed with drinks and smoothies (around 1 teaspoon) or used in a variety of cooked recipes, desserts, dressings, hummus, and more for its unique flavor profile.
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