Cumin is a wild plant, but more often is grown in gardens and fields. There are several types of cumin but the most famous is black cumin (Nigella sativa).
Black cumin grows naturally in eastern and warm countries, especially in Egypt, Syria and India. There are some written documents in which we can clearly see that it is very frequently used in ancient Egyptian medicine. Egyptian pharaohs used it as a seasoning for food and for the treatment of many diseases, allergy, inflammation, metabolic disorders, depression, the retention of urine, etc. An interesting fact is that one bottle of black cumin oil was found in the tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamen.
Eastern nations have a saying: "Black cumin cures every disease, except death!". Even the Bible mentions the black cumin as an integral part of bread which eliminates bloating and cures diseases of lungs and stomach.
Cumin strengthens the stomach, stimulates digestion, hormone production, expelling urine. Black cumin have a positive effect on lung diseases, skin diseases, difficulties caused by asthma. It soothes the airways, allergic asthma, cough, strengthens the immune system, increases the production of antibodies. Prevents cancer, because it stimulates the production of defensive cells and destroys tumor cells. Also, cumin protects healthy cells from damage.
When we are talking about women, this herb soothes spasms of the uterus, stimulates menstruation, relieving pain during delivery, during breastfeeding increases the milk.
The most important product of the black cumin is oil, which contains hundreds of active substances. Black cumin oil contains nigellon which expands the bronchi and relaxes the muscles and thymochinon which lowers cholesterol, stimulates bile secretion and facilitates the digestion of food. In addition, oil of black cumin cures lung disease, bronchial asthma, migraine, prevents hair loss and obesity. It also has an antibacterial effect.
When the black cumin oil is used for a long time, it can eliminate the symptoms of rheumatism, diabetes, severe inflammation and high blood pressure. Therefore, those who suffer from these diseases should consume foods with oil of this plant, in a period of six months.
Black cumin oil is recommended as a supplement to salads and other foods. It should be added before the end of cooking to preserve healing substances.
For the treatment of disease should be taken the 25 drops of oil three times per day. Healthy person only 25 drops per day.
Mix 1 tablespoon of black cumin, 1/2 tablespoon of chamomile and 1/4 tablespoon of anise into a cup of hot water. Allow to stand for 10 minutes, strain and drink several times a day.
Mix 1 small spoon of crushed black cumin, 2 crushed cloves of garlic and
2 tablespoons of honey. Drink every morning on an empty stomach, one small
spoon of syrup in a period of three weeks.
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