Black seed is often called “Habbatul Sawdah” which means blessed seed. The Prophet Muhammad is quoted as saying, “This black seed is a healing for every illness except for death.” It has traditionally been used in Islamic medicine as a cure for a variety of ailments from toothaches to asthma to cancer to insomnia to supporting immunity. The oil is also used topically to treat skin conditions and cold symptoms.
A number of studies have shown black seed to increase the ratio between helper and suppressor T-cells and to increase the functionality of NK cell activity. In 1997, a study done in South Carolina showed that black seed had anti-cancer properties and stopped tumor growth.
Black seed contains eight of the nine essential amino acids. It is high in carotene, calcium, iron, sodium and potassium. It is rich in linoleic and linolenic acid. It is anti-pyre tic, a tonic and anti-bacterial.
Black seed is often mixed with honey or other herbs in treatment. The recitation of special healing prayers from the Qur’an are used to increase the effectiveness of black seed or any other herbal formula.
Usage Of Black Seed
My experience in clinical practice is that people who have used black seed say that they quickly feel the effects, reporting feeling physically stronger, healthier, and more energetic. Adding the element of prayer increases the positive effects on body, mind, and spirit. These remedies cross spiritual traditions, and are available to heal all who wish to improve their health and well-being.
The following are some healing recipes using black seed, taken from Spiritual Medicine and Natural Remedies by Shaykh Muhammad al Jamal ash Shadhuli. According to Shaykh Jamal ash-Shadhuli, “Not every seed that is black is the black seed. It does not grow in every land, and very few people know how to grow it. It can only be grown in high altitude places and it needs a special soil and special water. There is black cumin and people think it is black seed; it is not the blessed seed.”
Gargling with water from boiling black seed will protect the mouth and throat: boil 2 oz. of the seed in 6 oz. water for ten minutes.
Black Seed For Treatment Of Cancer
Mix 1 kg of oil of the black seed with 1 kg of honey; simmer for 15 minutes, add ½ cup of lemon juice; then allow to sit in a cool place. Take 2 tsp every morning for three weeks.
Impotence: Mix together ½ kg of finely ground black seed, ½ kg of honey, ½ kg of finely ground pine nuts, ½ kg of finely ground walnuts, ½ kg of finely ground hazelnuts, and 5 ground nutmegs; add ½ kg of butter or ghee; bring to a boil, mix thoroughly, take 2 tsp every morning and evening for 2 weeks.
When Truth is hurled against falsehood, falsehood perishes for falsehood is by its nature bound to perish. Holy Quran 17:81
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