Black seed is a plant. People have used the seed to make medicine for over 2000 years.Historically, black seed has been used for headache, toothache, nasal congestion, asthma, arthritis, and intestinal worms. It has also been used for "pink eye" (conjunctivitis), pockets of infection (abscesses), and parasites.Common names of black seed:Black cumin, Nigella, black coriander. In different languages it is known as “black seed”, “black cumin” (English), nielle (French, German.) Melansion (Greek), shoniz, Siah dana (in Persian), ketchaz, ketyach (hebru) kalaundzhi (Hindi, Urdu), Krishi dzhirak (sans), kalidzhra (beng.) kalaondzhi Giro (gudzhratn) niladzhirakira (tel.), kalidzhira (Mar.), Karahunj rigam (Tamil), Karuna Chirag (mal.) “Black karavey seed”, “habbatul – baracka” (blessed seed) and “habbul – sauda” shoniz (Arabic) and the botanical. name is “Nigella Sativa». It is grown in many countries, including Saudi Arabia and India.The chemical composition of black cumin:Black seed oil contains more than 100 components, some of which are still unexplored. The seed contains the following fatty acids: Myristic (0.5%), Palmitic (13.7%), Palmitoleic (0.1%), Stearic (2.6%), Oleic (23.7%), Linoleic [Omega – 6] (57.9%), Linoleic [Omega – 3] (0.2%), Arachidic (1.3%) – and the following nutrients: protein, calcium, iron, copper, zinc, phosphorus, thiamin, riboflavin, pyridoxine, niacin, folacin.
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