Nigella sativa is a small black seed that has been used for centuries in herbal medicine. The seed comes from a flowering plant (part of theRanunculaceafamily) native to southwest Asia and the Mediterranean.
The plant now grows throughout India, the Middle East, and Europe. Nigella sativa is sometimes used to treat certain health conditions including asthma, bronchitis, and inflammation, and has long been used as a spice and food preservative.
Benefits / Uses :-
Asthma :- Alleviate the symptoms of asthma by widening the bronchioles to allow airflow to the lungs.
High Blood Pressure :- Nigella sativa is widely reported to have anti-hypertensive properties, which aid in reducing blood pressure.
Cancer :- While most research has focused on animal studies thus far, a 2019 review cited past studies in which human breast, bladder, cervical, prostate, and renal cancer cells found that Nigella sativa has the potential to fight cancer. Studies showed that thymoquinone inhibited cancer cell multiplication and in some cases, killed cancer cells.
Boost Immune System.
Gastro-protective / ulcer relief.
While research on Nigella sativa's health effects is limited, findings from in vitro, animal, and a small number of human studies show that it may offerimmune-boostingand antioxidant benefits.