Black Cumin Seeds

Black Cumin Seeds (Organic)

Black cumin, (Nigella sativa), also called black seed, black caraway, Roman coriander, kalonji, or fennel flower, is an annual plant of the ranunculus family (Ranunculaceae), grown for its pungent seeds, which are used as a spice and in herbal medicine. The black cumin plant is found in southwestern Asia and parts of the Mediterranean and Africa, where it has a long history of use in diverse culinary and medicinal traditions. The seeds have an aroma similar to fennel and have a pungent flavour somewhat similar to nutmeg, though the plant is not related to either. The seeds are commonly roasted and ground as a spice and are widely used in India, the Middle East, and parts of north Africa to season curries, rice, breads, and sweet confections. 

Benefits

  • Antimicrobial
  • Antiparasitic
  • Antifungal
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • May be effective against diabetes
  • Reduces asthma and bronchitis symptoms
  • Stimulates Lactation

Applications/Use

  • Supplement
  • Food Seasoning
  • Medicinal

Research

BRITANNICA: BLACK CUMIN

black cumin, (Nigella sativa), also called black seed, black caraway, Roman coriander, kalonji, or fennel flowerannual plant of the ranunculus family (Ranunculaceae), grown for its pungent seeds, which are used as a spice and in herbal medicine. The black cumin plant is found in southwestern Asia and parts of the Mediterranean and Africa, where it has a long history of use in diverse culinary and medicinal traditions. The seeds have an aroma similar to . . .

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GAIA HERBS: BLACK SEED

Nigella sativa is an annual with pale blue to purple flowers and thin, divided leaves that is commonly called Black Seed, Black Cumin Seed, and Black Caraway Seed. Nigella is a member of the Ranunculaceae or Buttercup family along with Goldenseal, Black Cohosh, and Yellowroot, and should not be mistaken as a relative of cumin or caraway, both Apiaceae, or carrot family plants. N. sativa grows wild in . . .

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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT NIGELLA SEEDS

Nigella seeds are probably one of the most confused spices. Over the years I’ve heard nigella referred to as onion seeds, black cumin, black caraway and fennel flower, among others. Let’s just simply call them nigella or kalonji (from Hindi). However you choose to name this spice, what it lacks in aroma — it has just a hint of a savory scent — it makes up for in . . .

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