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
Studies have shown that black seed oil is an effective anti-oxidant, anti-bacterial, and anti-inflammatory remedy. As a result, it is often used to fight infections and strengthen the immune system, which is suitable for treating the following conditions:
- nasal congestion
- colds and flu
- digestive and gastrointestinal problems
- hair and skin problems
Some areas of medicine that use black cumin and black cumin oil:
1. The use of ground black cumin seeds, mixed with honey, helps to dissolve gallstones and kidney stones.
2. Black seed increases efficiency and vitality.
3. The use of black seed oil helps to destroy the gastric and intestinal worms (helminths).
4. Compress of cooked black cumin, superimposed on the head is good when you have colds and rheumatism.
5. When you have sputum, you should use black cumin, mixed with lemon juice (you can add a little honey or sugar to taste.)
6. Smoke of black cumin deters mosquitoes and other insects.
7. It is also recommended to put the black seed on the appearing moles, it helps to prevent their development and helps to cleanse the skin.
8. Even with leprosy it is recommended the imposition of a paste of black cumin mixed with vinegar.
9. In poor condition of the skin you should take regularly the black cumin oil.
10. The use of black seed oil stimulates the generation of an marrow and vital immune system cells, a fact is officially confirmed by a research of scientists Cancer-immunobiological Laboratory of Southern California.
11. Moreover, they suggest that black seed is an ideal candidate for use in the treatment and prevention of cancer.
12. The use of black cumin reduces the level of sugar in the blood, and thus once again confirms the fact that this blessed herb is an excellent remedy against many diseases, including diabetes.
13. When you have cancer it is recommended every morning on an empty stomach before dawn to drink the juice of one medium onion, continue it for a month. Claim that this method can cure cancer!
14. A throat cancer is also can be cured with daily and constantly drinking of black seed oil with honey.
15. It is used for diarrhea as a fixing agent, as well as when there are difficulties associated with urination.
16. Cumin oil – a good antidote for snake bites.
17. It has a beneficial effect on the lymph nodes, helping to reduce them.
18.It restores hair and also is used against graying.
19. If you soak cumin seeds for an hour in the breast milk and then give a sniff to the Hepatitis patient, you can get a good therapeutic effect due to the fact that this opens ducts of the liver and gall bladder.
20. To improve vision you should sniff powdered cumin, mixed with butter of toffee.
21. Vinegar dressings are used in the treatment of skin diseases, purulent scabies, leprosy.
22. It can cure long-standing, solid tumors.
23. Lubricating anus with oil of cumin, you can get rid of the worms.
24. Soaked overnight in vinegar and then milled cumin, you should sniff when you have chronic headaches and facial paralysis.
25. It is one of the most reliable agents in the treatment of blockage of blood vessels.
26. Mixed with honey, it is used in the treatment of kidney stones and bladder stones.
27. Nose drops for colds are prepared as follows: roasted, chopped black cumin is mixed with a little butter and you drip 3-4 drops in each nostril.
28. As a hot compress cumin is used in bandages to put on the forehead.
29. It also has sedative properties, has beneficial effects on the nervous system.
30. Improves circulation and skin color (in this case it should be taken in the morning).
31. Cumin oil has a strong impact in the treatment of vascular diseases, in particular sclerosis brain.
32. It breaks up the stones in the kidneys and bladder.
33. Contributes to the secretion of breast milk.
34. Helps to eliminate worms.
35. By grinding, it helps to remove warts.
36. Cures the common cold, cough, shortness of breath, jaundice, impotence. The oil also has many other features.
General recommendations for black seed oil and black cumin
Due to the fact that the use of black seed is not only very useful (for general strengthening of the body and for the cure of many diseases), but it is very, very important Sunnah of Messenger of Allah, it is recommended the daily consumption of one teaspoon of this oil or black seed. The oil can be mixed with orange juice or yogurt (halal) to improve the taste. Also we should not forget the importance of external use of black cumin (compresses, rubbing, etc.)
A teaspoon of black seed oil put in a half a glass of water and add a tablespoon of honey, and mix it and take 15 minutes before breakfast and dinner. For children, use half the dose, recommended above. During the use a chronic disease may increase. This is a normal reaction of the body, as black cumin is immune stimulant and strengthening of the immune system begins to counteract the disease, which were not treated to the end…
For general strengthening of the body it is recommended to drink after eating a teaspoon of black seed oil (daily dose which should not be exceeded). Many people ask the question, “What is more effective – seed or oil”? The answer to this question is: “Both are effective, but oil is more concentrated“. But still, many people prefer to take black seed (due to the high cost of oil, etc.). When buying black cumin seed oil, make sure that the label is marked as 100%, cold-pressed, solvent free, and that it has the factory packaging.
1. Asthma, cough, inflammation of the lungs:
1. In the morning and evening – 1 teaspoon
2. Rubbing the affected part
3. Massage the chest and back with black seed oil
4. Inhalation (1 tablespoon and 1 gallon of water)
5. Rub the chest with black seed oil diluted with olive oil (1:5 ratio)
6. Recommended to inhale the smoke of the black seed oil, as well as one-fourth teaspoon you can keep under the tongue.
2. Diarrhea: Mix one tablespoon of black seed oil with a cup of yogurt. Drink the mixture twice a day for three days.
3. Headaches: 1. Take one tablespoon of black seed oil and rub the affected part and the front part of the head (not eating sweets, chocolate, etc.). Recipe 1: Mix 1 tablespoon of ground black cumin, one tablespoon of ground anise seeds and one tablespoon of ground cloves. Take one teaspoon before meals. Keep the mixture in your mouth for as long as it will not be easy to swallow and you can swallow. Do not use with water! Recipe 2: Take a half a teaspoon of black seed oil 2-3 times a day.
4. Rheumatism (muscle pain): 1. Eat five cloves of garlic on an empty stomach. 2.An hour later, drink a glass of brew of cinnamon by adding five drops of oil of black cumin. 3. Heat a small amount of black seed mixed with olive oil and rub the affected area intensely. 4. Just before bedtime drink boiled black seed mixed with honey.
5. Skin diseases: 1. Mix a small batch of black seed oil with an equal portion of rose water and two pieces of brown flour. Rub the sore (lesion) place with a cloth soaked in vinegar, then quickly put the mixture on the skin and try to be in the sun. 2. Inside – take one teaspoon of black seed oil 2-3 times a day. 3. Mix one teaspoon of black seed oil with one tablespoon of olive oil. Rub the mixture into the face and leave for one hour. Then rinse with warm water and soap.
1. Add one teaspoon of black seed oil in the tea and drink.
2. Just rub the cheeks and under the back of the neck. Take a spoon inside a day, rubbing temples and neck. Black seed oil is instilled into the ear in case of infection.
7. Ear disease. Dizziness. You should drop into the ear one drop of black seed oil – it cleans the ear and relieves the pain.
8. At birth: one of the best remedies for the relief of pain during labor: to drink warm black seed with honey.
9. At the heart burning sensation: Add a few drops of black seed oil and one teaspoon of honey in a cup of hot milk. Drink hot. It is recommended to use a lot of salad.
10. High blood pressure:
1. Add one teaspoon of ground black cumin seeds in a hot drink and take it with two cloves of garlic every day before breakfast.
2. Mix the black seed with a hot drink (tea or other) and rub the body with black seed oil.
11. Chest pain and cold: In boiling water add one tablespoon of black cumin and inhale the steam. Cover your head before bedtime.
12. Pain in the eye: 1. Drip in the morning and at night before going to bed and after take a table spoon of it with honey inside. 2. Rub black seed oil around the eyes before going to sleep and drink a hot drink, mixed with a few drops of oil of black cumin.
13. Gastric ulcer: 1. One teaspoon is mixed with a solution of flaxseed (linseed tablespoon per cup of water), boil two minutes, then keep for some time, use in the morning and evening. Drink one glass daily (not recommended to consume sweets and citrus fruits). 2. Mix ten drops of black seed oil with a cup of honey, the mixture is taken on an empty stomach, one teaspoon. Then drink a glass of milk. Continue without interruption for two months.
14. Cancer: 1. Apply black seed oil to the affected area. 2. Mix one teaspoon of black seed oil with a glass of freshly squeezed carrot juice. Take three times a day for three months.
15. Sloth: Mix ten drops of black seed oil with a glass of orange juice and take a drink for ten days immediately after waking up.
16. To improve memory: 1. Add seven drops of black seed oil in the broth of honey and mint. Drink hot on empty stomach once a day. 2. Bring to a boil mint and mix it with honey and add seven drops of oil of black cumin. Hot drink at any time. It is necessary to stop the use of coffee and tea.
1. Grind one cup of cumin, one cup of watercress flower, half a cup of pomegranate peel. All this is well mixed and you can take one tablespoon on an empty stomach. (Store in a cool place.)
2. Mix one cup of black seed, one cup of watercress seeds, a half cup of pomegranate peel, grind it all into a powder. Take for one month before breakfast, one teaspoon of this powder with one teaspoon of black seed oil.
18. Ear pain: For three days, soak one clove of fresh garlic in an ounce of oil of black cumin. Instill a few drops of the mixture directly into the ear and rub the oil around the ear.
19. Eye disease: 1. Rub temples with a black seed oil before bedtime. Simultaneously take inside seven drops of black seed oil with a hot drink, preferably with carrot juice. 2. Apply the poultice: Boil one tablespoon of black cumin seeds in eight ounces of water, allow to cool for ten minutes, strain through a sieve. Soak two cotton swab into the resulting liquid and put pads on the eyes for ten minutes. 3. Rub whiskey with black seed oil before bedtime.
20. Insomnia: One teaspoon of black seed oil is mixed with honey or tea and a drink before dinner.
21. Nausea and vomiting: Add a teaspoon of ground black cumin in a broth of menthol and take three times a day.
1. Rinse your mouth with a mixture of cumin and cider vinegar.
2. Mix ground black cumin and olive oil to form a paste and apply it on the affected tooth.
3. Boil eight ounces of apple cider vinegar with two tablespoons of ground black cumin. Drain. Rinse your mouth with the resulting liquid for a few days.
4. Rub the affected area (teeth and gums) with a few drops of black seed.
23. Excessive gas separation:
1. Make tea: mix equal parts of ground black cumin seeds, fennel (ground fennel) and peppermint; add 3-7 drops of black seed oil, sweetened with honey.
2. Apply the poultice with apple cider vinegar and black cumin on the stomach.
24. Tonsillitis: Steam 10 grams (two teaspoons) of black cumin seeds and a half liter of water and filter. Gargle twice a day.
25. Gallstones and kidney stones: The use of ground black cumin seeds, mixed with honey, helps to dissolve gallstones and kidney stones.
26. Inflammation of the nasal passages:
1. Steam baths (take one tablespoon of black cumin, pour a glass of boiling water and inhale the steam).
2. Lubricate the nose outside.
3. Take a teaspoon of black seed and drink a glass of water diluted with a tablespoon of pure honey and take 15 minutes before breakfast and dinner.
27. The treatment of feet, nails, inflammation of the skin (eczema), loss of hair:
1. Lubricate the site with black cumin.
2. Take a teaspoon of black seed and drink a glass of water diluted with a tablespoon of pure honey and take fifteen minutes before breakfast and dinner.
28. Hair Treatment: Ingredients: one tablespoon of black seed, juice of arugula and apple cider vinegar, 100 ml. of olive oil. Seeds are mixed with the juice of arugula and infuse for 10 minutes. Add apple cider vinegar and olive oil and mix. Pour into a bottle.Depending on the length of hair you rub the head 1-3 tablespoon. Leave for 20 minutes and then wash your hair as usual.
29. Youthful acne: You should eat 1-2 capsules or 20-25 drops of black seed three times a day to clean the face.
30. Allergies, skin inflammation, chronic inflammation: Take one teaspoon of black seed and rub the affected part with black seed oil in the morning and evening, .
31. Diseases of the circulatory system: Mix a teaspoon of cumin with a tablespoon of honey and a slice of crushed garlic. Take on an empty stomach for five days. You can also regularly take five drops of oil with a glass of thyme or mint.
32. Gall bladder: Take oil – similar to the case of inflammation of the liver.
33. Bone pain: Boiled onions are mixed with cumin oil , take twice a day. At the same time rub the painful places with the cumin oil and oil of mint.
34. Bloating spleen: In broth of radishes, sweetened with honey, add seven drops of oil. Drink one cup before bedtime on an empty stomach for a week.
35. Inflammation of the gums and teeth: Ground black cumin is boiled and placed inside the apple. Use as chewing gum.
36. Inflammation of the liver: Add five drops of oil of cumin in a glass of welded leaves of willow. Use for a week.
37. Inflammation of the spleen: Drink the oil with the brew of dill for a week (five drops in a glass). You can also use willow as in the case of inflammation of the liver.
38. Hair loss: Take one teaspoon of black seed and make the head massage with a mixture of black seed oil and olive in the ratio of 1:1, three times a week with a mixture and do not rinse for 10 minutes (after which the head can be washed with shampoo) in the morning and evening .
39. Lethargy spleen: Mix a tablespoon of fig jam with a spoon of honey in a glass of hot water and add seven drops of oil of caraway. Drink in the morning and evening for five days.
40. Hemorrhoids: Dilute black seed oil and olive oil in a 1:1 ratio, take one tablespoon three times a day for ten days. Massage the affected area with black seed oil to prevent constipation.
41. Influenza: The infusion of thyme is mixed with olive oil in a 1:1 ratio and drip into the nose 3-4 times a day (from the flu and cough).
42. For purifying the whole urethra: Thoroughly cook one cup of barley in one liter of water until there is about a cup. After cooling grind three cloves of garlic in a blender and add the water. Drink on an empty stomach every day and drink lemon or other juices. Avoid soda.
43. High Blood Pressure: You must add a few drops of oil of black cumin to all hot drinks (tea, milk, coffee).
44. Gynecology: rub the oil on scars on the abdomen and chest (during pregnancy and nursing the inner admission is denied).
45. Cough and nasal hemorrhage: Three teaspoons each day during the week, rub the affected part, inhalations.
46. Skin growths: Take one teaspoon of black seed oil and massage the affected part three times a day in the morning and evening.
47. Diseases of the liver: To a cup of honey add a previous dose of cumin and a teaspoon of ground oak bark. Take this portion on an empty stomach every day for a month.
48. Fever: Add seven drops of oil of black cumin in a glass of mint tea or a drink, and take after a meal (three times daily) for a week. You can also rub the body with oil before going to bed.
49. The immune system: Take one teaspoon of black seed oil for three months.
50. Sexual weakness: Rub the back ground cumin oil (lower part of back) and massage, rubbing the groin area. Stir a teaspoon of honey, one teaspoon of black seed oil and a teaspoon of chamomile in half a glass of warm water and take any time.
51. Prostate: Rub the back with ground cumin oil (lower part of back) and massage and rub the groin. Stir a teaspoon of honey, one teaspoon of black seed oil and a teaspoon of chamomile in half a glass of warm water and take any time.
52. Reducing cholesterol: Add seven drops of peppermint oil in the mint brew and sweeten with honey. Drink while hot on an empty stomach once a day, it is prohibited the food with beef fat.
53. Ringworm, impetigo, eczema: You need to rub the black seed oil in the sites of disease three times a day.
54. The narrowing of the heart valves: Mix a teaspoon of cumin with a tablespoon of honey and drink a glass of hot tea. Desirable on an empty stomach and before bedtime.
55. Injuries: Mix a teaspoon of cumin with a tablespoon of honey and drink a glass of hot tea. It is advisable to take it on an empty stomach and before sleep and rub the affected part three times.
56. If you have closed ears: Put small pieces of cotton wool soaked in oil of black cumin in the ears and remove in one hour. The result does not take long.
57. At a cold: Attach cotton wool soaked in pure black seed oil for 15-20 minutes.Immediately you will feel relief. With a bad cold this procedure can be repeated.
Tea from black cumin
1. In folk medicine, tea from black seed is used as a remedy for flatulence, diarrhea and biliary colic, as a diuretic, cholagogue, anthelmintic, mild laxative and stomachic.It is given for mothers with inadequate secretion of milk.
2. Tea from black cumin: take one teaspoon of crushed seeds, pour 50 ml of boiling water, leave for ten minutes and strain. Take twice a day for a cup.
3. Tea for colds and bronchitis: in a large bowl mix one tablespoon of ground seeds, one teaspoon of licorice root and chamomile flowers, half a teaspoon of anise seeds, fill with hot water. Infuse for ten minutes, drain. Sweeten to taste (you can use honey).
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Natural unrefined-pure-organic Raw African Shea Butter (White/ ivory) or yellow
Shea butter is an all-natural product. It is a fatty substance made from the nuts of Shea nut trees that grow wild in the savannah regions of West and East Africa. While shea butter has a wide variety of applications, it is most well known for its exceptional dermatological and cosmetic healing properties.
The traditional method of preparing unrefined shea butter consists of the following steps:
1) Separating/cracking: The outer pulp of the fruit is removed. When dry, the nut, which is the source of shea butter, must be separated from the outer shell. This is a social activity, traditionally done by Women Elders and young girls who sit on the ground and break the shells with small rocks.
2) Crushing: To make the shea nuts into butter, they must be crushed. Traditionally, this is done with mortars and pestles. It requires lifting the pestles and grinding the nuts into the mortars to crush the nuts so they can be roasted.
3) Roasting: The crushed nuts are then roasted in huge pots over open, wood fires. The pots must be stirred constantly with wooden paddles so the butter does not burn. The butter is heavy and stirring it is hot, smoky work, done under the sun. This is where the slight smoky smell of traditional shea butter originates.
5) Separating the oils: The paste is kneaded by hand in large basins and water is gradually added to help separate out the butter oils. As they float to the top, the butter oils, which are in a curd state, are removed and excess water squeezed out. The butter oil curds are then melted in large open pots over slow fires. A period of slow boiling will remove any remaining water, by evaporation.
6) Collecting and shaping: The shea butter, which is creamy or golden yellow at this point, is ladled from the top of the pots and put in cool places to harden. Then it is formed into balls.
Raw Pure Unrefined Shea butter has many uses, such as:
– Improving skin conditions such as wrinkles, sun burns, rashes, blemishes, scars, eczema and psoriasis
– As an anti- aging and anti- free radical agent
– As a leave- in conditioner for the hair
– Hydrating and soothing dry, chapped skin
– Revitalizing and protecting the skin in general
– Pain relieving agent for people with swelling and arthritis
– For cooking purposes
Pure Refined Raw Mango Butter
Mango butter is the oil cold-pressed from mango seeds. Its properties are similar to cocoa and shea butter,
and it is used for many of the same purposes. The natural form of mango butter is semi-solid and non-greasy, and it is used as a moisturizer for hair and skin as well as an ingredient in cooking.
Raw mango butter is rich in oleic acid, a mono-unsaturated omega-9 acid, and stearic acid, a saturated fatty acid. Its natural ingredients act as emollients to add moisture to and soothe dry skin and hair. Emollients play an important role in adding moisture to skin and improving its elasticity and ability to heal itself.
Another common use for this product is as a replacement for cooking oils, butter or margarine in a person’s diet. This oil or butter has omega-9 fatty acids, which are important to a healthy diet. The mango is native to southern Asia, and the butter or flour made from mango seeds is consumed on a regular basis.
Mango butter may also help fight the common effects of injury to the skin and aging. Stretch marks, fine lines, and rough skin have all been reportedly alleviated by regular use of this product. Scars may also be reduced with regular use. Another common topical use is as a healing aid for minor cuts, rashes, and sunburn in place of other healing ointments. As a salve, this butter can be warmed slightly and then slathered onto a wound; it then should be covered with a bandage or other sterile covering.
The unrefined raw African Black Soap is made from the ash of locally harvested plants and barks such a plantain, cocoa pods, palm tree leaves, and shea tree bark.
Years of use by people around the world has proven it to be an amazing natural alternative for those struggling with troubled skin.
First the leaves and bark are sun-dried and then roasted in a kettle or pot at an even, constant temperature, which is important to ensure color,
texture and smell. Then water and various oils – palm oil, coconut oil, palm kernel oil (including shea butter and cocoa pod powder) – are added to the mixture and stirred for at least a day. After that, the “soap” is left to set for two weeks to cure. Different tribes and communities in Africa have adopted their own specific blend of oils and cooking techniques, which can be seen in the different color variations among black soap.
what are the benefits of Raw African Black Soap ?
The African Black Soap has been used for a long time to treat troubled skin. It’s good for fine wrinkles, dark spots, eczema, razor bumps, and clearing blemishes, acne, and rashes. It is also used as a light exfoliator. The soap can also be used on your hair, to treat scalp irritations. The plantain skins give the soap Vitamin A & E, and iron. Because the soap has the highest shea butter content of any soap, it also offers UV protection. The soap is also good for sensitive skin, meaning its a good option for babies or the elderly.
Cocoa butter is a pale-yellow, edible vegetable fat extracted from the cocoa bean. It is used to make chocolate, as well as some ointments, toiletries, and pharmaceuticals. Cocoa butter is obtained from whole cocoa beans, which are fermented, roasted, and then separated from their hulls. About 54–58% of the residue is cocoa butter.
What are the Benefits of Unrefined Organic Cocoa Butter?
Because cocoa butter is a fat, one of its most obvious benefits is its value as a moisturizing agent.Cocoa butter is an excellent emollient. It melts at body temperature and is quickly and easily absorbed into the skin. Cocoa butter can be applied both to scarring and the skin surrounding it. In addition to softening and moisturizing your skin, it will smooth out the tone and texture of it, making scars look less noticeable. Furthermore, applying cocoa butter topically on a daily basis can help facilitate repairing damaged skin. When it is absorbed into the epidermis and dermis layers, cocoa butter forms a layer of moisture and oil that protects the skin from all external weathering elements that prevent the regrowth of damaged tissues. This layer of protection is a unique feature of cocoa butter. Additionally, cocoa butter contains powerful antioxidants that help protect against the harmful effects of the environment by fighting free radicals, which damage the skin and cause weakened cell structure, such as ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun.