Nigella sativa (Black Cumin) is a medicinal spice with a potent bioactive known as thymoquinone which shows promise in treating epilepsy, allergies, and boosting the immune system. It's a totally different plant from the cumin that you normally cook with. That kind of cumin comes from Cuminum cyminum and is related to parsley plant.
Black cumin has vitamins A, B and C, potassium, magnesium and zinc in it (in addition to other vitamins and minerals)…and all of these are good for the skin in general.
It is also an anti-bacterial, anti-anxiety, anti-depressant, anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, anti-fungal, anti-viral, anti-parasitic, aids in weight loss, helps resolve digestive issues, boosts immune system greatly, helps with upper respiratory alignments including asthma and bronchitis and much more!!
**Black cumin seeds mixed with honey www.beesnatural247love.com and garlic are excellent tonics for people with asthma or coughs as well as those who want to enhance their immunity during cold and flu season or when an infection is setting in.
FOR TEA - 1-2 Teaspoons Steep (covered) in boiling water for 10 mins. Add honey. NO NEED TO HEAT PRIOR.
YOU MUST HEAT THE SEEDS. HERES HOW:
To heat the seeds, simply put them in a shallow pan and place them in the oven on a very low heat of 325 degrees. Stir them frequently and watch to make sure they do not burn. To simplify the process you can place them in a skillet and heat on very low heat, stirring regularly. Keep tasting the seeds and when the tartness is gone and the seeds are very bland, remove them from the stove to cool. Wait until they are completely cold before eating or grinding to a powder.
**Heating does not affect the seeds and you will not lose any nutrients by heating the seeds. The seeds are tart and will cause stomach irritation if not heated.
CULINARY - Add to salads, salad dressings, stir-fry, etc as desired.
DAILY - 2 Teaspoons (Whole or ground) with honey twice a day
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**WARNING: BECOMES TOXIC IF YOU TAKE MORE THAN 7.5 TEASPOONS DAILY**
*DISCLAIMER* ALL SUGGESTED USES AND DOSAGE AMOUNTS ARE BASED ON PERSONAL EXPERIENCE ONLY AND SHOULD NOT BE DEEMED AS PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL PRACTICES. WE ARE NOT LISCENSED PRACTIONERS AND AS SUCH THE ABOVE INFORMATION IS NOT INTENDED TO BE USED AS PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL OPINION.