Black Seed – Good for What Ails You

Black And White Sesame Seeds

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Side Effects

There are no known side effects to eating or using black seed although there have been reports that it can become toxic if taken in amounts of more than 25 grams. It’s inconceivable that anyone would possibly consume such an amount. Maximum dosage for usage calls for 3 teaspoons.  Pregnant and nursing women should take caution and avoid consuming black seeds as the possible effects on the fetus or nursing baby are not yet known.


Health Benefits

Since people of the world have been cooking with black seeds, labeled for food use as black cumin, there have been studies made of the benefits the body derives from consummation of this delicious spice such as:

  • Anti-bacterial
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Anti-fungal
  • Anti-oxidant ( anti-aging)
  • Analgesic

It can be concluded, then, that consuming black seeds may not be a cure all. We can’t know for certain until double blind tests have proven it’s abilities to fight more severe diseases or improve the immune system. Having said this, however, there are proven facts that, in moderation, black seed can help the body in many ways, and has definite positive attributes.


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