Reference in the holy book

Black seed has been used as a herbal remedy and as a condiment for over 2000  years. It is commonly known as ,

  • Black caraway 
  • Black Cumin Seed 
  • Nigella Sativa
  • Habbatus Sauda
  • Graine De Nigelle
  • Black Onion Seeds
  • Schwarzkummel
  • Black Seeds
  • Kalonji
  • Sativa Oil
  • Nigella Seed 

Mentioned In The Bible 

The earliest written reference to black seed is in the book of Isaiah in the Old Testament. The book calls it “ketzah”, which is Hebrew for black cumin seeds, a spice used for bread and cakes. Easton’s bible dictionary clarifies that the Hebrew word ketzah means nigella sativa. Isaiah compares the reaping of black cumin with wheat. ” For the Black Cumin is beaten out with a stick and the Cumin with a Rod.” (Isaiah 28: 25, 27 NKJV)  .

It was also Recommended
 By The Prophet Muhammad (SWS)

The Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) said, “Hold on to the use of the black seed for indeed it has a remedy for every disease except death.”

“Hold on,” indicates constancy and continuity and suggests a long-term use and that means taking it regularly.

Hadith (Sayings of the Prophet Muhammad (SWS) narrated by his companions.)7.591:

Narrated Khalid Bin Sad:

We went out and Ghalib bin Abjar was accompanying us. He fell ill on the way and when we arrived at Medina he was still sick. Ibn Abi ‘Atiq came to visit him and said to us, “Treat him with black cumin. Take five or seven seeds and crush them (mix the powder with honey) Aisha narrated to me that she heard the Prophet saying, ‘This black seed is healing for all diseases except As-Sam’. Aisha had asked ‘What is As-Sam?’ The Prophet (SWS) replied, ‘Death.’ ” – Hadith 7.592