Thousands of years ago, black cumin (Nigella Sativa) has been used by the ancient Egyptian king, Fir'aun. The king's personal doctor use oil and cream from this flora to treat indigestion. Meanwhile, Cleopatra and Nefertiti using black cumin oil to soften their skin.
Some results of scientific research from Germany and United States already proven the use of black cumin. Research from Prof.Dr.Hildebert Wagner from Institute of Pharmaceutical Biology, Muenchen, Germany, reveals that the contents of ether oil in black cumin can help digestive problems and reduce intestinal problems.
Black Cumin extracts can be use as antitumor, and without side effects, as happened in the chemotherapy and radiation (black cumin research on humans at the University of North Carolina, USA). Use of black cumin oil in a long time, can also strengthen the body's defense system (Dr. Stanley Kopok, University of Arizona, United States).
Crystal nigelon and arginine in the black cumin, can stabilize body immunity system during the human growth. Both substances are also working to create antishistamine. Fatty acid, especially the omega 3 and 6 are useful to eliminate hazardous substances causing cancer. Also carotene which is converted into vitamin A by liver, works to destroy damaged cells that can cause cancer.
Black cumin also contains 15 kinds of carbohydrate. Contain various kinds of minerals such as calcium, sodium, potasium, magnesium, selenium, iron, niacin, and vitamins A, B1, B2, C and E. Various vitamins and niasin, can help enzyme functions to create health.
Black cumin is also useful to improve the body's immune system, as antioxidants, treat allergies, asthma, diabetes melitus, to destroy kidney stones, lower blood pressure. Black cumin also can be used for cosmetics,to refine the skin because of acne scar,and inflammation due to eczema.