Black Cumin Seed
Black cumin seed, mostly known as Nigella Sativa or black seed, belongs to the botanical family Ranunculaceae. It is mainly used in the countries, having common border with Mediterranean sea, Pakistan, India and Iran, as natural medicine for more than 2000 years. The components of the black cumin seed show an extraordinary variety of biochemical, immunological and pharmacological abilities, including bronchial expanding, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, hypoglycemic and immune strengthening effects. The favorable effect of the extract of black cumin seed on the human health is due to his active ingredients (timochinon, carvacrol, thymol, cemen, T-anethole and 4-terpineol).