There are thousands of traditional, herbal medicines and we are only now beginning to understand how many of them work. The holy prophet Muhammad once said: ‘Use the black seed because it has a relief of all diseases, but death.’ This is sound advice. The black seed (otherwise known as the nigella seed) has been used to fight many common illnesses.
The faithful seed is packed with iron, carbohydrates and phosphate as well as cancer fighting ingredients. This miracle seed helps protect against many illnesses, such as skin diseases, ear infections, heart burn, chest pain, cancer and ulcers. Not only is it an excellent virus killing seed, it also has a fantastic aroma that is bound to set your senses tingling.
In order to ensure the seed can make the most of its potential to keep you healthy, there are two main ways in which you can benefit from it. The first way is by mixing it with one of your favourite hot drinks, such as tea or coffee. People who prefer cold drinks may enjoy carrot juice or orange juice with the black seed, but if this doesn’t tickle your fancy, you can mix honey with hot water and place the seed in this sweet mixture. The other way to benefit from the powers of the seed is by physical contact. The way you do this is by rubbing its oil on the chosen area. There are also other ways in which you can use the black seed, such as by inhaling the vapours it gives off when it’s placed in hot water.
Honey is perhaps the most popular way of consuming the black seed and it also has many health benefits of its own. People assume that this product is incredibly bad for you and unbelievably high in sugar, but they don’t realise that it is actually much better for you than all those artificial sweeteners used nowadays. Many people used honey for health reasons in the past – sometimes spreading it all over their bodies. It has been proven to be an internal strength booster as well as giving a healthy energy boost (not like all these energy drinks full of caffeine that you see in every convenience store).
There are many herbal remedies such as black seed and honey paste that allow you to look after your body and mind in the most efficient and safe way as possible.
Abdul Masood is writing on behalf of the Islam Shopping Centre.