What is miracle seed called in Yoruba , Igbo and Hausa language?

Miracle seed is a very popular seed in Nigeria and Ghana due to its health benefits ans medicinal uses. Some religious people from these two West African countries even believe miracle seed has spiritual uses and can be used to perform signs and wonders hence the name.

What is miracle seed called in Yoruba , Hausa language?
What is miracle seed called in Yoruba , Hausa language?

The three big languages in Nigeria , hausa , Igbo and Yoruba cherish miracle seed but to my surprise I am surprised that the seed has not been given any indigenous Igbo, hausa or yoruba name…..These three tribes simple call the sees miracle seed, Ghana seed , or black seeds.

Yoruba name of miracle seed: unknown

Igbo name of miracle seed; Unknown

Hausa name of miracle seed: unknown.

However it is important for me to let you know the other numerous names of miracle seed for educational purposes…

Other Name(s) of miracle seed you should know:

Ajenuz, Aranuel, Baraka, Black Cumin, black seed, Black Caraway, Charnuska, Cheveux de Vénus, Cominho Negro, Comino Negro, Cumin Noir, Fennel Flower, Fitch, Graine de Nigelle, Graine Noire, Kalajaji, Kalajira, Kalonji, La Grainer Noire, Love in a Mist, Mugrela, Nielle, Nigella sativa, Nigelle de Crête, Nigelle Cultivée, Nutmeg Flower, Poivrette, Roman-Coriander, Schwarzkummel, Small Fennel, Toute Épice, Upakuncika.

Some of the uses of miracle seed are;

👉Digestive problems including intestinal gas and diarrhea.
👉Boosting the immune system.
👉Cancer prevention.
👉Birth control:Women use black seed for birth control, to start menstruation, and to increase milk flow.
👉Menstrual disorders.
👉Sore throat and swollen tonsils (tonsillopharyngitis).
👉Relieving symptoms related to narcotic drug withdrawal (opiate withdrawal).
👉Reduce High blood pressure
👉Lowers blood cholesterol
👉Treats asthma
👉Soothes itchy and inflammed skin
👉Some people apply black seed directly to the skin for joint pain (rheumatism), headache, and certain skin conditions.

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  1. This is the second time I’m reading your article on the so called miracle seeds. The first was on “what are the benefits of miracle seeds? About 20 here.” Please without any pun intended they are both misleading. Misleading in the sense that you’re referring to “black seed” which of a truth many has come to know it as a miracle seed. But the pics you displayed on both write-up have nothing to do with black seeds.
    The miracle seeds you referred to that is both popular in Nigeria and Ghana is not the same as Black seed or the other common names listed on your write-up. We don’t have a name for the black seed in Nigeria and Ghana because it’s not grown in Nigeria and Ghana. But the pics displayed above which is also known as a miracle seeds is known as Eso Aworo Awogba or (Igbe) in Yoruba and Dokita in Igbo language. The English name is croton seeds. It has no semblance with the black seed or black seed oil. It is mainly used as a purgative to the digestive system. And it has serious side effects if not administered in the correct ways.


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