What is the difference between miracle seed and black seed?
Some persons call it miracle seed, some others call it Ghana seed, while others call it black seed or black cumin seed….no matter what you call it, both black seed and miracle seed means the same thing and refers to the same plant….there botanical name is Nigella sativa.
Nigella sativa is a shrub that also produces fruit with tiny black seeds.
Commonly referred to as simply black seed, N. sativa seeds go by many other names, including black cumin, black caraway, nigella, fennel flower, and Roman coriander.
I hope you understand, when next you are asked the differences between black seed and miracle seed, let the person know that they are the same. Thank you.
Now, black seed or miracle seed is popular for its spiritual benefits in Africa, medicinal uses, and health benefits. The spiritual benefits of black seed is beyond the scope of this article and blog. However, let me summarize the health benefits and medicinal properties of black seed you may not know.
Black seed oil is extracted from N. sativa seeds and has been used in traditional medicine for over 2,000 years due to its many therapeutic benefits.
In traditional medicine, black seed oil has been used to treat a variety of health conditions. As a result, it has sometimes been referred to as “panacea” — or universal healer!
Black seed oil and its plant compounds have been linked to several benefits for health.
Black seed oil is high in antioxidants — plant compounds that help protect cells against damage caused by unstable molecules called free radicals.
Antioxidants are important for health, as research has shown that they can reduce inflammation and protect against conditions like heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and cancer. The more anti-oxidants you have circulating in your body, the better!
In particular, black seed oil is rich in thymoquinone, which has potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. As a result, studies suggest this compound may protect brain health and aid in treating several types of cancer.
Check your pharmacy or your local health food store for black seed capsules. Personally I use it for a month or so and then take a break for a month or so. It’s a good product to have in your health arsenal.
Black seed can be used to make oil, capsule, herbal products and even soaps.