(NaturalNews) What if we told you there was a seed so densely packed with healing compounds that cancer, bacteria, viruses, ulcers, diabetes, chronic inflammation, and many other common health conditions hardly stand a chance in its presence? Not to be confused with black sesame seed which looks strikingly similar, black cumin, also known as "black seed," is the seed in question, and it is all these things and more, hence its historical reputation as "a remedy for all diseases except death."
If you have never heard of black cumin (Nigella sativa), it is probably because the seed is rarely talked about in modern Western society. Even though its use as both an herb and a folk remedy dates back many centuries, black cumin has long been shelved in favor of pharmaceutical remedies that are far less effective and elicit harmful side effects. But if you are tired of trying to overcome your ailments with patented drugs, you may want to consider adding black cumin to your diet.
Since 1964, there have been at least 458 published, peer-reviewed studies involving black cumin, according to GreenMedInfo.com, and these studies confirm what Middle Eastern and North African cultures have known for thousands of years -- black cumin is essentially a miracle heal-all remedy. According to the GreenMedInfo.com reference page for black cumin, the seed has been scientifically confirmed as being: