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The Power of Nigella Sativa (Black Seed)
A Modern Rediscovery
Black Seed (scientific name: Nigella Sativa) is known around the world and throughout history for its restorative and medicinal qualities. Truly Black Seed is one of nature's greatest gifts, and that is probably why it is referred to as the "seed of blessing." The ancient Egyptians and Assyrians recognized the power of this healing herb as early as 3000 years ago. Found in the tomb of Tutankhamen, “King Tut”, Black Seed was thought to help the Pharaohs in the afterlife. Physicians as far back as the 1st century used Black Seed to treat a variety of ailments and sicknesses.

Black Seed grows wild in the Mediterranean but has been cultivated in the Arabian Peninsula, Asia and Africa. It’s oil, which has a rich composition of more than 100 compounds including essential fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals.

Black Seed is remarkable in that it is one of the few natural, herbal remedies that has been studied by the scientific community and found to have tremendous potential benefit. Today, more and more medical scientists and professionals are recognizing the power of this amazing little seed. It was recently recommended as an herbal remedy by the World Health Organization. Research continues to show the positive results of Black Seed, and it continues to generate excitement throughout the medical industry.

Black Seed it not commonly found in liquid nutrition products. NuVerus is the first company we know of to focus on this remarkable SuperFood. The Oil of the Black Seed has a strong pepper flavor, which explains why all the other products on the market have excluded it. NuVerus has used advanced manufacturing techniques to combine the Black Seed Oil in a delicious and comprehensive formula with SuperFoods from around the world.

* The statements on this website have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA). This product is not intended to diagnose, cure or prevent any disease.


Black Seed History

Ancient Wisdom
Black Seed History

The black seed and its oil are recognised for their medicinal properties throughout the world. Black seed has been particularly popular in traditional systems of medicine from the Middle East, North Africa, the Asian Sub-continent and the Far East. References to black seed can also be found in some of the oldest religions. In Islamic literature, it is considered as one of the greatest forms of healing.

Mention can also be found in the Old Testament which refers to the cultivation of the black cumin plant and its harvest.

The Book of Isaiah (8th Century BC)
Reference to the black cumin seed is made in the Book of Isaiah (Isaiah 28:25,27 nkjv). This would appear to be the earliest written reference to black seed.

In the verses The Prophet Isaiah (AS) describes the reaping of black cumin. The exact word used is the Hebrew: ketsah which has been clarified to refer without doubt the nigella sativa seed (Easton’s bible dictionary)

Ancient Egyptian use of Black seed (13th Century BC )
Records from ancient Egypt indicate Cleopatra used black seed oil in her bath and Nefertiti as part of her skin care regimen. The personal physician of the pharaoh Tutankhamen used the black seed to alleviate his patients’ coughing and it was also found in Tutankhamen’s tomb – It clearly played an important role in ancient Egyptian life.

Black seed in Greek Medicine 1st Century AD
Greek physicians of the 1st century had many uses for black seed. It is recorded that black seeds were taken to treat headaches, nasal congestion, toothache, and intestinal worms. Hippocrates used black seed as a natural remedy for strengthening the organism for sufferers of general malaise and weakness. Additional recorded uses by the ancient Greeks include as a diuretic to promote menstruation and increase milk production.

Avicenna use for Black seed (Ibn Sīnā, 980 – 1037 AD)
In his ‘The Canon of Medicine’ he makes reference to the black cumin seed stating that it ‘that stimulates the body’s energy and helps recovery from fatigue’.

Other names for the Nigella sativa (black seed) from around the world…
Also known as Black Cumin, Fennel Flower, Nutmeg Flower, Black Caraway, Roman Coriander, Love-in-the-mist…