15. The B list:  Herbs and spices that heal -BLACK CUMIN
Modern Black seed Power rediscovered from ancient times
Black Cumin Seeds (Nigella Sativa)
Known to the healing world for generations!
  ''Habbatul barakah'' meaning  ‘seeds of blessing’ in Arabic.
"The Canon Of Medicine" by medieval Islamic world influential scientist and philosopher, Avicenna, (Ibn Sīnā), refers to black cumin seed as energy activating wonder.


Found in the tombs of pharaohs in Egypt, Nigella Sativa is common in Africa, India and the Middle East

Common names: 
 Black Caraway, Kalonji or Nigella 

Gulzaar foods explore the seeds of blessing! Welcome to the discovery of Habbatul Barakah!

Appearance and Description

Native to South West Asia and the Middle East, the plant grows up to ninety centimeters tall.  It has colorful petals and seeds with medicinal properties

(Nigella sativa)


Sprinkled on food it gives off a pleasant flavor. Used in Middle East and Indian cuisines the seeds have a taste of oregano, onions and black pepper combination, a pungent and bitter smell and taste.

They are used to flavor bread,  naan, and Middle East  string cheese "Majdouli ''


  • Treats allergies and asthma
  • Boosts the immune system
  • Anti-cancerous
  • Anti-Inflammatory
  • Anti-microbial
  • Digestive Aid
  • Improves skin, Hair, Skin, and Nails
  • Heals psoriasis and Eczema
  • Cardiovascular Benefit
  • Inhibits fungus and candida growth





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