Black cumin / Black seeds


Black cumin / Black seeds

Plants Identity


Scientific Name

Nigella sativa L.

Arabic name(s)

Al-Habatu As-Sawdaa

English name(s)

Black cumin / Black seeds

Order

Ranunculales

Family

Ranunculaceae

Genus

Nigella L.

Species

Nigella sativa L.

Subspecies

Variety

Growth form

Black cumin is an annual herbaceous erect plant.

Plant’s Description

Ecology (Habitat)& distribution

Black cumin is native to south and southwest Asia, but now it is cultivated plant in many regions in the world.

Geographic distribution

Plant’s Citations in the Holy Qur’an

The plant is not mentioned in the Holy Qur’an.

Other Citations for the plant in the Holy Qur’an

Other Citations for the plant in the Hadith

Narrated by Abu Huraira: I heard Allah’s Apostle saying, “There is healing in Black cumin for all diseases except death.” Sahaih Al Bukhari, book of medicine.

Other Citations for the plant in the Hadith

History of the Plant


Stories about the plant in Holy Qur’an

Stories about the plant in Sunnah

The plant in the Arabic Literature

Etymology

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Functional Uses


Uses

Flavors

Products

Seeds

Traditional Uses

Services

Medicinal uses

Constituents (Chemical composition)

Side Effects

Other Uses

Cultivation (Agriculture)


Cultivation History

Cultivars and Varieties

Growth and propagation

Tree management

Pests and diseases

Harvesting & Yield

References