According to Hadeeth, Allah Ta’ala has made the Black Seed a cure for every sickness except death. The black seed can be used in various medical formulas to are numerous ailments.

Below is a list of some simple remedies for common ailments and illnesses. Bear in mind that an alternative formula can be used to achieve similar results as are found in various books on the black seed.

  1. Curing dandruff: crush black seed with vinegar and apply to the scalp. This should relieve the ailment. For acne, mix the black seed with a little vinegar to form a paste and apply to the affected region.
  2. Improving memory: take a teaspoon of black seed oil with a glass of pure orange juice every morning for a period of 10 days.
  3. Backache and muscular pains: mildly heat a little black seed oil and then massage into the affected area. Alternatively, powder equal quantities of asparagus seeds, black cumin, fenugreek and caraway. Take ¼ teaspoon of the mixture every morning with a glass of water.
  4. Sleeping disorder: mix a teaspoon of black seed with some honey and water and drink before retiring to bed.
  5. Asthma, bronchial and respiratory problems: mix a teaspoon of black seed oil in Ajwah Powder Coffee, and take twice a day. Also rub the chest with black seed every night, and inhale the vapour of black seed in hot water.
  6. Hair loss: massage lemon juice into the hair and leave for 15 to 20 minutes, wash out thoroughly with shampoo, then apply black seed oil into the scalp and continue for a period of 20 days
  7. Eye infection, pain and weak sight: apply the oil around the eyes and on the eyelids before retiring to bed, and take ½ a teaspoon of black seed oil mixed with carrot juice. For weak sight continue this treatment until there is improvement.
  8. Flu and nasal congestion: insert four drops of black seed oil into each nostril for relieve from nasal congestion and head cold distress. If the burning feeling is too much, mix Blackseed Oil and Qust Hindi Oil in equal proportions and use.
  9. Toothache and gum: cook some black seeds in vinegar then add black seed oil. Rinse the mouth with this combination to ease toothache and help gums (or even simpler, mix a half a teaspoon of black seed oil with warm water and gargle in the mouth, apply oil on the affected tooth for quick relief). A mixture of Ajwah Pit Powder with a small amount of Blackseed Oil is a divine remedy for mouth sores.
  10. Healthy complexion: mix black seed oil with an equal amount of olive oil, massage into the face and leave for an hour, then wash out with soap and water.
  11. Diabetes: grind together equal amounts of black seed and watercress (or mustard seed as an alternative) with half its amount of pomegranate peel and fumitory. Take ½ a teaspoon of the mixture together with a teaspoon of black seed oil daily before breakfast, continue treatment for a period of one month.
  12. Increase in flow of breast milk: mix together 250g of black seed with 250g of pure honey, stir and take one tablespoon with black seed oil twice a day.13. Vomiting: take half a teaspoon of fresh ginger juice mixed with equal amount of black seed oil, twice a day. CAUTIONS: Although there are not many sources that speak about the side-effects of the black seed it is advised that one does not exceed more than 25g daily, as excessive dosage may be harmful(Healing with the Medicine of the Prophet). Pregnant women are not advised to take the black seed. Further, having seven seeds of Blackseed daily is of utmost benefit. The Blackseed Oil should be used for 10 days at a time only, with a break of a week before resuming its use.These are mere means that we adopt. All cure comes from Allah Ta’aala alone. And Allah knows best. Adapted from with a few editions.

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