Black Seed Health Benefits

Whether you use black seed as a spice or in capsules for headache relief, consider making black seed a staple in your home. Black seed has so many uses for health, it’s known in Arabia as “the seed of blessing.”


Black seed (Nigella sativa), has been used since ancient times mainly for medicinal purposes. Black seed is cultivated in Africa, the Middle East and Asia.


Black seed has numerous healing benefits, such as a treatment for toothaches, intestinal worms, headaches, increased breast milk, asthma, bronchitis, eliminations, eczema and psoriasis.

Expert Insight

A 2003 study at the Department of Clinical Studies at King Saud University in Saudi Arabia concluded that black seed strengthens the immune system due to its antioxidant, thymoquinone. Oil from the seeds also decreases blood pressure and increases respiration.


Black seed contains vitamins A, B, B2 and C and minerals such as calcium, potassium, magnesium, iron and zinc. Black seed also contains oleic and linoleic acid and is high in essential fatty acids, carbohydrates and protein.