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More than 60 types of plants mentioned in the Noble Qur’an, the Noble Hadith and the purified Sunnah of the Prophet
Scientific Name: Nigella sativa L.
Arabic name(s): الحَبَة السَوْداء
English name(s): Black cumin / Black seeds
Growth form: Black cumin is an annual herbaceous erect plant.
Genus: Nigella L.
Species: Nigella sativa L.
Citation in the Quran:
The plant is not mentioned in the Holy Qur’an.
Citation in the Hadit:
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.
Habitat & Distribution:
Black cumin is native to south and southwest Asia, but now it is cultivated plant in many regions in the world.