Black cumin / Black seeds

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.

Order: Ranunculales

Family: Ranunculaceae

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.

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