Scientific Signs in the Quran and Sunnah (Part 2)

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Sent by: Muhammad Ayaz

Black Seed (Nigella sativa): A cure for every disease

"Use this black seed regularly, because it has a 'shifaa' (cure) for every disease, except death."  Both Sahihs have reported this hadith narrated by Abu Salamah on the authority of Abu Hurayrah رضی اللہ عنہ. 

For more than two thousand years, black cumin seed has been known and used as a natural treatment in many Middle and Far Eastern countries. In 1959, Ad-Dakhakhni and his colleagues managed to extract Nigellone from black seed. Black seeds contain 40% fixed oils and 1.4% volatile oils. They also contain around fifteen amino acids, proteins, calcium, iron, sodium, and potassium. Among its most effective compositions are thymoquinone, dithymoquinone, thymohydroquinone, and thymol.  The role of black seed in increasing human immunity was not clear before 1986, when Dr. Qadi and his colleagues started a series of researches in the United States. Afterwards, many researches were launched in various countries. Dr. Qadi proved that the use of black seed strengthens immunity since the ratio of the T assistant lymph cells increased by an average of 72% compared to the restraining cells. Also, there was a considerable development in the activity of natural killer cells with an average of 74%.

The Black Seed is an excellent herb with many benefits and uses, especially when it comes to maintaining a strong and healthy immune system.

These uses range from stomach aches to asthma, cancer to coughs, and the traditional use as a spice. The Black Seed is also used as: a carminative (rids the body of gas from the intestines), a digestive (aids in the digestion of foods), a diuretic (increases urine flow by ridding the body of excess water),  emmenagogue (promotes and regulates menstruation), a galactagogue (increases the production of milk), a resolvent (dissolves boils and swelling), a stimulant (increases the flow of adrenaline and energy), a stomachic (relieves stomach disorders), a sudorific (increases perspiration), a tonic (improves bodily functions), and a vermifuge (expels worms).

The results of many modern researches have supported the findings of Qadi.

No one can claim the credit of knowing these facts fourteen centuries ago, except a Prophet. Allaah Almighty says: "Nor does he (the Prophet  ) speak of (his own) inclination. It is not but a revelation revealed." [Quran 53: 3-4]