History of Black Seed: Few people in the United States have heard of this fascinating history of a seed used by a large portion of the world’s population. References to this seed can be found in some of the oldest religious and medical texts. It is called Black seed and is believed to be indigenous to the Mediterranean, but is cultivated in other parts of the world, including North Africa, the Middle East and parts of Asia. The common English name for Nigella sativa is Love in a Mist. It is also called Black Cumin.
Black seed was discovered in the tomb of the legendary Egyptian Pharaoh Tutankhamen, implying that it played an important role in ancient Egyptian practices. The earliest written reference to black seed is found in the book of Isaiah in the Old Testament: (Isaiah 28:25,27 NKJV). The Prophet Mohammed (Peace Be Upon Him) said 1,500 years ago that “Black seed has a cure for all diseases except death.”