Common name: Black Seed, Fennel flower, Nutmeg flower, Onion seed, Black cumin
Kannada: kari jirige
Botanical name: Nigella sativa
Family: Ranunculaceae (Buttercup family)
Synonyms: Nigella cretica
Black Seed is an annual flowering plant, native to south and southwest Asia. It grows up to 20-30 cm tall, with finely divided, linear (but not thread-like) leaves. The flowers are delicate, and usually coloured pale blue and white, with five to ten petals. Sepals are whitish, ovate, obtuse, with a short distinct stipe, puberulous. Petals have a short, thick, subulate-capitate appendix. The fruit is a large and inflated capsule composed of three to seven united follicles, each containing numerous seeds. The seed is used as a spice. Black Seed has a pungent bitter taste and smell.
It is used to cure high blood pressure
Cure Asthma and sore throat
It is used as anti-allergic
It is used to cure Post-Surgical Scar Prevention.
It is used to cure skin disaese like Psoriasis
It helps to cure Cervical Cancer.