Black cumin seed

Scientific name of Black cumin seeds: Nigella sativa, Carum carvi

Name of Black cumin seeds in different languages:-

English: Caraway, Meridian fennel, Persian cumin

Sanscrit: Karavi, Krishnajeera, Bahugandha

Hindi: Kalijeera

Malayalam: Karimjeerakam കരിഞ്ചീരകം


Plant description:

Black cumin or caraway plant is an erect, biennial herb, height 0.5 – 1.0 m., stem cylindrical, branched, aromatic and leafy, leaves  pinnately arranged, lanceolate. Flowers are very small, borne in terminally or axillary clusters of white flowers. Fruits are brown, 3 to6 mm long, ovoid, glabrous and laterally flattened. Seeds are black, a warm, sweet, taste and flavor.

Useful plant parts: Seeds

Medicinal uses: Increase breast milk, enhance immunity power, prevent cancer, diabetics

How to prepare medicines:

Black cumin seed is the one of the ingredients in the Ayurveda medicines like:-

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