I’m nutty about Nigella! No not Nigella Lawson, although I do like her recipes, The Nigella I’m nuts about are Nigella Seeds.
Nigella seed is an herbal medicine with a long history, an ancient form of medicine from Ayurveda, Unani, Tibb, European herbal traditions and so on. In Islamic literature, Nigella is considered on the greatest forms of healing medicine.
It’s herbal name is Nigella sativa, also known as Black caraway, black seed, black cumin, roman coriander, seed of blessing, Kalonji and my favourite “the cure for all disease except death”.
Most of us know Nigella seeds from the flat breads with the seeds on top.
So what is this amazing herb traditionally used for:
In ayurvedic medicine Nigella is traditionally used for:
As with most health issues, no one magic bullet fits every gun.
If you have any of the conditions above, herbal medicine and nutrition may be part of the answer. Herbal medicines work best when taken under the watchful eye of an Herbalist.
If you need help with any of these conditions contact Carina for an appointment
Carina Kennedy was formerly a Nurse, now a Nutritional Therapist and Herbalist living in the west of Ireland. Her passion is food, health and teaching clients to gain control of their life with simple techniques.