In SW asia, black cumin seeds are a powerful antioxidant that treats skin conditions like acne and eczema.
The most often quoted historical references come from ancient Islamic literature, wherein the black cumin is regarded the greatest medicinal plant to ever exist. Prophet Muhammad has once mentioned that the black cumin seed is capable of curing every disease except death. He said:
“Hold on to the use of the black seed, for it has the cure for every illness except death.”
Hippocrates (460 BC – 370 BC) used Black Cumin for the treatment of liver and digestive disorders.