Black seed is a plant. People have used the black seeds to make medicine for over 2000 years. It was even discovered in the tomb of King Tut. Historically, black seed is use for headache, toothache, nasal congestion, and intestinal worms. It is also use for “pink eye” (conjunctivitis), pockets of infection (abscesses), and parasites.
Today, black seed is use for treating digestive tract conditions and health related issues. Black seed further helps to improve immunity. Some people apply black seed directly to the skin for joint pain (rheumatism), headache, and certain skin conditions. In foods, black seed is use as a flavoring or spice.