Latin Name: Nigella sativa
Black cumin is an annual herbaceous plant with fine foliage and
delicate pale bluish purple or white flowers. It is indigenous to the
Mediterranean, but grows prolifically in many areas of the world. The
seeds are used in cooking and teas. The oil is used both cosmetically
and medicinally. The seeds can be used as a tea by themselves, or added
to coffee or tea for an evocative flavoring. The seeds can also be used
in all manners of cooking and baking, as well as pastas, casseroles,
salads, and stir fry. Black cumin seeds were found in the entombed with
Tutankhamen for his journey into the afterlife. They were mentioned in
the old testament of the bible, as well as by the prophet Mohammed.
Note: Not for use in pregnancy or nursing except under the supervision
of a qualified healthcare practitioner. In magick, Black seed has
similar properties to Cumin - being ruled by Fire and Mars. However,
unlike Cumin it's energy is strongest when used in protection magick,
grounding, bindings and banishments.