Saturday, September 17, 2011

Herbs Black Cumin ( 1 )

Herbs Black cumin (Nigella sativa Linn.) for Allergies, Asthma, and Immune Disorders. This plant are a spice that can be used as a medicinal plant. This spice-shaped grains of black beans that have been known for thousands of years ago and used widely by the people of India, Pakistan and the Middle East to treat various diseases.
Herbs Black Cumin

Black cumin has the characteristics : Seed crops as a whole looks like a triangle, black seeds, very flavorful and tasted bitter sting, 35-50 cm tall branching and circular at the top, hairless, has flowers with bluish-white color, and filled with foliage. Seed beads can reproduce itself by itself and will undergo metamorphosis (change in physical form and maturation) of the seed (at first) which is white becomes black beans (after metamorphosis).

Several studies have reported that the chemical content of black cumin essential oils, fatty oils, unsaturated fatty acids (omega 3 and omega 6) d-limonena, Simena, glucoside, saponin, bitter substances, jigelin, nigelon, and timokuinon (Anonymous, 2008 ).

Black cumin oil contains fatty acids which consist of: linoleic acid 56%, 24.6%oleic acid; palmitic acid 12%, 3% stearic acid; eikosadienoat acid 2.5%, 0.7%linolenic acid, and myristic acid 0,16%.

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