The name of this plant in 15 languages sounds completely different. We Russians call it simply Chernushka or Kalindzhi, and the British call it very romantic - love in a fog. This is because of the beautiful flowers of cumin.
Black cumin is incredibly popular in the east, it is considered at home almost a savior. The fame of the miraculous properties of cumin went from ancient Egypt. Even then it was used for the treatment of gastrointestinal diseases and in cosmetology. Pharaohs even took a certain amount of cumin with themselves into the next life, and as we know, the kings of Egypt did not advise anything that happened to them.
In Ancient Russia, black cumin was actively used in cooking, not in medicine: in sauerkraut, pickling cucumbers, and baking bread.
Externally cumin seeds very reminiscent of sesame, only black. It tastes sweetish, slightly bitter and tart. The smell of caraway seeds is amazing - it looks like pepper, strawberry and nutmeg.
Application of black cumin
Black Cumin Treatment
- Muslims black cumin is revered at the highest level. The Prophet Mohammed made the black cumin popular, so its fame still does not fade. Still, after all, he effectively fights bacteria, for example, with such hardy ones as cholera.
- The digestive tract can also sleep peacefully if black cumin is near. Nausea, vomiting, colic - black cumin will cure this too.
- The cosmetic possibilities of black cumin are also quite wide. Seeds improve hair growth and prevent them from turning gray.
Black cumin in cooking
Basically kalindzhi used for the preparation of confectionery, desserts and drinks. Also used as black pepper. And even here, the cumin comes forward: unlike pepper, it does not irritate the stomach mucous membranes. As a spice, black cumin is used in Egyptian, Indian and Arabic cuisines.
Black cumin oil
Black cumin oil has a diuretic, choleretic, mild laxative and immunostimulating action.
Like black cumin itself, its oil serves as an excellent healer when used properly. It helps to increase milk in a nursing mother, prevents obesity, reduces cholesterol levels in the blood, is an antidote for alcohol and cures jaundice and impotence. As you can see, the spectrum is not just wide, it is immense. A complete list of medical victories for black cumin oil is great.
Black cumin oil is actively used in cosmetology for problem skin. Purulent rashes, rashes, various types of fungi, oily skin, clogged pores and acne are problems that are not always easy to solve with modern cosmetic scrubs and masks with additives and perfumes.
Black cumin oil has an antiseptic effect on the skin, promotes rapid regeneration and healing..In order to cure warts, various dermatitis, psoriasis and eczema, it is necessary to smear the affected skin with a small amount of oil. Can be mixed with sesame, linseed or cedar oil for better effect.
See also:Cumin: useful properties and contraindications.
Black cumin, or Kalindzhi, is a plant with a long history that Avicenna mentioned in his writings. Now, when you can get anything, there is plenty of space for treatment, prevention and prevention of various diseases. This means that a small bottle of black cumin oil should appear in your medicine cabinet soon, just in case. In addition, there is a reason to learn a couple of recipes with the addition of Kalindzhi. In your culinary arsenal, original recipes never hurt. Dare!