Common Name: Nigella (Black Cumin, Love in the Mist, Black Seed)
Botanical Name: (Nigella sativa)
Growing Information: Origin unknown, but has been found in ancient Egyptian and Hittite archaeological sites and was mentioned by the Persian scholar Avicenna.
Parts Used: Seeds
Properties: Stimulant, Carminative, Stomachic, Sudorific, Resolvent
Folktales, Facts, and History: “In the black seed is the medicine for every disease except death.” –Arab Proverb