Black cumin is actually from the plant bunium bulbocastanum, which is in the Apiaceae family.
Black cumin seed is wonderful on so many things. Some people like it steeped as a tea, others mix it with royal jelly and spread it on toast, and some people enjoy it sprinkled on melon.
Black cumin seed favorably affects several parameters related to heart disease risk including lowering total and LDL cholesterol, reducing inflammation, lowering blood pressure, reducing plaque formation. It also reduces blood glucose, as well as diabetic-associated complications such as neuropathy.
The seed of Nigella sativa (black cumin) is one of the most common traditional herbs for weight loss in the Middle East which is usually used as a spice as well as traditional medicine to treat a variety of health conditions especially inflammatory diseases and obesity.