of Kalonji & References
References : -
Abu Hurerah (R.A) says ''
I have heard Hazrat Muhammad
(S.A.W) saying that the black
granules (Kalonji) is
the remedy for all diseases
except death'' Black Granuels
are shoneez. (Bukhari Muslim-Ibne-Maja,
Masnade Ahmed). (Mafhoom-e-Hadees).
In Persian Shoneez means Kalonji
and Habutul Sauda in Arabic.
Bin Abdullah writes that Huzur
(S.A.W.) said - ' If you make
compulsory these black granules
in use there is remedy for all
diseases except death. The same
thing is mentioned in Masnade
Ahmed from Hazrat Aisha (R.A.)
and in Ibnul Jozi and Tarmaze
from Abu Hurerah (R.A.) (Meaning
| (3) Hazrat
Badreeh (R.A.) writes that Huzoor
(S.A.W.) said - " In Shoneez
(Kalonji) There is remedy
for all disease except death.
| (4) The
same thing Abdullah Bin Badreeh
introducing Kalonji that
this is mentioned in Masnad-e-Ahmed
Hazrat Abu Hurerah R. (S.A.W.)
said - " There is the only
remedy for all disease in except
death " (Muslim).
| (5) In
Kutub-Seerat it is written that
Nabee (S.A.W.) himself used
to eat Kalonji making
it necessary. He (S.A.W.) used
Kalonji with honey.
Sativa was discovered in Tutankhamen's
tomb, implying that it played
an important role in ancient Egyptian
practices. Although its exact
role in Egyptian culture is not
known, we do know that items entombed
with a king were carefully selected
to assist him in the afterline.
The earliest written reference
to black seed is found in the
book of Isaih in the Old Testament.
Isaih contrasts the reaping of
black cumin with wheat: For the
black cumin is not threshed with
a rod (Isaish 28:25, 27 NKJV).
Eastons Bible Dictionary clarifies
that the Hebrew word for black
cumin "Ketsah" refers
to "without" doubt the
Nigella Sativa, a small annual
of the order Renunculaceae which
grows wild in the Mediterranean
countries, and is cultivated in
Egypt and Syria for its seed.
Discoredes, a Greek physician
of the 1st Century A.D. recorded
that black seeds were taken to
treat Headaches, nasal congestion,
toothache, and intestinal worms.
They were also used, he reported,
as a diuretic to promote menstruation
and increase milk production in
The Muslim scholar al-Biruni (973-1048),
who composed a treatise on the
early origins of Indian and Chinese
drugs, mentions that the black
seed is a kind of grain
called alwanak in the sigzi dialect.
Later, this was confirmed by Suhar
Bakht who explained it to habbii-l-sajzi
(viz. Sigzi grains). This reference
to black seed as "grains"
points to the seed's possible
nutritional use during the tenth
and eleventh centuries.
In the Graco-Arab/Unani-Tibb system
of medicine, which originated
from Hippocrates, his Contemporary
Galen and ibn Sina, black seed
has been regarded as a valuable
remedy in Hepatic and digestive
disorders and has been described
as a stimulant in a variety of
conditions, ascribed to an imbalance
of cold humors.
ibn Sina (980-1037), most famous
for his volumes called "The
Canon of Medicine" , regarded
by many as the most famous book
in the history of medicine, East
or west, refers to black seed
as the seed " that's stimulates
the body's energy and helps recovery
from fatigue or dispiritedness.
"Black seed is also included
in the list of natural drugs of
AI-Tibb al-Nabawi, and according
to tradition, "Hold onto
the use of black for it has a
remedy for every illness "My
not be so exaggerated as it at
first appears. Recent research
has provided evidence which indicates
that black seed contains an ability
to significantly boost the human
immune system if taken over time.
The prophetic, "hold on to
the use of the seed," also
emphasizes consistent usage of
of Black Seed
Black seed in its complete natural
form, acts on the principle of
assisting the body's own natural
healing process in overcoming
illness or maintaining health.
It works on
the part or system of the body
affected without disturbing its
natural balance elsewhere. The
effect of black seed's nutritional
and medicinal value is that not
only does it help relieve the
current condition at hand, but
also helps the body build further
resistance against future ailments