Description: Black cumin is blackish in colour, boat shaped and has a pungent bitter taste and smell. It is used for medicinal purpose and as a herb. Original black cumin is rare and so the substitute Carum Carvi is used in India.
Commonly used in: Ayurvedic medicines. It has a protective antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects, and promotes (cell death) of the cancer cells.
Health Benefits: It is a good source of dietary fibre and essential fatty acids. The oil is used to treat skin and respiratory disorders. Boosts immunity of the body and is also used as a beauty cosmetic. Gargling with oil and warm water reduces tooth ache.