Habbatus Sauda ialah sejenis tumbuhan yang banyak didapati di kawasan Mediterranean dan dikawasan yang beriklim gurun. Banyak kajian telah dijalankan. Bagaimanapun kebanyakannya ditulis di dalam Bahasa Arab, oleh itu pendedahan terhadap dunia antarabangsa tidak banyak dibuat mengenai kelebihan dan khasiat habbatus sauda ini.
Dari Abu Salamah dari Abu Hurairah bahawa Rasulullah SAW bersabda:Tetaplah kamu dengan Al-habbatus Sauda ini kerana sesungguhnya padanya terdapat penawar segala penyakit kecuali As-Sam(maut).
(Riwayat Bukhari dan Muslim)
Di dalam bahasa Arab ia dipanggil Habbatus Sauda, bahasa Inggeris dipanggil Black Seed, bahasa Melayu dipanggil Jintan Hitam manakala bahasa saintifiknya dipanggil Nigella sativa.
Selama lebih 2500 tahun dahulu Al-Habbatus Sauda sudah dikenali di dalam sejarah perubatan sebagai ekstrak tumbuhan yang paling selamat dan bertindak secara efektif di dalam tubuh badan.
1: Bertindak sebagai anti-inflammatory untuk pesakit arthritis:
(In 1960, Professor El-Dakhakny reported that Nigella Sativa (Black Seed) oil has an anti-inflammatory effect and that it could be useful for relieving the effects of arthritis. In 2002, at the Alexandria Medical Faculty, Alexandria, Egypt (56) he also studied the effectiveness of nigellone and thymoquinone whereby his research partly explained the mode of action of Nigella Sativa (Black Seed)’s volatile oils in ameliorating inflammatory diseases.)
(In February 1995, doctors at King’s College London, U.K. investigated the use of Nigella Sativa (Black Seed) oil for the treatment of rheumatism and inflammatory diseases. Their report concluded that Nigella Sativa does contain strong anti-rheumatic qualities and as such the oil can be used in the a treatment for rheumatism and related inflammatory diseases.)
In 1997 researchers at the Department of Pharmacy, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, conducted a study in which the antibacterial activity of the oil of Nigella Sativa (Black Seed) was compared with five antibiotics: 1) ampicillin, 2) tetracycline, 3) cotrimoxazole, 4) gentamicin, and 5) nalidixic acid.
The Nigella sativa oil proved to be more effective against many strains of bacteria, including those known to be highly resistant to drugs. These included V. cholera, E. coli (a common infectious agent found in undercooked meats), and all strains of Shigella spp., except Shigella dysentriae. Most strains of Shigella have been shown to rapidly become resistant to commonly used antibiotics and chemotheraputic agents.
In 2005 at the King Faisal University, Al-Ahsa, Saudi Arabia they studied the effects of Nigella Sativa (Black Seed) in conjunction with the anti biotic oxytetracycline (OXT) in pigeons. (An antibiotic commonly used to treat infections of the respiratory and urinary tracts.) They concluded the addition of Nigella Sativa (Black Seed) to the feed of pigeons acted as an immunoprotective agent when chronic administration of antibiotics are considered.
(Nigella Sativa (Black Seed) is now being viewed by many oncologists as a serious herbal remedy to assist in the treatment of cancer. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have granted 2 patents that involve Nigella Sativa oil for treating cancer, preventing the side effects of anti cancer chemotherapy, and for increasing the immune system functions in humans. U.S. Pat. No. 5,482,711 and 5,653,981.
At the Amala Cancer Research Centre, Kerala, India in 1991 studies indicated that Nigella Sativa (Black Seed) oil has efficacy as a chemotherapeutic agent. In other studies, it was found that Nigella Sativa (Black Seed) oil diminishes toxic side effects caused by several other chemotherapeutic drugs such as cisplatin and doxorubicin.)
6.Membantu pesakit kanser, tumor dan rawatan kemoterapi
(In 1997 at the Cancer Research Laboratory of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, USA, it was proven that Nigella Sativa (Black Seed) oil had enormous success in tumor therapy without the negative side effects of common chemo-therapy.
They found that it increased the growth rate of bone marrow cells by a staggering 250% and it inhibited tumor growth by 50%. It stimulated immune cells and raised the interferon production which protect cells from the cell destroying effect of viruses.)
(In the same year Doctors at the Osaka City University Medical School in Japan investigated the use of Nigella Sativa (Black Seed) for the treatment of cancer of the colon. Their studies deonstrated that Nigella Sativa (Black Seed) oil inhibited the growth of cancer in the postinitiation stage.
In 2004 at the American University of Beirut, Lebanon, thymoquinone extracted from Nigella Sativa (Black Seed) was investigated to see if it could terminate human colorectal cancer cells. Their studies revealed that thymoquinone has the potential for the treatment of colon cancer.)
(In 1991 at the University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, the anticestodal effect of Nigella Sativa (Black Seed) was studied in children who had been naturally infected. They concluded that Nigella Sativa (Black Seed) contained active principles effective against these worms. In 2007, Abdulelah and Zainal-Abidin investigated the anti-malarial activities of different extracts of N.sativa seeds against P. berghei. Results indicated strong biocidal effects against the parasite. Nigella Sativa (Black Seed) was found to have an anthelmintic activity against tapeworm comparable tothat of piperazine. The pure essential oil showed activity against Monezia insheep comparable to niclosamide)
There are actually countless of evidences & researches about this "Miracle Seed" & here are some of them :
(click to direct link)