Black cumin is somewhat of a hidden nutrient; however it can help with the ailment of diabetes. Black cumin comes from a herb by the name of Nigella sativa. The seeds are commonly grinded down to be used as a herbal remedy and also can be used as spice on food. One of the ways that black cumin seeds can help with diabetes is because it can lower a person's blood sugar and research on animals does support this theory. Also this nutrient has antioxidants which can reduce damage to the pancreas and digestive system which may aid the symptoms and cause of diabetes.The seeds of the annual flowering plant, Nigella Sativa, have been prized for their healing properties since time immemorial. While frequently referred to among English-speaking cultures as Roman coriander, black sesame, black cumin, black caraway and onion seed, it is known today primarily as black seed, which is at the very least an accurate description of its physical appearance.
The earliest record of its cultivation and use come from ancient Egypt. Black seed oil, in fact, was found in Egyptian pharoah Tutankhamun's tomb, dating back to approximately 3,300 years ago. In Arabic cultures, black cumin is known as Habbatul barakah, meaning the "seed of blessing." It is also believed that the Islamic prophet Mohammed (peace be upon him) said of it that it is "a remedy for all diseases except death."
Many of black cumin's traditionally ascribed health benefits have been thoroughly confirmed in the biomedical literature.