Family Name : RANUNCULACAE
Common Name : BLACK CUMIN, BLACK CARAWAY, BLACK ONION SEEDS, BLACK SESAME SEEDS, MUSTA SIEMEN, GRANI NERI, HEI ZHONG CAO
Part Used : Seeds
Habitat : In Punjab, Bihar and often cultivated
Uses : The toothed seed pod contains the distinctive tiny (1 to 2 mm long) black, 3-sided seeds, that are the plant parts used for medicinal purposes.
They are normally used as a flavouring on cakes bread, curries and pickles. It has been used for gastrointestinal disorders and respiratory problems.
The seeds are aromatic, acrid, carminative and febrifuge. It has been used for skin diseases, jaundice, fever, paralysis, diarrhoea and cough.
Parts Offered : Seeds