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Black Cumin: A Seed of Many Names

<p>Historically, this medicinal seed has gone by numerous names, including:</p>
<p>African = <em>Kolonji<br />
</em>Arabic = <em>Habbatussada</em> (or <em>habba sooda</em>)<br />
High Arabic = <em>Shouniz<br />
</em>Armenian = <em>Shouhma<br />
</em>Egyptian = <em>Habat et Baraka<br />
</em>English = <em>Nigella,</em> love-in-a-mist, fennel flower, black cumin, black caraway, black coriander, black seed English, Old (also in King James Version of the Bible) = Fitch<br />
Finnish = <em>Neidonkuka<br />
</em>French = <em>Cheveux de venus, Nigelle</em> or<em> Faux cumin<br />
</em>German = <em>Schwarzhuemmel, later protvurz</em> or <em>brotchrut<br />
</em>Greek, Ancient = <em>Melánthion</em> or <em>meláspermom<br />
</em>Hebrew = <em>Ketzah<br />
</em>Hindi and Urdu = <em>Kalonji<br />
</em>Indian = Nutmeg flower<br />
Italian = <em>Nigela<br />
</em>Persian = <em>Schonaiz<br />
</em>Russian = <em>Charnushka<br />
</em>Sri Lankan = <em>Kaladuru</em>
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<em>Rachel Albert-Matesz, a frequent contributor to</em> The Herb Companion<em>, lives in Phoenix.</em>
<p>Click here for the original article, <a href=”https://www.motherearthliving.com/plant-profile/the-treasure-of-black-cumin.aspx”>Black Cumin: One of Life’s Tiny Treasures</a>.</p>

Published on Sep 15, 2009

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