Benefits of Black Cumin Seed (Nigella Sativa) for Weight Loss


Can spices aid weight loss? For three cents a day, black cumin (also known as black seed and nigella seed) may improve cholesterol and triglyceride levels, blood pressure, and blood sugar control, as well as accelerate the loss of body fat.

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Consuming ¼ teaspoon of ground black cumin per day is one of my 21 Tweaks for accelerating weight loss. You can see all 21 of them in my free Daily Dozen app (on iOS ( and Android ( and read about them in-depth in How Not to Diet ( (All proceeds from my books are donated to charity.) I also mention cover some of black cumin’s weight-loss benefits in my Evidence-Based Weight Loss ( presentation.

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