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Black cumin (Nigella sativa) seed was found to improve pulmonary function tests and symptoms of asthma in patients with asthma and in chemical war victims. Also, four separate studies in patients with allergies (allergic rhinitis, bronchial asthma, atopic eczema) reported that black cumin seed decreased subjective measures of allergic disease severity, slightly decreased plasma triglycerides, and slightly increased HDL cholesterol. A limited number of high-quality human trials support the use of black cumin seed for any other indication.
Black cumin seed contains a number of compounds, including thymoquinone, that have been implicated as having potential anticancer properties.