Prophetic medicine or Medicine of the Prophet (peace be upon him) comprises the divinely inspired words of therapy of Prophet Muhammad (peace is upon him). The Prophet (pbuh) did not speak a single lie in his lifetime. He made specific statements on 37 ailments and 61 medicinal plants, herbs and shrubs while making prescriptions for the sick people, out of which Nigella sativa is the most important for healing. Therefore, although the Prophet’s arrival was not as a physician or pharmacist he was inspired by Allah (God) to make nearly 1000 statements on healing for the benefits of humankind, because, man needs to remain well, free from sickness to fulfill his brief mission on earth. However, it is amazing that not a single statement of the Prophet (pbuh) is found to be contradictory to the basic principles of modern medical science. The Qur’an says, “He does not speak anything of his own desire. It is only a Revelation revealed”. So, traditions of the Prophet (pbuh) on healing are also true, and modern science has proved it through research after 14 centuries. About Nigella sativa (black seed) Abu Hurayrah (ra) narrates that the Prophet (pbuh) said: “Hold on (use this seed regularly)! Because it is a remedy (cure) for every disease except death.”
This amazing statement generated tremendous interest among the world’s scientific community. Their question was, how an unlettered man of the desert without having any pen and paper, could make such a wonderful statement on medical science? The Prophet (pbuh) did not have to carry out any laboratory research to make this statement. Moreover, the Prophet (pbuh) made the statement at a time when there was no chemistry, no science, and no pharmacy. The statement finally led the global scientific community to carry out extensive phytochemical and biological investigations on Nigella sativa seed and its oil. However, the researchers after having carried out hundreds of scientific researches around the globe finally came to the conclusion that this tiny plant seed can effectively cure 129 different types of ailments including 17 types of cancers, diabetes, AIDS and hypertension. This large number of diseases curable by Nigella sativa demonstrates the authenticity of the Prophet’s statement.
Abu Hurayrah (ra) narrates another hadith which the Prophet (pbuh) said, “Allah (God) did not send down a disease without having sent down its cure.”
This Prophetic statement indicates that Allah (God) has already created remedies for every disease. He created the remedies first, then the disease. But all remedies are yet to be discovered by scientists. The Prophetic tradition further indicates that since high blood pressure and hypertension are the two diseases, they are not incurable. Recent scientific research shows that Nigella sativa can effectively cure hypertension and blood pressure within eight weeks without causing any harmful side effects. Therefore, in this paper the learned readers will be enlightened with findings of modern scientific researches about how black seed can effectively cure hypertension/high blood pressure.