Nigerian researchers have discovered a tested cure for HIV virus, the cause of AIDS, reports say.

The team of researchers, in the University of Ibadan reportedly converted several patients from HIV positive status to negative status in four months after first eliminating most symptoms of AIDS in the first three weeks on the remedy.

The studies reportedly published in the African Journal Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicine and the Journal of Herbal Medicine showed that the successes were achieved using  Nigella Sativa, also known as “black seed".

Nigella Sativa has been an acclaimed century long remedy for several ailments including cancer, Epilepsy, diabetes, Asthma and High blood pressure among others.

Officials have however not made any declaration on the latest acclaimed discovery to determine its authenticity and acceptability.