Black Seed Oil – The Most Effective Healing Plant Available to Us Today
Discover the amazing benefits of black seed oil!
Black Seed Oil (Nigella Sativa) or black cumin is one of the least known and most effective healing plants available to us today. The seeds from this flowering plant have been used for medicinal purposes trough-out the middle east, India and the Mediterranean for over two thousand years. The plants, seeds and oil have been recognized for centuries for their amazing healing properties and it has been traditionally used by varies cultures as a natural remedy to promote health and fight disease.
The health advantages gained from using Black Cumin (Nigella Sativa) are actually amazing and analysis has shown it will treat a large range of conditions starting from a typical cold to aggressive types of cancer.
- Arthritis and Rheumatism
- Colds and flu
- High blood pressure
- Nervous tension
- Respiratory problems
- Stomach problems and intestinal parasites to name a few.
Over the past forty years their have been hundreds of studies conducted to research the healing properties of this remarkable little seed.
Researchers at Humboldt University in Germany studied the effects of black seed compared to the placebo effect on 152 patients with allergic diseases including bronchial asthma, eczema and allergic rhinitis. The patients who received the black seed oil given in capsule form, experienced fewer allergic symptoms compared to the patients who received the placebo. The results from this study have shown black seed oil to be an effective therapy for allergic conditions.
Research conducted at Tulane university School of Medicine has shown that Thymoquinone (TO) a major component of black seed oil can suppress the growth of several aggressive forms of prostate cancers. Editor in chief of experimental biology Dr. Stephen R. Goodman said Thymoquinone efficiently Killed hormone dependent and hormone independent prostate cancer cells. The mechanism to be that Thymoquinone induces oxidative stress and suppresses GSH levels. The research suggests that oxidative stress may lead to decreased tumor growth and increased cell death in highly aggressive forms of prostate cancer.
At Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson in Philadelphia researchers conducted several studies using Black seed to treat pancreatic cancer. The studies found Thymoquinone (TQ) blocked pancreatic cell growth and killed the cells by enhancing the process of programmed cell death. Associate professor of surgery Dr. Hwyda Arafat, MD explains Nigella Sativa can help treat a broad range of illnesses, including immune and inflammatory disorders. Dr. Arafat and her colleagues discovered that adding Thymoquinone to a Human pancreatic cancer cell line killed approximately eighty percent of cancer cells. Previous research have also shown anti cancer activity in prostate and colon cancers.
Research confirms what people have been saying about the herb for centuries, the potent properties of black seed oil can help treat a wide array of health conditions. More importantly the herb and oil have been shown to be safe when used in moderation.
Black seeds can be purchased in most Asian or Halal shops in it’s natural form and can be used as a spice to be included in meals. You can also buy black seed oil in most health food shops which can be taken internally or used topically as a massage oil or chest rub for respiratory disorders. Make sure it has the Latin name (Nigella Sativa) on the label.