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Black Seed Oil
Black seed oil, also known as
Nigella sativa or Black Cumin or Black Caraway Seed, is a natural
substance that has been used in folk medicine for thousands of years.
The use of black seed oil to treat and
prevent dozens of conditions goes back at least 2000 years. Many ancient
writers have referenced black seed oil as a legendary herbal remedy that
has renowned protective and healing powers. In Egypt the oil pressed from
black seed was named “Pharaoh’s Oil.” The Bible contains the first written
record of Black Seed when Isaiah records that ketsah (Hebrew word for what
was later shown to be Nigella sativa) must be reaped by a different
technique than that used with wheat (Isaiah 28:25-27).
Researchers have discovered that black
seed oil is a very unique substance that contains over one hundred
different nutrients that battle a host of common medical conditions, it is
made up of about 21% protein and contains significant amounts of essential
fatty acids; minerals, such as iron, zinc, and selenium; and vitamins A,
B, and C.
Here are some of the major benefits
that scientists studying black seed oil
Strengthens the immune system: . White blood cells
thrive on black seed oil, and there is no greater preventer of disease of
all types than an immune system that is working effectively. Black seed
oil’s positive effects on digestion also empower the immune system.
Black Seed Oil produces prostaglandin E1. This particular prostaglandin
(the scientific community has identified only twelve) works by regulating
hormone secretion. It inhibits inflammation, helps to prevent thrombosis,
reduces cholesterol synthesis and works to black the formation of abnormal
cells. It also lowers bold pressure and may protect the liver from the
effects of alcohol and other irritating drugs. This substance also
contributes to Black Seed’s general balancing action by maintaining the
salt and water balance, and it regulates insulin secretion, nerve
conduction and gastrointestinal function.
Black Seed Oil impacts the health and nutrition of cells
throughout the body. It contains various substances that have been
clinically linked to better cell function by maintaining healthy and
effective cell membranes. Black seed oil is particularly beneficial to
brain and nervous system cells.
Black Seed Oil is also an excellent body cleanser. It
helps keep the digestive tract healthy, and it also has anti-parasitic
qualities that help rid the body of unwanted organisms that can cause
disease and rob us of nutrients.
Black Seed Oil is a good source of polyunsaturated fatty acids ,
a type of fat that researchers are discovering beneficial to
perform many tasks, including regulating metabolism, drawing toxins to the
skin for excretion from the body, improving liver and circulatory
functions, and regulating insulin and cholesterol levels.
Black Seed Oil has a reputation as a very effective remedy for respiratory
conditions such as coughs, colds, and asthma and other allergies. This is
likely due to its anti-inflammatory and anti-spasmodic actions.
Black Seed Oil also contains a variety of antioxidants that battle free
Analgesic: Relieves or dampens
sensation of pain.
Anthelmintic: (Also know as vermicide or vermifuge) destroys and
expels intestinal worms.
Anti-bacterial: Destroys or inhibits the growth of destructive
Anti-Inflammatory: Reduces inflammation.
Anti-Microbial: Destroys or inhibits the growth of destructive
Antioxidant: Prevents or delays the damaging
of the body's cells.
Anti-Pyretic: Exhibits a cooling action, useful in fever
Anti-spasmodic: Prevents or eases muscle spasms and cramps.
Anti-tumors: Counteracts or prevents the formation of malignant
Carminative: Stimulates digestion and induces the expulsion of gas
Diaphoretic: Induces perspiration during fever to cool and
stimulate the release of toxins.
Diuretic: Stimulates urination to relieve bloating and rid the
body of any excess water.
Digestive: Stimulates bile and aids in the digestive process.
Emmenagogue: Stimulates menstrual flow and activity.
Galactogogue: Stimulates the action of milk in new mothers.
Hypotensive: Reduces excess blood pressure.
Immunomodulator: Suppresses or strengthens immune system activity
as needed for optimum balance.
Laxative: Causes looseness or relaxation of the bowels.
The Cancer Immune-Biology Laboratory
of South Carolina recently published results of one of the most
all-inclusive studies on Black Seed. “Black Cumin Oil (Black Seed)
generally helps encourage the production of bone marrow and the cells of
the immune system…It enhances the productions of interferon, protects
normal cells from the damaging effects of viral disease, destroys tumor
cells, and boosts the number of antibody-producing B-cells. All registered
effects make Black Cumin Oil a perfect candidate for use in cancer
prevention and cure.” Also, this study specifically noted that the growth
rate of healthy bone marrow cells increased by 250%
while the growth rate of tumors decreased by 50%
Black Seed Oil Uses:
Suggested use: One
teaspoon daily with meals
Apply topically for skin conditions
such as athlete’s foot, eczema, psoriasis, or ringworm.
Rub Black Seed Oil on the chest for respiratory infections.
A teaspoon of Black Seed Oil in a cup of herbal tea can also help relieve
cough and cold symptoms.
A teaspoon in a glass of juice or in yogurt is a great way to boost energy
in the morning and will help you sleep well at night too.
Black Seed Oil is great for skin and hair health as well. Add a bit to
your soap and shampoo. Internal use is good for hair and skin too