The seeds of the Nigella Sativa plant have been praised for their healing potential since millennia ago. The plant is commonly known as black cumin, black sesame, onion seed, Roman coriander and black caraway. The incredible seeds can cure almost any disease and even the most powerful bacteria including MRSA. Nowadays, the Roman coriander seeds are simply known as black seeds which perfectly describes their appearance.
Over 3 millennia old
The earliest traces of black seeds come from ancient Egypt. The oil found in Pharaoh Tutankhamun’s tomb dates back 3300 years ago. Black cumin is known as Habbatul barakah or the “seed of blessing” in Arabic cultures. According to historical records, even the prophet Muhammad praised the healing benefits of the oil, saying it can cure anything except death.
The black seed oil has been used as a remedy for a variety of ailments in the past, and science has recently been able to confirm its powers. There have been nearly 500 studies on black seed oil since 1968 focused on its healing properties. The seeds of the Nigella Sativa plant have analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, broncho-dilating, antispasmodic, hypotensive and other properties which make it a great remedy for a number of difficult conditions.
Most plants tested in the past few decades have shown incredible health benefits. The MEDLINE database of studies contains plenty of evidence for the healing benefits of black seeds, turmeric and similar remedies. Turmeric has been praised for its wide range of health benefits. It can treat over 600 medical conditions and contains over 160 compounds summarized in more than 150 studies. The spice has been known to treat a variety od digestive and skin problems, while also being able to treat more complex diseases such as breast cancer.
The Research On Black Seed Oil
The black seeds have been studied against various specific health conditions.
Here’s a rundown of the oil’s properties:
Assists In The Treatment Of Epilepsy
Numerous studies have demonstrated the anticonvulsive properties of black seeds. For example, in 2007, a study done on hundreds of epileptic children has shown that a water extract of the oil can reduce their seizure activity better than conventional drugs.
Destroys Bacterial Infections
An extract from the oil can destroy almost all bacteria known to science, including H. Pylori.
Treats Type 2 Diabetes
A recent study showed that only 2 gr. of black seed oil daily can prevent insulin resistance, reduce the levels of fasting glucose, boost the beta-cell function and reduce the glycosylated hemoglobin.
Reduces High Blood Pressure
Experts say that 100-200 mg. of black seed extract taken twice per day for 2 months can lower the blood pressure in patients suffering from mild hypertension.
One of the main components found in black seed oil is thymoquinone, a compound which works far better than conventional asthma drugs. According to one study, boiled water extracts of the oil have a powerful anti-asthmatic effect on inflamed airways and are the perfect natural asthma remedy.
Treats Acute Tonsillopharyngitis
Tonsillopharyngitis is a condition which occurs due to inflammation in the larynx and has viral origins in general. Although its treatment can be problematic, studies have shown that 2 black seed oil capsules per day can drastically relieve the inflammation and reduce the soreness and pain in the throat.
Soothes Injuries Caused By Chemical Weapons
A recent randomized placebo-controlled study on patients that suffered chemical weapon injuries showed that boiled water extracts of the black seeds can significantly reduce symptoms such as wheezing and hard breathing, while improving the pulmonary function and reducing the need for drugs.
As we already said, the seeds have powerful antibacterial properties and can kill almost any bacteria we know of including the most powerful ones such as MRSA.
According to recent studies, black seed extract prevents the growth of colon cancer cells far better than 5-fluoruracil, a common chemotherapy agent. Animal studies have shown that the oil can treat colon cancer and prevent its growth in rats without any side-effects.
Helps With Opiate Withdrawal
A study done on 35 drug addicts showed that the black seed oil is a great long-term therapy which can help with the opiate withdrawal.
The Powerful Side Of Nature
In the Bible, it is written that “faith the size of a mustard seed can move mountains”. This line is true, but why is a mustard seed used as reference? It’s because nature was the only source of medicine in the past and it worked quite well. Just like mustard seeds, the black seeds are immensely powerful and considered an emblem of immortal life. Considering the nature of the seed and how much life is sustained in it, it’s no wonder that it can destroy dangerous bacteria and even fight cancer.
Now, there are still people that don’t believe in folk medicine, which is completely wrong. What’s better for your health – something that God created and has been in nature for eons, or a man-made synthetic drug which is created purely for profit? Considering the side-effects some drugs have on our health, maybe now’s the time of natural medicine to make a comeback. The conventional medical system is failing to treat several diseases and conditions, but the black seed extract and other natural remedies can certainly help destroy even the most powerful diseases and conditions.