You may or may not have heard of Black seed (nigella sativa) however these seeds are absolutely loaded with health benefits. Also referred to as black caraway, black cumin, and Roman coriander, these little seeds pack a powerful punch, offering protection against things like MRSA and cancer, it also helps reducing mutant cell proliferation. It may also reduce histamine production, helping to alleviate inflammatory conditions, and also reduces the activity of parasites and bacteria in the mouth and gut.
Benefits of nigella seeds
Headache is a common problem that is faced by all of us and we usually take a painkiller in order to deal with it. But nigella seed oil or Kalonji oil is an amazing natural remedy for headache that provides quick and effective results, and the best thing is it can be used both for topical application and taken orally.
Cell studies have found that black seed extract compares favorably to the chemoagent 5-fluoruracil in the suppression of colon cancer growth, but with a far higher safety profile. Animal research has found that black seed oil has significant inhibitory effects against colon cancer in rats, without observable side effects.
Nigella Sativa seeds are carminative, meaning they aid in digestion and may decrease gas, bloating and stomach pain. Black seed oil is often sometimes used in remedies for intestinal parasites. In preliminary studies, it was also shown to inhibit the growth of colon cancer cells with no negative side effects.
Nigella Sativa is unique it way of supporting the immune system. it contains antioxidants, beneficial acids and b-vitamins and supports the immune system, but acts different than herbs like elderberry or echinacea that require caution for those with autoimmune disease. Black seeds seem to balance the immune system- increasing immune function but not encouraging immune reactions against the body’s healthy tissue.
It has been used in alternative HIV protocols for years and it is often recommended on various autoimmune disease forums (with testimonials from those it has helped). I first found research on black seed oil when researching my own autoimmune thyroid disease.
Gall Stones & Kidney Stones
Prepare a formulation of 250g of ground black seed & 250g pure honey, stir thoroughly before use. Take two tablespoons of this formulation and mix thoroughly with half a cup of hot water. Finally add one teaspoon of black seed oil. This mixture is to be taken every morning before consuming any food. Remember:
A teaspoon of black seed oil mixed in a glass of orange juice with breakfast makes you active all through the day. A teaspoon of black seed oil mixed in a hot drink after supper gives you a quiet sleep all through the night.
Diseases and their cure, Inshallah
Asthma, Bronchial & Respiratory problems
Mix a tablespoon of black seed oil in coffee. Take twice daily. Rub chest with black seed oil every night and inhale the vapor of black seed oil in hot water.
Backache & other kinds of rheumatism
Mildly heat a small amount of black seed oil and then stroke the rheumatic area intensely. A teaspoon of oil should also be drunk three times daily.
Anti-bacterial effects of black seed oil
Nigella sativa oil can combat many strains of bacteria. For airborne bacteria, one should diffuse it in the air using a vaporizer. If the smell is too strong, mask it with more pleasing oils like lavender. For internal bacterial infection, add few drops of black seed oil to a beverage. For skin infections, apply it diluted in a carrier oil, preferable olive, coconut or grapeseed oil.
These are the bacterial strains which it kills.
Black seed oil in diet
Black seed oil is an edible oil. One can include it in diet, like a salad dressing. To get its health benefits, one should aim for 2 – 3 teaspoon of oil consumption. You can add this to your salads, juice, shakes or anything else. A convenient way to consume black seed oil is to mix it with organic honey. Or, you can drink it in lemon juice extracted from a juicer with the rind on. This juice is much more healthier than the one taken from a citrus juicer. Taking black seed oil in diet has the following health benefits.
It can improve lipid profile and lower blood cholesterol levels.
Taking it in a fruit juice can make the person more active throughout the day.
Drinking it around the sleeping time induces better sleep.
Nigella sativa oil is jam packed with essential nutrients for healthy skin, including vitamins A, B, and C, calcium, potassium, magnesium, zinc, trace elements and omega oils. These all help restore the natural health and vitality of the skin, as well as any recovery and repair needed.
Thanks to black seed oils high antioxidant levels, essential nutrients and anti-inflammatory effects, black seed oil may even help reduce inflammation in the case of skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema and acne.
If the skin condition is related to an allergy, then as a natural anti-histamine, Black seed oil is an ideal skin care aid.
The oil can be taken orally or applied and massaged directly into the skin, helping to moisturize and provide nutrients for the skin, as well as helping to bring down skin inflammation. The nutritive properties in the oil may also help in the repair and regeneration of damaged skin.