This small, but amazingly powerful seed can treat a body poisoned by chemicals, eliminate MRSA, help regeneration of damaged beta cells in the pancreas and only a few people know it exists.
An annual flowering plant – Nigella Sativa creates these seed known for their medical content for hundreds of years. These seeds are usually known as black sesame, Roman coriander, onion seed, black caraway or black cumin. But, black seed is the most widely used name.
Black seed has been discovered more than 3000 years ago
There is a written record about cultivated black seed and how it was used even in ancient Egypt. In fact, the black seed oil was discovered in the Tutankhamen’s tomb. Tutankhamen was a Pharaoh from Egypt who died 3300 years ago.
In most of the Arabic countries, black seed is known as Habbatul barakah which means blessed seed. Some sources claim that the Islamic prophet Mohammed has confirmed that black cumin can cure every disease except death. Scientific studies have confirmed the vast majority of black seed’s health benefits.
In the past 50 years, there have been over 450 reviews and published scientific studies that were about black cumin. With the use of this black seed you can treat more than 40 health problems. It also has more than 20 various effects:
- Anti-diabetic (gluconeogenesis)
- Liver protecting
- Interferon inducer
- Insulin sensitizing
- Leukotriene antagonist
- Tumor necrosis factor alpha blockade
- Kidney protecting
We have listed 22 pharmacological effects that explain just a fraction of a higher number of medical content associated with black seed. Black seed is amazing, and it is just one of plenty plants and herbs that help improve our health.
Some sources claim that science has identified tens of thousands of plants and herbs that are beneficial for the overall health and have a great medicinal value. Their content was confirmed with thousands of scientific studies. For example, let’s talk about turmeric. Studies and research have proven that turmeric can be helpful in more than 600 health conditions.
Scientific research about black seed
Tests have been done on black seed for various health issues and conditions. Today people use it mostly for treating:
- Type 2 diabetes
Consuming just 2 grams of black seed per day lowers fasting glucose, insulin resistance, glycosylated haemoglobin and stimulates better beta-cell function.
- Helicobacter Pylori infection
Black seeds have anti-helicobacter pylori effects. These natural effects can have the same results as triple eradication therapy.
Consuming between 100 and 200 milligrams of black seed two times a day for 2 months, you will be able to stabilize the blood pressure. This is very helpful for patients suffering from mild hypertension.
For a long time black seed were used for their anticonvulsive content. A study was published that focused on kids suffering from epilepsy who could not find help in the traditional drug treatment and confirmed that black seed extract can drastically reduce seizure episodes.
- Chemical weapons injuries
A placebo-managed scientific study done on patients injured by chemical weapons has proved that extracts of boiled black seed soothe symptoms, respiratory signs, chest wheezing and pulmonary problems. They also decreased the need of usual drug treatment.
- Acute tonsillopharyngitis
This health conditions is usually determined by pharyngeal or/and tonsil inflammation, and it is often viral. People are able to ease the pain in the throat and decrease the use of pain killers thanks to black seed capsules mixed with Phyllanthus niruri.
Thymoquinone is one of the few active ingredients found in black cumin. Thymoquinone is in some cases much batter compared to the well-known drugs used for treating asthma. A scientific research has proven that extract of boiled black seed water can ease pain in the throat and decrease the pain killer dosage needed by patients.
- Narcotics addiction and withdrawal
A scientific study was done that included 35 participants (narcotics addicts) and was concluded that black seed can provide full treatment of narcotics dependence.
Black seed has antibacterial effects that are very good in battling clinically isolated samples of the Staphylococcus aureus.
- Colon cancer
Research with a main focus on cells has proven that the extract of black seed provides similar results as the chemo agent 5-fluorouracil when it comes to preventing the growth of colon cancer. However with black seed the side effects are non-existent. Animal studies have shown that the growth of colon cancer in a lab rat can be blocked by using black seed oil, without any side effects.
Size does not matter at all when it comes to black seeds. Good things come in small packages. The seeds contain the natural material for a new life. In case you know a lot about seeds, you won’t be surprised that black seed can heal people from chemical weapon poisoning, patients affected by antibiotic resistant bacteria and even encourage the regeneration of damaged beta cells in people suffering from diabetes. These are just a few of the health benefits from black seed.
As we know, pharmaceutical drugs can be very helpful also, but have you ever thought about the price you pay when taking them? We are not referring to the money, but to the side effects they cause.
We should also consider that a lot of pharmaceutical companies depend on the product sales and they will never advise you to take a remedy that comes from nature. Now is the right time to embrace plants, seeds, herbs, food, air, clean water, sunlight and love, so we can heal ourselves from a lot of different health issues. Medicine and modern science are currently very corrupted and profit-driven making them compromised. Healing one health issue with pharmaceutical drugs can easily create a new one. Natural remedies like the black seed face the true problem and heal us for good. This is surely one of the greatest gifts nature has given to us to improve our health.