The seeds of the annual flowering plant, Nigella Sativa, have been prized for their healing properties since time immemorial. While frequently referred to among English-speaking cultures as Roman coriander, black sesame, black cumin, black caraway and onion seed, it is known today primarily as black seed, which is at the very least an accurate description of its physical appearance.
This humble, but immensely powerful seed, kills MRSA, heals the chemical weapon poisoned body, stimulates regeneration of the dying beta cells within the diabetic’s pancreas, and yet too few even know it exists.
Black Seed Health Benefits
Tumor necrosis factor alpha inhibitor.
As we have mentioned before, black seed has been tested on patients who are suffering from various diseases as hyperlipidemia, insulin resistance syndrome (diabetics and dyslipidemic patients), hypertension etc. It is also known because of its hematological properties. It has more potent activity than aspirin – the most known thrombosis remedy and strong antimicrobial activity.
Black seed has a great cancer chemopreventive potential, it is excellent in prevention and treatment of cancer, especially in breast and pancreatic cancers.
Black seed has been researched for very specific health conditions. Some of the most compelling applications include:
Type 2 Diabetes
Black seed is useful for diabetes sufferers too. Consuming only 2 grams of black cumin every day decreases insulin resistance and reduces glycosylated hemoglobin.
Helicobacter Pylori Infection
Patients were able to eliminate this infection much faster by using black cumin compared to traditional triple eradication therapy.
The anticonvulsive properties of black seed were known since ancient times. These healing and protective properties were finally confirmed in 2007 when a scientific study confirmed that a water extract reduced seizure activity in patients suffering from this dangerous disease.
High Blood Pressure
In these cases, it is recommended to use black seed extract (around 100-200 mg). This extract should be taken two times a day in a period of 2 months.
Black cumin (Nigella sativa) has many constituents and thymoquinone is one of them. This substance has proven to be very successful in treating asthma in animals. That’s why scientists have decided to try it in human patients and the results were the same – black seed water extracts have excellent anti-asthmatic properties in airways of asthmatic patients.
Chemical Weapons Injuries
These seeds were tested even in patients suffering from injuries caused by chemical weapons. Sufferers experienced reduction of respiratory symptoms and reduced need for drug treatment.
Black seed in long-term treatment of opioid dependence.
These seeds act on a cellular level too especially in suppression of cell proliferation in the colonic mucosa. So far, the effects were noted only in animal subjects, but they will soon be tested in human subjects too.
The results from this study indicated antibacterial activity that black seed has on MRSA.
This study proved the benefits of Nigella sativa and Phyllanthus niruri extract in the treatment of acute tonsillopharyngitis. Since black seed has strong antiviral properties and this illness is viral in its core, it is no surprise that these seeds bring ease of throat pain in people suffering from this pharyngitis (sore throat).