Health benefits of black seeds
For thousands of years, black cumin seeds have been used for their healing and medicinal properties. Just in the recent years, researchers and scientists are beginning to recognize the amazing health benefits of black seeds. Black seeds are the seeds of a plant called ‘Nigella Sativa’ that originally come from Egypt. Many countries in Middle East call black seeds ‘the seeds of blessing that can heal many diseases’.
For thousands of years, black seeds have been used as a great antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antifungal, antiviral, antioxidant and antispasmodic. Black seeds can also be a great remedy for cold and are absorbed by the body quickly when taken in small dosages. Black seeds can help snakebites, spider bite and hard breathing and could protect liver and kidneys can help people with diabetes.
According to an informational article by GreenMedInfo, here are the top health benefits of black seeds:
Hypertension: Studies have shown that Nigella sativa seed extract can help patients with mild hypertension. In fact, in a study, patients with hypertension who took 100 to 200 mg black seed extract, twice a day, for two month experienced a drop in the level of their blood pressure.
Breathing problems and Asthma: Several research studies have shown that Nigella sativa have antiasthmatic properties in asthmatic patients. Even research studies have shown that the main ingredient in Nigella sativa known as Thymoquinone is even better than the drug Fluticasone, without having the pharmaceutical drug side effects.
Antibacterial: Studies have shown that black seed has antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties and can even kill MRSA.
Colon Cancer: Research has shown that black seed oil made from black cumin (Nigella sativa L.) can effectively fight against colon cancer. Despite the affectivity of many natural supplements including colloidal platinum for treating cancer (in particular colon cancer), the medical industry continues to promote its chemotherapy fraud (keep in mind that up to 40% of chemotherapy treatment is based on colloidal platinum, while the rest has toxic ingredients and substances that can significantly harm the immune system and healthy cells).
Type 2 Diabetes: Studies show that two grams of black seeds a day can reduce glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) and insulin levels in diabetic patients.
Treatment of acute tonsillopharyngitis: Studies have shown that combination of Nigella sativa and Phyllanthus niruri extract can significantly lower pharyngeal inflammation (like throat pain) in tonsillo-pharyngitis patients.
Injuries from chemical weapons: Studies have shown that extract of black seeds can reduce the symptoms of those who have been injured by chemical weapons including respiratory problems and chest wheezing.
Anti-epileptic activity in children: A study published in 2007 shows that water extract of Nigella sativa L. has antiepileptic effects in children with refractory seizures.
Treatment of opioid dependence: A study published in 2008 shows that Non opioid drug Nigella sativa is effective in long-term treatment of opioid dependence.
Eradication of Helicobacter Pylori in patients with non-ulcer dyspepsia: Studies show that N. sativa seeds possess clinically useful anti-H. pylori activity, comparable to triple therapy.