The Miracle Herb: The Healing Potential Of Nigella Sativa Black Seed Oil

Christine L. Foutch Naturopathic Physician Rock Island, Illinois

Christine Foutch is a practicing Holistic Physician in Rock Island, Illinois, specializing in Holistic Nutrition and Biomechanics. Holistic medicine is the art and the science of healing that addresses the whole person – body, mind, and spirit. The practice of holistic medicine integrates conventional and alternative therapies... more

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Christine Foutch - Holistic Physician

Nigella sativa is more recognized for the black seeds. These black seeds and nigella sativa’s cumin oils have quite a lengthy history of folk Ancestral usage. It’s particularly popular in traditional systems of medicine from the Middle East, North Africa, the Asian Subcontinent and the Far East.

In this modern age, hundreds of researchers have been observing medicinal plants, reflecting on how few of these medicinal plant species have been completely examined for their therapeutic properties: Their biochemistry, their safety, and of course, toxicity.

However, nigella sativa and their black cumin seed oils from the Ranunculaceae family is arising as the “Miracle Herb.”

Alongside historical and religious accounts, researchers have found this herb’s wide spectrum of pharmacological properties.

Nigella sativa, known throughout the world as the medicinal plant, produces little black seeds that are harvested for their oils. These seeds are typically pressed for the production of their pure, natural black seed oils.

What Is Black Seed Oil?

These black seed oils have been thoroughly investigated for their biological processes, as well as for their therapeutic potential. These seeds hold a wide spectrum of benefits, due to its contents of Thymoquinone (TQ), which is the leading bioactive component of black seed oil.

How Can Black Seed Oils Benefit Your Health?

Here are a few benefits of black seed oil:

  • Diuretic Properties: increases the production of urine
  • Anti-hypertensive: lowers high blood pressure
  • Anti-diabetic: lowers glucose levels in the blood
  • Anti-cancer: contains agents fight against malignant diseases
  • Immunomodulatory: modifies the immune response or the functions of the immune system. It also stimulates antibody production or inhibits lymphocyte activity
  • Pain Reliever: reduces inflammation and relieves pain
  • Weight Management: improves metabolism, aiding weight management

Medicinal plants have been used to treat and cure diseases for many centuries. Within a variety of cultures, these plants have been used several medicinal treatments. Black seed cumin oils have crossed traditions, to become extensively practiced for the treatment of a wide range of diseases.

Black Seed Oil can treat a wide variety of diseases

Some of these diseases are:

  • Bronchitis: reduces inflammation of the mucous membrane within the bronchial-tubes.
  • Asthma: eases spasms and has an influence on respiratory clearances.
  • Diarrhea: prevents and reduces the appearance of diarrhea-related body weight loss.
  • Cytomegalovirus: a genus of viruses from the Herpes-viral infection. The antiviral effect of black seed oil and herpes was investigated using murine cytomegalovirus (MCMV) as a study-model, going forward to exhibit a remarkable anti-viral result against the MCMV infection. Human cytomegalovirus is a species of the virus genus Cytomegalovirus, which is a member of the viral family known as the Herpes viruses, where both humans and monkeys serve as natural hosts.
  • Rheumatism: inhibits inflammatory cytokines
  • Skin Disorders: reduces the severity of eczema
  • Hair Growth: aids in nourishing the scalp, assisting in hair growth

Black seed oil also has these properties:

  • Anti-microbial: an agent that kills microorganisms or stops their growth
  • Anti-parasitic: agents that are recommended for the treatment of parasitic diseases
  • Anti-inflammatory: helps reduce inflammation, which in turn helps relieve pain

Black seed oil, within their spectrum of biological processes, has properties for:

  • Relieve of Spasms: relief of involuntary muscle contractions
  • Bronchodilator: causes the widening of the Bronchi
  • Gastro-protection: treatment and prevention of injury to the gastrointestinal tract
  • Liver protection: chemical properties that are able to prevent damage to the liver
  • Renal protection: benefits kidney function in critically ill patients
  • Antioxidant properties: a substance that inhibits oxidation
  • Increases milk production: aids in the milk production of nursing mothers

These traditional medicinal plants are used within the preparation of herbal alternative medicines. They are considered a safe option compared to our more modern medicines.

Since the beginning of our time, plants have been used as medicines. Nowadays, there is much more attention adjusted towards the use of plants as therapeutic measures to lower the negative effects of certain diseases.

Nigella sativa’s black seed oil has been used to improve health and cure diseases for centuries, especially in the Middle East and Southeastern Asia.

A great focus has come to be placed on the use of this medicinal plant.

How Much Black Seed Oil Is Recommended Daily?

Supplemental information for optimal results

Take Two Teaspoons Daily

One teaspoon in the morning on an empty stomach, followed by one teaspoon before you go to bed

Topical Applications

Simply apply to the skin when needed.

Additional Information

The best black seed oils should be organic and perfectly cold pressed for the retention of their nutrient content. No additives or solvents for optimal purity.

Holistic medicinal practices have become very popular worldwide over the past 30 years. For historical references to these black seed oils, you will find present within some of the oldest religious and medical texts.

For the last four decades, countless researchers have investigated the pharmacological actions of the black seed oil worldwide; with the emergence of the “Miracle Herb."

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Christine Foutch - Holistic Physician
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