Black Seed Oil & Cancer
At the beginning of the 20th century, cancer was rare, occurring in roughly 3% of the population. This has now risen to about 40% and it has been estimated that more than one in three people will get cancer in their lifetime. In the 21st century, cancer is exceedingly common and second only to heart disease as the leading cause of death globally.
One simple solution to increase your chances of good health and survival is to take the blessed seed oil regularly. The first line of defense against cancer is your own immune system and copious amounts of research have shown that black seed is a powerful immunomodulator. It ramps up the depressed immune system and calms down the overactive one.
Taking just a teaspoon of our oil daily is like an insurance policy against getting a devastating illness whilst strengthening your body to achieve maximum health. Of course you should also do your part by avoiding as many toxins as you can, including those in your physical and emotional environment.
Unlike drugs with nasty side effects, the worst black seed can do is nothing.
We cannot claim that black seed cures cancer but we can assert that it equips your body with the tools it needs to fight this scourge and reduces your risk of getting it in the first place.
Cancer is the fastest growing disease in the modern world
The number of world cancer cases will rise by nearly 75% in 2030 according to a recently published study in the British medical journal, The Lancet.
Cancer is likely to be the “major cause of morbidity and mortality in the coming decades in every region of the world.” 90% of the increase in cases of cancer will be in developing countries.
Researchers under Freddie Bray of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) in Lyon, France, found that there were 12.7 million new cases of cancer in 2008 and that this figure will rise to 22.2 million by 2030.
Among the many reasons for the dramatic rise in cancer are demographic and lifestyle factors, smoking, depleted nutrients in our food, drug use, alcohol, chemicals, and air pollution.
Black seed (aka nigella sativa, black cumin, kalonji, fennel flower etc.) has been used for centuries as a serious herbal remedy for the treatment of many long-established diseases, including cancer, but it also shows enormous potential for the treatment of contemporary conditions like radiation poisoning and the adverse effects of chemotherapy.
Chemotherapy and Radiation
“In multiple myeloma treatment, thymoquinone can enhance the anticancer activity of bortezomib in vitro and in vivo, and can even overcome chemoresistance.”
“Doxorubicin is another chemotherapeutic drug, whose anticancer activity is improved by combining thymoquinone in a cell-line specific manner, specifically in HL-60 and multi-drug resistant MCF-7/TOPO cancer cells.”
“Cisplatin is one of the most active chemotherapeutic agents in lung cancer. Combination of cisplatin and thymoquinone is highly effective in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), small cell lung cancer (SCLC) cell lines and mouse xenograft model; this combination is even able to overcome the cisplatin resistance… In fact, thymoquinone was reported to be more potent than cisplatin in killing human cervical squamous carcinoma cells”
“Thymoquinone also increased the efficacy of tamoxifen in inducing apoptosis in human breast cancer cells”
“Glioblastoma multiforme is one of the most lethal forms of human cancer, and thymoquinone was found to enhance the anticancer activity of temozolomide, which is currently part of the standard treatment for this disease.”
“A recent study showed that thymoquinone can potentiate the chemopreventive effect of vitamin D during the initiation phase of colon cancer in rat model”
“In addition to chemotherapeutic combination, as an adjuvant, thymoquinone also mediates radiosensitization and cancer chemo-radiotherapy”
“in combination with single dose of ionizing radiation…thymoquinone was found to exert supra-additive cytotoxic effects on MCF7 and T47D breast cancer cells by enhancing apoptosis and cell cycle modulation. Interestingly, our group recently found that thymoquinone can synergistically enhance the potential of another therapeutic agent, miR-34a”
Extracts of the blessed seed have patents for:
1) Inhibition of Cancer cell growth (US 5,653,981) and http://www.patentstorm.us/patents/5653981.html
2) Improvement of the Immune System during the chemotherapy treatment (US 5,482,711). http://www.patentstorm.us/patents/5482711.html
Black seed has been traditionally used and is presently used in Sri Lanka Hospitals for the treatment of cancer.
In 1997 at the Cancer Research Laboratory of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, USA, it was proven that the black seed oil had enormous success in tumour therapy without the negative side effects of common chemo-therapy.
They found that it increased the growth rate of bone marrow cells by a staggering 250% and it inhibited tumour growth by 50%. It stimulated immune cells and raised the interferon production which protect cells from the cell destroying effect of viruses.
They confirmed the strongly anti-bacterial and anti-mycotic effects and that it has an effect in lowering the blood sugar level which is essential for the treatment of diabetes.
They concluded that a healthy immune system will detect and destroy cancer cells before the cancer endangers the patient.
They concluded that black cumin seed oil is an ideal candidate for use in cancer prevention and cure and that it has remarkable promises for clinical use.
A Wide Range of Cancers
Nigella sativa has been studied against a variety of different cancers and found to be “effective against cancer in blood system, lung, kidney, liver, prostate, breast, cervix, skin with much safety.”
In a review article published in 2016 in the Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine, researchers examined the experimental evidence for black seed as an anti-cancer agent. In the abstract of Recent advances on the anti-cancer properties of Nigella sativa, a widely used food additive, the authors state that “experimental findings reported in the last two decades strongly suggest that N. sativa fractions could serve, alone or in combination with known chemotherapeutic drugs, as effective agents to control tumor initiation, growth, and metastasis, and hence, treatment of a wide range of cancers.”
This review and other research clearly demonstrate how black seed has a multidimensional impact on diseases like cancer. As cancer is a multifactorial disease, black seed may represent the perfect antidote. “The anti-cancer properties of N. sativa have been mainly attributed to its ability to exert potent anti-proliferative, pro-apoptotic, anti-oxidant, anti-mutagenic, and anti-metastatic roles. The protective effects of N. sativa against tumor initiation and progression have also been attributed, at least in part, to their ability to suppress inflammation and exert immune-boosting effects.”