Natural Black Seed Remedies

Ever wonder what are the benefit of black seed oil ? This is an extensive list and explains the popularity of this product in the Orient. Not only used by the populace, but also by the Ayurvedic system of medicine and the Unani Tibb. Research has also confirmed why this herb has been held with so much respect…

BLACK SEED CAN BE USED FOR:

  • Over reactive Immune System (allergies, rheumatism, M.S., leukaemia, hayfever and asthma)
    Diabetes
  • Assists Blood Sugar Regulation – High blood sugar level is one of the major cause of many illnesses
  • Hormone System (P.M.S.) (inflammations, edemas, nettle rash, acne & eczema)
  • Neurodermitis
  • Digestive Problems
  • A cough, Colds & Flu
  • Intestinal Parasites (worms; amoeba)
  • Liver and Gallbladder complaints
  • Kidney and Bladder problems
  • Rheumatic and Arthritic pain
  • Bruises and injuries
  • Weak concentration, mental exhaustion, lethargy, confusion
  • Helps Lower Blood Pressure
  • Colic in babies
  • Sinusitis

MODERN RESEARCH

Modern research has confirmed the traditional uses of black seed for the following:

  • Analgesic: Relieves or dampens sensation of pain.
  • Anthelmintic: (Also know as vermicide or vermifuge.) Destroys and expels intestinal worms.
  • Anti-Parasitic: Helps expels parasites.
  • Anti-bacterial: Destroys or inhibits the growth of destructive bacteria.
  • Anti-Inflammatory: Reduces inflammation.
  • Anti-Viral: Research has revealed it has anti-viral properties.
  • Anti-Fungal: Helps destroy fungi.
  • Anti-Microbial: Destroys or inhibits the growth of destructive microorganisms.
  • Antioxidant: Prevents or delays the damaging oxidisation of the body’s cells – particularly useful. against free radicals.
  • Anti-Pyretic: (Also known as a febrifuge.) Exhibits a ‘cooling action’, useful in fever reduction.
  • Anti-spasmodic: Prevents or eases muscle spasms and cramps.
  • Anti-tumour: Counteracts or prevents the formation of malignant tumours.
  • Carminative: Stimulates digestion and induces the expulsion of gas from the stomach and the intestines.
  • Digestive: Stimulates bile and aids in the digestive process.
  • Emmenagogue: Stimulates menstrual flow and activity.
  • Galactogogue: Stimulates the action of milk in new mothers.Increases milk production.
  • Hypotensive: Reduces excess blood pressure.
  • Immunomodulator: Suppresses or strengthens immune system activity as needed for optimum balance.

PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE

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This is a natural home remedy and only for digestive
complaints, minor skin problems and simple illnesses, e.g. colds, basic allergies etc. will the effects of the oil be quickly felt.

For acute symptoms, the oil can be slow and should be taken over a long term. Acute symptoms often result from the body being run down due to stress, bad diet etc. We need to build our body back to be able to support itself.

Black seed oil finds the problems in the body (mainly by strengthening and rebalancing the immune system) and solves them giving the body the strength to defend and fight against the disease. Generally, the oil should be taken to support severe problems from at least 3 months to even 6 months.

Researchers are constantly examining the benefits of black seed oil and other herbal remedies in the treatment of many ailments for two main reasons.One is to conclude that who use these natural home remedies will not be at risk of detrimental side effects.
The other is to prove the effectiveness of complementary alternative medicine because available pharmaceutical remedies are for certain ailments limited, may have bad side effects and can even be ineffective in the long term.Research on the benefits of black seed oil is considered preliminary, as most studies have been carried out on animals, but the results are promising. Indeed the FDA have patented extracts of black seed in 3 separate cases and in 2 other separate cases they have patented it in combination with other herbs.Black seed has also been patented in the UK.

LYMPHATIC DECONGESTANT

Black seed oil helps to unblock the lymphatic system. This helps all the body organs especially.
LUNGS
IMMUNE SYSTEM
DIGESTIVE SYSTEM
The lymphatics of the digestive system absorbs fats making it prone to congestion. Bacteria in the tract also give the immune system and the lymphatic system extra work. By unblocking the lymphatics these burdens are released. The lymphatic system is then free to help defend the body against germs like viruses, bacteria, and fungi that can cause illnesses.Black seed oil is often taken on a daily basis to maintain health. By maintaining good health we are giving our body the strength and support to resist illness in the first place.

DOSAGE

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This guideline is given because occasionally those with extreme allergies may find their symptoms may get worse when taking the oil. The reason for this is that one may be taking too much medicine for the body to be able to cope. If the body is weak and suddenly a huge amount of toxins are being released the body will overreact as it’s capacity to release will be overloaded.
Always start slowly with herbal home remedies on a low dose and gradually build up the dose (capsules are an expensive way to use black seed oil. It’s better valued to buy the oil un-encapsulated as you otherwise just pay for the encapsulation process.You may also apply the oil directly onto the affected area (for psoriasis for example.) and administer onto the affected area.

CAPSULES

Start on 1 or 2 capsules a day for 3 days then increase the dose to 3 capsules a day ( spread doses through the day). Then after 3 days add 1 more capsule to the dose, Up to about 6 capsules ( taken as 2 capsules 3 x daily) after that, ou should use the oil from the bottle.

THE BLESSED SEED OIL

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black cumin seeds and black cumin oil

Our suggestion with black seed oil for just about anything, start on a low dose, 1/2 tsp 1 time per day for 2-7 days then 1/2 tsp 2 time per day for 2 -7 days building it up to 3 tsp per day.
How fast to progress, and how high a dose to take depends on how the patient responds?

A common cause of adverse effects with herbal medicine is taking too much of the right medicine too quickly…. as your body can only clear out toxins and congestion at a given rate.By building up the dose gradually, this is avoided… or at least the threshold of your capacity to clear out is realized. The dose lowered so as to work within your capacity.

This dosage may be increased when illness falls upon us. As much as it is advisable to take it continually, it is also advisable to sometimes not take it for a couple of weeks so the body doesn’t take it for granted.

For those taking capsules (some people find the oil far too pungent) the equivalent of 6 capsules amounts to one teaspoon of oil.Of course we are all different, some of us can take lots more than others. John Claydon who runs a health food supplements mail catalog describes his first experience with the blessed seed oil.

“I had been searching this oil for a long time after hearing so much about it. I took the oil
for 3 days. Now I take a lot of supplements already but I didn’t know how much rubbish I had left in me.”

“I started taking about 2-3 desert spoons a day. Within 48 hours the cleaning process was very deep, it cleared out the kidneys and the liver, it went really deep. It went straight to
the liver, it is an excellent liver flush.”

“It is a fantastic product, we are very happy with it here. I have been on it ever since, I take a maintenance dose of 1 teaspoon a day.”

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Children aged 12 and under should take half the suggested dose for adults and infants half of the children’s dose.

During food allergies the dosage should be taken
cautiously so as not to cause over powerful reactions. Everyone’s susceptibility to the oil is different and one should be sensitive to what one feels is good for oneself and use the above as a general guideline.

Black seed oil has proved to be an excellent healer, and its areas of application range from external skin care (psoriasis, eczema, acne, dry skin, joints & scalp massage) and to internal use as a treatment for various complaints (asthma, arthritis, immune system).It has also been proven to be powerful enough to be used at a practitioners level with astounding versatility.

RESEARCH

Researchers are constantly examining the benefits of black seed oil and other herbal remedies in the treatment of many ailments for two main reasons.One is to conclude that who use these natural home remedies will not be at risk of
detrimental side effects.

The other is to prove the effectiveness of complementary alternative medicine, because available pharmaceutical remedies are for certain ailments limited, may have bad side effects and can even be ineffective in the long term.

Research on the benefits of black seed oil is considered preliminary, as most studies have been carried out on animals, but the results are promising. Indeed the FDA have patented extracts of black seed in 3 separate cases and in 2 other separate cases they have patented it in combination with other herbs.Black seed has also been patented in the UK.

ASTHMA

The concept of black seed being used to assist sufferers of asthma is indeed an interesting possibility. The fact that it took Germany by storm after curing a famous show horse certainly empowered the notion of how well herbal remedies can work.

Dr. Peter Schleicher a top Immunologist in Munich, Germany saw that his daughter´s famous show horse, “Baronesse” was dramatically cured from serious asthma by black seed. He then applied black seed to a prominent German politician. When he was also completely cured the Dr. took the seed to serious study and was the head of 5 major research studies on this ancient herb.

The Dr. took oil capsules of black seed into a trial of 600 patients who were suffering from allergies. 70% of patients with allergies such as pollen and dust allergies, asthma and neuro-dermitis were cured.

BLOOD SUGAR CONTROL

Obesity is the number one nutritional problem in US. This is mainly caused by bad diet which creates excess fat. Being obese or overweight is the main cause of many illnesses. Many believe that obesity is caused by cholesterol. The main cause of people becoming overweight is of the excess sugars in our diet. In a can of fizzy drinks such as coca cola you will find over 9 teaspoons of sugar. This excessive intake of sugar overloads the liver ( also a cause of illnesses) which transforms the excess energy into fat.

There have been numerous research papers confirming the benefits of black seed for controlling blood sugar levels. The well known physician and herbalist Muhammed Salim Khan confirmed the benefits of Black seed with human subjects. The best results may be obtained by combining black seed oil with a good diet. One should contact ones physician as studies have shown that black seed oil reduces blood glucose levels significantly. One should avoid over fatty foods, eliminate sugars and add fresh fruits and vegetables in the diet.

ANTI-FUNGAL

Fungal illnesses are becoming more and more common. Studies with black seed have shown it to be a healthy remedy against many strains of fungi. In studies of black seed it was confirmed that black seed extracts produce antimicrobial activity against a broad range of microbes and especially on multiple antibiotic resistant bacteria.

HORSES AND PETS

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One should not be too surprised to find nigella sativa as an animal health supplement. Presently in Germany,
Switzerland and Austria there are numerous companies specialising in nigella sativa products especially for horses.

Horses and pets, like ourselves are open to sickness. By administering black seed into the feed one stabilises and strengthens the all important immune system.

Presently there is a major company in the UK which supplies an ayurvedic formula with a 20% content of black seed. This is for the treatment of horses with Laminitis, Equine Cushings Disease, Diabetes and Insulin resistance.

THE BENEFITS OF ANTIOXIDANTS IN BLACK SEED

Many studies have displayed the antioxidant activity of Black seed. Antioxidants are substances that may protect cells from the damage caused by unstable molecules known as free radicals. The major anti-oxidant in black seed oil is thymoquinone.

THYMOQUINONE

Researchers have been investigating this component of the blessed seed oil since the 1960s. Thymoquinone possess.

Anticonvulsant activity
Anti-microbial
Antioxidant
Anti-Inflammatory
Antioxidant
Antibacterial
Anti-fungal activity

Thymoquinone acts as a free radical or an effective superoxide radical scavenger, in addition to preserving antioxidant enzymes glutathione peroxidase and glutathione-S-transferase. Both Glutathione peroxidase and S-transferase are heralded for being major detoxifiers and greatly aid in cellular antioxidant defense systems because they protect the liver from toxins. Free radical damage may lead to cancer. Antioxidants stabilize free radicals preventing the beginning of many illnesses. Black seed is also known to stabilize superoxide which is one of the stronger free radicals. This is protective to major organs.

LIVER
KIDNEYS
BRAIN
HEART

THYMOQUINONE ACTIONS

It diminishes drug tolerance. This means that drugs such as Tramadol (which is used to treat moderate to severe pain) will become more effective.

Reduces the aging process.

Metabolic Disorders. This can create many problems. The ladies menopause, elevated blood sugar, hypertension

It helps prevent side effects of the toxicity of modern drugs. Tramadol is toxic to the liver and kidneys. The blessed seed oil protects the liver and kidney cells from tramadol toxicity.

THE HIGHEST CONTENT OF THYMOQUINONE

The thymoquinone content in our strong black seed oil is about 2.2%. This is about the highest you will find in any natural substance making our strong blessed seed oil one of the most potent and versatile on the market.

HEALTHY RECIPES

Black seed is commonly used in the kitchen in the orient because of it’s peppery and onion taste and when heated, it imparts an aroma strong, yet pleasing, like oregano or cumin, this is combined with the healing effects of the seed.

OVER REACTIVE IMMUNE SYSTEM

This can lead to allergic reactions and rheumatic diseases. Black seed has powerful anti-inflammatory, bronchial-dilating and anti-histamine properties, and as such is an excellent agent against allergic reactions and states.

In allergic conditions, the excessive T cell function and the excessive humoral immune reaction of the B cells is largely stabilised. The hypersensitivity (excessive immune reaction) to protein components of pollen is reduced.

The active substance, nigellon, is vasodilative and stimulates secretion. Asthmatics achieve a significantly improved lung volume, have fewer problems with shortness of breath and secretion is improved. Also chronic disease like multiple sclerosis and leukemia can be relieved.

Direction: 0.5 – 1 teaspoon of black seed oil taken 2-3 times a day for 20 days thereafter 1 teaspoon daily for 3 – 6 months.

INFECTION OF THE RESPIRATORY SYSTEM.

These symptoms are improved when taking the blessed seed oil daily. When taken daily the lymphatics will less likely become congested. This relieves the immune system that can focus on defending against common bacteria and viruses.
Because of black seed oil’s contents nigellone and thymiquinone it has a secretion-dissolving and vasodilating effect therefore strongly relaxing the respiratory system. It’s bronchodilating effect opens passageways in the lungs allowing more oxygen to pass through. This can be amazing when one has been blocked up.

Combined with it’s supportive role of the immune system black seed oil has been very beneficial in these applications.For hay fever begin taking a teaspoon of black seed oil in the morning and in the evening 3-4 weeks prior to the pollen season.

Direction: Apply black seed oil to the chest and back. Mix a teaspoon of black seed oil in boiling water and inhale the vapor twice a day. Take a teaspoon of black seed oil in the morning and in the evening

FLU & NASAL CONGESTION

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Placing three to four drops of black seed oil in each nostril can relieve nasal congestion and head cold distress.

During infection take 2-3 teaspoons a day.

LIVER AND GALL BLADDER PROBLEMS

In research the blessed seed oil has been shown to improve liver function and the immune system of infected mice and of its antioxidant effects. SOURCE
The blessed seed oil has been shown to reverse the toxicity of the liver induced by paracetamol.

Take 2-3 teaspoons of black seed oil for 2 weeks.

GALL STONES & KIDNEY STONES

The component nigellin promotes the function of the liver and kidneys (gallbladder). Their anti spasmodic effects are said to be useful in the case of gallstones, excessive acids are broken down due to increased kidney activity and bile secretion which helps relieve inflammation.

Prepare a formulation of 250g of ground black seed & 250g pure honey, stir thoroughly before use. Take two tablespoons of this formulation and mix thoroughly with half a cup of hot water. Finally add one teaspoon of black seed oil. This mixture should be taken every morning before consuming any food.

FOR HYPERTENSION

Black seed helps lower blood pressure; it releases excess fluid and relieves arterial pressure. Thymoquinone contains strong anti oxidant properties which benefit cardiovascular complaints. Prostoglandin E1 (black seed stimulates its production in the body) has been proven to lower blood pressure.

Take half teaspoon of Black seed oil with any hot drink at any time. Take 2 lobes of garlic on empty stomach. Apply Black seed oil to your whole body and expose it to the sun every three days where possible. (This is a typical remedy in Middle Eastern countries)

FOR BACKACHE AND RHEUMATIC PAINS.

Many types of rheumatism belong to the auto-immune group of diseases and indicate a deficient immune system.

Rheumatics often suffer from intestinal mycosis and the formation of too many acid toxins. Black seed oil has an anti-inflammatory effect, reduces crystallisation and improves blood
circulation in the painful areas of the body.

Warm the oil slightly and apply to the area thoroughly and massage into the affected area and drink 1 teaspoon oil twice daily.

DIARRHOEA

Eat white boiled rice with a cup of yoghurt. Drink 2 teaspoons of black seed oil until the problem ceases.

Gatrointestinal Complaints Flatulence, heartburn, constipation, intestinal fungi. Black seed oil contains saponin melanthin and the bitter principle nigellin, both having strong eliminating qualities cleaning the intestines and also increasing urine secretion therefore releasing more toxins.

INTESTINAL PARASITES

It has been proven to be Anthelmintic, an agent that destroys or causes the expulsion of parasitic intestinal worms.

STOMACH COMPLAINTS

Black seed oil has digestive and flatulence inhibiting effects. It may also be used in cases of heartburn.

Take 1 teaspoon 2-3 times a day. Drink mint tea with lemon. For children, 1 cup of hot milk sweetened with honey and 1 teaspoon of black seed oil.

Vomitting

In Ayurveda black seeds are roasted and taken in a mixture with molasses.

Dry Cough

Rub the chest and back with the blessed seed oil.

FOR HEART COMPLAINTS & CONSTRICTION OF VEINS

Take 1 teaspoon of the oil mixed with any hot drink in the mornings and in the evenings, this has been known to break down the fats and widen the veins and arteries.

INFLAMMATION OF THE NOSE AND THROAT

Put a few drops of oil in to a cup of boiling water and inhale the vapour. Take half a teaspoon of oil with lemon juice daily.

NEURODERMATITIS, ECZEMA AND PSORIASIS

The ingredients of black seed oil heal inflammation of the skin and alleviate itching. Sebaceous glands and sweat glands are able to work better again.

The balance is restored to the immune system. Heartburn is usually reduced to a minimum within 10 days or disappears altogether. The active ingredient thymoquinone encourages the bile flow and increases toxins to be released.

Direction: 0.5 – 1 teaspoon of black seed oil taken 2-3 times a day for 20 days thereafter 1 teaspoon daily for 3 – 6 months.

HEADACHES

Black seed oil is confirmed to ease headaches by regulating the hormonal system, promoting prostaglandin effect and increasing elimination of uric acid.

Apply black seed oil to the forehead and the temples, because of essential oils detoxification occurs creating better circulation. Take 1 teaspoon of black seed oil daily and continue until symptoms diminish.

EAR ACHE

Mix ½ teaspoon of oil with ½ teaspoon of Essential oils, warm and then drip into the ear and cover with a shawl or a woolen hat.

COLIC IN BABIES

Warm oil in hand, massage the whole abdomen with it stroking clockwise.

LACK OF CONCENTRATION, WEAK SPIRIT

This can apply to simple dispiritedness but can also be the beginning of senile dementia. Black seed oil’s stimulation of prostaglandin E1 activity has a regulating effect on the brain and in older people is a useful tonic to take daily.

Drink 1 glass of 100% fruit juice with 1 teaspoon of black seed oil for 2 weeks, take 1-2 teaspoons of black seed oil daily.

TO INCREASE LACTATION IN MOTHERS

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The seeds’ galactagogue action increasing the milk flow has been verified on a study using rats whilst a study on humans has yielded positive results ón´its´immunopotentiating role.

Take 1 teaspoon of black seed oil twice daily.

FOR MENOPAUSE

Drink nigella tea regularly. Steep the seeds in very hot (not boiling) water for 5 minutes.

Take 2-3 teaspoons of black seed oil daily.

GUM INFLAMMATION AND TOOTHACHE

Black seeds anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and pain killing effect helps in these symptoms.

Rub infected area with black seed oil.2, take 1 teaspoon as a mouth rinse, rinse through the teeth and mouth for 3-5 minutes then spit out and thoroughly clean mouth as the oil will be full of toxins.

HAEMORRHOIDS

Usually arise from poor diets and intestinal toxins.

Direction: 0.5 – 1 teaspoon of black seed oil taken 2-3 times a day for 20 days thereafter 1 teaspoon daily for 3 – 6 months.

BRUISES AND INJURIES

Black seed oil when applied externally creates detoxification and better circulation because of essential oils. Also penetrates into deeper tissue and accelerates healing.

Massage into affected area and take 1 teaspoon 2-3 times daily.

BEAUTY CARE

Naturally for care of beauty we must primarily take care of health. Black seed oil has been used by Cleopatra and Queen Nefertete (who was famous for her bronze like complexion) and was also administered by Pliny for restoring and maintaining beauty.

The essential oil of black seed provides cleansing and purifying qualities while the EFA content make it a wonderful moisturiser for both skin and hair. Black seed supports cell renewal, connective tissues are strengthened, blood supply to the skin is stimulated and the skin is revitalised.

Mix ½ teaspoon of black seed oil with ½ teaspoon of olive oil and apply to the face avoiding eyes. Leave for 15 minutes and then wash off with warm water.

HAIR CARE

Black seed strengthens the scalp and hair follicles. Apply black seed oil to the scalp (for problem hair can also massage into the hair.) and leave for ½ hour. Then wash out
thoroughly.

ANIMAL CARE

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Black seed oil is a famous product in Germany, Switzerland and Austria for animal health care especially horses. Black seed oil is said to have the following properties for treating animals.

Improves circulation, digestion, flatulence, purifying, cellulite, euphoric, relieves fatigue & pain. Analgesic, Antibacterial, Anti-inflammatory, Antioxidant, Antiseptic, Antispasmodic, Antitoxic, Aperitif, Aphrodisiac, Emmenagogue.

For cats and dogs administer ½-1 teaspoon of oil to food, for horses 2-3 teaspoons. This relieves respiratory ailments, allergic reactions and parasites of all kinds. Also the animals skin should begin to shine with health.

External application, steep black seed in water for 1 hour then spray on coat before grooming for gleaming hair and skin, improved circulation and to protect from or dispel fleas. 20-30 drops may be directly applied to ease hoof inflammations.

Disclaimer: Please note that these applications are taken from traditional
and modern applications. In the case of illness one should always contact
a physician to be absolutely sure. The statments made here have not been
evaluted by the FDA, and as such, shall not be constructed as medical advice,
implied or otherwise.