More than 650 peer-reviewed studies have examined the potential health benefits of “black seed” bloom coming plantNigella Sativa.
Revered since ancient times for its versatile medicinal properties, black seed oil was found in Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun’s tomb. 1
seed Black, also known as black cumin, black cumin, black sesame seeds, onion and Roman cilantro, has a long history of use in traditional systems medicine, including Ayurveda and Siddha.
So what is it and how you use it?
Let’s take a closer look …
Comino Black has at least 20 pharmacological actions
according to a review of the therapeutic potential of black seed published in the Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine: 2
“the seeds of N. sativa have been widely used in the treatment of various diseases and ailments. in Islamic literature, it is considered as one of the greatest forms of healing medicine. it has been recommended to use regularly in Tibb-e-Nabawi (Prophetic Medicine ).
has been widely used as antihypertensive, liver tonic, diuretic, digestive, antidiarrheal, appetite stimulant, analgesic, anti-bacterial and skin disorders. ”
Black cumin has a broad spectrum of pharmacological effects that have been supported by the science. Among them: 3
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Black cumin even described as a “miracle herb” and your name in ancient Latin, “panacea” means “cure all”. 4
Traditionally, black cumin has been used to support the immune system, welfare, digestive health, respiratory problems, kidney and liver support and heart health . In Asia and the Middle East, black cumin seeds have been used to treat asthma, bronchitis, rheumatism and other inflammatory diseases.
A tincture of seeds has traditionally been used to treat indigestion, loss of appetite, diarrhea, parasitic infections and skin problems. An external application of black cumin oil, has even been used as an antiseptic and roasted seeds as a treatment to stop vomiting. 5
The most abundant active chemical plant in the black cumin is thymoquinone; other bioactive compounds in the seed include α-hederin, alkaloids, flavonoids, antioxidants and fatty acids. Some of the most compelling research on health benefits of black cumin are highlighted below.
Thymoquinone are known to have anti-cancer effects. 6 Research published in Drug Discovery Today concluded thymoquinone has a long history of struggle against cancer in vitro and in vivo (in the experiments of “test tube” and animal studies), and modulates 9 of the 10 characteristics of cancer. 7
Thymoquinone extract of black cumin appears to be effective against blood cancer, lung, kidney, liver, prostate, breast, cervix, colon and skin. 8
Oxidative stress can decrease the efficiency of pancreatic beta cells, which control the production and release of insulin. As such, it is believed that oxidative stress play a role in the development ofdiabetes.
Black cumin decreases oxidative stress and can preserve the integrity of the pancreatic beta cells. 9
When people with diabetes consume two grams of black cumin per day for three months, took to reductions in fasting plasma glucose and HbA1c and increased functionality pancreatic beta cells, suggesting the black cumin can be a “beneficial adjunctive therapy in type 2 diabetes.” 10
black cumin consumption is associated with decreased heart rate and high blood pressure. Thymoquinone in black cumin can also benefit endothelial dysfunction, which is involved in manycardiovascular disorders.
In those with endothelial dysfunction associated with age, thymoquinone endolethial helps restore function in part by inhibiting oxidative stress and regulation of angiotensin system, which is involved incontrolling blood pressure. 11
Black cumin is associated with anti-obesity effects, including reductions in body weight and waist circumference and hip, researchers Given: 12
“ Nigella sativa [black cumin] showed a significant weight loss and reduction of the circumference of the waist with a slight reduction in fasting plasma glucose, triglycerides and levels of low density lipoprotein. ”
A number of studies have indicated black cumin can be useful for asthmatics. In one study, thymoquinone was found instrumental reduction two inflammatory mediators of asthma and other inflammatory processes. 13
Another study confirmed the antiasthmatic effect of black cumin extract, showing that acts as a bronchodilator. 14
In addition, black cumin seeds act as a relaxant and show both anticholinergic (reduction of spasms in smooth muscle) and (allergic reactions) that block the antihistamine effects.
The thymoquinone in black cumin seeds even found to be higher to fluticasone asthma drug (a synthetic glucocorticoid). 15
Coma Black cumin daily to improve health?
Some countries, such as China, cumin seeds black value of their benefits against aging assumptions, which are rich in vitamins B and iron deficiencies which have been linked to memory problems, difficulty and even gray hair hearing.
rich in phytochemicals, black cumin contains antioxidants and other nutritionally essential components which, when consumed regularly, black cumin can prevent many diseases.
Some have even called it a “seed upon the earth” because it provides protection against two of the leading causes of death, cancer and heart disease in the United States. 16 According to Critical Reviews in Science and Nutrition Food: 17
“Recent pharmacological research suggested SU [BLACK CUMIN’S] potential role, especially to improve the fate of oxidative stress through free activity radical scavenging, induction of apoptosis tO CURE lines of various cancer, reducing blood sugar and prevent complications of diabetes.
Regula hematological and serological aspects and can be effective in dyslipidemia and respiratory disorders. in addition, its immunopotentiating and immunomodulating PAPER brings balance in the immune system. evidence is available SUPPORTING tHE USE oF Nigella sativa aND bioactive components in a daily diet to improve health ” .
Culinary Uses Black cumin
Black cumin oil is available in supplement form, but you can easily add the seeds to your regular meals. It is very popular in northern India, Pakistan, and slightly bitter Iranian kitchens, with a warm flavor, which tastes something like a blend of thyme, oregano and nutmeg.
You can add the seeds to stews, fried foods, salad dressings (I try mixed with lemon, coriander and sesame paste) and bakery products, sprinkle on salads, or even add to your coffee or tea. You can also black cumin tea pouring hot water over the seeds (about a tablespoon) and let stand for 10 minutes. 18
Apart from its culinary uses, a mixture of black cumin, andgarlic honey makes a powerful tonic for mild cough and strengthen the immune system, especially during the season of colds and flu or if you feel like I was coming down with an infection. 19 Black cumin oil can even be used topically for the treatment of psoriasis and eczema or mixed with facial cream to moisturize and soften the skin.
The benefits are so impressive that I add one-half ounce (one tablespoon or 11 grams) of black cumin seeds shake my breakfast every morning, and you may want to do the same. The Prophet Muhammad went on to qualify this humble black seed as a cure for all diseases, but death itself. 20
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