Nigella sativa or black seed is a miracle cure which can cure any disease. It is a well-known tradition that this seed is a cure for any disease except death. Since then, this miracle plant has drawn the attention of millions of people around the world. Not only has it been used by millions and millions of people to successfully cure chronic and acute conditions, it has recently also drawn the attention of scientific research.
Black seeds have been used for centuries to cure a wide range of health issues going from curing headaches and toothaches to fighting intestinal worms and infections.
These tiny black seeds have even been called “The Remedy For Everything But Death”, and researchers are still unraveling more uses and benefits as we speak. A special oil is extracted from the seeds which is used in the preparation of various medical formulas. I’ll list the most important ones for you here.
Treat And Prevent Several Types Cancer -Extracts of black seed’s active compound thymoquinone shows some great results in inducing cell death and can slow or stop the progression of cancer. Up until now, thymoquinone extract has shown some promising results in fighting leukemia, colon, breast, brain, and oral cancer. But more research is needed to unravel its full potential. A study published in “Oncology Letters” in 2010 found that two daily doses of crude extra-virgin black seed oil inhibited the growth of cancer tumors in the colon, lungs, esophagus and fore-stomach in rats. The study concluded that black seed oil could possibly be used to prevent cancer and lessen the need for chemotherapy in the early stage of cancer, due to its ability to suppress the proliferation of cancer cells.
Baldness and Hair Loss – Loss of hair could be either due to age or some other underlying conditions. People have reported to have improved the growth of hair using black seed oil.
Just pour some oil in your palm and rub both hands against each other. Massage then to the scalp, especially the bald areas.
Psoriasis – When black seed oil is applied topically it can ease psoriasis inflammation. It strengthens your skin and soothes eruptions.
Bee and Wasp Stings -When I was a child, I used to “to make the wasps and bees angry” by inserting thins sticks in the wall holes.lol, naughty, any? I used to get stung and when it was on the face, I would not get out three days and stay at home. The reason that my face would be so swollen that I would become a good laughing stock for my friends. I did not know at the time the miracle of black seed
Boil the seeds in water and apply to the stings.
Toothaches – Black seed oil fights bacteria and cures inflammation, making it a great treatment to ease toothaches.
Radiation Control – Black seed’s active compound thymoquinone has shown some great results in protecting your brain from radiation damage.
Muscle Cramps And Spasms -Black seed oil works as a strong anti-spasmodic and anti-inflammatory agent to ease muscle cramps and spasms. The only thing you need to do is massage the oil onto the area twice a day or add one teaspoon black seed oil to chamomile tea and drink before going to bed to avoid cramps and spasms during the night.
Cold And Flu – Due to Its anti-inflammatory, antiviral and antibacterial properties, black seeds are an effective treatment to cure the flu and colds. They soothe a sore throat, reduce fever, and ease digestive issues such as nausea, upset stomach, and cramps. When you feel the first symptoms, mix ½ teaspoon of fresh ginger with ½ teaspoon black seed oil, use twice a day until symptoms disappear.
Diarrhea -Put one teaspoon of the oil in one cup of yogurt and drink twice a day. If you add honey, it will add to the taste to make it yummy and heal you faster.
MRSA – MRSA, or methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, is an antibiotic resistant bacteria that causes many deaths worldwide. Most infections occur in people who have been hospitalized or had surgery or dialysis. Black seed’s strong antibacterial properties shows some great and promising results in killing this deadly and resistant bacteria.
Asthma – Black seed oil can aid people with asthma. Some studies even claim it to be more potential than the conventional medicine to reduce the asthmatic effect on the airways. The anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties of black seed oil relaxes bronchial muscles and helps people fight acute asthma attacks and coughs. You could massage the oil straight on your chest or add a teaspoon to a cup of ginger tea to find instant relieve.
Epilepsy – Black seeds have anticonvulsive properties and can reduce the frequency of seizures in people, especially children, who are diagnosed with epilepsy.
Type II Diabetes – Consuming black seed oil aids people to stabilize blood sugar levels, improves insulin resistance, and promotes beta-cell function in the pancreas. According to a study published in the January 2009 issue of the “Journal of Ethnopharmacology, black seed extracts help inhibit the absorption of glucose in the intestines and improve glucose tolerance in laboratory animals. Another article in the April 2011 issue of the “Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism” reaffirms that a component found in black seeds increases the insulin sensitivity of liver cells, which helps prevent type 2 diabetes.
Heart Health -Black seed oil shows some great results in improving your overall heart health. It can reduce bad or LDL cholesterol, lowers blood pressure and reduces the risk of heart attacks.
Treats Earaches – Black seed oil mixed with olive oil (1/2 teaspoon each) that’s warmed and dripped into the affected ear is a natural way of getting quick relief from ear pain. You should place a hat or scarf over the ear after dripping for 2 minutes and let it sit.
Improve digestion – As mentioned, Hippocrates himself was said to have used black cumin oil to improve digestive ailments. The seeds are considered to be carminative, which means they aid digestion and can help to decrease bloating, gas and stomach cramps. If you suffer from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), black cumin oil may be very beneficial as it’s been shown to have antispasmodic effects on the smooth muscle of the intestine. Other conditions that cause intestinal cramp-type pain may be relieved as well.
Weight loss – In a study published in June of 2013 in the Journal of Diabetes and Metabolic Disorders, researchers noted that after reviewing the literature for plants with anti-obesity properties, they found that black cumin oil was among the most effective natural remedies in the world. It’s believed to be effective in much the same way that it can help diabetics. It’s an excellent anti-inflammatory agent and has been found to lessen the appetite, improve glucose levels and glucose absorption, which can help one to lose excess weight.
A more beautiful complexion – Cleopatra was also known to have a beautiful complexion – and black cumin oil may have been her secret for this too as it’s known to promote and inhibit melanin production, benefiting the skin and even helping to heal scars, and prevent scar formation. Some studies have suggested that it may be an especially useful remedy for this purpose.
Boosts Fertility – Infertility can have a variety of different causes, however it’s been proven that black seed oil has helped many improve their fertility. For those that are suffering from infertility, know that black seeds have been used to improve the reproductive health of men and women for over two thousand years. To date, it is still one of the best natural remedies for boosting fertility.
Not to mention, it’s also been proven to increase sex-drive and can act as a natural aphrodisiac.
Cures Boils and Carbuncles – Whether it’s a single boil (furuncle) or a cluster of boils (carbuncle), black seed oil is a great way to find quick relief. As long as the boil/s are smaller than a half inch, black seed oil can help it disappear. This is because boils are caused from bacteria which the potent anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties of black seeds make vanish.
Helps Eliminate Insomnia – Studies have shown that taking black seed oil for insomnia and other sleep disorders can be very effective. Many have claimed that it has helped them eliminate their sleeping disorder altogether.
On top of this, it’s also great for promoting natural deep sleep for everyone.
Helps with Chest Congestion – Simply rub black seed oil on your chest to remove and clear up congestion and buildup. It’ll work wonders when mixed with honey. You can also opt to take them orally as well.
Improves Beard Growth – Studies have shown that black seed oil can improve the thickness and quality of your beard and increase the growth rate. Although not it’s primary benefit, you can apply it directly on your beard and it will provide moisturizing benefits as well.
Removes Gallstones – Taking black seed oil for gallstones is a sure way to reduce the pain and remove the gallstones altogether. The potent anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties in black seeds make it ideal for treating gallstones naturally.
Suppress Liver Stones – Similarly like gallstones, liver stones can also cause immense pain and have costly side effects when taking the prescribed mainstream medication. The properties of black seeds reduce and suppress liver stones until they’re completely removed. Take daily with honey for better results.
Help with Gas and Flatulence – Black seed oil aids in your body’s indigestion, thereby helping you control your gas. It’s also proven to be useful in relieving stomach stress and gas buildup.
Relieves Headaches and Migraines – Another more notorious benefit of black seed oil, using it to treat headaches and migraines is one of it’s most praised uses. For centuries, Arabs and Europeans have used it by applying it around their eyes, nose, and forehead. This gave them immediate relief from the throbbing pain, and it can do the same for you.
Treats Hemorrhoids – A painful congestion rooted problem with few treatments available, hemorrhoids can be painful to experience especially when considering the side effects of most of today’s’ hemorrhoids prescription medication. Black seeds on the other hand offer immediate relief, and studies have shown it to actively prevent the spread of hemorrhoids.
Aids in Breast Feeding and Lactation – Not only does black seed oil help you breastfeed by improving lactation, it can also be used for nipple skin protection when applied prior to breastfeeding.
Constipation – Similarly to how it helps your digestion, it also aids in relieving constipation. Just take daily (1-2 teaspoons) after your lunch or dinner and repeat daily for immediate results.
Treats Nose Bleeds – A more traditionally known use stemming from the hot summers in the middle east. black seed oil can cure nosebleeds simply by putting a few drops (1-3) into your nostrils. Then sit back and feel power of this natural herb.
Dandruff – Not only is black seed oil great for your hair, but it also promotes hair follicle growth and even prevents dandruff. All you need to do is apply some to your hair and leave on for 30-60 minutes.
Helps with Depression – Multiple studies have shown people who had taken black seed oil were naturally happier and less depressed. This black seed oil benefit is among the most valuable, as millions are suffering from depression which can ruin lives.
Very few herbs tackle psychological issues, making black seed oil that much greater.
Removes Dizziness – Although this benefit comes from history, it’s still a useful and effective remedy. Black seed oil is known to help with dizziness and all you have to do is rub some on your neck and cheeks.
Relieves Stress – Black seed oil has been proven to be effective in reducing stress levels, as well as many other cognitive benefits. The studies showed that when the oil was taken, subjects had significantly lower stress levels than the rest who hadn’t taken any.
Prevents & Treats Alzheimer’s – There have been numerous recent studies that revealed black seed oil being an excellent natural supplement for preventing and slowing the progression of Alzheimer’s disease in individuals. Results showed that taking daily doses (1-2 teaspoons) yielded best results.
Improves Sperm Count – On top of improving fertility in both men and women, black seed oil also boosts semen count for men. Based on multiple studies, research shows that it can improve abnormally low semen counts in only 2 months when taken daily.
Promotes Healthy Bone Marrow Growth – Research has shown black seed extract to increase the bone marrow cells’ growth rate by an astonishing 150%. This is according to numerous studies conducted on multiple people. What’s even more amazing is that it’s shown to inhibit the growth rate of nearly all tumors by at least 50%.
Treats HIV – The use of this marvelous oil has been a useful tool in the fight against HIV/AIDS. According to recent studies, black seed oil has proven to be extremely effective in the treatment of HIV. This natural alternative has offered relief to many suffering from the horrible symptoms. In some cases, it only took 6 months for the HIV strain to be completely wiped out the bloodstream. On top of that, it stayed gone too.
Suppresses Bronchitis – Of all the respiratory conditions that black seeds treat, it’s especially been efficient in the treatment of bronchitis. This again is due to the powerful anti inflammatory properties they contain. Simply take 1-2 teaspoons of the oil daily for best results.
Natural Remedy for Colic (for babies) – Having a child that’s suffering from colic can be a really stressful time in your life. Although the cause of colic is still generally unknown, what is proven is that black seed oil has been proven to be an effective natural cure. It’s important to start with small amounts and increase gradually. The ideal situation in this case would be to make some tea with honey, lemon, and a few (3-5) drops of black seed oil.
General Weakness (lethargy) – Many of us experience emotional and mental lows in our lives, on top of the physical ones. For a boost in spirit, energy and overall mood and health, nothing beats black seed oil. It’s one of the most potent natural remedies known to improve overall state of health, both mental and physical.
Stimulates Urine Production – Another benefit of black seed oil is it’s ability to stimulate and promote urine production. Prostate and bladder issues have been treated for over 2,000 years with this awe striking herb, and studies have recently affirmed those benefits with clinical results showing major improvement in prostate health and function.
Removes Chronic Fatigue – Running on the previous, it’s also been efficient in the treatment of chronic fatigue. Although the causes for it vary, researchers concluded that black seed extract is helpful in re-energizing the body.
This magnificent herb will remain in our books to be one of the most potent and effective natural remedies known to man.
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