Black seed (aka Roman coriander, black sesame, black cumin, or black caraway) is the latest health buzz in the natural or holistic healing world. The tiny black seeds of the plant Nigella sativa and its healing oil have been used for ages in Arabic and Asian cultures to treat nearly everything but death.
This tiny, humble, and powerful seed kills MRSA, fights cancer, heals dying beta cells within the diabetic’s pancreas, and works as a natural painkiller… and these healing powers are only the tip of the iceberg.
20 Amazing Health Benefits Of Black Seed
1. Heart Health
Researchers found that daily use (100-200 mg twice a day for 2 months) of black seed extract reduced LDL or bad cholesterol and blood pressure. It protects your heart against strokes and promotes overall heart health.
Daily use of 2 grams black seeds keeps blood sugar levels in check, improves insulin resistance, protects your kidneys, and improves beta-cell function and regeneration in the pancreas.
It has anti-convulsive properties and can reduce the frequency of seizures, especially in children who resist conventional treatments.
Black seed oil shows anti-asthmatic, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory effects. Just mix 1 teaspoon of its oil in boiling water and inhale the vapor twice a day to find relief.
5. Sore Throat And Dry Cough
Black seed oil is an effective treatment for a sore throat, dry cough or acute tonsillopharyngitis. Its capsules soothe the pain, work anti-inflammatory, and kills bacteria or viruses. Another effective remedy: mix 1 teaspoon black seed oil in 1 cup ginger tea, drink twice a day or massage the oil over the center of your chest to find relief.
Black seeds have shown some great results in killing MRSA, an anti-biotic resistant bacteria, commonly found in hospitals.
Topically applied black seed oil increases epidermal thickness and soothes psoriasis eruptions.
8. Prevent Brain Damage From Lead Poisoning
Some studies show that black seeds can dampen and reverse damage to our brain caused by lead poisoning.
9. Parkinson’s Disease, Alzheimer’s, or dementia
An extract of thymoquinone, made from black seeds, has shown to protect the brain from toxicity which is associated with Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s, or dementia.
A similar thymoquinone extract from black seeds has shown to induce cell death, prevents further growth, and stops the spread of several types of cancers such as leukemia, oral, cervical, liver, colon, brain, and breast cancer.
11. Radiation Damage Control
Black seed’s active compound, thymoquinone, can protect your brain from radiation damage.
12. Morphine Addiction Control And Withdrawal Symptoms
This tiny seed can be used as an effective long-term therapy for people who struggle with opiate dependence, addictions, or tolerances.
13. Protection Against Chemical Weapons
Researchers found that a tincture made from black seeds can reduce the symptoms of chemical weapon exposure and replace the need of conventional drugs.
14. Scar Prevention
Black seed oil shows some great results in reducing the appearances of scars after an operation.
The oil of black seeds acts as a natural antihistamine which reduces the symptoms of allergies and inflammation. Half a teaspoon twice a day should do the trick and ease allergy symptoms right from their start.
16. Flu And Fever
Black seed oil reduces fever, cools your body, and improve detoxification. Take 1 teaspoon a day when symptoms occur.
Many people report a better night’s rest when they take one teaspoon of black seed 1 hour before turning in. To maximize its effect add to chamomile, valerian, passionflower, or lavender tea.
18. Digestive Health
Add half a teaspoon to ginger tea or ginger juice to stimulate digestion, ease an upset stomach, or as a natural remedy for diarrhea or gas.
19. Natural painkiller
Black seed oil’s anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties are great for treating tooth- or headaches.
20. Promote Menstruation
Many women use black seed oil to promote menstruation when they are irregular or new moms use it to promote milk production to make breastfeeding easier.
There are no reported harmful side effects. However, it is not recommended during pregnancy. Black seed oil or black seeds are available at most health food stores or online. The oil is dark yellow or amber and can also be found in capsules.
Many studies and trials have been done to prove and unravel the healing powers of these tiny black seeds. Click here to get a great list of scientific studies.