Black cumin seed oil has so many amazing health benefits, that have been traditionally and scientifically proven and none of us should miss.
Yes, I would like to introduce to you this oil, which I came to know and use about 6 month ago.
I am delighted and grateful to God for showing me this oil because it helped clear the psoriasis I had suffered for over 10 years. Even though my psoriasis symptoms greatly reduced by 80-90% compared with 8 years ago thanks to diet improvement, the remaining 10-20% seemed incurable until I knew black cumin seed oil. After a day drinking 2-3 teaspoons of black cumin seed oil for 2-3 weeks, I was so happy to see the psoriasis symptoms on my legs disappeared.
Reading that black cumin seed oil is anti-convulsant and can address insomnia, I tried using it to help my grand-daughter to avoid seizures during sleep. Now with just 3.5 ml before bed, she falls into sleep easily and sleeps well with no seizures – whether at night or in day time – a result that is impossible to achieve with medication and other natural therapies.
As black cumin seed oil is also a bronchodilator and anti-asthmatic, I introduced it to some acquaintances suffering from asthma. After about 1 week, they said it helped them breathe easier without having to use asthma inhalers as often as before.
I prescribed “black cumin seed oil” for some patients at Antara free clinic. The results were amazing for a kid with asthma, a kid with allergy to cat and an adult with insomnia and depression.
In the following paragraphs, you may think that black cumin seed oil is said to have too many health benefits to be true. But I believe black cumin seed oil has so many health benefits partly because it helps heal and protect the digestive system. Scientific studies agree that all illnesses start from the gut or the digestive system. My skin disease did not go away because my gut was leaking – a condition when the tight junctions of the intestinal wall become loose, allowing bacteria and toxins to enter the blood stream. The looser these tight junctions become, a wider variety of toxins enter the blood steam.
It has not been proven that leaky gut is the cause of many skin diseases and autoimmune disease. However there is a close association between these diseases and leaky gut condition. Many people do not know this association and try to find topical medicine to suppress symptoms of their skin illness without making an effort to change their diet and lifestyle to help restore the health of their digestive tract wall. The result is frustration. Black cumin seed oil has the power to heal leaky gut with the support of healthy diet and lifestyle. That is how it helped heal my psoriasis symptoms.
What is Black cumin seed
Most of us have probably never heard of black cumin seeds or black cumin seed oil. Why? Because black cumin plants, Nigella sativa by scientific name, grow only in India, Southern Europe, North Africa and the Middle East countries. Black cumin seed oil has been used by practitioners of herbal medicine in these regions for thousands of years to treat an extensive list of difficult health conditions. Its healing effects are said to treat any illness except death.
Since 1964 there have been about 460 scientific studies confirming the amazing therapeutic properties of black cumin seed oil.
Black cumin seed oil is scientifically confirmed to have the following therapeutic actions:
- Anti cancer especially leukemia , breast cancer , brain tumor , pancreatic cancer.
- Boosting immune system function and response
- antihistamines – anti-allergy
- Analgesic (pain killer)
- Anti-bacteria including anti biotic resistant bacteria such as methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
- a bronchodilator
- Anti-diabetic (both type 1 and type 2 diabetes)
- Balancing serum cholesterol
- Hepato-protective (Promoting liver health)
- Insulin sensitizing
- A galactagogue ( increasing the flow of breast milk in nursing mothers)
- An emmenagogue (stimulating menstrual periods)
- Reno-protective (kidney protecting)
- A tumor necrosis factor alpha inhibitor
- An immune system function and response booster
- Reno-protective (kidney protection) •
- A metabolism booster
Health Benefits of Black Cumin Seed Oil (BCSO)
Following are some of the many conditions reportedly treated with consistent ingestion of BCSO •
- Heart & cardiovascular disease
- Poor hair growth and poliosis (early graying)
- Poor bone marrow production
- Allergies and sinusitis
- Anxiety and nervous tension
- Colds and flu
- Colic (babies)
- Diarrhea, indigestion and heartburn
- Hair loss
- Headaches and migraines
- High blood pressure
- Intestinal parasites
- Lethargy and depression
- Candida albicans
- High serum cholesterol level
- Inflammation in the cardiovascular system
- Hardened and blood vessel walls
- Backache, arthritis and rheumatism
- Fungal and other infections
- Joint pain
- Sore muscles
- Chronic fatigue
- Poor muscle tone
- Over-excited nervous system
- Respiratory problems/symptoms •
- Infectious disease •
- Weakness •
- Seizures •
- Dermatitis •
- Prostate issues •
- Gallbladder stones •
- Kidney stones •
- Hemorrhoids •
- Varicose veins •
- Depression •
- Difficult circulation and many other health problems •
- Dry skin
BCSO is normally safe and well tolerated. There has been no reports about BCSO toxicity or adverse reactions. However, anything -including filtered water- in excessive use is unsafe. So it is better to start from low dose and stay within the dosage range suggested by experienced physicians and nutritionists.
If BCSO is used topically, its better to test it first or dilute it with coconut oil or olive oil before applying.
If you are taking prescribed medication, it is better to consult the doctor before using BCSO to avoid unwanted interactions, which may increase or reduce the efficacy of the drugs.
How to use BCSO:
The best way is to use cold pressed black cumin seed oil in bottles or as 500 mg capsules.
According to naturopathic doctors and nutritionists, the normal dose is 1 teaspoon (5 ml) twice a day on an empty stomach (morning and before bed) for treatment or once a day before bed for maintenance .
Capsules can be taken 2 to 5 capsules 2 times a day.
As the taste of the oil can be too strong for some people, it is best to mix it with water, hot tea and honey or orange juice before drinking.
In Vietnam black cumin seed oil may not be available locally, but can be purchased through fado.vn. It can be bought online in any country (e.g. purenature.co.nz in New Zealand or www.iherb.com worldwide). But remember to choose food grade oil. Some stores label BCSO as ” black seed oil”. At iherb.com you can buy with your local currency (not US dollars if not in the US) and they use DHL service at very low freight cost. Before purchasing please check that the oil must have scientific name, “Nigella sativa” to make sure the product is genuine BCSO. It also pays off to read Reviews to find good quality brand.
Please remember that while taking BCSO you still need to have healthy diet with plenty of vegetables and fruits, avoiding as much as possible red meat, animal based products and simple carbs. You also need to relax and engage in adequate physical activities to enjoy the full benefits of black seed oil.
Disclaimer: This article is only for information and education and does not replace the advice from your physician.
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