29 Dec 2012
December 29, 2012

Black cumin (Nigella sativa)

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Black cumin ( Nigella sativa ) read as a panacea that so many people because of this and not be taken seriously as a very potent remedy for a large number of serious diseases. However, one should take into account that these little seeds are ideal chemical composition that makes black cumin far superior than most other plants. They contain proteins, carbohydrates, saturated and unsaturated fatty acid, thiamin, niacin, folic acid, calcium, iron, beta-carotene, and many other valuable ingredients.

The history of the use of black cumin oil dates back to the time of the pharaohs, but its healing begins to scientifically investigate only forty years ago.

Since then, spent about 200 different studies in different institutes and universities, which revealed indeed quite a number of diseases in which black cumin are beneficial: autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis, asthma, allergies, chronic fatigue, high cholesterol, diabetes, allergies, chronic fatigue, high cholesterol, diabetes, hemorrhoids, varicose veins, high blood pressure, bacterial, fungal and parasitic infections, headaches, eczema, skin fungus, ringworm, neurodermatitis, acne, bronchitis, cough, pneumonia, sinusitis, reduced immunity, pain in joints and muscles, pain in the stomach and intestines, intestinal fungi, bloating, diarrhea, colic, liver disease and damage, kidney stones, insomnia, depression, poor circulation, PMS, AIDS, cancer … and the list just goes on.

We should not ignore the effect of black cumin oil on the skin: dermal application of nail seems brighter and stronger, prevents hair loss and is effective against dandruff, nourishes dry skin, reduces wrinkles, regenerates damaged skin cells.

Watching the bulky list of diseases that can affect black cumin oil, we can not help but wonder – is really one plant can successfully treat all of this? How is it possible to have the same effect on the intestinal fungi, joint pain and cancer? The answer lies in a fantastic part of the seeds in the sense of many chemical substances it contains. It should also be borne in mind that the action of black cumin is primarily to restore balance in all systems, not on the drug. Therefore, regular use of black cumin oil not only in acute and chronic conditions, but as a daily supplement is the most you can do for your health and long-term vitality.

Oil black caraway raises immunity
Immunity is the natural ability of the body to recognize foreign substances that threaten it and to protect them. The foreign substances that adversely affect our body primarily includes a variety of bacteria, viruses and parasites. The immune system plays a role that it recognizes, neutralizes, destroys and removes these substances in the process known as the immune response. Immunity can be thought of as an interactive system between us and the environment. To put it simply, if our immune system works flawlessly will not suffer despite attacks by different pathogens, and also we will not have an allergic reaction, although we are exposed to allergens.

Therefore we can say that a healthy immune system is the basic prerequisite for human health, as well as long and quality life. If the activity weakened immune system susceptible to various infections, we, while his hyperactivity means predisposed to allergies and so-called. autoimmune disease (the body reacts to its own tissue). Previous investigations of black cumin oil has shown that its activity is not limited to individual organs, but that it covers the entire body through the immune system. Oil of black cumin is an immunomodulator, it regulates the function of the immune system – one way is to stimulate the growth of lymphocytes T and B.

A weakened immune system can recognize by the following symptoms: frequent infections and inflammation, weakness, exhaustion and fatigue, weight loss, frequent headaches. When such symptoms, oil of black cumin take 3 times a day after meals, after 30-40 drops. The oil can be taken only at the abdomen (tasted like spicy and bitter), or stir in a little honey. For prevention, ie. As the body prepares for a potentially exhausting period (for example, before the flu season), it is sufficient to take 20 drops after meals, three times a day. The oil should be taken for at least three months to achieve full activity in the body.

The effect of black cumin allergy
Allergies are inappropriate and excessive reaction of our defense system at different, otherwise harmless environmental factors. In general we can say that the antigens are substances that the body recognizes as foreign and potentially harmful, and therefore against them creates specific antibodies. This is a useful defense mechanism against harmful factors from the environment, such as a variety of bacteria, viruses and the like. However, if the organism is detected, for example, a harmless pollen flowers as a major threat, then start strong and idle immune response – that is how the allergies.

The oil of black cumin gives excellent results in allergy. Its long-term use leads to significant reduction in symptoms. In one study of allergy to treat allergic rhinitis, bronchial asthma and atopic dermatitis with black cumin oil capsules, the amount of 40-80mg / kg / day (approximately 40 drops three times a day). There has been a result of the subjective feeling of allergies decreased in all subjects.

Because of its chemical composition, which includes an unsaturated fatty acid, oil of black cumin shows beneficial effects on asthma (due to the effects of omega-3 acids), and in atopic dermatitis (due to the omega-6 acid).

The treatment of allergies is best to start a few months before pollination period (which begins in March or April), to help the body failed to prepare for the season of high concentration of pollen in the air. The oil of black cumin take three times a day after meals, at 30-40 drops. Note that in allergy treatment should last until the end jeseni.Tijekom winter you can take a break, but again you need to begin therapy at the latest in February. So far, reports of allergy-sufferers with extremely severe symptoms who after years of therapy almost completely solve all the symptoms of allergies.

Black cumin and cancer
Much of the research in the world dedicated to activities of black cumin oil on tumor cells. It turned out that black cumin can perfectly serve the treatment of severe diseases because thanks to his action strengthens the body’s own ability to self-defense. The first major test of action black cumin oil on prevention of tumors was performed by scientists in “Cancer Immuno-Biology Laboratory” in South Carolina. A conclusion was reached that a healthy immune system to recognize and destroy cancer cells before a tumor can endanger the patient.

Black cumin oil acts as an immunomodulator, therefore encourages a balance in all systems, including the immune system. Also, it was found that black cumin particularly useful in aggressive forms of cancers that have spread by tumor angiogenesis and tend to metastasize. Scientists in “Kimmel Cancer Center” in Philadelphia found that thymoquinone, one of the ingredients of black cumin, stops the growth of tumor cells in cancers of pancreas, and destroys them reinforcing process of apoptosis (programmed cell death). In this regard, thymoquinone as chemopreventive and chemoprotective agent can help patients who are undergoing chemotherapy, as well as individuals who are at high risk for cancer.

The oil of black cumin also significantly reduces the harmful effects of radiation in radiation therapy. During radiation leads to the formation of oxygen free radicals that damage cells, and may result: skin damage, edema, scarring, fibrosis, etc. Studies have shown that taking black cumin oil help prevent these consequences. Federal Office for Drug Control and food of the United States in 1996 approved the use of black cumin oil in the treatment of cancerous diseases for the prevention of adverse effects of chemotherapy and strengthening the immune system of the organism.

Does it three times a day per teaspoon black cumin oil, will facilitate and reduce the side effects of chemotherapy, and to encourage the body to strengthen their ability samoobrane.Također is recommended to people who are at risk for cancer (there is a family history of the disease, and possible hereditary factor) that preventive consume black cumin, and to 20 drops after meals, three times a dan.Važno to know that the complete operation of oil of black cumin comes only after 8-12 weeks of regular consumption.

Black cumin in cholesterol and diabetes
The main reason for the healing properties of black cumin is the content of unsaturated fatty acids, which return the balance of lipids and preventing inflammation in the blood vessels. High colesterol treatment is carried out with a variety of medicinal plants that act on the body in different ways (stimulate the secretion of bile, acting on the digestive system, reduce cholesterol synthesis, etc.).

Oils that are sure to take during the entire treatment, and continue to be taken and a long period after that, they are with unsaturated fatty acids, the popular omega-3 and omega-6 acids. Black cumin oil contains about 24% monounsaturated and 58% polyunsaturated fatty acids. One study showed that taking black cumin oil (30 mg / kg / day-about half a teaspoon a day – over 20 weeks) lowers LDL cholesterol from 12.7 to 8.5, and increases HDL from 41.7 to 83.42. In folk medicine vegetable oil and black cumin is used in diabetes. It was found that increasing the secretion of insulin from pancreatic beta cells, and would therefore be used in the treatment of diabetes and diabetic osteopenia (bone mineral loss) .Uzimanje black cumin oil (400mg / kg / day – about 2 tablespoons three times a day ) decreased the blood glucose concentration by 21,7mmol / L 9,9mmol / l after 4 weeks of therapy.

antiparasitic and antifungal activity
When the parasite Schistosoma mansoni, which causes dangerous and very painful disease bilharciju (or shizostomiazu), a disease that often occurs in Africa and South America and is considered the most dangerous diseases in the area after malaria, vegetable oil black cumin strong effect against all stages of development, and in addition it has an inhibitory effect in females to lay eggs. Vegetable oil black caraway were tested for fungi that cause dermatophytosis (tinea pedis, T. corporis, T. capitis, T. cruris etc.), And fungal infections of the skin, nails, scalp, genitals. It turned out very effective and justified traditional use in fungal diseases.

For full effect, it is recommended that the dermal and oral administration. For dermal application, and suggests the use of essential oils antifungal activity (tea tree, palmarosa, metvulja etc.) In combination with the oil of black cumin. It has been proven and operation of vegetable oil of black cumin against cytomegalovirus (CMV), a virus that causes chickenpox, infectious mononucleosis and herpes simplex.

Cutaneous application of black cumin

With oral administration, we can not ignore the distinct therapeutic properties of black cumin oil by the dermal route. Like other oil with a high content of unsaturated fatty acids (such as evening primrose or borage) oil has a beneficial effect on skin problems like scars, stretch marks, eczema, psoriasis, neurodermatitis, acne, rosacea, seborrheic dermatitisa.Crni anyone well nourishes dry and scaly skin. It is believed to help prevent wrinkles and existing finer wrinkles will diminish everyday use. It is especially suitable for sensitive skin prone to redness and inflammation, because it nourishes and soothes, and has anti-inflammatory.

Wraps hair with oil of black cumin will strengthen the hair and give it shine, and because of its activity against fungi and bacteria, reduces dandruff. The oil can be used as a wrap or after every hair wash, rub 1-2 drops on the scalp and dry hair.

Black cumin heals all
If you examine the list of indications of using oil of black cumin, and considering that currently being investigated for its effect on various aspects of human health, the answer is I really nameće-, black cumin cures everything. In fact, even the Islamic prophet Muhammad was in his famous book “Hadith” wrote: “Black cumin heals every disease except death.” Black cumin always been read as svelijek – in the tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamun were found vials of oil of black cumin, and Cleopatra and Nefertiti have him cherished his skin.

For three millennia Black Cumin matures in water scarce environment and gives oil extraordinary chemical composition. It is said that for every disease in nature there is no cure, but the greatest ally in maintaining the health and healing of our own bodies. Black cumin oil helps our bodies to function properly, despite everything that a modern and accelerated life makes that nice balance of the organism so necessary for health. A balanced body can cure all.

Note: The oil of black cumin is not suitable for oral use in pregnant women, nursing mothers and young children.


wrote: Vlatko Mileusnić

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