Black seed oil history

Nigella sativa is a spice plant which has been traditionally used for culinary and medicinal purposes. As early as 3000 BC both Assyrians and Egyptians cultivated it, pressing the black seed oil to be used as both a drug and food. The Assyrian use included application on the eyes and for ear disorders as well as utilizing it as remedy for skin disorders and intestinal or stomach complains.

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Black seed oil: drug or herb?

• It is a potent antioxidant;
• It is immune-modulating;
• It protects cells from aging and toxic destruction;
• It regenerates human cells, including nerve and pancreatic cells;
• It blocks inflammation;
• It contains two highly pharmacologically active components, thymoquinone and alfa-heredin.

• It is a potent antioxidant;
• It is immune-modulating;
• It protects cells from aging and toxic destruction;
• It regenerates human cells, including nerve and pancreatic cells;
• It blocks inflammation;
• It contains two highly pharmacologically active components, thymoquinone and alfa-heredin.Thymoquinone blocks the toxicity of carcinogens, blocks lipid peroxidation in cell membrains which is a major cause of tissue inflammation, suppresses growth of the fibro sarcomas and stomach/colon tumours. It is natural analgetic, smooth muscle relaxant, heart rhythm tonic agent.
Nigellone is anti-spasmodic, antihistaminic, has bronchial dilation properties, potent against respiratory disorders and can be used as cortisone replacement.
Other components in black seed oil are Cymene, Limonene, Carvone, Nigellonsemohiprepinon etc.
Carvacrol is potent antioxidant with antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, anti-tumour, germicidal properties.
Thymol – antiseptic, bronchodilator, anti-parasitic, antitussive, antifungal agent.

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Black seed oil scientific review

Black seed oil is used as potent analgesic and anti-inflammatory drug. The steam-distilled essential oil of black seed (Nigella sativa) was investigated for its composition and anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties. Conclusion was, that both systemic and local administration of black seed oil showed anti-inflammatory activity. Research revealed that Thymoquinone, one of the major components of black seed oil has been responsible for these pharmacological effects.
Previous studies conducted on animals linked consumption of black seed oil to decreased anxiety and improved memory. The most recent study, which was carried out at a boarding school in Bangladesh, was designed to examine probable effect of black seed oil on anxiety, mood and cognition in adolescent human males. Conclusion was that over the four weeks study period, the use of black seed oil as a nutritional supplement been observed to decrease anxiety, stabilize mood and modulate cognition positively.
The relaxant effect of black seed oil on smooth muscles, it’s possible mechanisms and clinical applications.
Different therapeutic properties including the beneficial effects on asthma and dyspnea, digestive and gynecology disorders have been described for the seeds of Nigella sativa. Conclusion was that relaxant effect of black seed oil is therapeutic importance such as vasodilation in hypertension, bronchodilation in asthma, and therapeutic effect on urogenital or digestive disorders.

 

Other metabolic benefits of black seed oil include

improved fat digestion, reduction in appetite, increased absorption of glucose from intestines, increased utilization of insulin at the cellular level, enhanced liver burning of glucose and other fuels (enchased gluconeogenesis), reduction of blood triglycerides, reduction of blood total cholesterol, lowering of blood glucose levels, reduction in blood levels of homocysteine, a marker of syndrome X, cause a rise in body’s heat index, known as thermogenesis.

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Black seed oil and cardiovascular health

• Causes a calming of the cardiac nerve centers, leading to reduction in heart rate.
• Reduces spasticity within arterial linings, enhancing blood flow.
• Blocks coronary arterial spasm thus reducing heart attack risk.
• Causes a significant reduction in blood pressure, especially when combined with crude cold-pressed sesame oil.
• Activates the thyroid gland which leads to a degree strain and stress on the heart muscle.
• Aids in the purging of the arteries of plaque.
• Helps lower excessive cholesterol and triglyceride levels

Black seed oil and digestive health

Black seed oil is very beneficial when treating: esophagitis, esophageal cancer, GERD (gastroesophageal reflux), gastritis, gastric or duodenal ulcer, Helicobacter pylori infection, stomach cancer, leaky gut syndrome, gallbladder disorders, gallstones, liver disorder (including hepatitis and fatty liver), colitis and/or spastic colon, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s desease, pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer, hemorrhoids, diverticulitis, rectal fissure.

Importance of choosing the right product

There are so many different companies that sell black seed oil, but which one to choose? Most valuable black seed oil is when it’s: 100% pure, cold-pressed, unfiltered and unrefined, without preservatives and additives. Choose only strong black seed oil with high Thymoquinone (TQ) levels, avoid common products that contain only around 1 % TQ. Bottle is also very important! You should avoid plastic bottles, choose only dark amber glass bottles, because it perfectly preserves precious black seed oil by protecting it from sun oxidation. Tests have shown that black seed oil in amber glass bottles stays fresh up to 12 months or longer compared to plastic bottles.
Currently, Coyote-Herbs is one of best suppliers of pure Black Seed Oil that meets these standards.

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