This ancient herbal remedy has been used for thousands of years and is most famous from the saying of the Holy Prophet (SWS),
"Hold on to the use of the blackseed for indeed it has a remedy for every disease except death."
This is a far reaching statement but is backed up by thousands of years of successfull treatments and with over 500 research papers verifying not only many of its traditional remedies but also for severe modern diseases such as cancer, AIDS and asthma.
Blackseed oil should only be produced by cold pressing. This is most important to retain the valuable healing components.
Blackseed oil can be compared to the immune booster Echinacea. Black Cumin Seed oil works in a very different way making it suitable for illnesses of the immune sustem itself, e.g. M.S., and Aids.
Blackseed oil has been used traditionally for thousands of years for home remedies for almost any ailment such as yeast infections, diabetes, skin cancer, eczema, skin fungus, psiorasis, diarrhoea, stomach ulcers, ear ache...the list is endless.
How it Works
Blackseed oil has been termed as a body oil similar to a car which also needs oil to work. Black cumin seed oil has so many healing components. Today we have advanced technologically where we can perform laser surgery on the brain. At the same time we have lost a connection to our natural being with many natural remedies such as blackseed oil having been forgotten.
Our modern lifestyle has increasingly neglected our natural way of living and we are constantly assaulted by pollution, unhealthy foods and a life that’s pace has become so fast that we find little time to reflect on our selves. Blackseed is an ancient herbal remedy that more and more people and research papers confirm its wide range of healing capabilities. The value of our health cannot be over estimated.
Modern drugs are designed to solve the problem at hand as quickly as possible, but all too often they are not solving the root of the illness and we find ourselves having to take more and more drugs. Herbal medicine is based on the principle of holistic health, finding the root of the problem. Blackseed is a herb that works in a holistic way like no other herb. It can be compared to borage and primrose oil but is much more versatile.
Black cumin seed contains many components that complement each other so the blackseed oil works synergetically. Blackseed oil is not just a healing medicament that works in an isolated manner but has a broad range of healing capability making it one of the most versatile herbs in the world.
Important Active Ingredients
Blackseed oil contains over 100 components which work together synergetically: 20% protein, 35% carbohydrates, 35-45% vegetable oils and fats, Omega 3 and Omega 6, essential oil 0.5-1.5%, trace elements and enzymes.
Saponin Melathin has strong cleaning properties and is used as a laxative and for destroying parasites. Because of the composition of blackseed oil it is suitable for destroying parasites in infants where most herbal remedies would be too extreme. In food it promotes the absorption of nutrients. It increases secretion and is considered mucolytic and expectorant providing liquefication of bronchial secretion and quick removal of bronchial mucous. Saponin melathin supports the bitter principle nigellin’s curative effect on metabolism for an appetite stimulating, digestant, general cleaning and eliminator.
Nigellin also promotes the function of the liver and kidneys.
Beta-sisterol known for sinking cholesterol level and aids secretion.
Thymoquinone is an antioxidant, which inhibits the formation of undesirable prostoglandins, is anti-inflammatory and has a pain killing effect. It has a choleretic effect (stimulates the production of bile) and is good for fat metabolism and detoxification.
Essential oils have the holistic effect by smells triggering release of hormones and messenger substance. Also they are digested directly through the lymphatics clearing any congestion in the lymphatic system, which then leaves it free to perform it’s function of purifying the blood (essential during any illness).
Selenium and Carotene which have been shown to alleviate cancer. Carotene is converted by the liver into vitamin A, the vitamin known for its anti-cancer activity.
Arginine which is essential for infant growth.
Fifteen amino acids make up the protein content of the black seed, including eight of the nine essential amino acids. Essential amino acids cannot be synthesised within our body in sufficient quantities and are thus required from our diet.
Black seed is also a source of calcium, iron, sodium, and potassium. Required only in small amounts by the body, these elements' main function is to act as essential cofactors in various enzyme functions.
Production of Prostaglandin E1
The Nobel prize for Medicine was awarded for research done on prostoglandins in 1982. The fatty acids are up to 50% polyunsaturated and therefore essential for human beings. Blackseed oil can be compared to Borage and Primrose oil for this high essential content yet it has further healing components and is more versatile. It is the essential fatty acids combined with the volatile oil that play the vital role of forming prostoglandin E1 that harmonizes the immune system.
• Has a regulating effect on the brain functions, nerve conduction, and release of transmitter substances and messenger substances.
• Contributes to lowering the blood pressure and vasodilation and prevents the clumping of the
little blood platelets (thrombocytes)
• Regulates the immune system and activates the T-lymphocytes, which are essential for the body’s
defense against illness.
• Inhibits allergic processes
• Normalizes inflamed skin
• Has a bronchodilating effect
• Increases hormonal secretion for the thyroid hormone and insulin, for example.
• Regulates the female sexual hormones, above all during the corpous-luteum phase of the
cycle, pregnancy and menopause.
• Has an anti-inflammatory effect by preventing the release of certain enzymes that participate in the creation of inflammations.
Prostoglandin E1 has a regulating and harmonizing effect on the immune system. This creates a calming effect when there is an over reaction, as is the case with allergies and asthma, which Blackseed oil’s thymoquinone also supports the anti-inflammatory, bronchodilatory, and secretagogic effect of prostoglandinE1.
Similarly, blackseed also regulates the weakened immune system by increasing its capability of eliminating free radicals, tumours and cancerous cells.