THE BLACK CUMIN SEEDS

NIGELLA SATIVA!!!
THE BLACK CUMIN SEEDS: AN AGE-LONG IMMUNE SYSTEM BOOST

“Your days are measured by your Immunity”
Grace Bulley

The strength of a castle is not just in the Structures but in the level of tightness of Security protecting it…This is simply like the immune system!

More than ever, these are times to strengthen our immunity of cause in the most natural way.

From the last article on Black seeds, I mentioned that it contains THYMOQUINONE (>40%) & PHYTOSTEROLS (>25%), which are the two major constituents of this mysterious age-long therapeutic seeds.

The major pharmacological activities exerted by Thymoquinone include Anticonvulsant, Antimicrobial, Anti-cancer, Antihistaminic, Anti-diabetic, Anti-inflammatory, and Antioxidant properties…
And all of these properties are potent in the Black Cumin Seeds.

The seeds transcend Ancient times, talked about in the Bible, Koran & Middle East for ages.
In fact, the Black Cumin Seeds is cataloged in the list of UNITED STATES FOOD & DRUGS ADMINISTRATION as “Generally Recognized as Safe”.

Briefly, I will touch on the medicinal abilities of the seed in Prevention or Curative (along with other therapies) effects on some diseases conditions

  1. PULMONARY INFLAMMATIONS: Thymoquinone in the black seeds has been demonstrated to have high potential in inhibiting the inflammatory changes associated with asthma.
    The bronchial relaxation effects of the boiled extract of N.sativa in contrast with Theophylline were accessed.

It was found that black seeds caused SUBSTANTIAL RISES IN ENTIRELY MEASURED RESPIRATORY FUNCTION TESTS & prevented the aggregation of inflammatory cells in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid in lung tissue.

  1. ANTIVIRUS ABILITY
    Black seeds display antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, and antiparasitic actions.

Also, 30 patients with Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) infection, who were not legible for Ribavirin therapy, when given black seeds oil; 16.17% became seronegative & 50% showed significant improvement in HCV viral load.

In addition, a 27yrs old HIV infected woman diagnosed during antenatal care, she was not eligible for anti-retroviral therapy but was therefore placed on black Cumin oil and honey mixture (10mls/3x daily).
Her repeat serology for HIV infection became negative with undetectable viral load, a whopping CD4 count of >750cells/πL!!! [Onifade et al]

Here, you see the effect of Black Seeds on microbes like Viruses is next to none.

  1. DIABETES AND HYPERTENSION
    The combination of N.sativa and Cinnamon cassia extracts to experimentally induced diabetic rats, showed significantly stabilized serum glucose levels (HbA1c), improved lipid profile, and better renal function parameters.

Phytosterols, abundant in black seeds, has huge benefits in lowering the low-density lipoprotein and cholesterol levels.

Black Seeds (2g daily) was used on 57 patients for one year, it resulted in reduced systolic, diastolic, and mean arterial heart rate. Although a trend failed to show a significant reduction of BP in elderly patients until dosage and duration were increased for an additional 6wks!

A substantial reversal of histopathological pancreatic cell injury was also observed in animals using the combined Black seeds and Cinnamon extracts.

  1. NEUROLOGY & BRAIN TUMORS
    Flavonoids in Black Cumin seeds have been shown to modulate critical neuronal signaling paths involved in the process of memory and synapses.

The main components of Black Seed Oil on brain damage (from sodium nitrite in preservatives), results showed reduced oxidative stress and retrieving of Glutathione cell-regenerating factor restored Cytochrome and remarkable reduction of tumor spread in the brain tissues.

  1. RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS & AUTOIMMUNE INFECTIONS
    Thymoquinone in Black seeds prevents the severe signs of joint pains & swellings in Rheumatoid arthritis.

Inflammations as we all know, have a keynote in several Medical conditions, osteoarthritis, fibroids, asthma, allergies, cancer, all diseases associated with pain.
And the existing anti-inflammatory agents commonly used comprise of drugs that produce severe adverse effects like Ulcers, Salt/water retention, etc

However, Medicinal herbs like Cumin are safer with lesser side effects than conventional drugs.

  1. ANTIOXIDANTS ABILITY
    N.sativa was found to neutralize the toxicity of aflatoxins. 9mg/kg of body weight protects Liver injury induced by aflatoxins.

In fact, Thymoquinone has been found to protect the brain from radiation-induced nitrosative stress!

  1. ANTI CANCER & ANTI TUMOUR ABILITY
    Many researchers provided evidence of the chemotherapeutic activity of black seeds on Cancer

This has been found useful as dietary supplements to enhance the effects of Anticancer drugs.

Let me stop here, with all of the above research pieces of evidence, it is evident that Thymoquinone in black seeds has a wide spectrum of effects on IMMUNITY BOOST & ALL-ROUND NUTRITION!!!

NB:
Only under a Registered Dietitian’s supervision alongside your Physician or Clinical Pharmacist, should you use black seeds IF you are living with any Chronic Disease Condition.

Also, those suffering from all forms of Ulcers, GERD, and other GIT disorders should endeavor not to use black seeds on an empty stomach.
Black Cumin Seeds is quite acidic in nature.

Lastly, as precaution, avoid ‘abuse’ or overuse of black seeds, I mean taking it continuously for too extended period, or beyond any prescription stated in this article!
Yes, try to combine it with other therapies like Honey, (do not use honey if you are diabetic) Cinnamon and Garlics etc.

Eat to live, don’t live to Eat – FASEHUN OYETOLANI, RD.

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Benefits of Aloe Vera

Aloe vera plant is more than just a flower. It is a magical plant with so many healing powers beyond comprehension.

Sit back and read on, as I lay out some of its major qualities and capabilities this plant does and can do for you.

The Aloe Vera plant is green all year round and mostly found in the Tropical regions in the world.

It is very easy to maintain. Just like every plant, it helps in the purification of air. It can be used in your home or office to clear out formaldehyde and Benzene coming from chemically produced products like toys, paints, etc. In addition, it detoxifies the body, aiding the digestion process. Aloe Vera can be added to smoothies or water daily, a perfect way to assist the movement of our bowels and allow waste and toxins to leave our body system easily.

Note: Raw Aloe Vera is bitter and Very Healthy.

Raw Aloe Vera Gel

Ways to use Aloe Vera

The Real Aloe vera comes as a plant.

Aloe Vera Plant

Aloe Vera plant is a magical plant that can be placed in the home or office. It is edible by mixing the gel in your smoothies or in your drinking water to aid digestion, easy waste and toxin removal from the body (detoxification). It is used to treat constipation as it has laxative effects.

Furthermore, Aloe vera supports and boosts the immune system. It reduces high blood pressure, improves blood quality, prevents kidney stones, helpful to diabetic patients to stimulate and stabilize the blood sugar. It reduces inflammation, menstrual pain, helps in weight loss, cures Asthma, and prevents cancer.

Aloe Vera can be used to treat blisters, insect bites, allergic reactions and more. It is used to cure gum issues and mouth ulcers as it possesses natural anti-bacterial and antimicrobial effects. It is nature’s first-aid plant.

The Aloe Vera Gel can be mixed with your body cream to improve your skin, as it hydrates the skin, possesses anti-aging properties and reduces wrinkles. It is used for sunburn, eczema and acne treatment.

It is super beneficial for hair growth. It has alkaline properties that help enhance the scalp and hair for proper growth. It can be applied directly to hair and good for all hair issues like dandruff, fungal infection, hair damage or itchy hair and more.

Aloe Vera is easy to maintain as it does not require daily watering. It helps improve the quality of air and a good plant to have around. Health is wealth, go get some Aloe Vera for your intake and experience the magic of nature.