The healing properties of black seed oil

Black seed also known as Nigella Sativa has been used as a flavoring and Arabic, Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine. According to The American Journal of Chinese Medicine, it has the components “thymoquinone, thymohydroquinone, dithymoquinone, thymol, carvacrol, nigellimine-N-oxide, nigellicine, nigellidine and alpha-hederin”.  It also has antihypertensive, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory as well as anti-cancer properties.

I use black seed oil for allergies.  A few times during the year, I go through bouts of sneezing, sore throats, and sniffing.  I take 1 dose of black seed oil (1 tablespoon) twice a day and in a few hours the allergies are gone.  As a school teacher this is also important for me to have in my regimen to keep me from being sick which will lead to absence from my students.

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If you are curious and want to give black seed oil a try just know that it has a strong earthy taste sort of like turpentine. Depending on the manufacturer it varies in color from light brown to a deep rich dark brown.  The taste range to from a mild earthy taste to a strong taste.  To cope with this you can add a little pure honey and little freshly squeezed lemon or citron lime juice to your tablespoon quantity.

Prophet Mohamed was know for saying that black seed was a remedy for everything except death. A search on the web will give you a multitude of ailments that black seed oil can help with. There are 833 medical articles regarding the healing properties of this natural remedy.  To find our more go to http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=nigella%20sativa .


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The American Journal of Chinese Medicine can be found at the following link.  

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