Nigella Sativa or Black Cumin Seeds Can Help Cure A Range of Health Ailments
If you have not heard about Nigella Sativa, it’s time for you to get to know all about the health benefits of these powerful ancient seeds. Nigella Sativa is also known as Black Cumin, black seed oil, and it comes in seeds, pills and an oil. Black Cumin seeds come from a plant. These powerful seeds have been used for more than 2000 years, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), who conducted a study of randomized control trials on the benefits of thymoquinone (TQ).
The powerful ingredient that gives black cumin seeds their many health properties is thymoquinone (TQ). Thymoquinone is a phytochemical compound from the Nigella Sativa plant. Phytochemicals are ingredients that are produced by plants. Phytochemicals help plants resist fungus, bacteria, and infections from animals, insects, and the environment. Numerous studies conducted, claim Nigella Sativa’s health benefits are so vast, that some countries think of the plant as a cure all for many chronic health problems.
Let’s dig in and learn about the diseases and health problems that black cumin seeds or black seed oil can help prevent or cure. According to one study conducted by the NIH, the active ingredient thymoquinone is highly effective against various illnesses, which includes cardiovascular disorders, cancer, diabetes, inflammatory conditions, and various bacterial, fungal, parasitic, and viral infections (Tavakkoli, Mahdian, Razavi, & Hosseinzadeh, 2017). Researchers also suggest that TQ is effective for treating auto-immune disorders like rheumatoid arthritis, hypothyroidism, type 2 diabetes, obesity, hair loss, high blood pressure, asthma, congestion, pink eye, intestinal worms, and even some forms of cancer Tavakkoli, et al. (2017).
One of the most remarkable things that I find about this powerful plant is that is has very minimal side effects. Black seed oil has been proven to help restore moisture and promotes hair growth, which is why I use it on my scalp along with coconut oil just prior to my regular shampoo. Hair loss for women and men can be a very traumatic experience. Unfortunately, many women can experience hair loss from hormonal changes due to pregnancy and menopause.