Black seed oil for diabetes

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Anti diabetic properties of black seed oil

Black seed oil for diabetes – Summary

  • Increases glucose-induced secretion of insulin
  • Reduces intestinal glucose absorption
  • Black seed oil is an effective add-on therapy in patients with diabetes and dyslipidemia
  • Daily black seed affords improvement in daily glucose levels and HbA1c

Diabetes is a spectrum of disease in which the body is deficient in, or resistant to insulin. Insulin is a hormone which regulates blood sugar throughout the body. Excessive sugar circulating in the body is harmful to many organs. Black seed oil has been found to greatly improve blood sugar control in diabetes. Additionally it also protects arteries and organs in other ways. [i]

Particular benefit has been observed in individuals with glucose intolerance as black seed oil both increases glucose-induced secretion of insulin and reduces intestinal glucose absorption. [ii] A clinical study which examined patients with insulin resistance syndrome found that black seed oil is an effective add-on therapy in patients with diabetes and dyslipidemia. [i]

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Black seed oil  is of proven use for optimising control of diabetes.

A study in 2010 investigating the effects of black seeds on the glycemic control of patients with type 2 diabetes indicates that a dose of 2 gm/day of black seed might be a beneficial adjuvant (patients were given black seed in addition to their anti- diabetic medications). This was found to cause significant reductions in, fasting blood glucose as well as glucose levels two hours after a meal, also overall glycosylated haemoglobin levels (HbA1c)[iii]

 


[i] Najmi A, Haque SF, Naseeruddin M, Khan RA. Effect of Nigella sativa oil on various Clinical and biochemical parameters of metabolic syndrome. Int J Diabetes Dev Ctries 2008; 16: 85-87.

[ii] Kapoor S. Emerging clinical and therapeutic applications of Nigella sativa in gastroenterology. World J Gastroenterol 2009; 7:2170-2171.

[iii] Bamosa AO, Kaatabi H, Lebdaa FM, Elq AM, Al-Sultanb A. Effect of Nigella sativa seeds on the glycemic control of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Indian J Physiol Pharmacol 2010; 54(4):344-354.

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    • nabiblackseed says:

      Dear Philos
      Yes you can take black seed oil for type 2 diabetes there is good evidence it is highly beneficial. Please ensure you check you blood sugars daily and see your doctor as black seed oil will bring you blood sugars down and may mean you need to reduce your medications.
      NabiBlackseedOil.com

  1. Zoya says:

    I’m daibatec type 2 for past 15 years can I use black seed oil ? How I use it and how much quantity do I need? Thanks. Zoya

    • nabiblackseed says:

      Hi Zoya

      Yes you can use black seed oil for diabetes even after 15 years, it is still highly beneficial. Depending on the severity, you may even be able to reverse the diabetes.

      Whilst carrying on with your usual medications and diet add one teaspoon of black seed oil in to your regime taking 1 hour before break fast. You should monitor your blood sugars when starting this as the will improve. After one week add in a further spoon before lunch and then before bed if needed.

      Always have some emergency lucazade to hand incase your blood sugars drop low. You should let your doctor know you have started black seed oil so they can adjust or stop your medications in due course, God willing.

      The additional benefit of black seed oil is the anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, reno-protective and cholesterol lowering effects which are all really useful in diabetics.

      Take care and let me know how you get on.

      NabiBlackSeedOil.com

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  2. Earnest Franklin says:

    Dear,

    My mom was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes 15 years before. I read your above post and much impressed. Could you please advise on taking raw black seed / black seed oil. My mom is under Insulin. Also advise me how long should she need to take the black seed Oil/Seed.

    Appreciate for your positive comments.

    Regards,

    Earnest.

    • nabiblackseed says:

      Hi Earnest

      Black seed oil has many benefits for those with diabetes. Obviously the main benefits are normalising blood sugars by reducing glucose resistance and enhancing insulin secretion in the pancreas.

      The introduction of black seed oil should be done in stages one daily 5ml spoon at a time to allow her to adjust the insulin regime and monitor blood glucose changes. The usual doctor should be informed.

      Whilst carrying on with her usual medications and diet add one teaspoon of black seed oil to her daily regime taking 1 hour before break fast. You should monitor your mother’s blood sugars when starting this as they will improve. After one week add in a further spoon before lunch and then before bed if needed.

      Always have some emergency lucazade to hand incase blood sugars drop low. You should let your mums doctor know you have started black seed oil so they can adjust medications in due course.

      Offcourse there are many other benefits of taking black seed oil for diabetics (reno-protective, anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory…)

      All the best and let me know how it goes if you do try it.

      NabiBlackSeedOil.com

  3. Shade Balogun says:

    Hi,i just detected that i am diabetic,please can i use the blackseed oil alone(without other medications for diabetes)….thanks

    • nabiblackseed says:

      Dear Shade
      Black seed oil is ideal for reversing early diabetes. It has been demonstrated to have a number of useful actions and can reverse your condition. Take one teaspoon twice daily 30 minutes before a meal initially. Keep monitoring your blood sugar levels and once they are consistently within the normal range reduce to one teaspoon daily. If blood sugars are still abnormal with two teaspoons daily then increase the dose. Obviously you should also reduce sugars in your diet.
      Nabi Blackseed Oil Team

    • nabiblackseed says:

      Dear Elizabeth
      We ship to Oman. Black seed oil is excellent for diabetes. Please monitor blood sugars when taking as they will improve and your dose of diabetes medications will need changing.

      Team @ NabiBlackSeedOil.com

  4. Christina says:

    Dear Nabil,

    I am diabetic and have heard a lot about the oil. My husband takes it for blood pressure. The taste of the oil is too overpowering for me – can I mix it with something to disguise the strong taste.

    Thank you.

    • nabiblackseed says:

      Dear Christina,

      Thank you for your message. The oil tastes great with a little honey, in moderation of course due to the diabetes. It is advisable not to mix it with hot food or beverages as this will vaporise some of the important compounds contained in the oil, which are most beneficial for diabetes.

      All the best, team @ NabiBlackseedoil.com

    • nabiblackseed says:

      Dear Mr Raoof
      Thank you for your question. Please take one 5 ml spoon three times daily before a meal. You should monitor your blood sugars carefully as you will find they will be much better controlled and you many need to reduce the dose of any diabetic medications.
      Kind Regards
      Team @ NabiBlackseedOil.com

  5. Panayiotis Mentzis says:

    Hi. I would like to ask if you can stop the oral medication ( eucreas) when starting this therapy. And what is the recommended dose.
    Thanks

    • nabiblackseed says:

      Dear Panayiotis

      Black seed oil will regulate your blood sugar levels. You should not stop your medications immediately.

      Start taking one 5ml spoon each day before lunch and monitor the effects on your blood sugars. Then add another spoon before breakfast whilst still keeping an eye on your blood sugars.

      You will find the blood sugars are controlled then stop the Eucreas under supervision of your doctor.

      Black seed oil takes around a week to notice the effects.

      Kind regards
      Team @ NabiBlackSeedOil.com

    • nabiblackseed says:

      Dear Jarell

      Type 1 diabetes is a spectrum of illness. Black seed oil can help with restoring the bodies natural glucose control. It is also a effective natural remedy for autoimmune diseases of which type 1 diabetes is one. It also protects against the oxidative damage caused in diabetes to organs and blood vessels.

      Kind regards
      Team @ NabiBlackseedOil

    • nabiblackseed says:

      Dear Sundaram
      Black seed usually refers to the small seeds of the Nigella sativa plant. The term is sometimes used to refer to other small black seeds from different plants like caraway, black cumin and onion.
      Nigella sativa is a small flowering plant which is native to the Middle East.

      Kind regards
      Team @ NabiBlackseedOil

      • Becky says:

        Hi, am in Kenya, i would really want to use this oil but someone warned against using a lot orally yet i see you advice on 5ml or so. How safe is it coz i would like to sale it too.

        • nabiblackseed says:

          Dear Becky
          Black seed oil is something which should not be abused. No not take black seed oil to excess as it can cause hypoglycaemia and suppress the immune system. The best way to take it is little and often to allow it to fine tune the bodys natural physiology and immunity.
          Kind regards
          Team @ Nabi Blackseed

    • nabiblackseed says:

      Dear Maria
      The oil is highly concentrated compared to the seeds.
      It takes around 7 spoons of seed to get 1 spoon of oil so is much more packed with active ingredients. You will need to consume less to get the effects.
      The studies conducted show more effective actions from oil than seed alone.

      Kind regards
      Team @ NabiBlackSeedOil.com

  6. Javed says:

    My mother is type 2. I give her one 5ml spoon a day of crushed seeds. Her haemoglobin level went from 73 to 51. All the beautiful names belong to him alone. Best wishes. Javed.

    • nabiblackseed says:

      Dear Javed
      Its great that your mum has had benefits. Many diabetics do very well on black seed oil. A Glycated Haemoglobin (HbA1c) from 73 to 51 is excellent indeed! The black seed truly is a great gift.
      Keep up the great work.
      Kind regards
      Team @ NabiBlackSeedOil.com

  7. Abhijeet says:

    Hi how to have the black seed oil, do you need to mix it with something, its for my father who is diabetice , also a heart patient and on insulin

    • nabiblackseed says:

      Dear Abhijeet
      It can be taken neat alone or with a cold drink. 20-30 mins before a meal is best. Three times a day for established diabetes in adults seems to be effective after a month of use.
      Kind regards
      Team @ Nabi Blackseed

  8. Tanya says:

    Hi there,

    I have recently been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes less than 3 weeks ago, and am on my ‘honeymoon period’ of insulin production. How much of the black seed should i take and when? My BG levels are always low in the morning- under 5… Many thanks! 🙂

    • nabiblackseed says:

      Dear Tanya
      Start with one 5ml spoon with your mid-day meal once daily and monitor the effects.
      As you will be monitoring your blood sugar level daily so you will gauge the effect of that dose of black seed oil.
      Ensure your GP or diabetic nurse is informed about the black seed oil as they may need to adjust your insulin doses.
      Kind regards
      Team @ NabiBlackSeedOil.com

  9. Sawdah says:

    My husband is 26 years old and was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus approximately 4-5 years ago. He has been very negligent in managing his diabetes effectively over the last few years. Recently, we went to see the doctor and he was referred to a diabetes specialist team, we now have got a good insulin regime going and his blood sugars are much better controlled, but I would like for him to use less insulin, and completely cease to use it in a few months time. Can you please tell me if this is possible at all? I am aware that newly diagnosed Diabetics have a higher chance of reversing their diabetes, is the same able to occur in those who have been diagnosed for longer?

    Also, I would like an indication of how much black seed he should consume, is it more beneficial that he use black seed oil or just seeds? How often should he consume them, in what quantities, and are there any dietary requirements that he should adhere to? How long will it take for the black seed to take effect, and will he need to take them for life?

    • nabiblackseed says:

      Dear Sawdah
      It is possible to reverse diabetes with weight loss, diet and physical activity in the early stages and with lots of commitment, like many things the longer it is left the more resistance the body develops and the more difficult it becomes. Black seed and black seed oil can help with this and has proven anti-diabetic properties. It also protects the organs as it has powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
      Ensure blood sugars are monitored on the black seed and inform you GP or diabetic nurse about taking the black seed / black seed oil and that it may reduce the need for medications so they can monitor and adjust as needed.
      Good luck!
      Kind regards
      Team @ NabiBlackSeedOil.com

  10. asad says:

    Sir my name. Is asad recently recently tested. I am dieabetic of type2 sir i didnt taked any medictation but i used drink black seed oil after i declared. I used drink black seed oil1 teaspoon with dblack decaation. After that i have a stomach. Pain please sir recommend how much quanntity i take

    • nabiblackseed says:

      Dear Asad
      For diabetes 1 – 3 spoonfuls (5ml) taken throughout the day. From experience taking it 30 minutes before food with a little honey or fruit juice, or with a light meal.
      You mention “dblack decaation”, what is it? Black seed oil generally should not give you stomach pain.
      Kind regards
      Team @ NabiBlackSeedOil.com

  11. private says:

    hi

    i am not diabetic but how do i take black seed oil for my severe insomnia, how much and how many times a day and when should I consume it
    thank you

  12. Syed Ahmed says:

    I am type 2 Diabetic and have 3 stuns in my heart as well for the blockage. advice me how and what is the quantity and timing to take black seed oil.

  13. Syed Ahmed says:

    I have diabetes since 16 years and recently gone for engeoplasic having 3 stuns in my heart. Kindly advice in breif how can I take black seed oil.

    • nabiblackseed says:

      Dear Syed
      You would benefit from incorporating black seed oil into your daily intake to improve both diabetic control and organ protection against the effects of diabetes. Black seed oil if taken regularly has the properties to fulfil both.
      Kind regards
      Team @ NabiBlackSeedOil.com

    • nabiblackseed says:

      Dear Antoinette
      Your dads diabetic control and organ protection may well benefit from incorporating black seed oil into his daily intake. Black seed oil is also antimicrobial and does promote wound healing.
      Kind regards
      Team @ NabiBlackSeedOil.com

  14. Linda says:

    Hi
    My daughter is 7 years old she is type 1 diabetic., kids are picky I was wondering can I mix the black seed oil in her drink like water or milk and should I give her the same amount 5ml 3 x times a day ?

  15. Syed Ejaz Hussain says:

    I am Type-1 Diabetic, can I use black seed oil with warm water, before 30 minutes of breakfast / dinner

    • nabiblackseed says:

      Dear Syed
      Please try to take black seed oil without warming it as it will preserve the volatile oils which may be contributing to its healing properties. It is good to take it 20 – 30 mins before a meal.
      Kind regards
      Team @ Nabi Blackseed

  16. TOBIAH says:

    I have recently been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes less than 4 weeks ago with my medications i have been using bitten melon I just read your post, is black seed oil better then bitten melon or can add black seed to my medications. thank

    • nabiblackseed says:

      Dear Tobiah
      Not sure how it compares to bitter melon, although I have heard that bitter melon is good for diabetes. Black seed oil certainly does have proven benefits in both human and animal trials. If you are monitoring your blood sugars regularly you will see a difference. Do let your doctor know you have started it.
      Kind regards
      Team @ Nabi Blackseed

  17. Mussa says:

    Salam,

    A colleague of mine started using black seed one tea spoon before breakfast and one tea Spoon before bed and after 3 months the Dr said tell me what have you been eating to reverse your type 2 diabetic.

  18. Misha says:

    Hi …am a lactating mother who developed diabetes in the second month of pregnancy.
    Now its been three months my baby took birth …m still struggling to control my blood sugars …
    Presently taking voglimac 0.2
    Please suggest me how to take black seed oil?
    Is it possible to reverse my diabetes?

    • nabiblackseed says:

      Dear Misha
      Please avoid if you are breast feeding as the effects of black seed oil are not known in breast-feeding. If you stop then take one 5ml spoon daily 20 – 30 mins before meals. Yes it can reverse diabetes but you need to follow the advice of your doctors about diet etc.
      Kind regards
      Team @ Nabi Blackseed

  19. CLARA LEE says:

    MY NAME IS CLARA LEE,I BEEN TAKING BLACK CUMIN SEED FOR ABOUT A YEAR,I’M PREDIABETE,SHOULD I CALL MY DOCTOR?

    • nabiblackseed says:

      Dear Clara
      I hope you have felt better. Are you taking seeds or oil?
      For sure, you need to keep you doctor informed at all times about changes in your medications including and natural remedies. Get a fasting blood sugar done and see if there have been any effects.
      Kind regards
      Team @ Nabi Blackseed

  20. Ahbaan Ahmad says:

    Hi,I have been diagnosed type 2diabetic since last year,is black seed granules better then capsules, I was told to take 5/6 granules every day of the black seed!Honestly speaking will it bring my sugar level doen

    • nabiblackseed says:

      Dear Ahbaan
      It is quite unlikely that such a small dose (5/6 granules every day) would bring down your blood sugar. There is evidence use of the seed is beneficial in diabetes however it would need to be taken consistently for a long period of time. This study: Nigella sativa Improves Glycemic Control and Ameliorates Oxidative Stress in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: Placebo Controlled Participant Blinded Clinical Trial examined glucose lowering effect produced by 3 months supplementation of Nigella sativa L. seeds as powder in capsules of 500 mg in combination with oral hypoglycemic drugs among type 2 diabetics. It did find a statistically significant but small effect.

      Another similar study titled: Effect of Nigella sativa seeds on the glycemic control of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. also examined the effect of Nigella sativa seeds found a subtle beneficial effect with HbAlC was reducing by 1.52% at the end of the 12 weeks of treatment.

      Our article on Black seed oil or seed explains why taking the black seed lipid extract (oil) is more beneficial for most conditions as compared to seeds.

      Kind regards
      Team @ Nabi Blackseed

      • Ahbaan Ahmad says:

        Thanks for getting back to me,I have stared to take black seeds in the morning on empty stomach with water and in the evening!But you are saying to me that black seed oil is more effective and is it for certain period that one has to take or do I have to continue taking black seed oil for the rest of my life and if so do I take the oil on empty stomach and is it twice a day or three times a day!Is it teaspoon 5ml or more!waiting to hear from you thanku

        • nabiblackseed says:

          Dear Ahbaan
          If the diabetes is there you need to control it. The black seed oil can help with this as well as protecting your organs from the high blood sugars. If your diabetes reverses then you can try to stop.
          Kind regards
          Team @ Nabi Blackseed

          • AHBAAN says:

            Salaam,yes I have been taking black seeds quarter teaspoon in the evening and morning,but after 5mins I sweat a lot and I don’t know if this is good or bad!Can u plz tell me if this sweating is expected or not!jazak Allah

          • nabiblackseed says:

            Dear Ahbaan
            WS. Yes sweating whilst taking black seed oil has been reported as it boosts your metabolism – this is partly how it helps with both weightless and diabetes by facilitating the utilisation of your bodies energy stores more effectively
            Kind regards
            Team @ Nabi Blackseed

  21. Ahbaan Ahmad says:

    Plz tell me do I take one teaspoon of black seed oil with tiny amount of honey before breakfast and before dinner(is it 30 mins before meals)

    • nabiblackseed says:

      Dear Samweli
      Start with one 5ml teaspoon once daily and increase up to three times daily. Please be sure to monitor your blood sugar levels and let your doctor know as you may need to reduce or come off your medications.
      Kind regards
      Team @ NABI blackseed

    • MOHAMMAD says:

      yes dear you can consume it one teaspoone full or 2.5ml 1 or 2 hr before breakfast and before going to bed in the night with cup of low fat hot milk inshallah you may get rid of it soon without any side effect
      but dont eat hot food items like ( fish, dates, etc ) for sure you will be non diabetic if u consume it regularly

  22. MOHAMMAD says:

    HELLO EVERYONE AS PER HADITH ITS TRUE THAT EXCEPT DEATH EVERY THING CAN BE CURED , LIKE MY EXAMPLE , TWICE I HAVE BEEN CURED WITH CANCER AT THIRD STAGE AND I HAVE BEEN MANY TIME WITH DEADLY POISNED , AND THAT TO ALSO I HAVE TRIED KALONJI OIL AND GOT 100% CURED ALHAMDOLILAH
    AND I HAVE FULL FAITH ON THIS MEDICINE IT IS A BEST MEDICINE FROM ALMIGHTY ALLAH BUT MAKE SURE IF ITS PURE
    OTHERWISE THERE MANY BRANDS WHICH DOES NOT EFFECT PROPERLY

    • Ramiz NOOR Ahmad says:

      Salaam I have been taking black seeds for 10months and my medications have been reduced by my gp,now I am going to be taking 3 times a day half an hour before my breakfast and lunch and dinner?Plz kindly advise if I’m doing this correctly!

      • nabiblackseed says:

        Dear Ramiz
        I am glad to hear you are benefiting from taking black seeds. You don’t mention what it is for. If it is for diabetes then that regime should continue to work.
        Kind regards
        Team @ NABI blackseed

        • Ramiz NOOR Ahmad says:

          Salaam,it’s Ramiz Noor Ahmad,yes I’m diabetic type 2 and have been taking black seeds twice on empty stomach since last year and my medication has been reduced,alhamdoillah,I would like to know what is beneficial the seeds or oil,plz I await for ur reply

      • MOHAMMAD says:

        walekum salam
        no dear dont consume it three times, just consume it in the morning before breakfast 2hrs before and going to bed with cup of hot milk
        one teaspoonefull (i.e) 2.5 ml for sure it can cure thousands of deseases and make you fight old age problems and keep you young till maximum

        thanks and best regards

  23. Muja says:

    Salam
    My three and a half years old son has been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes this week. What dosage should he have and what times?
    He is being injected with insulin 4 times a day. Would taking black seed oil help in a permanent cure as the doctors say that his pancreas are still working but not at the level they should be.
    Thanks in advance for your reply. Jazakum Allah Khair.

    • nabiblackseed says:

      Ws. Dear Muja
      I am sorry your child has been diagnosed with diabetes.
      Please advise the doctors that you will be giving him the black seed oil.
      Start with one teaspoon daily with or just before a light meal. After 1 week increase to 2 times then three.
      The taste is pungent and children often take a while to get used to it. We normally recommend mixing with a sweet fruit juice, in case of diabetics sugar free cordial.
      I would advise putting the Nigella sativa seeds in as much of the food as possible (salads, pasta, pizza, bread, curry, chutneys etc) it is tasty and will allow more intake of the active ingredients as well.
      Kind regards
      Team @ NABI blackseed

    • MOHAMMAD says:

      waleku salam

      dear i cannot suggest the patient because he is a small kid, only i have shared my experiance as an adult, so pls u consult doctor , his advise is best for child, any way for adult a teaspoon in the morning before breakfast and before going to bed after the meals , only to be avoided hot food items like ( fish olives dates, egg, ) and cold beverages also chilled water to give good results, becuase oil itself is very hot in nature,
      IN SHORT ASK DOCTOR FOR BEST ADVISE FOR UR KID
      THANKS AND BEST REGARDS

  24. Rasool khan says:

    As Salaamu Alaykum..
    I have type 2 diabetes and have bought black seed oil, but just don’t know how to take it, do I take it with an empty stomach or after meals?.. I was also told to take it on a empty stomach with honey, can you pls advise…
    Jazak’Allāh Khairun

    • nabiblackseed says:

      Dear Rasool
      Wa Alakum al Salam, it is best taken 20 mins before a meal on an empty stomach and importantly must be taken regularly. Also adding the seeds to food (salads, pasta, curry bread etc) is another great way to get even more into the system. A little honey helps it to go down if you dont like the taste.
      Kind regards
      Team @ NABI blackseed

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