Black Seed Oil for Infections
Black seed oil has proven anti microbial action of Nigella sativa (black seed) and is useful for those with infections
Nigella sativa has anti bacterial properties against a range of bacteria, including those which are resistant to multiple conventional antibiotics. [i]
A study which looked at methacillin resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) found that an extract of Nigellan sativa (black seed) was effective against all strains of the MRSA tested. [ii]
Additionally there is good clinical evidence that use of black seed oil for infection caused by helicobacter pylori (the bacteria responsible most stomach and duodenal ulcers) is as effective as conventional therapy. [iii]
Additionally the immune boosting effects of this amazing plant will facilitate the immune system to fight off infection.
[i]MorsiNM. Antimicrobial effect of crude extracts of Nigella sativa on multiple antibiotics-resistant bacteria. Acta Microbiol Pol 2000; 49(1): 63-74.
[ii] Hannan A, et al. Anti-bacterial activity of Nigella sativa against clinical isolates of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus. J Ayub Med Coll Abbottabad. 2008 Jul-Sep;20(3):72-4.
[iii] Salem EM, et al. Comparative study of Nigella Sativa and triple therapy in eradication of Helicobacter Pylori in patients with non-ulcer dyspepsia. Saudi J Gastroenterol. 2010 Jul-Sep;16(3):207-14.
[iv] Islam SK, et al. Antifungal activities of the oils of Nigella sativa seeds. Pak J Pharm Sci. 1989 Jan;2(1):25-8.
[v] Khan MA, et al. The in vivo antifungal activity of the aqueous extract from Nigella sativa seeds. Phytother Res. 2003 Feb;17(2):183-6.