The use of black seed has been passed down through the generations in many different systems of medicine and adherence to the use of black seed for a range of different ailments is still found across the globe.
Within islam black seed holds a weighty position having been used by the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) who described it as a cure for all diseases.
Since the 1960’s hundreds of peer reviewed scientific studies have been published reporting its varied effects. Our understanding of the Nigella sativa plant seed composition had grown hugely and every year more and more studies are shedding light on the different ways the components affect us.
Many studies have been carried out in the lab, on animals and humans examining the effects of black seeds, oil and extracts have. These studies have shown an array of amazing properties found within black seed including anti-inflammatory, analgesic, anti-neoplastic, immunomodulatory and the list goes on…
Although the studies number over 600 there is still so much we don’t know. The evidence for use of black seed oil for any particular ailment is based on the scientific data we do have, traditional uses and consensus of individual experiences historically and to the present time.
What conditions could black seed oil potentially be beneficial for?
- Inflammatory conditions
- Auto-immune conditions
- Metabolic disorders (including hypercholesterolaemia, diabetes)
- Skin conditions
- Allergies and asthma