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Black seed extract/oil (Nigella sativa)

Detoxing and reducing inflammation are always very important to me in my attempt to

help my clients feel better and enjoy life with enhanced energy.

Many hours of research led me to this miracle seed, also called black cumin. Black seed is native to the Mediterranean, North Africa and India. It has been used for thousands of

years, internally and externally. Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, considered Black Cumin Seed as a valuable remedy for a number of ailments. Records indicate that Black Cumin Seed was an integral part of ancient Egyptian life. Cleopatra used Black Cumin Seed oil in her bath and Nefertiti used it as part of her skin care regimen. Black Cumin Seed oil was discovered in the tomb of Tutankhamun (King Tut), which dates back 3,300 years.

Black seed extract/oil contains beneficial phytochemicals, antioxidants, amino acids (15,

including 8 of the 9 essential amino acids), 21% proteins, 35% carbohydrates, essential fatty acids (35-38%) and minerals (Calcium, Zinc, Iron, Potassium, Phosphorus).

There are many studies available that show amazing benefits of the black seed extract/oil for example:

  •  It helps to balance liver and kidney function and the structure of these organs.

  •  It helps balance blood sugar levels.

  •  It helps balance circulation and heart health.

  •  It helps with reproductive health in both men and women.

  •  It may be a great help to weight management.

  •  It also helps skin, hair, nails and anti-aging.

  •  It can provide pain relief.

  •  It has powerful anti-inflammatory properties, internally and externally (massaging on the joints).

  •  It helps against antibiotic resistant bacteria.

Many of these health benefits are attributed to the principle active constituent: Thymoquinone which is an antioxidant that can even influence aptosis in certain undesired cells. The higher concentration of Thymoquinone the better quality is the extract or oil.

There are over 1500 studies published on about Thymoquinone and its potential health benefits:

  •  Antioxidant

  •  Anti-inflammatory

  •  Immune modulatory

  •  Antihistaminic

  •  Antiepileptic

  •  Antimicrobial

  •  Anti-tumorous

  •  Gastroprotective and hepaprotective

  •  Nephroprotective

  •  Respiratory protective due to suppression of the most active cytokines and bronchodilatory effect

  •  Neural protective

Significant research about Thymoquinone has been done around Autoimmune Imbalances

(AUD): “Studies indicate that thymoquinone can regulate inflammatory molecules including

interferons, interleukins, tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α), oxidative stress, regulatory T cells

and various signaling pathways (…) at the molecular level and epigenetic alteration. As these molecules and signaling pathways with defective immune function play an important role in AUD development, controlling these molecules and deregulated molecular mechanism is a significant feature of AUD therapeutics. Interestingly thymoquinone is reported to potentially possess all of these. This article reviewed the deregulated mechanism of AUDs, and the action of thymoquinone on inflammatory molecules, immune cells, signaling pathways, and epigenetic machinery. Thymoquinone can be regarded as a potential solution for AUD treatment.”

written by Ioana Grigore

Certified Master FootZonologist

Anthem AZ

*Check with your practitioner if you are taking any prescription medication. These statements are not evaluated by FDA. No diagnosis, cure, claims or treatments are being made.

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