Health benefits of black seed oil. Health, health, health, health and health. It all we seem to hear about these days, how we can improve our health, how we can maintain it, how we can bring it to heights we never before thought possible. Well today, we’re going to continue that trend and talk to you, our dearest viewers, about Black seed oil.
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But on with the show, as they say. First off, what is black seed oil? Well, it comes from a plant called Nigella Sativa. It’s a small flowering shrub with purple or white-tinged flowers, and it’s found in Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Western Asia. For thousands of years, the seeds of this plant have been used for remedies. Don’t believe us?
Well, listen to this report from HEALTH LINE: “Archaeologists even found black seeds in King Tut’s tomb, emphasizing their importance in history for healing and protection.” However, modern scientists have found the importance and benefits of these seeds as well. Many, if not hundreds, of studies have been done on the health benefits of black seed oil.
Pretty neat, huh? They’re used in cooking too. They add flavor to breads, curries, and pickles. When eaten, the seeds have a bitter flavor that’s often compared to cumin or oregano.
The black seed oil of the Nigella Sativa is called by many names. Some include:
– black caraway
– black cumin
– black onion seed
Let’s talk for a second about superbugs. It might seem off topic for now, but bear with us, we’ll get to it. There are a couple of things you should know about these deadly bugs. According to the NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF HEALTH:
1) Strains of bacteria and viruses that are antimicrobial-resistant are becoming virtually impossible to treat, including HIV, tuberculosis, influenza, gonorrhea, malaria and more.
2) Between 5 percent to 10 percent of all hospital patients develop an infection from superbugs.
3) More than 90,000 of these patients die every year, up from 13,300 patient deaths in 1992.
4) People infected with superbugs typically have longer hospital stays, require more complicated treatment and don’t recover as well.
Scary, we know. So why do we even bring it up? Well, turns out, black seed oil is great for protecting against those bugs. According to DR. AXE.COM: “the most promising research has been done connecting Nigella Sativa to multi-drug resistant bacteria. This is a really big deal because these so-called “superbugs” are becoming a significant public health risk.”
The people at the JAWAHARLAL NEHRU MEDICAL COLLEGE proved this in a recent study of theirs. They wanted to show “how potent black seed oil is against some of these superbugs and paired it against several antibiotics. According to the study, “Out of 144 strains tested, most of which were resistant to a number of antibiotics, 97 were inhibited by the oil of black cumin.”
So black seed oil might just protect us against some of the most terrifying bacteria and bugs to walk the earth, so that’s good. What else… what else… oh, it has a litany of other health benefits. Health benefits like:
Lowering Blood Pressure. We’ve done a whole bunch of videos about blood pressure on this channel, so we’re no strangers to how bad high blood pressure can be for you. Luckily, black seed oil is one of the things that can help you lower that. HEALTH LINE reports that “Taking black cumin seed extract for two months has been shown to reduce high blood pressure in people whose blood pressure is mildly elevated”. DR.AXE talks about a study done by SHAHREKORD UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES. They describe it like this:
“Another older randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial was conducted with human subjects who had mild hypertension. There was a placebo group, a group that took 100 milligrams of black seed twice a day and a group that took 200 milligrams twice a day. After eight weeks of this, researchers found that the people who took the black seed supplement had their systolic blood pressure and diastolic blood pressure decrease in “a dose-dependent manner.” Additionally, the black seed extract supplement caused a “significant decline” in both total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol” How much do YOU need in order to feel better though? According to good ol’ DR. AXE: “0.5–2 grams of black seed powder daily for up to 12 weeks or 100–200 milligrams black seed oil twice daily for eight weeks.”
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