Health Benefits of Black Seeds

ID-10031724Black seeds have several health benefits such as anti-inflammatory, anti-allergic, anti-diabetic, cardiovascular, anti-seizure, anti-ulcer, antihypertensive health benefits. Black seeds also are rich source of energy/calorie. There are also several other health benefits of black seeds not mentioned here.

Anti-inflammatory health benefits of black seeds:

The anti-inflammatory mechanism of black seeds is similar to that of other anti-inflammatory medications (such as NSAIDs or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs). Black seeds inhibit thromboxane B2 (aspirin and other NSAIDs inhibit thromboxane A2) and leukotriens B4, by inhibiting enzymes COX (cyclooxygenase) and lipooxygenase.

Anti-allergic health benefits of black seeds:

Asthma is an inflammatory condition and allergy is altered reaction to a chemical. The cause of inflammation in asthma is multifactorial, such as exposure to allergen, tobacco smoke, infection and many other conditions. Studies have shown that black seed oil can relief symptoms of allergy and asthma such as allergic rhinitis, runny nose, breathlessness etc.

Anti-diabetic health benefits of black seeds:

Diabetes is a common metabolic disorder affecting beta cells of pancreas and insulin synthesis and metabolism. Oxidative stress plays an important role in pathology of diabetes by damaging pancreatic beta cells. The pharmacologically active ingredient present in black seeds thymoquinone has protective role for pancreatic beta cells. Thymoquinone reduce damage to beta cells by oxidative stress.

Cardiovascular health benefits of black seeds:

Black seeds have cardioprotective role. The active ingredient thymoquinone can help reduce blood pressure. The diuretic action of black seed oil may be responsible for anti-hypertensive property of black seeds. Thymoquinone reduce homocysteine level. Homocysteine is responsible for oxidative injury to vasculature and prevent the action of nitrous oxide (vasodilatation and anticoagulant action).

Anti-seizure health benefits of black seeds:

In children, seizure treatment may be difficult because up to 15% of them may show resistance to traditionally used anti-epileptic medication, which also have some potentially serious side effects not acceptable. In such situation black seeds containing thymoquinone,can play important role as they contain anti-epilectic and anti-convulsant properties. Animal studies have shown that thymoquinone has good anticonvulsant properties.

Anti-ulcer health benefits of black seeds:

Thymoquinone has protective role against damage caused to stomach and intestine by alcohol. The antihistaminc effects of thymoquinone, may (at least partially) be responsible for the anti-ulcer properties of black seeds.

Black Seed with Rosemary Supplement is good for various health benefits present in black seeds. Rosemary also has various health benefits. When black seeds and rosemary are combined in health supplements, the beneficial effects of both ingredients can be obtained from one product.

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  • Janie September 26, 2017 05.34 pm

    Hi black seed oil been using it for quite a while and it is really effective to my daily supplement since i have diabetes it was recommended by my GP and until know been my source of wellness.

    • Jennifer October 15, 2017 08.43 am

      Janie could you please tell me the source from where you buy your oil? Is it 100% natural or do they add it as a booster?

  • Jennifer October 15, 2017 08.42 am

    this surely is a miracle ingredient. I have been using it an anti-inflammatory and pain relief treatment for my joint pains. It has done wonders truly. I take its tea regularly.


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