Longevity

“Longevity” with Black Seed Oil

  • Description
    • Nigella sativa (Black seed) is an annual flowering plant, native to South and Southwest Asia. It grows to 20–30cm tall, with finely divided, linear leaves. The flowers are delicate, and usually coloured pale blue and white. The fruit is a large and inflated capsule composed of three to seven united follicles, each containing numerous small black seeds. The name Nigella sativa comes from the Latin word, nigellus, meaning black. The seed is either used as a spice, also called black cumin, or to produce oil.

 

  • Potential virtues
    • Nigella sativa (or black seed, black cumin, kalonji seed and haba al-barakah) have been used for thousands of years in the Middle East, Asia and Ancient Egypt. Prophet Mohammad was quoted saying “Use this Black seed; it has a cure for every disease except death.” (Hadith of the Prophet from Sahih Bukhari). Also in the Old Testament, Nigella sativa is referred to, in the book of Isaiah under the name “ketzah”.
    • Black seed oil is rich in unsaturated fatty acids, mainly linoleic acid (50-60%), oleic acid (20%), dihomolinoleic acid (10%) and ecododienoic acid (3%) with terpene alcohols. Its complex synergy of over 100 natural chemicals, makes it a potent anti-histamine, anti-bacterial, and anti-inflammatory agent. Black seed oil is rich in unsaturated fatty acids, mainly linoleic acid (50-60%), oleic acid (20%), dihomolinoleic acid (10%) and ecododienoic acid (3%) with terpene alcohols.
    • Today, Black seed is used to treat digestive tract conditions including winds, colic, diarrhoea, dysentery, constipation, and haemorrhoids. It is also used for respiratory disorders including asthma, allergies, cough, bronchitis, emphysema, flu, swine flu, and congestion. Other actions are to lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels, to help treating cancer, and to boost the immune system.

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  • I typically prescribe Black seed oil as a universal healer for patients that face periods of low vital energy, high stress or a decrease in natural defences. It notably helps
    • In nervous tension and stress
    • In hypertension
    • In heart and gastro-intestinal disorders
    • In diabetes
    • In asthma, cough and headache
    • In loss of hair, acne and skin problems
    • In sexual problems, e.g. reduced sexual appetite, impotency

 

  • Recommended basic treatment
    • Take 1 capsule a day with a large glass of water before meals, preferably in the morning