Tag Archives: Black Cumin (Nigella sativa

Meta-analysis Finds Black Cumin Beneficial for Glucose Homeostasis and Serum Lipids; Confirms Potential as Adjunct Therapy for Type 2 Diabetes

Black cumin (BC; Nigella sativa, Ranunculaceae) seed, a food and traditional medicine native to South and Southwest Asia and widely cultivated in the Middle East and North Africa, has drawn strong research interest. An appetite stimulant, bronchodilator, diuretic, antibacterial, liver tonic, and analgesic, it is used for type 2 diabetes (T2D), liver and kidney problems, hypertension, cardiovascular diseases, digestive ailments, diarrhea

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Oral Administration of a Processed Form of Black Cumin Has Limited Benefit for Reducing Symptoms of Knee Osteoarthritis and Analgesic Use

Osteoarthritis (OA) is among the most frequent causes of pain, loss of function, and disability in adults. OA pain is often treated with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs); however, those drugs can cause gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, and renal adverse effects. The seeds and oil of black cumin (Nigella sativa, Ranunculaceae) have been used traditionally in Iran to treat painful joints (the seeds

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Black Cumin Oil Is More Effective than Acetaminophen in Reducing Pain in Elderly Patients with Knee Osteoarthritis

Knee osteoarthritis (KO) is a common disabling condition in the elderly. Its treatment includes medications, surgery, and complementary therapies. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, which are often used, are not completely effective and are associated with adverse effects. Black cumin (Nigella sativa, Ranunculaceae) oil and its active components, especially thymoquinone, have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and analgesic properties. These authors conducted a crossover, clinical

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Black Cumin Supplementation Improves Overall Control and Decreases Exacerbations in Patients with Partly Controlled Asthma

Asthma is an incurable condition caused by chronic inflammation in the lungs. The goal of treatment is to control or reduce the severity of exacerbations. Black cumin (Nigella sativa, Ranunculaceae) seeds have anti-inflammatory, immunomodulatory, and antioxidant effects. Initial studies indicate that black cumin may be beneficial for patients with asthma; however, these studies had weak designs. The purpose of this

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