Black Cumin Seed Oil

Gaining popularity these days as a weight loss aid and natural healing agent, black cumin seed oil comes with a centuries-old wellness pedigree. Black cumin seeds were popular among the Egyptian pharaohs and were even found in King Tutankhamun's tomb. Black cumin seed oil — sometimes called black seed oil — boosts the immune system, … Continue reading Black Cumin Seed Oil

Review of Black Cumin for Metabolic Disorders

Black cumin (Nigella sativa, Ranunculaceae) seed is popular in the Middle East and Southeast Asia for treating diabetes, dyslipidemia, hypertension, and obesity. However, clinical evidence is inconclusive. The purpose of this systematic review was to evaluate the clinical and biochemical effects of black cumin on lipid profiles, glycemic factors, blood pressure, and anthropometric indices (weight, … Continue reading Review of Black Cumin for Metabolic Disorders

Black Cumin Does Not Decrease Levels of Oxidative Stress Markers in Women with Rheumatoid Arthritis

Black Cumin (Nigella sativa, Ranunculaceae) Rheumatoid Arthritis Inflammation Oxidative Stress Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a progressive, inflammatory autoimmune disease that causes pain, swelling, stiffness, and deformity of the joints. It is thought that the pathogenesis of RA involves chronic oxidative stress and chronic inflammation. Hence, treatments that have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects may be beneficial. … Continue reading Black Cumin Does Not Decrease Levels of Oxidative Stress Markers in Women with Rheumatoid Arthritis

Potential Role of Nigella in Prevention and Control of Hypertension

Nigella (Black Cumin; Nigella sativa) Hypertension Oxidative Stress Nigella (black cumin; Nigella sativa), also known by its Arabic name habat-ul sauda or habbatussauda, has been used for centuries medicinally and as a food spice throughout the Middle East, India, and Northern Africa. It is an annual flowering plant with pale blue flowers and has fruit … Continue reading Potential Role of Nigella in Prevention and Control of Hypertension

Black Cumin (Nigella sativa, Ranunculaceae)

Clinical Efficacy of Black Cumin Gholamnezhad Z, Havakhah S, Boskabady MH. Preclinical and clinical effects of Nigella sativa and its constituent, thymoquinone: a review. J Ethnopharmacol. June 2016;190:372-386. Black cumin (Nigella sativa, Ranunculaceae) has been used traditionally and clinically to treat several diseases and conditions, including infertility, fever, cough, bronchitis, asthma, migraine, diabetes, rheumatism, and … Continue reading Black Cumin (Nigella sativa, Ranunculaceae)