The history of use of oil of black cumin (or black caraway) seeds has more than 3000 years. This oil gained the greatest popularity thanks to its mentioning in the Koran (prophet Mohammed called it "a remedy for all diseases, except for the death"), as well as thanks to Avicenna's scientific works were he asserted that black cumin seeds help the person not only to control diseases but also promote an increase of "vital force".
Black cumin oil contains more than 100 different components, 50 of which take part in exchange processes. The composition of black cumin oil includes unsaturated and saturated fat acids, phospholipids, 15 amino acids (8 of them are essential ones), carotinoids, group B and E vitamins, different macro - and micronutrient elements. Natural antibiotics, calcium, iron, copper, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, manganese, zinc, selenium, boron, iodine, molybdenum, chrome, strontium.
Unique alkaloid nigelin which is a part of black cumin oil exerts influence on our "internal clock", on thymus gland, stimulating it. Thymus gland is responsible for control of immunity and ageing mechanisms. By strengthening of body protective forces it is possible to cure any illness. Black cumin oil increases immunity and is that "remedy for all diseases' as the strong immunity is a necessary condition to get rid of any sickness.
Unsaturated fat acids are of considerable benefit to human body: they reduce sugar level in blood, prevent heart and vessels diseases (atherosclerosis, the hypertension), reduce cholesterol level, promotes growth and strengthening of hair, prevent loss and even premature graying. They have salutary effect on digestive organs: by gastritis, meteorism, diarrhea, and dysbacteriosis.
Black cumin oil is efficient by complex treatment of respiratory diseases (rhinitis, cough), allergic diseases (bronchial asthma, allergic dermatosis: neurodermatitis, psoriasis, eczema). Use of black cumin oil stimulates development of the vital cages of immune system in the bone marrow: that's why it is an ideal remedy for treatment and prevention of cancer tumors.
Strengthens sexual function and increases probability of conception as well as amount of milk by nursing mothers. Moreover, the oil can destroy renal and cystic calculi, it also can help drive the helminthes off.
Phytosterols, for high content of which the black cumin oil is notable, have immunostimulating and bactericidal action. According to the researches carried out by Indian scientist, the black cumin oil sated with natural "antibiotics" is effective medicine against different types of pathogenic microorganisms. Moreover, the black cumin oil unlike medical agents does not cause dysbacteriosis.
For heart and vessels
Black cumin oil is extremely useful to cardiovascular system. The complex of unsaturated acids omega-6 and omega-9, phytosterols and vitamins, promotes strengthening of walls of blood vessels, decrease of cholesterol level in blood, prevents formation of blood clots and dangerous atherosclerotic plaques.
For the general strengthening of organism to take 1 teespoon of black cumin oil (do not increase the daily dose) after meal. By complex treatment take 1 teespoon of black cumin oil with 0,5 glass of water and 1 tablespoon of honey, mix everything and take 15 min. before a breakfast and a supper.
Black cumin oil can be used as a food additive. In cooking, it is used to flavor bread, rice and fish.
Black cumin oil increases immunity, reduce sugar level in blood, prevent heart and vessels diseases (atherosclerosis, the hypertension), reduce cholesterol level, promotes growth and strengthening of hair, prevent loss and even premature graying.