Black Seed – The Remedy For Everything But Death

By Diane July 31, 2017 12:21

Black Seed – The Remedy For Everything But Death

Used throughout history for its amazing healing powers, black seed was reportedly found in King Tut’s tomb. This spice has been extensively studied and proven effective against many modern diseases, yet few people have even heard of it.  We are here to spread the word about this potent cure and encourage everyone to stock black seed in your medicine cabinet.

What is Black Seed?

Black seed is the seed of the Nigella Sativa plant but is known by many names including black cumin, black sesame, black caraway, onion seed, and Roman coriander. Black seed is the most descriptive name, but the most accurate may be the Arabic name which translates to “seed of blessing.” It is reported that the Islamic prophet Mohammed called black seed a “remedy for all diseases except death.”

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What Does Black Seed Treat?

It would be impossible to discuss all of the conditions and diseases that black seed treats in this article. Black seed benefits have been studied in over 656 peer-reviewed studies as far back as 1964. The research is solid, documenting the benefits of black seed and black seed oil. Here are just a few of the well-documented benefits of black seed:

Type 2 Diabetes and Insulin Resistance

A 2010 research study found that 2 grams of black seeds per day reduced fasting blood glucose readings by an average of 45 mg/dl after four weeks and 62 mg/dl at eight weeks. HbA1C readings were reduced by 1.5% after 12 weeks. Participants had decreased insulin resistance, reduced HbA1C, and increased beta-cell function. Participants had no adverse liver or kidney reactions.

Helicobacter Pylori Infection

Helicobacter Pylori infection is implicated in a large number of diseases, including peptic ulcer, chronic gastritis, and gastric cancer. Black seeds were tested against triple eradication therapy using clarithromycin, amoxicillin, and omeprazole in patients with non-ulcer dyspepsia and black seeds were found to be as effective as the triple antibiotic therapy.


Nigella-SativaA randomized, double-blind study conducted in 2006 showed that 100-200 mg of Nigella Seed Extract taken twice a day for eight weeks significantly reduced both systolic and diastolic blood pressure values in patients with mild hypertension. Participants also experienced a decrease in total cholesterol and LDL-cholesterol. Black seed has also been shown to have positive effects on heart health. No complications were recorded during the 2-month study.

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Bacterial Infections Including MRSA

MRSA is a significant health problem encountered in hospitals and clinics worldwide. It is resistant to various anti-staphylococcus agents. Laboratory testing of black seed extracts inhibited the growth of MRSA. More testing is necessary for MRSA and other resistant bacteria. However, black seed is known to have antibiotic properties.


Both animal and human studies have confirmed that boiled water extracts of black seed opens asthmatic airways, allowing easier breathing. Pulmonary function tests showed rapid improvement in asthmatic patients taking the extracts. Thymoquinone, an active compound found in black seed is a powerful anti-asthmatic.

Protects and Heals the Skin

Black seed oil has been shown to be beneficial and healing to the skin. Cleopatra, famed for her beauty is rumored to have used black seeds to enhance the health and beauty of her skin. Black seed oil contains valuable vitamins, minerals and trace elements that nourish the skin and help it heal.

Black seed oil regulates the body’s immune cells and contains anti-tumor necrosis factor (anti-TNF.) TNF is a problem in some autoimmune skin diseases. Black seed oil has been shown to be beneficial when applied directly to the skin for the treatment of psoriasis, eczema, fungal infections and acne.

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Black Seed Oil for Skin Cancer

black-seed-oil-cumin-nigellaBlack seed has been shown to have a wide range of anti-cancer effects and specific activity against squamous cell carcinomas have been shown in vitro. Black seed extracts inhibited cell reproduction and increase cell death in squamous cell carcinoma.  More studies are needed, but black seed oil shows promise as a potential therapy in squamous cell skin cancers.


Black seeds have carminative properties, meaning they aid in the reduction of gas, bloating, stomach pain and digestive problems.

Candida and Fungal Infections

If you have problems with candida and fungus in the digestive system or on the skin, black seed oil may be the solution. It has been shown effective in battling candida infections.

black-seed-1Black Seed Supports the Immune System

Nigella Sativa contains beneficial antioxidants, acids, and vitamins that support the immune system. Black seeds appear to balance the immune system, up-regulating some functions and down-regulating others for better immune health. It appears to have a calming effect on the overactive immune reactions that cause autoimmune reactions.

Many Other Uses

Black Seed (Nigella Sativa) has been documented to have over 600 beneficial effects on health. It is a powerfully healthy supplement that belongs in every medicine cabinet. Unlike many supplements, numerous studies have been done on Nigella Sativa that prove its efficacy.

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Medicinal Properties of Black Seed

Black seed has been used for many different diseases throughout history. If you are concerned about a specific health condition, it is easy to test black seeds or black seed oil over a period of 3 months or more to determine whether it may be effective. Also search a medical library for original research on Nigella Sativa and your condition.

Black seed is known to have these medicinal properties:

  • Anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-virus
  • black-cumin-herbAnti-inflammatory
  • Anti-ulcer
  • Anti-Hypertensive
  • Antioxidant
  • Antispasmodic
  • Bronchodilator
  • Beneficial for reducing blood sugar and regulating insulin response
  • Protects the liver and kidneys
  • Interferon Inducer
  • Inhibits Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF)

 How to Use Black Seed

The easiest way to use black seed is to sprinkle the seeds on salads or in a smoothie. There is probably some benefit in crushing the seeds before just before use. Your blender will do the job when making a smoothie.

Another easy way to use black seed is to add black seed oil to your juice or a smoothie. You can also take a teaspoon of the oil straight several times a day. It has a slightly spicy taste that most people don’t find objectionable. If you choose to use the oil, make sure your supply is fresh. Black seed oil can become rancid, just like other oils.

Black seed oil is considered safe for culinary use and showed no side effects in testing. However, it is always possible that some individuals will have a reaction to a new food or oil, so start slowly and make sure it is tolerated. Like other herbs, spices, and essential oils, black seed is very potent, and a little goes a long way.

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By Diane July 31, 2017 12:21
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  1. MJ July 31, 14:51

    This was a great article. I never heard of black seed before. But there was one huge omission. Where do you buy it?

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  2. Peteygirl July 31, 15:33

    Where can you get this seed or the plant to grow your own if it does not grow in your yard

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    • Mspaperlove August 1, 17:10

      You can buy the seeds at any Indian grocer or middle eastern grocer for about $2 to $3 for 100ml or it’s sold at The Vitamin Shoppe and GNC.
      *The Vitamin Shoppe is better priced… you’ll pay $7-$10 more for same sizes and brands at gnc… ijs

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    • Brie August 2, 03:43

      I grew it before I ever heard of the amazing properties it has to offer, and just by chance! It is one of the most beautiful addition to my flower gardens and it self seeds. I literally just raked a small are of soil and sprinkled a package of seeds all over it and gave it another light take and BAM just like that it started growing…. So easy, I live in the North east, and even after the winter it came back. As delicate as it looks it’s very hardy. I have it growing in a sandy rocky type soil and it does great half shade half Sun. Nigella is often called “Love in a mist” when you buy the seeds. Its awesome I would highly recommend it

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    • Miss Kitty March 6, 02:12

      Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds should have it (listed as Nigella ) available if you want to try growing it, and other seed companies may as well. Be aware though that the packaged seeds may be treated with antifungal or other chemicals and should be used only for growing. Try buying from a good shop that carries Indian foods and has a good turnover. Eat some and plant the rest.😉

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  3. Rhonda Stroud July 31, 15:36

    Where can you purchase black seed?

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  4. Izzy July 31, 15:38

    Google is your friend.

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    • Ginny - in WA July 31, 20:44

      Try Google Scholar if you are after medical studies, scientific research and results. Many will be abstracts but they give you an outline of the study undertaken and the outcome in brief. Pubmed is another and there are others no doubt. Try a few to see which you like. I prefer free full text articles myself but abstracts are often all that’s available unless you pay. I don’t but YMMV.

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  5. DeeSamePage2 July 31, 15:59

    AMEN AMEN AMEN! It IS A Blessing To Have Someone On the Same Page About This. When I Try to Share Information about Black Seed!! I Get Looked At Like A Dear Looking Into On Coming Head Lights!
    ONCE Again You Did It with Your Research and Writing. BUT! I Will Also Add This Article In My Basket. To Share With Our Group of Voter’s and Site Supporters $$ of And For Preppers. FANTASTIC JOB!!! Thanks for Sharing 😉

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    • Maisey August 1, 09:51

      I get the same reaction when I rave on like a mad woman about the benefits of this oil. So pleased to see this article!

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  6. Katr July 31, 16:28

    If something will help my digestive issues, I’m ready to try it, but where do I find these seeds?

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    • Older prepper July 31, 16:31

      Katrl please read above comments. Most of you are NOT READING and keep asking the same question. If some of you do not know how to google and find this information, already provided above, HOW ARE YOU GOING TO SURVIVE? Not being mean, just aware. ♥

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      • JJ August 1, 15:41

        Amen, thanks for your comment.
        I am sick of lazy folks wanting others to do their work.
        I have NEVER gone on a website and acted so stupid—find it yourselves, people!!
        Again, if you can’t do something so simple for yourselves now, what about during or after a disasterous event??

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      • vocalpatriot August 1, 21:41

        ah ok, so…where can I get some?

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    • Sharma August 1, 00:11

      Hi, Aloe Vera juice is best for digestive problems. Every morning two tablespoon mix it with luke warm and drink. I cured mine with this.

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    • Sharma August 1, 00:12

      Hi, Aloe Vera juice is best for digestive problems. Every
      morning two tablespoon mix it with luke warm and drink. I cured mine with this.

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      • kimbabrt September 22, 23:34

        You may be speaking of small digestive issues when you have a severe case of Crohn’s disease something like black seed may be a helpful supplement. It depends on the individual. Yes aloe vera is effective and helpful with other supplements for Crohn’s disease but not an all cure, many don’t know anything about this disease.

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    • hilly7 September 24, 05:52

      Hemp Oil with CBD is good with digestion. For Acid Reflux doTerra has an oil called DigestZen, 1 drop under the tongue and it is gone with 5 minutes. That said, tastes like you kissed the south end of a north bound Mule with teh runs.

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  7. Older prepper July 31, 16:28

    Excellent! I saved all the information. Thank you izzy and everyone.

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  8. SGB July 31, 16:59

    I am convinced that taking three capsules a night cured my diabetes. I certainly no longer have it. I would recommend not taking the oil orally since it is absolutely horrible. It helps sore muscles, small wounds etc and is well worth having around but do yourself a favor and do not take it orally.

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  9. jay July 31, 17:12

    GREAT info, I have been taking it via capsule form…since it will help SSC which I have, it would be great to grow.
    ..anyone know where to buy seeds and growing zones…

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  10. Jim July 31, 17:16

    Black seed oil may be obtained from, a Canadian co. 1-866-371-7595

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  11. left coast chuck July 31, 17:17

    Here is what Wikipedia has to say about nigella sativa: “The seeds of Nigella sativa are used as a spice in Indian and Middle Eastern cuisines. The black seeds taste like a combination of onions, black pepper and oregano. They have a pungent bitter taste and smell.

    “The dry-roasted nigella seeds flavor curries, vegetables and pulses. It can be used as a “pepper” in recipes with pod fruit, vegetables, salads and poultry. In some cultures, the black seeds are used to flavor bread products. It is also used as part of the spice mixture panch phoron (meaning a mixture of five spices) and by itself in many recipes in Bengali cuisine and most recognizably in naan bread. Nigella is also used in Armenian string cheese, a braided string cheese called majdouleh or majdouli in the Middle East.”

    What caught my attention to this article is that it implied that nigella sativa and black sesame are the same. They are not. “Kuro gome” or black sesame is an ingredient used in Japanese cooking. Sesame oil is a very important ingredient in Japanese cooking and according to Wikipedia Japan is the largest importer of sesame oil in the world. The U.S. is also a major importer of sesame seed. “Two meat patties on a sesame seed bun” Sound familiar to some of the older posters to this list?

    So I will act as the Devil’s Advocate here. “A 2010 study showed” Ahh, the infamous unnamed study. A 2010 study where? Who paid for the study? Who conducted it. By whom was it peer-reviewed? For those readers who believe there is a magic bullet, read no further because I am going to throw cold water on your fantasies. The faux folk medicine literature is replete with these unnamed studies that show xyz. Doesn’t anyone ever wonder why the studies are never identified? It would be so easy to write “A 2010 study conducted by the Mayo Clinic Drs. Wisnoski, Erhardt and Beauforte of 15,000 randomly chosen obese patients equally divided as to sex indicated that xyz. The study was reviewed by the Board of Dietary Medicine and published in The Journal of Dietary Medicine.”

    Now we are talking about something we can hang our hat on. We can pull up that study and examine it for ourselves and see whether it is valid or not.

    Let me give you a concrete example. A doctor was touting a new surgical procedure that promised, according to “studies” that it would cure acid reflux. He quoted the study that showed its curative powers. After his lecture, I came home and pulled up the study — 45 people. Well, perhaps some would be impressed with successful results in 45 people out of what several million who are afflicted with GERD? As for me, I was underwhelmed with success in less than 18 months in 45 people. That doctor went down in my list as less than trustworthy. He was just drumming up trade for his practice in my view. 45 people with the oldest surgery only 18 months from date of surgery. See what I mean? But at least there was a published study that one could read for oneself.

    So we have this article touting nigella sativa as the great American folk cure. No citation of the studies referred to, only nameless “studies”. We are all looking for the magic beans. The only problem with magic beans is that they only exist in fairy tales. Please be discerning in what you read. If you want to raise magic beans raise sesame seed plants. Sesame seed is the richest seed in oil. You can eat it, you can burn it in sesame seed oil lamps. Or sun flowers. They are rich in oil. Seed and nuts are the oldest of food crops. When game was scarce, our cave dwelling ancestors harvested seeds and nuts to keep body and soul together. Seeds and nuts all have excellent nutritional value. They have been examined in scientifically valid studies for their food value. BUT they are not a magic bullet. Once again, the magic beans only exist in fairy tales.

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    • The Egg Lady July 31, 18:47

      Ah…a voice of reason and common sense. Thank you, and I agree totally. Yes, I would love a magic bullet or bean or seed, but, as we all know, there is no such thing. This said, a well balanced meal, research and careful use of what information is provided by responsible individuals, is certainly important to our health and being prepared only makes sense.

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      • A dream within a dream February 9, 20:03

        There is no ailment to which we have not been given a cure… long before Pfizer or Eli Lily began pumping our society full of man made chemicals there were medicine men who used natural remedies … it’s that lost knowledge of the ancients that we need to regain !!
        What better study can one ask for than hundreds of years of holistic healing?

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    • Ksand August 5, 16:41

      I agree with You that this is not a Silver Bullet cure all (whatever is) but I have learned from past experience is to do my own due diligence and here is what I found,

      Posted on the Website of the US National Library of Medicine & National Institutes of Health about Nigella sativa.

      The article is titled: “A review on therapeutic potential of Nigella sativa: A miracle herb”
      If you or any of the other readers here are really interested in an answers to Your questions – A 2010 study where? Who paid for the study? Who conducted it. By whom was it peer-reviewed?
      In the left-hand column of the article is a synopses of what each study was about and general findings thereof and in the right-hand column is links to the actual study. Who did it and when

      Silver Bullet Cure – NO! Impressive and possibly helpful herb – Maybe? Be your own judge

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    • Guy December 4, 19:19

      Well said

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    • Chris T January 1, 23:01

      Left coast, you just saved me a ton of typing…I will add this is known as cherry picking the evidence. There are more studies that say black seed has no or even harmful effects versus studies that say it helps. It can interfere with the metabolism of medications which can turn helpful medications into placebos or even toxins. None of the studies use a large enough number of patients to say the results are valid. It does show promise in preventing fevers from a low white blood count in kids with brain tumors who are on chemo. Will it help boost the immune system in other populations? That remains to be seen.

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    • Beth January 2, 23:20

      God is the creator, the farmer and the healer.
      It is eons old and it’s healability is long proven.
      Anything that comes from Gods ‘Farmacy’ needs no mans medical examination. But like all else everything eaten must be taken into consideration. There is no Illness on thi# earth that God had not provided a cure for…
      Huge subject, huge debate… I have lots of personal successes ……

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  12. jay July 31, 17:19

    OOPS sorry Izzy and others…new to prepping, but
    do work hard to keep well and simultanously garden to prep…Sorry, I didnt realize u could find things like that around. as I just heard of it about 6months ago…..YES it works big time, YES caps are easier to take and which is all I added to my regime…If I can grow my own, I feel more prepared…Thanks It really works for asthma and BP

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    • Ginny - in WA July 31, 21:39

      There are approx. 400 Nigella sativa seeds to the gram. Each flower produces say, 20 seeds (a guess, not accurate but I’m using it as an example) and each plant produces 20 seed pods, again just a guess. Each mature plant therefore produces 1 gram of seed. The daily dose of seeds is 2 grams for example so you will need over 700 plants to produce your minimum daily requirements. I’m not knocking you, just trying to put it in perspective for everyone. Like you I’m trying to grow some also but along with all my other medicinal herbs it is space that I just don’t have. If this spice works for you I suggest stocking up while you can and growing what you have space for because it could be difficult to grow more than just spice quantities later. This applies to most spices that need to be ingested in therapeutic amounts rather than as a flavouring added to basic foods. Do the math on what a plant produces and what amount you need daily to see if it is viable to grow for medicinal use or spice use. Also research if using your particular herb/plant/seed in another form like a tincture or decoction has the same benefits as whole consumption so you actually require less per day and thus extend your supplies which could prove lifesaving in an emergency. Just some more things to ponder.

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    • sha August 1, 03:58

      I agree with Jay. I ate a good diet for many years so did my family, took vitamins​ the ones I felt I needed. I never had mumps, are any sickness as a child. I have two boys they had all the childhood diseases and I still didn’t catch anything.(lucky). I don’t know. But when I turned forty three my body went crazy. My thyroid all most stop working. I was diagnosed with fybro,. diabetes, high cholesterol, my muscles jerk all the time. Not to mention several other things. I have tried all kinds of herbs and vitamins. This black seed herbs sounds wonderful to me,but I don’t count on anything anymore. But I pray this helps. The pain is unbearable sometimes.

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  13. Jim July 31, 17:20

    Taste not that bad as I take 3 TBLS a day by mouth. I guess my tast is not as acute as some..

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  14. jay July 31, 17:51

    RE comments made by Left coast chuck…Thank you for laying out the safest approach to current “faux folk medicine..” YES, there are a lot of faux studies around that do NOT qualify for acceptable scientific proof of anything except a sale..I do not think you should overlook the info offered here..levels ere re black seed…I wish I knew how to help dispel all the levels of and desparation we all feel, especially those of us who are seriously ill.subjects..I found one site that is totally reliiable as per scientific approach…and u can follow the site right to the vast studies done…I DO NOT work for them,, just saying…LOOK for yourselves…..Green MedInfo…the man is Sayer Ji,, WELL respected oft quoted and very sincere…He touts Nigella sativa for numerous health issues….Thanks Izzy for your info..and thanks Chuck for your cautionary advice.

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    • left coast chuck July 31, 23:29

      Jay: Keep in mind the placebo effect is “reported” as 30%. What does that mean? It means that in any group of people giving them a placebo (sugar pill) and telling them it is the latest cure for whatever ails them, 30% of the people will be at least cured of the symptoms. Is that bad? No. If you are one of the 30% and are truly cured, that is wonderful. However in any test it is important that the curative rate be more than 30%, otherwise the substance is rejected as merely replicating the placebo effect. Even the attitude of the test administrator can affect the placebo effect. That’s why the only valid tests are double-blind tests. In other words, the person administering the drug doesn’t know who is getting the real drug or even if a placebo is being administered and the patient doesn’t even know that placebos are being administered. Some might consider that foisting a hoax on ill patients. I guess you could apply that term to the test, but in order to eliminate the placebo effect, and determine the real effect of the medication, it is a necessary hoax. That’s why you sometimes hear that the drug industry is suppressing “real cures” for certain diseases. It’s also why you hear people say, “Well, I take it and it has relieved my symptoms” and they are absolutely correct.

      That’s why a doctor who wrote a common sense medical column for many years would suggest that if a folk lore medicine was not actually harmful and if delaying standard medical treatment was not actually harmful and if the folk lore medicine was relatively cheap, he would say, “Go ahead. Try it. It might not work but you haven’t lost anything trying. If it doesn’t work, well you have gained some knowledge. “Tried it and it didn’t work for me.”

      He recommended all kinds of folk lore medications and many people reported that they worked for them. His reply was aways “Wonderful. Happy to hear it.” He decried not trying folk lore medicine as long as it met his three tests. If you had potentially deadly cancer he would not recommend garlic poultice. He would urge you to seek competent medical care.

      As in the example I gave in my earlier text about the 45 people who had the successful GERD button installed. That is such a small sampling as to be meaningless if a company is going to market to the millions of people who are afflicted with GERD. The time frame of less than 2 years is meaningless if one is talking about performing the operation on a 50 y.o. who has a projected life expectancy of at least 25 more years. I think a success rate past 60 months in a much larger sampling of people would be a better indicator but I am not setting the standards. I just know for me the 45/18 mos. just did not meet any kind of standard.

      Lots of times a prescribed course of treatment has side effects that don’t show up for several years. A prime example that I have had personal experience with is the prescribing of estrogen to women to prevent post-menopausal bone loss. Great! It worked great. Even gave my wife more energy. Whoops! Women taking post-menopausal estrogen are at significant increased risk of heart attack. Next step phosphorous compounds. Great! Whoops! Causes “fossy jaw”, a condition of deteriorating bone mass in the jaw of the patient taking phosphorous compounds for bone loss. I don’t know the physiology involved. It is counter-intuitive. You take phosphorous to strengthen the long bones of the body but at the same time it removes bone mass from the jaw. So far no one has explained the theoretical causative agent satisfactorily to me, I just know the empirical results.

      Well, this is a little disjointed and longer than I anticipated, but health is so important. You know the Mexicans have a toast, “Salud, dinero y amor y el tiempo para gustar.”

      It translates, “Good health, money and love and the time to enjoy.” They have their ducks in order. without good health money and all else don’t really count for much.

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  15. GT July 31, 17:53

    Any Taliban (Islamic) store has it. And yes, they will look at you funny as you enter and shop, but they will take your money. You will find Healthy foods, do not go in hungry as you will over spend. The essential oil of the Black Seed is very good. I buy the seed and pulverize it in the Magic Bullet and put it in EVERYTHING I cook.

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  16. Silver Rabbit July 31, 18:22

    Once you have it, how do you turn it into oil?

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  17. Peteygirl29 July 31, 18:32

    I did google this and found some seeds on ebay and oil all over the place, but I suppose if I want to plant this plant I need to check with seed banks or some more esoteric seed companies. As I am not sure if buying seeds from a nutritional company would be viable to plant and propagate your own plants.But I will get in touch with the people who are selling the seeds to see if this would be possible or not.

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    • left coast chuck August 1, 00:51

      Lots of times seeds that are intended for food have been treated, usually with heat, to keep them from sprouting, so that you don’t go to get your sesame seeds from the pantry and find a jar full of sprouts that you weren’t expecting. Then too, some seeds are heat treated so they won’t sprout for agricultural reasons.

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  19. Allison Williams Hill August 1, 04:15

    I purchased a bottle from Healthy Traditions. Packed well, sealed in a dark bottle to protect it from light. I brought it to the hospital my husband was in. The pharmacist refused to allow its use raising all kinds of questions about how it was made. I wanted a waiver but they refused. I hope to collect more studies to neutralize every argument they could raise.

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    • Straz August 1, 10:55

      Spread it on a Big Mac and don’t tell them 🙂

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    • Chris T January 1, 21:25

      Black seed can interfere with the way the body metabolizes other medications. Meds using the CYP3A4 and CYP2D6 mediated metabolism pathways have been tested and black seed inhibits those pathways. This means Meds using those pathways will not work.

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  20. OldBuff53 August 1, 05:58

    Black seed oil is avaliable at;

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  21. Amy August 1, 12:07

    Black seed oil is very extraordinary in its healing power! I tried the black cumin seed oil from LifeExtension for slightly more than 2 weeks and I found it is very good for bring warmth to the body, the gut and the sex organs and also it is very good for the skin especially for removing scars which were dark in color. I also tried another brand called Amazing Herbs 100% Cold-Pressed for several days and it is also very very good but tastes almost totally different from LifeExtension black cumin seed oil. Whenever I ingest the oil, the oil seems to have ability to soothe the throat and stop coughing immediately but it doesn’t have the penetrating effect and warming effect as compared to the LifeExtension product. For the skin, it penetrates relatively slowly and the moisture replenishing power is less than the LifeExtension product. I think the healing effect of cold-pressed oil is quite different from non-cold-pressed one. I will do research on various different brands in future.

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  22. Enari August 1, 12:47

    I was introduced to the “Black Seed Oil” by a co-worker. Mind you, she gave me a little history behind it first …I was at the time experiencing some minor health challenges and she thought the oil would be a good thing to try. I took a teaspoon and it was so horrible-never tasted something so unpalatable, but wasn’t going to give up. I was able to find the capsule at the “Vitamin Shoppe” and it works for my digestive system, achy joints and pain so far. Stopped taken it for a few weeks just to see if I would notice a difference and what do you know, it did; so, now I take it daily. Have blood work due and will see how my numbers are. Also, you can purchase the Black Seed Oil at “Whole Foods” store.

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  23. JJ August 1, 15:50

    I need to comment here about acid reflux.
    I started taking Black Cohosh for night flashes as I was early 60s and experiencing these.
    A search online steered me to this herb.
    I swear I was so surprised of its efficiency.
    NOT ONLY DID IT STOP THE HEAT FLASHES……it stopped the awful, painful night leg spasms…AND…my acid reflux/heartburn.
    I needed to test this and stopped taking for a couple of days—the acid reflux/heartburn AND leg spasms began instantly.
    That was enough for me to know what benefit BC was providing me.
    I don’t take one a day, but 2.

    I hope this helps someone. I know we are warned that these products are heated during processing and that destroys most effectiveness, but folks, this works for me.
    I keep a year supply on hand.

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    • Miss Kitty March 6, 02:32

      Black cohosh and black seed (Nigella) are different plants. Which one did you try? Just asking as your post might cause a bit of confusion to people who aren’t familiar with herbals. Black cohosh is used for a lot of the same ailments as Nigella, but is primarily used for menopause and other feminine reproduction issues.

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  24. vocalpatriot August 1, 21:44

    mohambone said it so it must be true.

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  25. sha August 1, 21:57

    From what I have studied on cold pressed and not, cold pressed is supposed to be etter it doesn’t do away with the properties of the herb like the heating process. And I would like to have my seeds on a Whopper.

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  26. Mike August 2, 01:41

    When I search for this, what I come up with is Cumin black seed (Nigella Sativa) on Amazon. At, mentioned in a previous post, it is identified as Black Caraway Seeds, Charnushka, Kalonji, Blackseed, Black Onion Seed or Roman Coriander (still Nigella Sativa). I suspect the later is correct. Does anyone know for sure?

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    • Chris T January 1, 22:45

      It is all the same. The one that is not the same is the black sesame seed. That is sesame seeds, not the Nigella Sativa.

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    • Miss Kitty March 6, 02:38

      All of the above have been used as names, but black onion seed, black seed and Nigella are the most common for this herb (seed). I also read that it can be substituted for poppy seeds in breads and savory dishes, and I wonder if it would work in hummus with the tahini sesame paste, maybe as an add-in.

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  27. Rebhp August 4, 18:19

    How can I distinguish damascensa (which comes in my yard every spring) from the sativa?

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  28. Jean September 25, 16:04

    Bought seeds at they have all kinds of wonderful things.

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  29. jodie October 6, 15:26

    I’ve used black seed oil; for a couple of years now. it’s great, but don’t take just anything. I get mine from activation products. do your research before you buy. know how your body absorbs products. oils verse’s powders or seeds.

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  30. Eye of Horus November 9, 18:14

    It is also touted as a cure for ED.

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  31. rednig November 14, 17:40

    I’ll have to try growing this when I get back home, Arizona. If it does that well in the medical dept., a quarter acre might mean some needed cash. Stay healthy!

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  32. Edward Hunter January 29, 11:15

    Black seed oil is surely a great natural product; it helped me after my surgery by reducing inflammation and pain. Truly a miracle ingredient. thank you Essential Natural Oils.

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  33. elch69 May 23, 21:46

    where can i order black seed?

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    • Dr.Pine May 25, 22:48

      Vassalage Wellness Shop. Call at (716) 298-7156. Two brands are available, but I like the Egyptian Black Seed personally. You can call or text your order.

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