Learn More About Black Cumin Seed (Nigella sativa)
Wise Prophet Claims Black Cumin Seed Is A Remedy For Everything Except Death
A wise prophet from the Old Testament can confidently make a bold claim such as saying an herb is the remedy for everything. Keter Wellness, a health and wellness company based out of California, on the other hand will go as far as saying Nigella Sativa Seed Oil is something most people should be supplementing with on a daily basis.
Black Cumin Seed, or Nigella sativa, has been used for eons across many cultures and societies. Throughout this time there have been many bold discoveries and claims on the benefits of nigella seeds.
Most of the therapeutic properties of Black Cumin seed are due to the presence of Thymoquinone which is a major bio active component (30%-48%) of the essential oil.
Laboratory Research of Black Cumin Seed Oil
It was the research conducted at the Cancer Research Laboratory of Hilton Head Island in South Carolina which showed that oil of black cumin fought cancerous tumors without the negative side effects of chemotherapy that got the attention of the medical industry.
As these research studies are being evaluated by the drug industry, there are some black seed benefits that can’t be denied. Black cumin is a powerful immune booster that is packed with beneficial vitamins and nutrients. The primary active compound in black cumin seed is crystalline nigellone, but the list of other powerful ingredients goes on and on, including thymoquinone, oleic acid, vitamins B1, B2, B3, and many more.
Black Cumin From the East to the West
Since being introduced into the “western world”, black cumin seed has created a buzz in the health and wellness industry. One aversion some people have is the bitter taste of the seed oil. Some have compared it to drinking gasoline.
The Health Benefits of Nigella Seeds
Nigella sativa has many health benefits. They carry antioxidant properties helping with several inflammation issues, especially on the skin. Nigella Seeds also have an antihistamine element and can aid in assisting with sore throats.
A mixture of ginger and nigella seed powder is said to help cure vomiting. There are several other gastrointestinal benefits as well. These health benefits are largely contributed to the thymoquinone oil that can be extracted from the seed. In fact, it is claimed that this oil may help reduce certain allergic reactions to food.
Black Cumin seed is highly recommended among practitioners of traditional medicine for treating diabetes. The seed extract was able to increase insulin release in diabetic rodents (R). Black Cumin oil has a significant activity in diabetic and high cholesterol patients (R). Most of the anti-diabetic properties are due to the activation of AMPK (R).
Keter Wellness have formulated a form of black cumin seed that is not only potent and effective, but also has no taste and, more importantly, no aftertaste. Black Cumin Seed Extract by Keter Wellness is standardized 4:1 extract in a 100% vegetarian capsule.
“We are proud to be able to offer this gift from Mother Nature and provide our community with a high quality form of black cumin seed that is easy to take.” When asked if it’s the remedy for everything, Pete Currington, CEO of Keter Wellness answered, “I wouldn’t make as bold a claim as a great prophet, but I do feel it can really help the overall health of our community.”