Natural Remedy for Coughs

Traditionally we used #tumeric #haldi for #coughs but sometimes it’s just not enough.
A few years ago a #pakistani sister told me of this amazing #spice that is used through #Asian food .
When we have a cough we take about 10ml and #dryfry in a small frying pan using no oil or water . As the heat starts to roast the #seeds the natural oil in the seeds starts to burn as smoke… You need to lean over the pan and inhale the smoke… It will kick the back of the throat and attack the #virus.
The #roasted seeds can be slowly boiled with#tumeric and #organicmilk or #nutmilk and drunk before bed.
Hers a list of more #remedies of this powerful plant:-
#acidity #asthma #constipation #liver and #kidney problems #colds #itching #boils #eczema #menstration excessive bleeding #arthritis #weightloss

ajwain

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Toxic Combo Christmas Dinner

cold-and-christmas-junkFIGHT THE COLD…. CHRISTMAS DINNER (NO THANK YOU I’M MUSLIM) IS PROBABLY ONE OF THE WORST COMBINATIONS OF MOSTLY RICH UNHEALTHY TOXIC FOOD AND DRINKS YOU COULD CONSUME IF YOU HAVE A COLD……..

The body needs energy to fight the cold virus which is combination of 300 viruses, I cannot digest bacon, pork sausages, toxic fizzy drinks and alcohol, sweet, Christmas cake and Christmas pudding are two different types of rich desserts, with cream or custard and chocolates, oh i forgot to mention all the crisps and peanuts..the body cannot digest all this stuff and have energy to fight the virus as well, so if you have a cold and are intending to eat this kind of food, you will probably be even more sick after Christmas…. say cheese ūüôā

HENNA, A CURE FOR HOT FLUSHES???

When you are going through days, weeks and months of not sleeping properly because of having hot flushes that are so strong that they wake you up every 1-2 hours, you will try almost anything to get good nights sleep.
HERBS THAT HELP

henna-menopause
I have been taking Black Cohosh, St John’s Wort, Vervain tablet form. Camomile, nettle, lady’s mantle and red clover as tea. After 2 weeks I got a better night sleep last night, Alhamdulillah praise God.
Hot flushes however need dealing as they come day and night.
The liver is connected with hot flushes. As heavy metals and toxins have built up in our body over the years the liver becomes congested. The liver is the main organ that deals with all the chemical metabolic functions.
If the liver is congested it will cause heat in the body and contribute to hot flushes, so what’s the solution.
I am currently researching Foods mentioned in the Quran, the Holy Book of Muslims and I came across camphor in Arabic kafir or kafur,
In Surat/ chapter 76 Al Insan/The Man, ayat/verse 5:
‚ÄúIndeed, the righteous will drink from a cup [of wine] whose mixture is of Kafur,‚ÄĚ This verse is referring to Paradise, the next life.
Now there is a difference of opinion whether kafur is camphor or henna.
Dr. M.I.H. Farooqi (Dr. Mohammed Iqtedar Husain Farooqi), in India, puts forward a very good argument that kafur is actually henna.
It is by divine guidance that I am able to join the dots and my firm belief that foods, herbs, drinks, mentioned in the Quran are sacred, that moves me forward.
I thought to research henna as a drink. I know henna takes heat out of the body when applied external; I used to be a professional henna artist for wedding and in museums.
Alhamdulillah I found that Henna can be taken internally.
According to Web MD
“Henna is a plant. The leaf is used to make medicine.

Don’t confuse henna with henna root (Alkanna tinctoria), also referred to as alkanna root.

Historically, henna has been used for severe diarrhea caused by a parasite (amoebic dysentery), cancer, enlarged spleen, headache, jaundice, and skin conditions. These days, people take henna for stomach and intestinal ulcers.

Henna is sometimes applied directly to the affected area for dandruff, eczema, scabies, fungal infections, and wounds.

In manufacturing, henna is used in cosmetics, hair dyes, and hair care products; and as a dye for nails, hands, and clothing.

People also use henna on the skin as temporary ‚Äútattoos.‚ÄĚ
How does it work?
Henna contains substances that might help fight certain infections. There is also some information that henna might decrease the growth of tumors, prevent or reduce spasms, decrease inflammation, and relieve pain.‚ÄĚ

There is a connection between the liver and hot flushes.

According to Prophetic Medicine BlogSpot

“Henna water is an excellent detoxifier. It can remove impurities and heavy metals which have built up in the body for many years. Therefore drinking it on an empty stomach is very beneficial for cleaning the liver and kidneys of diabetic patients, those with IBS, ulcers, kidney stones etc.

To make Henna water, take 5-7 grams of whole dried leaves and soak them overnight in 2 glasses of water. Filter and drink the water in the morning after Fajr on an empty stomach. This process can be repeated daily for 7-10 days.

Very dark urine will be expelled over this period and this is the proof that impurities are being expelled from the body. Henna Water has a slightly grassy taste and if you find this unpalatable you can mix a little bit of honey with it before drinking in sha’Allah.

One of the established Sunnah as recorded by Al Bukhari suggests that an infusion of water and Henna leaves was something which was used during the time of the Holy Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) but this Hadith does not specifically mention it as being drunk. [Vol 7, Book 71, Hadith 661]

More information is available at the following link to the Tibb e Nabawi site which is maintained by our brothers who are the original authors of the Henna Water post –

http://www.tibbenabawi.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=195&Itemid=228

USEFUL LINKS

http://www.askanaturopath.com/faqs/menopausal-hot-flushes/p/495

http://prophetic-medicine.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/henna-water-detox-drink.html

QURANIC FOODS, Lemon Balm

Lemon Balm is part of the Rayhan (Arabic) family, that is mentioned in the Quran,

Surat Ar Rahman 55, verse 12.

“And grain having husks and scented plants/rehan”

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I love the smell of lemon balm and have been using the aromatherapy oil from it which can sometimes be called Melissa which is the Greek version of the name Deborah, the Queen Bee that annually killed her male consort.
What is interesting Islamically about this herb is that it falls under two Quranic food heading, one is herbage and the other is Reyhan, sweet smelling herbs of paradise.
As well as aromatherapy oil , the leaves of this beautiful lush plant can be used for cooking and medicine.
Lemon balm is a perennial herb from the mint family. The leaves, which have a mild lemon aroma, are used to make medicine. Lemon balm is used alone or as part of various multi-herb combination products.

Lemon balm is used for digestive problems, including upset stomach, bloating, intestinal gas (flatulence), vomiting, and colic; for pain, including menstrual cramps, headache and toothache; and for mental disorders, including hysteria and melancholia.

It is also very useful in menopause and cognitive aging.

The Huffinton Post recently cited,

Lemon balm, an herb used commonly in tea, has recently been studied as a possible treatment for Alzheimer’s. Lemon balm is an antioxidant that stimulates acetylcholine receptors, and it also works as a mild sedative

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-eric-braverman/you-dont-have-to-live-wit_b_216316.html

Many people believe lemon balm has calming effects so they take it for anxiety, sleep problems, and restlessness. Lemon balm is also used for Alzheimer’s disease, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), an autoimmune disease involving the thyroid (Graves’ disease), swollen airways, rapid heartbeat due to nervousness, high blood pressure, sores, tumors, and insect bites.

Lemon balm is inhaled as aromatherapy for Alzheimer’s disease.

Some people apply lemon balm to their skin to treat cold sores (herpes labialis).

In foods and beverages, the extract and oil of lemon balm are used for flavoring.
How does it work?
Lemon balm contains chemicals that seem to have a sedative, calming effect. It might also reduce the growth of some viruses.

Medical Information from-

http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-437-lemon%20balm.aspx?activeingredientid=437&

Sorrel Tea…Immune System Boost

Sorrel and Ginger Tea……is what is needed right now for this sneezey, dizzy vomiting bug.Why? Because Sorrel strengthens the immune system, though may make you vomit when drunk on an empty stomach.
Sorrel Tea
Sorrel Tea
 
Some of the health benefits of sorrel include its ability to boost eyesight, improve digestion, build strong bones, increase circulation, increase energy levels, help prevent cancer, reduce certain skin conditions, lower blood pressure, increase appetite, slow the aging process, protect against diabetes, strengthen heart health, and improve kidney health.
 
You can buy sorrel from African, Arab, Asian and Caribbean shops, either as fresh red flowers or dried red flowers.
Place a hand full in a small pot of boiling water .Add fresh chopped ginger and boil for another 5 minutes.Leave to cool for 5 minutes, then pour and strain and add honey.
 
Do not drink before bed as it can be a diurectic and you might be up all night weeing.
 
 

WHAT STARTS GOOD ENDS GOOD – LEMON WATER

10 Reasons Why You Should Drink Warm Lemon Water in the Morning

Every morning , after prayer, I drink room temperature water with fresh lemon juice and this is why…

LEMON WATER
LEMON WATER
  1. Boosts your immune system Lemons are high in vitamin C, which is great for fighting colds. They are high in potassium, which stimulates brain and nerve function. Potassium also helps control blood pressure.
  2. Balances pH Drink lemon water every day and you will reduce your body’s overall acidity. Lemon is one of the most alkaline foods around. Yes lemons have citric acid but it doesn’t create acidity in the body once metabolized.
  3. Helps with weight loss Lemons are high in pectin fiber, which helps fight hunger cravings. It also has been shown that people who maintain a more alkaline diet lose weight faster.
  4. Promotes digestion Lemon juice helps flush out unwanted materials. It encourages the liver to produce bile which is an acid that is required for digestion. Efficient digestion reduces heartburn and constipation.
  5. It is a diuretic Lemons increase the rate of urination in the body, which helps purify it. Toxins are released at faster rate which helps keep your urinary tract healthy.
  6. Clears the skin The vitamin C component helps decrease wrinkles and blemishes. Warm lemon water purges toxins from the blood which helps keep skin clear as well. You can apply it directly to scars to help reduce their appearance.
  7. Freshens breath Not only that, it can also help relive tooth pain and gingivitis. Careful though….the citric acid can erode tooth enamel, so monitor the amount you are drinking.
  8. Relives respiratory problems Warm lemon water helps get rid of chest infections and coughs. It’s known to be helpful to people with asthma and allergies as well.
  9. Keeps you Zen Vitamin C is one of the first things depleted when you are under stress.
  10. Helps kick the coffee habit After taking a glass of warm lemon water, you will have less craving for coffee in the morning.

So why does the water have to be warm not cold? Cold water likely provides a shock or stress factor to the body. Your body has to expel energy to process the cold water. Read more at http://www.activevegetarian.com/health-benefits-of-drinking-lemon-water#4b1YPIby8yQ7vVqg.99

BLACK CUMIN OIL HEALTH BENEFITS

As a Muslim I have been privy to the use of this oil for some years now, it is part of the Islamic tradition to use this oil for most ailments with good effect. The following information is valuable, please save and apply.

In the Islamic teachings of the Quran and Sunnah, black cumin is mentioned a number of times

the prophet Muhammad (salah la alahi wa salem) young wife Aisha reported¬†that she heard¬†Prophet Muhammad¬†say,¬†‚ÄúThis black seed is a cure for every disease except death.‚ÄĚ (Bukhaari).

Renown classical Islamic Scholar¬†Ibn ul Qaiyum (may Allah have mercy upon him) said,¬†‚ÄúThe black seed helps against all types of cold ailments‚Ķ when ground, blended with honey and drunk with some water, it will dissolve the stones that appear in the kidney and the prostate‚Ķit increases the flow during menstruation and the production of milk if it is drunk for several days‚Ķ When it is heated with vinegar and placed on the stomach it will eliminate worms. It also clears up, decomposes and relieves cold symptoms when it is ground, placed in a rag and inhaled through the nose on a regular basis until the ailment is cured. Black seed oil‚Ķ when twenty-five grams of it is drunk with water, it will help against gasping and hard breathing‚Ķ‚ÄĚ[Translated ‚ÄėMedicine of the Prophet‚Äô by Ibn ul Qaiyum (may Allah have mercy upon him)

Black Cumin Seed Oil
Black Cumin Seed Oil

As a Muslim I have been privy to the use of this oil for some years now, it is part of the Islamic tradition to use this oil for most ailments with good effect. The following information is valuable, please save and apply.

In the Islamic teachings of the Quran and Sunnah, black cumin is mentioned a number of times

the prophet Muhammad (salah la alahi wa salem) young wife Aisha reported¬†that she heard¬†Prophet Muhammad¬†say,¬†‚ÄúThis black seed is a cure for every disease except death.‚ÄĚ (Bukhaari).

Renown classical Islamic Scholar¬†Ibn ul Qaiyum (may Allah have mercy upon him) said,¬†‚ÄúThe black seed helps against all types of cold ailments‚Ķ when ground, blended with honey and drunk with some water, it will dissolve the stones that appear in the kidney and the prostate‚Ķit increases the flow during menstruation and the production of milk if it is drunk for several days‚Ķ When it is heated with vinegar and placed on the stomach it will eliminate worms. It also clears up, decomposes and relieves cold symptoms when it is ground, placed in a rag and inhaled through the nose on a regular basis until the ailment is cured. Black seed oil‚Ķ when twenty-five grams of it is drunk with water, it will help against gasping and hard breathing‚Ķ‚ÄĚ[Translated ‚ÄėMedicine of the Prophet‚Äô by Ibn ul Qaiyum (may Allah have mercy upon him)

The Health Benefits of Black Seed

Mahfouz and El-Dakhakhny, prominent Egyptian researchers isolated the active principle nigellone from Black Seed’s essential oil in 1959. There are over 100 different chemical components in the seed.

Nigella and melatin are two ingredients in Black Seed that contribute greatly to its highly diversified powers. These substances work together to provide the digestive benefits that have been revered in Black Seed. They also promote cleansing and assist with overall eliminating action.

Two of the most volatile oils found in Black seed are nigellone and thymoquinone which were fist discovered in the herb in 1985. Nigellone offers both anti-spasmodic and bronchodilating properties which contribute to Black Seed’s potency against respiratory ailments. It also acts as an antihistamine which helps to reduce the negative symptoms of allergy sufferers. Thymoquinone contains excellent anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties. It is also a strong anti-oxidant and helps cleanse the body of toxins. Both nigellone and thymoquinone work in conjunction with one another to enhance Black Seed’s action against respiratory ailments. It also provides a healthy alternative to the more commonly prescribed cortisone based therapies used by allergy sufferers.

Black seed provides a rich supply of polyunsaturated fatty acids. These ingredients play a key role in daily health and wellness. They help to regulate the metabolism, carry toxins to the skin’s surface for elimination, balance insulin levels, regulate cholesterol, improve body circulation, and promote healthy liver function. A deficiency in polyunsaturated fatty acids can lead to a wide number of health problems including nervous system disorders, uninhibited growths, and skin diseases.

Black seed contains over 100 valuable nutrients. It is comprised of approximately 21% protein, 38% carbohydrates, and 35% plant fats and oils. The active ingredients of black seed are nigellone, thymoquinone, and fixed oils. Black seed also contains significant proportions of protein, carbohydrates and essential fatty acids. Other ingredients include linoleic acid, oleic acid, calcium, potassium, iron, zinc, magnesium, selenium, vitamin A, vitamin B, vitamin B2, niacin, and vitamin C.

A 1994 study conducted in London by King’s College revealed that Black Seed has properties that inhibit certain enzymes, which also inhibit the production of certain prostaglandins. This is more proof that the rich and complex combination of elements found in Black Seed work together for a total effect.

Black Seed has over 1400 years history of use. Many ancient books and text suggest the following traditional uses for Black Seed. But please note, that these should not be understood as cures or treatments for any disease or illness.

For Cough and Asthma

Apply Black seed oil to the chest and back.

Mix a teaspoon of Black seed oil in Boiling water and inhale the vapor twice a day.

Take half a teaspoon of Black seed Oil daily in the morning.

Cystic fibrosis

Massage the chest with black seed oil, and drink a mixture of one teaspoon black seed oil with a teaspoon pure honey, morning afternoon and evening.

Diabetes

Mix a cup of whole black seeds, a cup of Water Cress Seeds (Mustard seed can be used as an alternative), half a cup of pomegranate peel and half a cup of fumitory. Grind the mixture to powder. Take half a teaspoon of the mixture together with a teaspoon of black seed oil daily before breakfast for one month.

Diarrhea

Mix a teaspoon of black seed oil with a cup of yogurt. Drink the mixture twice a day until symptoms disappear.

Dry Cough

A teaspoon of black seed oil should be mixed in coffee and taken twice a day. Rub the chest and back with black seed oil.

Eye disease & impaired vision

Rub the eyelids and the sides of the eye orbits half an hour before going to bed with black seed oil. A tablespoon of the oil should also be drunk with a cup of carrot juice. Results should be apparent in one month, insha Allaah.

Facial paralysis & tetanus

Inhaling the vapor of black seed oil and hot water can help against facial paralysis and tetanus, and eliminates their causes, insha Allaah.

Flu & nasal congestion

Placing three to four drops of black seed oil in each nostril relieves nasal congestion and head cold distress.

Gall stones & kidney stones

Prepare a formulation of 250g of ground black seed & 250g pure honey, stir thoroughly before use. Take two tablespoons of this formulation and mix thoroughly with half a cup of hot water. Finally add one teaspoon of black seed oil. This mixture is to be taken every morning before consuming any food.

Remember:

A teaspoon of black seed oil mixed in a glass of orange juice with breakfast makes you active all through the day. A teaspoon of black seed oil mixed in a hot drink after supper gives you a quiet sleep all through the night.

Diseases and their cure inshallah

Asthma, Bronchial & Respiratory problems

Mix a tablespoon of black seed oil in coffee. Take twice daily. Rub chest with black seed oil every night and inhale the vapor of black seed oil in hot water.

Backache & other kinds of rheumatism

Mildly heat a small amount of black seed oil and then stroke the rheumatic area intensely. A teaspoon of oil should also be drunk three times daily.

Beard growth

Massage the beard area with black seed oil ensuring that the oil penetrates to the roots, this stimulates the growth of the beard and prevents premature hair graying.

Breast feeding (increase the flow of breast milk)

Prepare a mixture of 250g black seeds & 250g pure honey, stir thoroughly before each dosage. Take two tablespoons of this formulation mixed with one teaspoon of black seed oil daily.

Common cold symptoms and nasal congestion

Firstly fry whole black seeds, then finely grind them into powder. Soak this in black seed oil and any vegetable oil. Place three to four drops in each nostril (N.B. this will cause excessive sneezing).

For Hypertension

Take half teaspoon of Black seed oil with any hot drink at any time. Take 2 lobes of garlic on empty stomach. Apply Black seed oil to your whole body and expose it to the sun every three days, continue the treatment for a month.

For Heart complaints & Constriction of Veins

Take half teaspoon of black seed oil mixed with any hot drink daily in the mornings, this will liquefy the fats and widen the veins and arteries.

Inflammation of the Nose and throat

Put a few drops of oil in to a cup of boiling water and inhale the vapor. Take half a teaspoon of black seed oil with lemon juice daily.

For Headache and Ear ache

Apply black seed oil to the forehead, sides of face adjacent to the ears and behind the ears. Take half teaspoon of Black seed Oil and continue for about 3 days.

For Loss of Hair & premature Graying.

Scrub the scalp thoroughly with lemon, leave it for 15 minutes, wash away with water and shampoo and dry well, thereafter apply Black seed oil to the whole scalp, continue for a few weeks.

For Eye infection, Pain and Weak sight.

Apply Black seed oil around the eyes and on the eye lid before going to sleep. Take half a teaspoon Black seed oil mixed with carrot juice. For weak sight continue treatment.

For Backache and Rheumatic pain

Warm Black seed oil slightly and apply to the area thoroughly as you are massaging the bone, not the skin and drink half teaspoon Black seed oil for 15 days.

For Vomiting

Take half teaspoon of fresh ginger juice mixed with equal amount of Black seed oil, twice a day.

For toothache

Mix a half teaspoon of Black seed oil with warm water and gargle the mouth and apply oil on the affected tooth, it will alleviate pain quickly.

Source: http://www.positive-action.net/black…20benefits.htm

The Prophet never suffered from a wound or a thorn without putting Henna on it

– Hadith, naratted by Umm Salamah
(RadiAllahu anha)

[at-Tirmidhi, al-Bayhaqi]

Listed below are some common problems and ailments which can easily be cured from the use of Black Seed:

General health

Take 1 tablespoon blackseed oil morning and night, or at least in the morning before breakfast on its own or with 1 teaspoon pure honey

Acne and Skin

Mix and heat for 2 minutes 1 cup grounded black seed & 1/2 cup grounded pomegranate skin and ½ cup apple cider vinegar. Apply on area before going to sleep every night until it disappears. Mixture can last 3 weeks and have to be kept in cool temperature.

Baldness (Alopecia)

Rub black seed oil on trouble spots

Asthma

Take ½ teaspoon black seed boiled in water

Backache (lower)

Mix 1 tsp honey with 1 tsp  black seed and take it first thing in the morning before breakfast

Bee & Wasp stings

Take 1/2 teaspoon black seed boiled in water

Bladder/Kidney

Mix 1 tsp honey with 1 tsp  black seed and take it first thing in the morning before breakfast

Mix 2 cups grounded black seed and ½ cup pure honey. Take 1 tablespoon of mixture with 1 cup warm water every morning before breakfast. Mixture can last 15 days and have to be kept in cool temperature

Colds

Take 21 black seed, put it in a cloth and soak overnight. Use as droplets for the nose the next day

Inhale powdered black seed kept in cloth

Coughs

Take 3-4 drops of black seed oil in coffee or tea

Hemorrhoids

Take black seed in powdered form with water

High blood pressure

Mix 1 tablespoon grounded black seed, 1 tablespoon pure honey and a little garlic. Take the mixture before breakfast every morning for 20 days

Inflammation & pain of teeth & gums

Boil black seed in vinegar and use it to rinse teeth & gums Avoid using commercial toothpastes and use toothpaste made from vegetable fibre of the siwak tree which has been used for centuries by Indians, Africans and Asians as natural toothpaste.

Memory

Take 1 teaspoon powdered black seed mixed with honey 2x day

Immune system:

Take 1 tablespoon day and night

Incontinence

Take ½ teaspoon black seed with honey, then drink warm water

Jaundice

Take black seed with milk

Chronic head pains (migraine, headache)

Fry black seed and put it cotton-made cloth, tie or simply put the cloth on the forehead

Soak black seed in vinegar overnight, pound it the next day to make powder. Insert in nostril and inhale

Dry Skin

Mix 1 tsp honey with 1 tsp  black seed and take it first thing in the morning before breakfast

Wind

Mix 1 tsp honey with 1 tsp  black seed and take it first thing in the morning before breakfast

Worms

Take black seed with vinegar to get rid of worms

source: http://www.geocities.com/mutmainaa/f…seed_cure.html

Black Seed Oil (Nigella Sativa)

100% pure, cold pressed, GMO, solvent & additive free and comes from the highest quality seeds.

Extracts from “Black Seed Natures Miracle Remedy” by W.G. Goreja

For thousands of years, humans around the world have recognized the tremendous healing properties of a legendary herb – Nigella Sativa, or Black Seed.

“Black Seed heals every disease except for death.” The Prophet Mohammed proclaimed over fourteen hundred years ago. It’s quite a statement; but..

The protective and healing powers of Black Seed, the seeds from the plant Nigella Sativa, are so astoundingly comprehensive and varied that for thousands of years humans have regarded it as a “Miracle Cure”.

Black Seed has an unprecedented strengthening effect upon the immune system, and works in a host of other ways to promote optimum health and well being. It works by assisting the body in its own natural healing processes.

This remarkable herb has a legendary status and has had a recent resurgence in Western medicine. Its efficacy is solidly backed by three thousand years of folklore and the past fifty years have seen a burgeoning amount of scientific data to further support Black Seed’s renowned healing properties.

‘We now realize that a complex synergy of over 100 chemicals contained in Black Seed work together to enhance and strengthen the body’s immune system in a way no other singular, naturally occurring substance has ever been known to do’.

The very fact that Black Seed targets the vital workings of the immune system grants it power over a wide range of ailments, both as a treatment and preventative. Consequently, Black Seed has proved itself a forceful ally against many ailments, such as those caused by bacteria, viruses, and common allergies.

It has also proved valuable against such fatal diseases as cancer and AIDS.* When it comes to health and well-being, a strong immune system is vital, and the properties of Black Seed are key to regaining the efficient functioning of your immune system and maintaining its optimum effectiveness. Furthermore, Black Seed is a potent, antihistamine, anti-tumour,* antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory agent, and the application of these actions alone provides relief for a multitude of ailments and disorders.

Black seed has such diverse powers that, before we examine the specific uses of the herb, let’s recap the variety of actions that it provides. Although many more can be listed from centuries of use, the actions that follow have all been verified through scientific research conducted over the last fifty years.

Black Seed’s Mechanisms of Action

Analgesic: Relieves or dampens sensation of pain.
Anthelmintic: (Also know as vermicide or vermifuge) destroys and expels intestinal worms.
Anti-bacterial: Destroys or inhibits the growth of destructive bacteria.
Anti-Inflammatory: Reduces inflammation.
Anti-Microbial: Destroys or inhibits the growth of destructive microorganisms.
Antioxidant: Prevents or delays the damaging oxidisation of the body’s cells – particularly useful against free radicals.
Anti-Pyretic: (Also known as ferbrifuge) – exhibits a ‘cooling action’, useful in fever reduction.
Anti-spasmodic: Prevents or eases muscle spasms and cramps.
Anti-tumour: Counteracts or prevents the formation of malignant tumours*
Carminative: Stimulates digestion and induces the expulsion of gas from the stomach and the intestines.
Diaphoretic: Induces perspiration during fever to cool and stimulate the release of toxins.
Diuretic: Stimulates urination to relieve bloating and rid the body of any excess water.
Digestive: Stimulates bile and aids in the digestive process.
Emmenagogue: Stimulates menstrual flow and activity.
Galactogogue: Stimulates the action of milk in new mothers.
Hypotensive: Reduces excess blood pressure.
Immunomodulator: Suppresses or strengthens immune system activity as needed for optimum balance.
Laxative: Causes looseness or relaxation of the bowels.

My Understanding of Black Seed Oil by John Claydon D.Hom

In what way does Black Seed oil, as a broad-spectrum remedy, differ from the other broad-spectrum remedies or superfoods, such as Chlorella, Barley Grass and Pollen?

It does not contain such a complete range of nutrients as the super foods mentioned, so falls midway between a herbal remedy and a functional food and Black Seed Oil has many health benefits. Superfoods can gradually improve the overall health by addressing the problem of cellular malnutrition – the long term basis of all chronic disease.

Cellular malnutrition in the first world is due to many factors such as farming methods that deplete the soils essential nutrients, and supply us with ’empty food’. The practice of cooking food denatures and impedes absorption, combined with impaired digestion. Other factors including eating refined foods and a toxic environment. These all contribute to cellular starvation of essential fluids and nutrients.

With regular consumption of superfoods we can gradually improve the state of our cellular nutrition, and in turn health will gradually improve, although improvements in vitality can often occur quickly. However, certain organs and systems of the body can remain below par even after a comprehensive nutritional and dietary programme has been in use for many months. In other words there are certain stubborn issues our bodies do not give up easily.

For example liver congestion, an almost universal occurrence, can be quite stubborn. You may choose to use a Liver/Gall Bladder Flush and this can often help. You can also use black seed oil (we cannot guarantee that this will clear out all your stones and ‘mud’ in the liver gall bladder region, it depends on many factors, but even with the flush procedure 6 or more flushes may be needed). I have found that after only a few days of using black seed oil it has improved liver function and associated digestive problems. The warming and bitter qualities seem to penetrate into blockages in the body and rapidly instigate normalisation.

Two persons with toothache were much improved soon after rubbing the oil into the effected gum. In the short term of my familiarity of this product, it appears to be one of those remedies that are very potent, highly effective, and able to target a wide range of health problems.

Some of the health conditions it has improved

Gastrointestinal dysfunction – flatulence, diarrhoea and constipation.
Liver dysfunction – underactivity, congestion, jaundice. Galls stones.
Kidney ailments – urination difficulties, urinary infections, cystitis.
Respiratory ailments – infection, cough, sore throat, congestion, bronchial inflammation, asthma. Bronchial-dilating properties.
Menstrual problems
Parasites
Hair and skin care – promotes follicle growth and helps to prevent dandruff.
Immune system – improves overall function, resistance to infection but also stabilises, helping to eliminate auto-immune diseases. Stimulates production of bone marrow.
Hypertension – Animal studies have shown benefits in this area such as a marked drop in arterial pressure after only 15 days of use. The anti-oxidant properties of black seed may account for its usefulness in treating hypertension and other cardio-vascular disorders.

Diabetes

Various animals have been studied in relation to diabetes/high blood sugar. All showed a significant decrease in glucose levels after 48 hours of supplementation with black seed oil. Blood glucose levels continued to fall for up to a few weeks, when a levelling occurred and a therapeutic balance was maintained. The prominent physician and herbalist Muhammed Salim Khan has confirmed the benefits with human subjects. The best results with diabetes will be obtained by combining black seed oil with dietary adjustment, involving a low carbohydrate diet that includes raw fats and protein (see Dietary Guidelines)

Allergies

Black seed has powerful anti-inflammatory, bronchial-dilating and anti-histamine properties, and as such is an excellent agent against allergic reactions and states. In one study on 600 allergic patients, 70% were completely cured of their allergies. The symptoms of allergy apparently included hay fever and asthma, skin disorders such as rashes, dandruff or inflammations, fatigue, bowel disturbances or lowered sex drive.

NOT TO BE TAKEN DURING PREGNANCY

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