Black Cumin Seed Oil Reduces Inflammation And More


Black Cumin Seed OilInflammation is a pitta imbalance, according to Ayurveda. Common sense would indicate a diet that balances pitta dosha. In brief, that means to avoid hot spicy type foods.

There are many people that use NSAID’s for inflammation. They can relieve inflammation pain, but they also have a nasty side effect. Prolonged usage can lead to stomach perforation.

There are natural alternatives for people that suffer from inflammation. Boswellia is one such alternative that has had remarkable effectiveness. It will not put a hole in your stomach.

Recent research has discovered another nutrient that will reduce inflammation pain. It is black cumin seed oil. This is not to be confused with the spice cumin. Two completely different plant families.

We will investigate black cumin oil a bit further with the help of LifeExtension.org. The article was written by Dr. Michael A. Smith. Here are the highlights:

We’ve said it once and well say it again: Inflammation is the common denominator of all age-related disease. Unfortunately, the typical American diet, often consisting of red meat, dairy products, and fried foods tends to fuel the flames of inflammation.

So, naturally, the best thing people can do is change their diets. If easing inflammation is your goal (and it should be), more greens, dark colored fruits and vegetables, nuts, seeds and cold-water fish are the foods to eat.But we also acknowledge that making dietary changes can be hard and takes time. This is where anti-inflammatory nutrients can be*so valuable.However, there’s a new nutrient making research headlines: black cumin seed oil. When extracted from 100% organic, non-GMO, cold-pressed black cumin seeds, the oil has profound anti-inflammatory effects. Let’s take a look at the research.Black Cumin Seed Oil Improves Inflammation

Black cumin seed oil was administered to 40 women diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis — a highly inflammatory disease. They were given two placebo capsules daily for one month, followed by 500 mg twice-a-day of cold-pressed black cumin seed extract.1

The researchers measured the participants Disease Activity Score (DAS-28) — an assessment of disease activity in rheumatoid arthritis patients. It is commonly used in clinical trials and in rheumatology practices. The higher the DAS score, the worse the disease.

After the study subjects received black cumin seed extract, the researchers noted a significant decrease in DAS-28 compared with the placebo phase of the trial. Similarly, the number of swollen joints and the duration of morning stiffness improved.1

Black Cumin Seed Oil Helps Nasal Allergies Subside

Sixty-six people were recruited for a double-blind clinical trial to test the effectiveness of black cumin seed oil on nasal allergies. The researchers tested the levels of immunoglobulin E (IgE) antibodies during an allergic reaction.2

At the start of the study, total IgE levels were reported in all participants and 38 of them had levels greater than 100. After treatment, 59 of the participants had no IgE detected, and no participant had levels above 100. The change in itching and nasal congestion significantly improved.2

Black Cumin Seed Oil Enhances T-cell Immune Activity

An active component of black cumin seed oil is*thymoquinone. It boosts survival and activity of other key cells in the immune response to infection or cancer, namely CD-8 T-cells.

These cells are the “field troops” that actively hunt down and kill infected or cancerous cells after activation by T-helper and macrophage cells. This activity, known as “conditioning,” amplifies the effectiveness of these vital immune system cells against cancer and infectious diseases.3

These effects appear in humans treated with black cumin seed oil as well, according to a study presented at a recent international conference. That study reported a 55% increase in the activity of T-helper cells and a 30% increase in natural-killer cell function following black cumin seed oil supplementation.4

Read the original article at:*www.LifeExtension.org.

This piece mentions diet, as we did in the intro. The Western diet actually contributes to inflammation. Following an Ayurvedic diet can actually reverse inflammation.

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