Black cumin oil, having the Latin name of “Nigella sativa” is also known as black caraway oil, but in the end – it is not black. Black cumin oil is highly regarded by many as a panacea and may therefore not be taken seriously by some, but for those inclined to dismiss folklore, it should be noted that these humble seeds have been found superior to almost every other natural remedy when used for autoimmune disorders, conditions in which patients suffer greatly because their own systems attack their bodies. I swear by Black Cumin oil, externally, in all of my skin cleansing recipes and I feel it is a major antioxidant as well as unparallel to any other oil in energy and synergy. It smells very crisp, and fresh, like carrot seed oil if you have ever had the good fortune to smell carrot seed oil. I am familiar with just about any oil or essential oil known to man and Black Cumin Oil is tops in my book. Red Rapsberry Seed oil is also excellent, internally and externally-but so palatable, Chefs constantly are seeking red raspberry seed oil which keeps the price extremely high.
Black cumin, especially when combined with garlic, is regarded as a harmonizer of the imbalance which allows immune cells to destroy healthy cells. The technical language to describe this property is "immunomodulatory action." The difference between black cumin and interferon is that there are no known side effects with black cumin when administered in normal dosages. The saying goes that the beauty of black cumin is their capacity to restore harmony.
The most dramatic results are achieved with asthma and allergies. These respond relatively quickly unless there is infection, in which case, the infection needs to be eliminated before the symptoms of immune weakness subside. Continued use for six months or longer tends to give outstanding results. For extreme fatigue, consider mixing some crushed seeds with some royal jelly.
In the 13th century, the Arabic physician Ibn Kaym claimed black caraway could be used for over 50 ailments such as Bronchial Asthma, Bronchitis and other diseases of the respiratory tract. Also inflammation reduction, Arthritis relief, correction of digestive disorders, constipation relief, fighting parasitic infestations, detoxification and strengthening of the liver, increased energy and general good health are among the many benefits from using black caraway.
At the 71st annual meeting of the federation of American societies for experimental biology, a report was issued supporting some of the medicinal claims of Black Caraway. Some medicinal response may be attributed to the increase of immune enhancing T cells. This may support the black caraway’s role in balancing and strengthening the immune system. We love to use it in our facial cleansing milks.
Deborah Dolen is also known as author Mabel White. Mabel White is Deborah Dolen's pen name for a decade and counting. Deborah Dolen is an author who lives in Bradenton, Florida.
Balm of Gilead by Deborah Dolen