Black seed oil (from black cumin seed) was used by Queens Nefertiti and Cleopatra in their beauty regimes; the seed was discovered in the tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamun. The earliest written reference to cumin seed is made in the Book of Isaiah (Isaiah 28:25,27).
In ancient Greece, renowned physicians like Dioscorides, Galen and Hippocrates used this seed as a natural remedy for strengthening the body of patients suffering with general malaise and weakness.
Black cumin has even been described as a “miracle herb,” and its name in old Latin, “Panacea,” means “cure all.” (Source)
Perhaps now we know why it was so revered.
According to June, 2021, research published in the journal Vascular Pharmacology:
Nigella sativa, also known as black seed or black cumin seed, “strongly binds” to ACE2 receptors in the lungs, and effectively stops coronavirus (Covid-19) from causing inflammation and vascular damage.
It’s just one of a growing list of God-given natural plants that bring hope for healing and protection in this fear-laced covid era.
Black Seed “strongly binds” to the Spike Protein
Nigellidine, is an indazole alkaloid of the black cumin seed.
They found that it “strongly binds” to the spike protein at what is known as the ‘hinge region’ of the docking site, which, hampers its binding to ACE2 receptor surfaces.
All of this is technical – but bottom line it STOPS the spike protein!
They explain that black seed can “restrict vasoturbulence” in patients, while the receptor blocking could help to stop resulting inflammation and vascular impairment, especially helpful to the elderly and the co-morbid.
Black Seed Modulates Infection & “Cytokine Storm”
In a related study that was published May, 2020, in the journal Europe PMC, researchers learned that nigellidine in the seeds possessed certain properties that may inhibit cytokine storms, in which affected immune systems over-respond and cause more damage, or even death.
Nigellidine is found in the seed coat of Nigella sativa. It’s highly bioavailable.
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Adds a bit of peppery zest to foods. Use instead of black pepper. Sprinkle on foods like soups, salads, meats, vegetables, or pasta.
Black Cumin Seeds Have at Least 20 Pharmacological Actions Supported by Science:
- strong antioxidant
- Bronchodilator and antiasthmatic properties
- Renal protective
- anti-hypertensive (lowers B/P)
- anticonvulsant effects (helps with seizures)
- metabolic protector
- improves lipid and blood sugar levels
- Note to women – not for use in pregnancy: black seed may have a contraceptive effect
The conclusion of the study: “Taken together, Covid patients/elderly-patients, comorbid-patients (with hypertensive/diabetic/cardiac/renal-impairment, counting >80% of non-survivors) could be greatly benefited“, thus greatly reducing their risk of complications or death.
Another validating resource: Compounds Found in Black Cumin Seed and Their Ability to Inhibit COVID‐19 Infection
How To Use Medicinally
Use in the following ways if you should come down with covid or are around those who are vaccinated and transmitting virus or spike proteins.
As Tea Several Times a Day When Exposure is High
(When the threat is lowered, you can use your best judgement when to stop!)
- Place one tablespoon of black cumin seeds in a tea strainer
- Pour boiling water over the seeds
- Let steep for about ten minutes and drink several times a day when exposed
Other Simple Ideas to ADD in addition to consuming tea when exposure is high.
- Black cumin seeds can be added in baking or canning
- Sprinkle black cumin seeds on roasted potatoes, sweet potatoes or scrambled eggs, into bean or lentil soups, or on roasts and meat dishes
- Add Blk seed oil to vinegrettes and healthy salad dressings
“Then God said, “Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the surface of all the earth, and every tree which has fruit yielding seed; it shall be food for you..” ~Genesis 1:29
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