In November of 1922, archeologist Howard Carter excavated a tomb in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings and rediscovered one of the greatest treasures of our time.
When the mummy of the famous King Tutankhamen was laid to rest, he was buried with many valuable treasures that he would need in the afterlife. A bottle of black cumin seed oil was among them.
The Oil of The Pharaohs
The benefits of this miraculous seed, also called blackseed, have been known for thousands of years. It’s referenced in the Bible and the holy prophet Muhammad spoke of cumin saying that in it was “healing for every disease except death.”
Queen Nefertiti, renowned for her beauty, used black cumin seed oil for its ability to strengthen nails and bring luster to hair. It was written that Cleopatra herself used it as a beauty oil. However, its benefits extend far beyond good looks.
This incredible oil treats and prevents illnesses from upset stomach to cancer!
The Greek physician Hippocrates, often referred to as the father of western medicine, considered black cumin an effective and valuable remedy for digestive disorders.
Ibn Sīnā, the Persian sage, wrote in his famed Canon of Medicine on how black cumin stimulated metabolism and encouraged recovery from lethargy. Fascinating…but you want facts not a history lesson.
You want to know how a simple natural oil can help you with your health and help prevent disease. Fortunately, there have been mountains of research preformed on this small, thin crescent-shaped seed since it’s rediscovery by the western world in 1959.
What science has proven is even more impressive then legend.
Black cumin seed oil is a significant source of fatty acids, proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals. It is comprised of over 100 chemical compounds, including several still unidentified.
It possesses many familiar compounds such as vitamins B1, B2 and B3, folic acid, iron, copper, zinc, and phosphorous.
It is also abundant in others that are less familiar but no less beneficial. This little seed contains an antioxidant called thymoquinone, which protects against liver, heart and kidney damage.
A study published in the Journal of Medicinal Foods discusses palmitic acid – another important but little known compound in black cumin seeds – which helps to prevent atherosclerosis.
Studies at Thomas Jefferson University have indicated the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects of black cumin seed oil, as well as its anticancer effects on prostate and colon cancer. Similar research has shown the same inhibitive properties with breast cancer cells.
A landmark study by the Cancer Research Laboratory in South Carolina demonstrated the exciting possibilities of black cumin seed oil. Their research showed that during a controlled study increased bone marrow cell growth rate by an incredible 250% while slowing tumor growth by 50%, all without the negative, debilitating, effects of chemotherapy.
It also increases interferon production, which naturally protects the body from the effects of viruses, including the HIV virus.
Simply put, oil made from this small seed can destroy cancer cells before they can pose a risk to your health. It can lower blood pressure and boost your immune system and its natural antiviral properties have even shown promise in inhibiting HIV.
One more history tidbit: the ancient Romans used the black cumin seed as a substitute for pepper when they discovered its soothing effect on the digestive system.
Today, many people around the world mix it into their coffee or tea every day to take advantage of its healthful properties. In Germany, black cumin seed oil is actually considered a medication, prescribed for a variety of ailments.
You can buy it over the counter, preferably checking the label first to make sure it’s organic oil that you’re purchasing. Why add more chemicals to your body in the quest to be healthy?
For over three thousand years, your ancestors worldwide used black cumin seed oil to treat and prevent disease.
The fact that you’re here to read about it suggests that maybe you should to.