Black cumin seed oil suppresses cancer cell activity and can even eliminate some types of cancer cells. Scientific research study has revealed that black seed oil (Nigella sativa) is a successful treatment method for cancer in animal researches, and might be as beneficial as anti-cancer drugs for some kinds of cancer. Black cumin seed oil and its extract thymoquinone have highly effective benefits for different inflammatory diseases including liver cancer, melanoma skin cancer, pancreatic cancer, cervical cancer, breast cancer, bone cancer, stomach cancer, lymphoma, prostate cancer, colon cancer, and brain cancer.

black cumin seedsBenefits of Nigella Sativa

Nigella sativa has many benefits. It contains strong anti-hypertensive, anti-Inflammatory, anti-tumor, anti-bacterial, and anti-histamine properties. It also strengthens the immune system. Additional benefits are that it promotes lactation and is anti-parasitic.

Nigella sativa is best known for improving the immune system and according to Dr. Gary Null, health advocate, “Black cumin oil is probably the most important oil you can put in your system.” He further stated that if you are eating a regular SAD diet, inflammation is a main problem and by taking black cumin oil, you could alleviate this problem.

Further Research

The Cancer Research Laboratory of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, USA, in 1997 stated it had enormous success in tumor therapy without the negative side effects of common chemo-therapy.

They found that it increased the growth rate of bone marrow cells by a staggering 250% and inhibited tumor growth by 50%. It stimulated immune cells and raised the interferon production which protects cells from the cell destroying effect of viruses.

The cancer research group concluded that when a person has a healthy immune system, cancer cells are destroyed before cancer can pose a risk to a person’s health. They concluded that black seed oil is an ideal candidate for use in cancer prevention and treatment, and that it has remarkable promises for clinical use.


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  3. Potential of spice-derived phytochemicals for cancer prevention.


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