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Nigella sativa Upakunchika Seed 300 g

    Indication : Effectivefor  vayasthapakara and rasayana

    Dosage  :  5 to 10 g  twice daily  before food or as directed by the physician








Biological Composition of Black Cumin Seed

Listed below are some of the important components isolated from the black seeds.

  • Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs): Black Cumin Seeds are a rich source of Essential fatty acids (Linoleic acid and Linolenic acid). EFAs are omega-3 and omega-6 unsaturated fatty acids which cannot be synthesized in the body. They are important constituents for the generation of immune cells and for the growth and maintenance of the nervous system.
  • Essential Amino Acids (EAAs): Amino Acids are building blocks of proteins. Black Cumin Seeds contain 15 amino acids, 8 of which are Essential Amino Acids that cannot be synthesized in the body.
  • Nigellone: This is a potent anti-histamine, which is responsible for the anti-allergic and anti-asthmatic properties of Black Cumin (Nigella).
  • Sterols: The seed is rich in sterols especially beta-sitosterol, which has anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties.
  • Thymoquinone and other Volatile Oils: Thymoquinone is the potent anti-cancer agent found in black seed, which was demonstrated to significantly inhibit the growth of pancreatic cancer cells, one of the most invasive cancers affecting man. It does this by augmenting the process of apoptosis or programmed cell death. Other volatile oils include p-cymene, limonene and carvone. All these have potent anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Immunomodulators: These are substances that rectify imbalances in the immune system thereby preventing the occurrence of auto-immune diseases.
  • Vitamins: Contains many of the water soluble and fat soluble vitamins, especially carotene, the precursor of vitamin A, which is a potent anti-oxidant.
  • Minerals: Black Cumin is a rich source of minerals like sodium, potassium, iron and calcium, which play a number of roles in maintaining the health and vitality.
  • Monosaccharides: Good source of monosaccharides like glucose, rhamnose, xylose and arabinose.
  • Polysaccharides: Contains non-starch polysaccharides, which are good source of dietary fiber – a component with proven role in the prevention of colon cancer.

Scientifically Proven Effects of Black Cumin

  • Disease Resistance: Black Cumin boosts the immune system by stimulating the bone marrow and the production of white blood cells. It also enhances antibody production. Thus the resistance of the body against bacterial, viral and fungal infections is significantly increased. This property also helps in the cure of such infections.
  • Respiratory Illnesses: The antihistaminic and bronchodilatory properties of black cumin helps in the prevention and treatment of respiratory ailments like allergic rhinitis and bronchial asthma.
  • Digestive System: Black cumin helps to promote digestion and has got potent anti-helminthic properties, which helps in curing intestinal worms. It also enhances liver function.
  • Cancers: Black cumin’s anti-cancer properties are well documented. It helps prevent a number of cancers by facilitating early detection and destruction of cancer cells. It is unbelievably effective in suppressing the progress of many cancers including leukemia and highly invasive pancreatic cancer.
  • Autoimmune Diseases: Black Cumin seeds are highly effective in the prevention and treatment of autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis and SLE. This is due to it anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory properties.
  • Diabetes: Found to be effective in the regulation of blood sugar.
  • Skin Diseases: Very effective in the treatment of skin diseases like acne, eczema and psoriasis and also in the quick healing of burns.
  • Migraine: Effective in the prevention and treatment of headaches and migraine.
  • Kidneys: It enhances kidney function and is an effective diuretic.
  • Milk Production: It increases milk production in lactating mothers.
  • Libido: Increases sexual energy and libido in both men and women.
  • Sperm count: Known to enhance fertility among men by increasing the sperm count.
  • Opioid Dependence: Effective in treating opioid dependence.
  • Beauty: Oral as well as external uses of black cumin oil preparations helps in enhancing beauty and radiance. These results are achieved by strengthening hair and nails, increasing skin texture and by boosting the overall blood flow and vitality of the body. Cosmetic preparations of black cumin are good moisturizers and helps decrease wrinkles.
  • Hair Loss: Very effective in the prevention and treatment of hair loss.
  • Menstrual Problems: Black cumin acts as a stimulant of menstruation in conditions like oligomenorrhea

The use of black cumin is not a quick fix solution for any of the above condition. It is more like a food substance which strengthens the body from within when taken over a period of time. This is what is implied in the prophetic phrase “hold on to the use of the black seed…..”


Nigella Sativa Healing Properties

Nigella sativa (Black Seed) oil contains over 100 therapeutic components which work together synergetically. When we include this healing product in our every day diet we are supplied with an endless list of components that are required for vitality and good health. 20% protein, 35% carbohydrates, 35-45% vegetable oils and fats, Omega 3 and Omega 6, essential oil 0.5-1.5%, trace elements and enzymes.
Fatty acid analysis of the extracted oil:
56% linoleic acid
24.6% oleic acid
12% palmitic acid
3% stearic acid
2.5% eicosadienoic acid
0.7% linolenic acid
0.16% myristic acid
Omega 6 and 3 EFAs
The perfect balance in the body the omega 6 and omega 3 should be in a ratio of 3:1 respectively. Nigella sativa (Black Seed) oil helps maintain this ratio through the production of Prostoglandin E1. Studies have determined this is probably brought about by the component thymoquinone (contained in Nigella sativa oil).

Thymoquinone is an antioxidant, which inhibits the formation of undesirable prostoglandins, is anti-inflammatory and has a pain killing effect. It has a choleretic effect (stimulates the production of bile) and is good for fat metabolism and detoxification. It has a bronchodilating effect and is thereby protective against asthma attacks. It has been reported that it inhibits the secretion of histamines and could be a true alternative to cortisone based therapies for certain allergy sufferers.
Thymoquinone is proven to be a natural, very potent anti-oxidant. When oxygen isn’t broken down completely in the cell membrane, which can be due to alcohol intake, drugs, bad diet and environmental pollution,the formation of free radicals results.
This can lead to a number of diseases including: cataract, heart disease, weakened immune system, Parkinson’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis, Alzheimer’s disease, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer.

Production of Prostaglandin E1
The Nobel Prize for Medicine was awarded for research done on prostoglandins in 1982. The fatty acids are up to 50% polyunsaturated and therefore essential for human beings. Nigella sativa (Blackseed) oil can be compared to Borage and Primrose oil for this high essential content yet it has further healing components and is more versatile. It is the essential fatty acids combined with the volatile oil that play the vital role of forming prostoglandin E1 that harmonizes the immune system.

Prostaglandin E1 has numerous actions in the human body:

  • It has a regulates the brain functions, nerve conduction, and release of transmitter substances and messenger substances.
  • It lowers the blood pressure and vasodilation and prevents the clumping of the little blood platelets (thrombocytes)
  • It regulates the immune system and activates the T-lymphocytes, which are essential for the body’s defense against illness.
  • It inhibits allergic processes
  • It normalizes inflamed skin
  • It has a bronchodilating effect
  • It increases hormonal secretion for the thyroid hormone and insulin, for example.
  • It regulates the female sexual hormones, especially during the corpous-luteum phase of the cycle, pregnancy and menopause.
  • It has an anti-inflammatory effect by preventing the release of certain enzymes that cause inflammations.

Prostoglandin E1 has a regulating and harmonizing effect on the immune system. This creates a calming effect when there is an over reaction, as is the case with allergies and asthma, which Blackseed oil’s thymoquinone also supports the anti-inflammatory, bronchodilatory, and secretagogic effect of prostoglandinE1.
Similarly, Black Seed oil also regulates the weakened immune system by increasing its capability of eliminating free radicals, tumours and cancerous cells.

Nigellon, another compound found in Nigella sativa, is also bronchodilatory and has an antispasmodic and warming effect. This is another reason why Nigella sativa can help treat respiratory disorders such as asthma and whooping cough. Research has also confirmed that it has anti- histamine qualities comparable to thymoquinone.

Saponin Melathin (Anti Parasitic)
Saponin Melathin (found in Nigella sativa (Black seed) oil has strong cleaning properties and is used as a laxative and for destroying parasites. It is effective in destroying parasites in infants where most herbal remedies would be too extreme, for example, a common herbal treatment is wormwood, a severe cleansing herb and cannot be used in sensitive applications.
In food, Saponin Melathin promotes the absorption of nutrients. It increases secretion and is considered mucolytic and expectorant providing liquefication of bronchial secretion and quick removal of bronchial mucous. It supports the bitter principle nigellin’s curative effect on metabolism for stimulating the appetite and as a digestant aid (this is due to the increased secretion of gastric juices). It promotes intestinal cleansing and encourages an overall eliminating action.

Beta-sisterol (also found in Nigella Sativa) reduces cholesterol levels.

Essential Oils and Lymphatic drainage
Essential oils have the holistic effect by smells triggering release of hormones and messenger substance. Also they are digested directly through the lymphatics helping to clear any congestion in the lymphatic system. This leaves the lymphatic system free to perform it’s function of purifying the blood (essential during any illness).

Vitamin B Complex
Nigella Sativa oil is rich in vitamin B complex:

Vitamin B2 is required by the body to use oxygen and the metabolism of amino acids, fatty acids, and carbohydrates.

Thiamine (Vitamin B1) Another one of the B complex. It plays an important role in helping the body convert carbohydrates and fat into energy. It is essential for normal growth and development and helps to maintain proper functioning of the heart and the nervous and digestive systems.

Niacin (Vitamin B3) Another B complex is essential in the breakdown of fats and protein. It maintains muscle tone along the digestive tract and promotes the health of the nervous system, skin, hair, eyes, mouth, and liver.

Selenium is also found in Nigella sativa. Studies have shown that mortality (death) from cancer, including lung, colorectal, and prostate cancers, is lower among people with higher selenium blood levels or intake.Antioxidant selenium is believed to reduce the risk of cancer, prevent blood clots, to be antiviral, anti-bacterial and inhibit chromozone damage. It is also said to counteract the effect toxins and heavy metals.
Selenium is also used for standard external application for skin problems to experimental and theoretical applications in nutrition and internal medicine. Naturopaths use selenium supplements to treat asthma, acne, tendinitis, infertility problems in men, and postmenopausal disorders in women.

B-Carotene is converted by the liver into vitamin A, the vitamin known for its anti-cancer activity.

Arginine which is essential for infant growth.

Fifteen amino acids make up the protein content of Nigella sativa (black seed), including nine of the nine essential amino acids. Essential amino acids cannot be synthesised within our body in sufficient quantities and are thus required from our diet.
Nigella sativa is also a source of calcium, iron, sodium, and potassium. Required only in small amounts by the body, these elements’ main function is to act as essential cofactors in various enzyme functions.
With all these compounds and nutrients, it becomes less of a mystery as to why Nigella Sativa is so effective in the treatment of so many chronic, debilitating diseases.