Nigella Sativa History
Nigella sativa is mentioned in an Old Testament, that Black Seed can cure every sickness except death.
Nigella sativa seeds, also named black cumin seeds or black seeds, have been used to make medicine for over 2000 years.
The FDA approved Black Seed several years ago.
Black Seed Extract Composition
Black Seed extract contains many active components, such as thymoquinone (TQ), alkaloids (nigellicines and nigelledine), saponins (alpha-hederin), flavonoids, proteins, fatty acids, and many others.
Black Seed extract Information:
Latin name: Nigella sativa L
Other Name: Nigella sativa extract; Black cumin seed extract; Thymoquinone
Active Ingredient: Thymoquinone
Specification: 5%, 10%, 20%; 98%
CAS No.: 490-91-5
Molecular formula: C10H12O2
Molecular Weight: 164.204
Black Seed Extract Health Benefit
A Sidney Cancer Center did an experiment on Black Seed, and found Black Cumin Seed can kill off pancreatic cancer cells, also can inhibit the development of pancreatic cancer, which is good news for Pancreatic cancer patients.
This ability for cancer prevention is attributed to the thymoquinone in Nigella Sativa and thymoquinone’s anti-inflammatory function.
Heart Health – cholesterol levels Control
In 2017, Nigella sativa extract’s animal study showed the anti-diabetic effects on animals, also help control cholesterol.
With six weeks low doses Nigella Sativa Extract Powder given to the diabetic animals, total cholesterol, LDL (bad cholesterol) and glucose levels all go down, while, the HDL which is good cholesterol for our body increased.
Finally, we can see that black cumin seed can help lower cholesterol, control our blood sugar and blood pressure.
Scientists did a Rat study by orally administered with Black Seed extract (2 g/kg/day) for 21 days and the anti-fatigue effect was assessed by exhaustive swimming exercise. The presented results indicated that pre-treatment of Black Seed extract significantly increased the time to exhaustion.
Respiratory System Health
A lot of studies have shown black seed is helpful to asthmatics.
One Study found thymoquinone is helpful in reducing Asthma’s inflammatory mediators, also other inflammatory processes.
Another study affirmed the Nigella damascena extract’s anti-asthmatic function, which shows black seed extract works as a bronchodilator.
Thymoquinone in Black Seed extract can improve the body’s inflammation-suppressing responses. When applying to our skin, it works at a superficial level, and through consumption as a food.
In other words, various aches or pains caused by inflammation system, for example, joint problems, can be reduced in a short period, though it is also essential to use this time and pain-freedom to solve the cause.
Black seed has the ability to inhibit Ache. The ache is an enzyme that breaks down the body’s Acetylcholine. Acetylcholine is one of the most important compounds in our body, for memory and brain function.
Other Benefits as below
Black Cumin Seed Extract Side effect
Currently, no side effect was reported.
Scientists determined the Rat toxic effect of Nigella Sativa powder on the liver function, up to the dose of 1 g/kg taken for 28 days. The result comes to no changes in liver enzymes level and no toxicity effect on the liver function.
Nigella Sativa Extract Dosage
The dosage is 2.5–10 mg/kg.
Where to buy Nigella Sativa seed extract?
Wuxi Cima Science Co., Ltd has been worked on Black Seed project for six years and selected the best raw material for extraction production.
The popular specification of Black Cumin Seed extract is 5% and 10% Thymoquinone. Cima can offer 98% as the highest.