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Black Cumin Seed: A Natural Cancer Treatment Pathway

Imagine… the ancients of traditional medicine such as Ayurveda, Unani-Tibb, and Siddha, upon the misty hills, using this little black seed of wellness, for most of human history. This is one of those almost magical medicine gifts of the Earth!

Black seed oil, Nigella sativa, is ranked very highly in the world of herbal plants. With regards to the sheer massive volume of research that has been performed upon it, Nigella sativa is the most scientifically studied plant. This is a kind of super-oil and science is just beginning to catch up.

Cumin oil as it is sometimes known owes a lot of it’s freakish healing abilities to it’s most active ingredient Thymoquinone (TQ).1 You can find black seed oil as a liquid and you can also buy it in capsule form.

Black Seed Oil For Cancer

There are a plethora of research studies on black seed oil that relate to its cancer-killing and anti-inflammatory properties. Like the scientists say, further studies are definitely needed to find out the exact mechanisms underlying the anti-cancer effects of N. Sativa.

But for now, why don’t you try out the oil? It’s relatively cheap and is a staple for many natural healing remedies.

When black seed oil is combined with green tea, the researchers found, “Current data augmented the efficacy of Nigella Sativa and green tea as remedies for viral diseases, cancer, angiogenetic disorders, and oxidative stress.”2

Pancreatic Cancer

“Our data demonstrate previously undescribed anti-inflammatory activities of TQ in PDA cells, which are paralleled by inhibition of NF-kappaB. TQ as a novel inhibitor of proinflammatory pathways provides a promising strategy that combines anti-inflammatory and proapoptotic modes of action.”3

Cervical Cancer

“NS showed an 88.3% inhibition of proliferation of SiHa human cervical cancer cells at a concentration of 125 microL/mL methanolic extract at 24 h, and an IC50 value 93.2 microL/mL.”4

“Thymoquinone from Nigella Sativa was more potent than cisplatin in eliminating of SiHa cells via apoptosis with down-regulation of Bcl-2 protein.”5

How To Use Black Seed Oil

Having used black cumin seed oil myself, for about 6 months, I thought I saw some anti-wrinkle and scar fading action, but I wasn’t 100% sure. After a while, I suspected it was the black seed oil and went investigating. There are so many uses for the amazing black cumin oil, that it’s worth taking as a natural general health tonic.


For beating the illness, the trick is to dose correctly, having as much as is required, without poisoning yourself. This is a very strong oil, so take it easy to start with. Always wash your hands after using, lest you get it in your eyes!

Start slowly with these stronger oils. Use a couple of drops on your gums. Also, use it as a massage oil. Work it up by slathering on your skin. In addition, the capsules can be used at the same time. The recommended dosage for inflammation, on the capsule bottles, is 100 mg per day. The dosage for cancer will be different.

Doesn’t it make sense to have nature’s virtual fairy godmother looking over your shoulder? Black seed oil looks very promising as an aid to the cancer healing journey.

References   [ + ]

1. Gali-Muhtasib, Hala, Albert Roessner, and Regine Schneider-Stock. “Thymoquinone: a promising anti-cancer drug from natural sources.” The international journal of biochemistry & cell biology 38, no. 8 (2006): 1249-1253.
2. Zaher, Kawther S., W. M. Ahmed, and Sakina N. Zerizer. “Observations on the biological effects of black cumin seed (Nigella sativa) and green tea (Camellia sinensis).” Global Veterinaria 2, no. 4 (2008): 198-204.
3. Chehl, Navdeep, Galina Chipitsyna, Qiaoke Gong, Charles J. Yeo, and Hwyda A. Arafat. “Anti‐inflammatory effects of the Nigella sativa seed extract, thymoquinone, in pancreatic cancer cells.” HPB 11, no. 5 (2009): 373-381.
4. Hasan, Tarique N., Gowhar Shafi, Naveed A. Syed, Muhammad A. Alfawaz, Mohammed A. Alsaif, Anjana Munshi, Kai Y. Lei, and Ali A. Alshatwi. “Methanolic extract of Nigella sativa seed inhibits SiHa human cervical cancer cell proliferation through apoptosis.” Natural product communications 8, no. 2 (2013): 213-216.
5. Ng, Wei Keat, Latifah Saiful Yazan, and Maznah Ismail. “Thymoquinone from Nigella sativa was more potent than cisplatin in eliminating of SiHa cells via apoptosis with down-regulation of Bcl-2 protein.” Toxicology in vitro 25, no. 7 (2011): 1392-1398.

Disclaimer: The content is purely informative and educational in nature and should not be construed as medical advice. Please use the content only in consultation with an appropriate certified medical or healthcare professional.

Pixie Forest

Pixie is an impassioned woman, fulfilling her life mission to empower others to live a natural, healthy life. When she's not researching and writing about natural health and healing, she's in her healing herb garden or practicing yoga. Personal interests also include human rights, Hermetic principals and natural law. While building two health based websites, Pixie is also currently conducting research for her first book on the subject of natural immune boosters. Pixie is/has been; an editor, avid reader, writer, researcher, ebayer, mother, autodidact and is a connoisseur of wines with two years oenology study under her belt. Detox Natural Living is the sharing of Pixie's natural health research journey.

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