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Black Cumin - Nigella sativa L. (Ranunculaceae)


Black Cumin

Nigella sativa L. (Ranunculaceae) in practical phytotherapy

Dr. Henry Rozanski
Black Cumin
Black Cumin (Schwarzkümmel)
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Black Cumin has been used in ancient medicine (Egypt), also in Turkey and Asia. The Arabic medicine used to treat gastroenteritis.In Poland, the plant is very popular in herbal medicine. It is possible to engage in black cumin for spice and medicinal purposes. In some countries, black cumin is used as a condiment. In Poland, some distributors of herbs are suppliers of Black Cumin. The popular spice in Bulgaria, Turkey, India and Arabia.

Raw material: seed and oil czarnuszkowy - Semen et Oleum Nigellae sativae. Ground black cumin seeds can be used for preparing tinctures, herbal honey, take a decoction or powder.Extract oil from the seed of black cumin can be taken orally or applied to the skin to rub and wraps. For sale is available czarnuszkowy oil rich in vitamin F, phytosterols and essential oil (tymochinony). Black cumin oil, fat has a high price and flex more high nutritional value and healing.
The chemical composition of semen: essential oil (2.5%), fatty oil (30-35%), imidazole alkaloids (nigellina = nigelline-N-oxide, nigellimina, nigellon), phytosterols (alpha-spinasterol, stigmosterol, campesterol, stigmas 7-en-3-beta-ol), vitamin E, saponins, triterpenes (melantyna - melanthin, alpha-hederyna) anthraquinones.Includes tymochinony, thymol, carvacrol, tymohydrochinony, t-anethole and 4-terpineol, p-cymene, alpha-pinene, tannins, flavonoids (quercetin). Endosperm rich in the amino acid valine.Among falwonoidów worth mentioning triglikozydy kaempferol and quercetin.
Oleum Nigellae sativae: oleic acid, palmitic, erucic, linolenic, linoleic (55.8%), arachidonic mirystycynowy, stearic.
Pharmacological Action: hypoglycemic, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, highly antibiotic (antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal), antiparasitic, strongly bile, Bile, diastolic, disinfectants digestive and respiratory systems, diuretic, anti detoxification, calm, immunostimulatory (stimulates lymphocyte proliferation, interferon synthesis , increases the number of cytotoxic lymphocytes, NK and B). There are reports of antitumor effects of extracts of black cumin.Swiss inform the work of the protective effects of Nigella on the stomach and liver. Components of Nigella inhibit prostaglandin synthesis. Nigellina Tymochinon and blocking 5-lipoxygenase and inducible nitric oxide synthase. Inhibit immune reactions autoimmunity. Czarnuszka belongs to a small group of plants applicable in the treatment of autoimmune diseases such as lupus, psoriasis, rheumatism, allergies. alpha-hederyna has anti-cancer properties. The extracts from Nigella lower blood glucose levels and reduce the risk of thrombosis and embolism. Oil of Nigella protects and detoxifies the liver parenchyma. Essential oil of black cumin and an extract from the seeds of Nigella spirit expands bronchial asthma attack interrupts.
Contraindications: pregnancy. Toxic for invertebrates and fish.
Indications: dermatitis, eczema, atopowowe dermatitis, psoriasis, infection, Candida, Cryptococcus, and other pathogenic fungi, acne, acute and chronic allergic diseases, asthma (asthma), chronic and difficult to treat infections (infections), bacterial and fungal, bronchitis, trachea, larynx and throat, coughing, inflammation of the lungs, inflammation and nasal sinusitis, catarrhal conditions of bile, bile stasis, cholelithiasis, chronic rhinitis, including allergic, oliguria, edema, diabetes, diarrhea, gastrointestinal catarrh, parasitic diseases of the digestive system, genital and skin, pain of various origins, bile stasis, peptic ulcer disease.
1. Powder czarnuszkowy semen in the mill grind to dust. Take a dose of 1 teaspoon 2 times a day. In addition, as a condiment, such as bread, meat, cabbage.
2. Honey czarnuszkowy: for every tablespoon of honey to give 1 teaspoon of black cumin and 1 teaspoon of wine or vodka, 40% mix. Take 2 times a day after a bucket. When cold, cough, sick bays - 1 tablespoon every 6 hours.
3. Tincture czarnuszkowa - tincture Nigellae: half a cup of crushed seeds Pour 250 ml of 40% alcohol, allow to stand for 7 days, then filter. Take 2-3 times daily with 5 ml of honey or milk with honey. To be taken to wash the diseased and the sore places, in addition to rub (rheumatism, myalgia, sports injuries, neuralgia). Cure acne, helps treat psoriasis, eczema and skin diseases. For przmywania acne and oily - 1 tablespoon of tincture in 200 ml of water, mix.
4. Infusion: 1 tablespoon of crushed seeds Pour 1 cup of boiling water or milk, let stand for 20 minutes and strain. Drink 2-3 times a day after 100-150 ml of milk, sweeten with honey. In respiratory diseases - a small dose, but often, every 2-3 hours. Infusion wash acne and seborrheic skin. In addition, rinsing with genital infections and inflammatory diseases. For enemas - when infected colon mushrooms.
5. Nasal catarrh and the sick bays: 1 tablespoon of crushed seeds Pour 100 ml of physiological saline solution 0.9% (available at pharmacies without a prescription); boil and allow to stand for 30 minutes, then strain. Complete the missing amount of solution (100 ml). Filter through cotton. Introduced into both nostrils several times a day, preferably with a dispenser in the form of a sprayer.
Dosage: 500-1000 mg czarnuszkowego oil 2-3 times a day, powdered fruit - 1.5-2 g 2 times a day with honey. Oil czarnuszkowy fat - 2 g 1-2 times daily on an empty stomach.
black cumin seed
Black Cumin - Nigella
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Vitamin H
Methionine, choline, betaine, carnitine, lipoic acid, timonacic acid pangamowy
Bioelements - functions in the body
Natural immunostimulators
Anthranilic acid, or vitamin L
Inositol - Vitamin B8
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Dr. Rozanski
Poznań 2004-2008

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