Relief of allergies, asthma and other respiratory issues, boosts the immune system, contains anti-oxidants, helps with skin problems like eczema and psoriasis, helps to sooth inflammation and improve the speed and which skin heals, aids in digestion and may decrease gas, bloating and stomach pain, helpful in battling candida and fungal infections in the digestive system and on the skin, protective effect on the heart by promoting healthy cholesterol levels and helps normalize blood pressure.
Studies have shown that a compound in black seeds and oil, Thymoquinone, helps induce apoptosis (cell death) in leukemia cells, other studies have shown this same effect in breast cancer cells, brain tumor cells, pancreatic cancer, cervical cancer, and even oral cancer cells and cavity forming bacteria.
Black seed oil is also sometimes recommended as a natural protection against some of the danger from radiation and used in conjunction with conventional treatments.
Other studies have shown that black seed oil was also effective for patients with h.pylori infections (without ulcers).
Botanical name: Nigella sativa