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Black Seed & Digestive health

April 01, 2019 1 min read

Black Seed & Digestive health

Gastrointestinal diseases or (GI Tract complications) are amongst the most common health issues in the world. People suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), uncontrolled acid secretion and gastric ulcers which can prose a serious threat to the human health. A definitive cure has yet to be found to eradicate these symptoms however, many medications are available to treat such symptoms but often cause several negative side effects.

Since the root of our health begins in our gut, it is imperative that we take active measures to ensure that the GI tract is well maintained.

Nigella sativa (N. sativa) otherwise known as black seed has several therapeutic effects which are attributed to its constituents like nigellicine, nigellidine, thymoquinone, dithymoquinone, thymol and carvacrol. Several beneficial pharmacological properties of this plant such as anti-oxidant, anti-bacterial, anti-histaminic, anti-hypertensive, hypoglycemic, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer and immunomodulatory effects were reported and different therapeutic properties such as reliving bronchial asthma, jaundice, hydrophobia, paralysis, conjunctivitis, piles, skin diseases, anorexia, headache, dysentery, infections, obesity, back pain, hypertension and gastrointestinal problems, have been described for the seeds of N. sativa and its oil. ( 1 )