Black seed oil is derived from black cumin seeds, the seeds of the plant Nigella sativa. Nigella sativa is a flowering plant that grows in the Middle East, Europe, and Asia. The plant has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years. Black Seed Oil has been linked to remedy Diabetes. (1)*
Studies show that the essential oils from black seeds, particularly thymoquinone, are responsible for their health effects.
“Rats were divided into five experimental groups (control, untreated STZ-diabetic, and aqueous extract-, oil-, or thymoquinone-treated diabetic rats). Treated rats received 2 mL/kg, i.p., 5%N. sativa extract, 0.2 mL/kg, i.p., N. sativa oil, or 3 mg/mL, i.p., thymoquinone 6 days/week for 30 days. Serum insulin and glucose concentrations, superoxide dismutase (SOD) levels, and pancreatic tissue malondialdehyde (MDA) were determined. Electron microscopy was used to identify any subcellular changes.”