Asthma is a condition that is suffered by over 300 million people worldwide. Mainly dealt with by synthetic drugs more attention is being laid on the healing properties of black seed oil. The advantage of natural remedies is there are generally no adverse side affects.
Can one take seriously the application of black seed oil for asthma. Dr Peter Schleicher an immunologist from Munich, was alerted to the power of black seed due to the dramatic cure of his daughters' showhorse who had been suffering from acute asthma. After taking black seed the horses asthma was quickly dispelled. Dr Peter Schleicher then administered black cumin seed oil on Dr. Friedrich Carpenter, the former Federal Minister of the Interior in Germany, who was suffering from asthma.
His asthma was also cured which confirmed to the Dr. that this herb needed serious study. He was the head of 5 major studies on black seed mainly as a therapeutic agent for asthma, neurodermitis and allergies.
One can also view various testimonials on the internet, for example "Oktay suffers from asthma and had heard of the benefits of black seed oil for asthma and allergies. His breathing had become particularly bad and after taking the Blessed Seed oil his breathing has returned to a normal level."
So how is it we have heard relatively little about this healing herb? Good question, but it is now patented in Europe for the treatment of asthma.
Black seed has been used for centuries in the Arab world due to the saying of the Holy Prophet (SWS) "Hold on to the use of the black seed for indeed it has a remedy for every disease except death."
Indeed it has been applied by the Arabs to their horses to give them vitality and strong health which is how we became familiar with it here in the West.
"Asthma means twitchy airways," says Peter Creticos, M.D., an allergist and co-director of Johns Hopkins Center for Asthma and Allergic Disease in Baltimore, Maryland. "Your bronchial airways suddenly contract, you feel a tightness in your chest, you become short of breath, and you cough and wheeze."
"In the under-40 age group, probably 90 percent of asthma is triggered by an allergy," says William Ziering, M.D., a Fresno, California, allergist. Tree, weed, and grass pollens, animal dander, dust mites, and mold are the biggest allergic triggers for asthma.
It is apparent taking black seed oil is beneficial as one of the studies held by Dr Peter Schleicher with over 600 patients suffering from various autoimmune disorders (allergies) including asthma, hay- fever, dust and pollen allergies where 70% were cured.
As the Dr. states, by using Black Seed oil, valuable unsaturated fatty acids, for example Linoleic and Gammalinolen acids, get into the organism. By that it is possible to reach a synthesis of important immune regulating substances derived from Prostaglandin E1. Linoleic acid stabilizes the cell membranes and Prostaglandin has the effect of inhibiting inflamation. By that the immune reactions are stopped which cause the illnesses and which otherwise could be the start of many many chronic illnesses like acne, asthma and hayfever right up to cancer. In addition, the excessive T-cell function of the person suffering from allergies are stabilized through the substance in black seed oil and the abnormally rising immune reactions through supressed anti-bodies. The excessive immune system is normalized and the large cell degranulation decreased.
By Daniel Goodwin Diploma in Full body massage and Indian head massage
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