Radio IFF talk with Zulaikha and Sue Visser 26 March 2020
The 2020 COVIC-19 lockdown begins!
I heard the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) saying: “There is healing in Black Cumin for all diseases except death.” Narrated Abu Huraira (may Allah be pleased with him): (Sahih Bukhari 7:71:592)
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How can we benefit from kalonjie (Nigella sativa/black cumin) during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Kalonjie seeds are commonly used as a spice or on breads and cookies. Some of us mix them with honey to use for upper respiratory tract infections or stomach complaints. They are used in medicine for their antiviral, antitumor and antimicrobial properties, to name a few. During this period of lockdown,
Study the antiviral effects of Kalonjie seeds and its oil to find cures for diseases?
Introduction: The main active constituent found in Kalonjie (Nigella Sativa) is thymoquinone – a volatile oil that comes from these tiny black seeds. In a 2016 study Kalonjie oil was found to have anti-influenza viral activity. It was tested extensively for avian flu and found to be very effective. Trials for the HIV or human immunodificency virus also showed it could kill it – as well as the hepatitis C virus.
https://pharmacologyonline.silae.it/files/newsletter/2019/vol2/PhOL_2019_2_NL007_Molla.pdf Pharmacology Online August 2019 A review on antiviral effects of Nigella Sativa.
Common to patients who are severely affected by coronaviruses are high levels of pro-inflammatory cytokines and lymphopenia or a lack of macrophages. With the COVID-19 virus these are major causes of concern, yet Nigella Sativa (Kalonjie) can provide both lymphoprotective activity and immune modulation. According to Doctor Saki Moidin,” Future clinical trials conducted using will unravel how exactly we can use thymoquinone in the current COVID-19 pandemic state.” But for everyday use, instead of medications we can use this time-honoured remedy for any of our ailments, either as a stand-alone remedy or to support the effects of other medications. “Black cumin oil is probably the most important oil you can put in your system.” Gary Null
https://thecognate.com/nigella-sativa-every-disease-has-a-cure-decelerating-the-covid-19-pandemic/ The Cognate Nigella Sativa: Every Disease Has A Cure – Decelerating The COVID-19 Pandemic by B yDr. Shakil Moidin 22 March 2020
How else can we use Klaonjie seeds to help us every day – in every way?
Beneficial effects of Kalonjie on the nervous system instead of mediactions
The results of recent preliminary studies have shown that various extracts of Kalonjie seeds can improve memory impairment, anxiety, depression, epilepsy, neurotoxicity, neurodegeneration and pain. It is assumed that its antioxidative effects also help to inhibit the acetylcholinestrase enzyme. Nigella Sativa has positive interactions with neurotransmitters like dopamine, serotonin and especially GABA to improve sleep and prevent excitotoxicity from glutamate. Its effect on opioid receptors makes it an effective treatment for chronic pain as an alternative to dangerous habit forming drugs like Fentanyl. Other studies confirmed the beneficial effects of NS on epilepsy and seizures in children
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4884225/ NCBI Neuropharmacological effects of Nigella sativa 2016
Detox, get rid of parasites and candidiasis.
Remove larger parasites because they may also contain viruses and bacteria that may be inside of them and thus escape from the immune system. The antihel-minthic effects of kalonjie act against nematodes, cestodes, tapeworms and liver flukes. Extracts also exerted activity against Escherichia coli, Bacillus subtitles, Streptococcus faecalis, Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and the pathogenic yeast, fungi and mould (Candida albicans )
https://www.hindawi.com/journals/ecam/2019/1528635/ Evidence Based Journal for Complimentary Medicine Article: Nigella sativa L. (Black Cumin): A Promising Natural Remedy for Wide Range of Illnesses. Access 25 03 2020
Control your blood sugar, blood pressure cholesterol and your weight!
Thymoquinone supports “antidiabetic activity.” They found it helped to reduce appetite, glucose absorption in the intestines, blood glucose level, cholesterol and triglyceride levels, body weight and it simulates the secretion of insulin from beta-cells in the pancreas. It also helped improve glucose tolerance as efficiently as metformin while showing no significant adverse effects. Kalonjie also stimulated partial regeneration of pancreatic beta-cells. Those are the cells in your pancreas that actually store and release insulin and produce hormones that slow the rate of sugar entering your bloodstream to better control your blood sugar levels. When used in conjunction with a carbohydrate controlled diet, a few other key supplements and a lot of exercise there is no reason why one cannot reduce your dependence on all the drugs you take every day. It is best to discuss a weaning schedule with a doctor who understands nutrition and herbal medicine.
https://easyhealthoptions.com/diabetes-spice-beat-metformin/ Easy health options the diabetes spice that beats metformin.
We use kalonjie for treating every ailment – apart from death. How much, how often?
The whole seeds or the oil are both useful for daily treatments. Some treatments recommend chewing ½ teaspoon of the seeds, mixed with honey as a dose. Others say ½ a teaspoon of the oil is preferable. The oil can also be used for skin ailments, rashes, eczema, psoriasis and so on. Rub it into the nostrils if you feel a cold coming on, gargle with a few drops of oil in hot water with salt. The kalonjie oil mixed with honey makes a good cough mixture. The website below provides more advice and suggestions about how to take kalonjie. I bought a 100g packet of seeds for R20, so that means 100 x 1g doses at a cost of 20c each! Even chewing a few seeds from time to time can be of benefit.
https://realfarmacy.com/use-black-seed-treat-array-ailments-diseases/ Real Pharmacy How To Use Black Seed to Treat Countless Diseases & Ailments