Black Cumin Protocol for Diabetes
Nigella sativa has been used for more than 2000 years for a wide array of diseases including diabetes, cancer, MS, Alzheimer's disease and even migraines. Originally it was used for allergies, asthma and migraines, but as the world began to discover its many wonderful qualities, studies and research projects spread. In the last 40 years there has been more than 450 studies done on this miraculous black seed.
Nigella Sativa a Natural Cure for Diabetes
There are 171 million people who suffer with diabetes worldwide and in the US there are approximately 25.8 million sufferers. In the Middle East 7 out of every 10 deaths are attributed to side effects of diabetes. Diabetes is a global epidemic and studies show by the year 2030 figures will double.
According to the CDC In the year 2007 the economic expenditure for diabetes was 174 billion dollars. People diagnosed with diabetes spend an average of 2.3 times more money on health care than people without diabetes. More and more are looking for natural alternatives to live longer and be healthier. Nigella sativa has been proven through many studies to reverse diabetes symptoms in as little as a few months with minimal costs.
What is Nigella Sativa?
Nigella sativa, also known as black seeds, black cumin, kalonji seeds and haba al-barakah (Arabic phrase) have been used by people for thousands of years. Nigella sativa, a much neglected herb, is considered to have great healing properties. Nigella sativa strengthens the immune system and fights pancreatic cancer and other cancers. It purifies the blood and increases longevity. Black seeds are also used in many delicious recipes.
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Nigella sativa (black seeds), an annual flowering plant that grows to 20-30 cm tall, is native to Asia and the Middle East. The flowers of this plant are very delicate with a pale white coloring. Black seeds were found in King Tut's tomb, proving the value of this herb to the Kings.
The name Nigella sativa comes from the Latin word, nigellus, meaning black. Nigella sativa comprises of small black seeds that have a slightly rough texture and an oily interior.
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Important Studies on Nigella Sativa and Diabetes
Nigella sativa has been shown to be effective against diabetes 2 in many studies.
•In 2002 at the Gifu University, Japan, researchers concluded that black seed may be of significant value to sufferers of Diabetes 2.
•In1991 at the Kuwait University, the same conclusion was made for diabetes 2 where the patient was not insulin dependent.
•In 2003 there were three different faculties in Van, Turkey where black seed was tested on diabetic rabbits and the results showed that the sugar level was lowered and brought back to normal.
•Again In 2004 at the Faculty of Medicine, Zonguldak Karaelmas University, Zonguldak, Turkey they studied the effects of Nigella sativa on diabetic rats. The conclusion was the same as all other tests above.
Again Nigella Sativa Tested Satisfactorily in 2010 and 2011
In 2010 at Department of Physiology, College of Medicine, King Faisal University, Dammam, Saudi Arabia showed an improved glycemic control in diabetic patients with type 2 Diabetes. This study tested 1, 2, and 3 grams of Nigella seeds combined with diabetic medicine. There were 94 patients studied for a period of 3 months and the end results showed that patients who took 2 grams of Nigella sativa seeds in capsule form had the highest success rate. Although patients who took 1 gram and 3 grams showed improvement, the 2 gram study provided the highest results, thus proving that taking more is not necessary.
The authors concluded that:
"The results of this study indicate that a dose of 2 gm/ day of Nigella sativa might be a beneficial adjuvant to oral hypoglycemic agents in type 2 diabetic patients."
Yet another study in April of 2011 at Department of Pharmacology and Montreal Diabetes Research Center, Université de Montréal, Montréal, QC, Canada. showed that Nigella sativa’s anti-diabetic effect appeared to be rooted in the ability of the seed to improve insulin sensitivity.
Dosage Requirements for Treating Diabetes
In both studies 2 grams of Nigella sativa seeds were used to the highest possibility. Two grams of seeds is equal to 2 to 3 capsules of ground seeds. The seeds need to be heated and then ground. The heated and ground seeds were not mixed with any ingredient, such as honey which is suggested in cancer therapies. The seeds were taken in capsule form. It is always best to look for vegetarian or halal capsules, avoiding all pork residue type gelatin capsules.
The oil of the Nigella sativa seed can be used if desired. The oil is 2 1/2 times stronger than the seed, so a minimal amount is needed. Look for only true Nigella sativa to be sure of its potent effect. The oil is not heated and must be taken on an empty stomach, unlike many companies currently recommend. If you are taking the oil, it is best to take the oil in capsule form or straight from the bottle, as honey is still a form of sugar.
Nigella sativa can be taken in conjunction with prescribed diabetic medicine, but in order to be effective, you must follow a prescribed diabetic diet. Many people have had great success on a low carb diet, such as Drew Carey or recently one woman reversed her symptoms in only 10 days on a vegan diet. Nigella sativa helps to regulate the blood and keep your levels at a normal range.
Alternative Remedies that Work in Conjunction with Nigella Sativa
1. Fig Leaves Proven to Treat Diabetes Successfully
In addition to Nigella sativa which was shown to treat diabetes 2 successfully, fig leaf tea was also shown in 2009 to be successful in treating diabetes. Figs have many benefits
- Figs are rich in fiber and potassium, helping to stabilize blood pressure. Figs contain anti-diabetic and anti-tumor properties. They have calcium, potassium, and soluble fiber, which aids in the reduction of cholesterol.
- Figs will promote restful sleep and are effective when addressing insomnia. They help to increase energy, promote strong bones, and aid in the treatment of constipation. Pulverized leaves are helpful and used as a skin cleanser for acne and pimples.
- Figs will decrease stomach acids and therefore great for pregnant women. Figs are also an aphrodisiac and promote overall longevity and good health.
To make the teas simply put 1 liter of water in a pan and a few leaves that have been cut up or 2 tablespoons of dried leaves and bring to a boil. Boil for 15 minutes or until the water is reduced in half. Drink the tea throughout the day.
Fenugreek is much overlooked as an alternative remedy but has hundreds of benefits. For treating diabetes, take 5-30 grams with each meal, but do not exceed 90 grams. Do not take with other medicines. You must wait 1 to 2 hours after taking any other prescribed medicine for diabetes. Pregnant women should avoid fenugreek all together.
Diarrhea and gas are common side effects of fenugreek. If you notice that you have problems in breathing, tight chest, rash with swollen and itchy skin, discontinue use until you see your doctor.
In 2003, Khan and Associates tested 60 people to see the effect cinnamon had on diabetic patients. One-third of the group was given a placebo and the remainder was given cinnamon. The end results of the people who took cinnamon showed increased health and an 18 percent decrease of glucose levels. LDL cholesterol and triglycerides also showed reduced levels.
Effective dosage is a minimum of 1/2 teaspoon per day.
3. Grape seed Extract
Grape seed extract comes in capsules of 50-100mg. Take 50mg per 50 lbs of weight, not to exceed 300mg per day. Look for an extract that is natural and holistic with no fillers. Whole grape seeds are the best alternative, which need to be ground and placed in vegetarian capsules. Taking 2 capsules a day is enough.
4. Olive Oil
Olive oil has been used for many remedies and now diabetes is added to the list. This remedy is an alternative for lecithin. Right before you go to sleep take 1/4 cup of olive oil mixed with the juice of one lemon.
5. Bitter Melon
Bitter melon is also suggested by many researchers. Juice the melons and then drink on an empty stomach. You can even make a bitter lemon tea by grinding the seeds.
6. Vitamin C and Diabetes
Recent news showed that taking antioxidants did not help prevent strokes and dementia, but Vitamin C has been shown positive with diabetes. Take 100 to 600 mg of Vitamin C daily and make sure to search for vitamin C supplements with no aspartame.
This protocol for diabetes is very simple: Take 2 to 3 capsules of heated, ground organic Nigella sativa seeds once a day, along with some fig leaf tea. Eat a healthy diet void of all sugars, complex carbohydrates and juices. At the end of your trial period stay on a maintenance program with the black seeds and reduce the amount of herbal fig tea you are drinking to once a week instead of daily.
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