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Dr. Thomas Wright Dr. Wright
Phlebology
25 years in practice
University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine
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Dr. Randy Baker Dr. Baker
Holistic Medicine
36 years in practice
University of Michigan Medical School
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Is black seed oil really as good ad people say and are there any side effects?

Is black seed oil really as good ad people say and are there any side effects?

Depends on who says: People say many things about Black Seed Oil so it depends. It's often touted as a magical cure for almost everything. While it has many proven benefits, it's not a panacea. See http://tinyurl.com/n72qges & http://draxe.com/black-seed-oil-benefits/ Re: side effects, people can be allergic to anything. I found warnings it can thin blood & lower blood sugar & BP but those are reasons people take it! ...Read more

Dr. Robert Killian Dr. Killian
General Practice
24 years in practice
University of Utah School of Medicine
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What are the benefits of black seeds oil and is good to take in a daily basis?

What is Medicine?: This is not a prescription medicine or even something commonly used in american medicine. This question is most likely outside of the scope of this application. ...Read more

Dr. Nadine Yamusah Dr. Yamusah
Internal Medicine
years in practice
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How to use black seed oil to treat HCV?

How to use black seed oil to treat HCV?

Natural medicine: Unfortunately, the majority of the doctors here are allopathic docs and not herbal/homeopathic. That said, the active ingredient in black seed oil is an antioxidant called thymoquinone. I'm aware of selected uses:inflammation in arthritis, bronchitis, Some allergies, diabetes, high blood pressure and a few others.As an antioxidant, it boosts your immune syst. Natural prod also have side effects. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan Dr. Dohan
Dermatology
53 years in practice
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Can I take black seed oil up until it's time for me to start trying to get pregnant? I would like to start trying in March 2017.

CON: Use this if you enjoy the taste. There is no real medical benefit. Any claims of medical uses are a CON. Don't be a sucker. ...Read more

Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield Dr. Handsfield
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
49 years in practice
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
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Would it do any harm if someone who is HIV take black seed oil when already taking medication?

Would it do any harm if someone who is HIV take black seed oil when already taking medication?

Probably no harm: It's not likely to hurt, although it probably won't help anything either. The infected person should discuss it with the doctor treating his or her HIV infection. ...Read more

Dr. Shabbir Hossain Dr. Hossain
Internal Medicine
12 years in practice
St. George's University School of Medicine
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Can black seed oil cure colon cancer?

Can black seed oil cure  colon cancer?

Would be great but..: Not aware of any scientific evidence in this regard. If you or someone you know has colon cancer and are proceeding with this treatment option as your only treatment modality, proceed with caution. :-/. ...Read more

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Dr. Gustavo Carbone Dr. Carbone
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
15 years in practice
Universidad Mariano Galvez De Guatemala
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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper Dr. Kleerekoper
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
47 years in practice
University of Sydney Faculty of Medicine
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I wish to put black seed oil on my 14 year old's scalp daily to increase hair growth. Will this mess with her hormones and ability to have children.

I wish to put black seed oil on my 14 year old's scalp daily to increase hair growth. Will this mess with her hormones and ability to have children.

14 years old: Please don't make medical conditions to increase hair growth. You must discuss this soon with the doctor. Please let me know how things go. ...Read more

Dr. Clarence Grim Dr. Grim
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
53 years in practice
University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine
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Was recently diagnosed with Sarcoidosis. Liver/spleen enlarged,alk levels 253. Any suggestions? Milk thistle/black seed oil been taking what can I do

Was recently diagnosed with Sarcoidosis. Liver/spleen enlarged,alk levels 253. Any suggestions? Milk thistle/black seed oil been taking what can I do

Sarcoidosis: 42 F of unknown ethnicity and past medical Hx: Was recently diagnosed with Sarcoidosis. Liver/spleen enlarged,alk levels 253. Any suggestions? Milk thistle/black seed oil been taking what can I do. ANS: Yes you need to see someone who is an expert in Sarcoid to get the best and most current treatment for this. ...Read more

Dr. Philip Kern Dr. Kern
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
39 years in practice
New York Medical College
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I have blood cholesterol which is under control at the moment. Would black seed oil in my diet increase the risk of bad cholesterol level? Thank you

I have blood cholesterol which is under control at the moment. Would black seed oil in my diet increase the risk of bad cholesterol level? Thank you

Probably ok: There is not much literature on black seed oil and cholesterol. Black seed oil contains some omega-3 fatty acids, which should (if anything) help triglycerides. If you are a "believer", then it is probably safe in moderation. ...Read more

Dr. Christopher Duggar Dr. Duggar
Obstetrics & Gynecology
19 years in practice
University of Alabama School of Medicine
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Dr. Frank Kuitems Dr. Kuitems
Internal Medicine
35 years in practice
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My mom is taking lovenox (enoxaparin) 80mg injection 1x every 12 hours and Megestrol 40 mg 2x every 12 hours. is black seed (nigella sativa) oil good to take or no?

My mom is taking lovenox (enoxaparin) 80mg injection 1x every 12 hours and Megestrol 40 mg 2x every 12 hours. is black seed (nigella sativa) oil good to take or no?

NO: When a person is taking anticoagulants and hormones these medications already have Life-threatening side effects involving regulation of clotting and bleeding requiring careful monitoring and supervision by Doctor Supplementing are medications of unknown quality , strength ,purity.Each batch varies instrength and purity they have significant and unknown side effects and drug interactions ...Read more

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Dr. Donald Jacobson Dr. Jacobson
Psychiatry
36 years in practice
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
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Dr. Roy Arnold Dr. Arnold
Internal Medicine
43 years in practice
University of Alabama School of Medicine
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Does Black currant oil increase estrogen ?

Does Black currant oil increase estrogen ?

Unknown: Black currant seed oil can be used to treat menopause symptoms but the mechanism is unclear. Presumably a component has estrogen-like activity. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

Dr. Joseph Eastern Dr. Eastern
Dermatology
40 years in practice
UC San Francisco School of Medicine
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I'm black with light brown skin. Will coconut oil make my skin darker?

I'm black with light brown skin. Will coconut oil  make my skin darker?

No.: Sunlight will make your skin darker if you apply coconut oil and sunbathe, because coconut oil is a poor sunscreen. But coconut oil by itself will not darken your skin. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Fisher Dr. Fisher
Dermatology
28 years in practice
Morehouse School of Medicine
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Dr. Barry Cohen Dr. Cohen
Surgery - Plastics
30 years in practice
Georgetown University School of Medicine
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Dr. Christopher Moeller Dr. Moeller
Dermatology
34 years in practice
The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
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