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Black Seed Oil
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
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
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
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
Yes: No matter how much, there is no link btw these 2. ...Read more
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
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
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
Is it ok to use black current seed oil and cotton thistle topically when pregnant? These ingredients are found in yes blueberry serum for face
Okay: Probably no significant side effects especially with topical use on face. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer