Black Seed is a cure for all diseases

Auther : Dr. ‘Abdullaah ibn ‘Abd Al-‘Aziz Al-Muslih
Article translated to : العربية

The Messenger of Allaah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said,

“There is no ailment for which there is no cure in the black seed, except death.”

(Al-Bukhaari: 5687, Muslim: 2215)

Scientific Analysis

For more than two thousand years, black seed (Nigella sativa) has been used as a natural medicament in many countries of the Middle and Far East.

The role of black seed in enhancing the immune system was not clear until 1986, when Dr. Ahmad al-Qaadhi (1940-2009) and his colleagues started a series of studies in the United States. Thereafter, research was also conducted in various other countries.

Al-Qaadhi proved that the use of black seed strengthens immunity, due to the ratio of T-helper (TH) cells increasing on average to 72% compared with the regulatory T (Treg) cells. There was also noted development in the activity of natural killer (NK) cells to an average of 74%.

Other research supported the findings of al-Qaadhi. The International Journal of Immunopharmacology published results on the effect of black seed on human lymphocytes and polymorphonuclear leukocyte phagocytic activity (August 1995). That journal also published research on the protective effect of black seed oil against murine cytomegalovirus infection (September 2000).

Black seed oil has been tested as an antiviral drug. The acquired immunity was gauged at the earliest onset of infection by limiting the NK cells and macrophages (MΦ) during the process of phagocytosis.

The Miracle

The Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, told us that black seed is a cure for every disease. The Arabic word shifaa' [cure] was mentioned as an indefinite noun, so the context is general. This means that black seed contributes to the cure of every disease.

It has been scientifically proven that the immune system is the only true line of defense with the ability to combat diseases and produce cells that kill viruses. This includes both humoral and acquired immunity. Specific antibodies can be produced for each individual pathogen, just as specialized killer cells are enabled to fight infection.

Through applied research, black seed has been proven to activate humoral immunity. The research  published in scientific journals confirmed this fact. There was an improvement in helper lymphocytes and phagocytes; an increase in interferon (INF) and interleukin (IL) 1 and 2; and a strengthening of cell immunity.

Black seed thus leads to an increase in the system's ability to combat and destroy cancer cells and some viruses. It further helps with scars left by schistosomiasis, or snail fever. Based on the above, we are able to conclude that black seed is indeed a cure from every ailment, because it repairs and strengthens the immune system.

Only a prophet could claim to know these facts fourteen centuries ago. Allaah The Almighty Says (what means): {He does not speak from desire. It is only revelation revealed.} (Quran, 53:3-4)

 

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