Monday, May 28, 2012
MAY 28, 2012 NIGELLA SATIVA
"PEACE is available if we choose it"
Rick and I made peace available this weekend in Suffolk Virginia. With his brother Michael we had great meals, made sure the parents (Nancy and Fred) were well taken cared of, the grass was cut, the flowers planted and the birds happy. A new water fountan, new feeders, more nectar for the humming birds and the precious gift of life. A pair of birds had 3 babies hatch in the nest in the tree. We could see them being fed and brought water. This is a mirarcle of life.
We had peace and serenity. This weekend is much different from Memorial weekends of the past. No drag queens, no cut throat individuals racing for the HomeComing Crown, and no DRAMA. The reason for this is very few people in addition to us have real lives that we appreciate in NYC. For some their lives are on the summer island. I appreciate GOD's blessings every single day of my life. I love my life with Rick
"Dill is not threshed with a threshing sledge, nor is a cart wheeled over cummin; but dill is beaten out with a stick, and cummin with a rod." - Isaiah 28:27 (RSV)
The phrase above appears in 2 other forms in the King James Version of the Bible. Nigella sativa or Black cumin. This herb appears in James Duke's Medicinal Plants of the Bible which always thrills me. I find it so interesting that many herbs are mentioned in the Bible. This herb may be more important to the Muslims than the Jews or Christians as there is an Arab proverb that states, "In the black seed is medicine for every disease except death."
This herb has century old use as an oil for many health issues. These black seeds were found in King Tut's tomb. It is all over the world. The plant is native to the Mediterranean region. I recently had a woman who started on Black seed oil. She has had a recent decrease in her iron as well as her hemoglobin. She is feeling very fatigued. I know the uses of this special black seed oil, but I started to research if it was possible that the black seed oil could cause blood loss or bleeding.
Black seed oil DOES NOT cause anemia or blood loss. Despite that the Bible and the Quran mention it, the black seed oil has only been studied in the last 40 years.
Black seed oil is described as the medicine for everything. I doubt this is true, but some of its uses amaze even me. It acts as an immunomodulator meaning it balances the immune system. I have used it for coughs with horehound and elderberry. As an essential oil, I use two drops in 4.0 oz of water and have the patient drink this twice a day. The black seed oil is protective against free radicals. These protective factors raises questions about if it should be studied for use in a variety of cancers.
I know many diabetics who use this oil, but it should be used with caution. It has the ability to stabilize your blood sugars so well that if an individual is taking a diabetic medication, the blood sugar might drop too low.
As a topical salve it is used for dermatitis.It is also used for patients with asthma.