Research Shows the Effect of Nigella Sativa on Brain Injuiry and Edema

I recently had another stroke and one of the things I personally used was Nigella Sativa internally and topically for numbness.  I also drank cayenne tea as recommended by Dr. Christopher.   


Background & objectives: Stroke is third leading cause of death and disability in the most of human communities. The use of herbs and medicinal plants in different countries is increasing. Today, herbal medicine is used as alternative or complementary therapies with a fewer side effects. Nigella sativa has a rich medical and religious history. Oxidative stress has important role in the pathophysiology of stroke. As Nigella sativa has antioxidant effects, its administration may produce a protective effect against complications of this disease. We examined the effects of the treatment with Nigella sativa oil on the cerebral infarction and edema.

Methods: 48 Male Sprague-Dawley rats were divided into three groups, sham, control ischemic and Nigella sativa oil treated (2 ml/kg) ischemic groups. Transient focal cerebral ischemia was induced by 90-min-long occlusion of the left middle cerebral artery followed by 24-h-long reperfusion. Neurological deficit score was evaluated at the end of the reperfusion period. Thereafter, the animals were randomly selected and used for two projects: (i) Measurement of the infarct volumes and neurological outcome (ii) investigation of ischemic brain edema formation using a wet/dry method.

Results: Induction of cerebral ischemia in the control group produced considerable brain infarction in conjunction with impaired motor functions and severely brain edema. Treatment with Nigella sativa oil significantly reduced the infarct volume and improved the motor functions. The water content in the left (lesioned) hemisphere was considerably elevated in the control ischemic group. Administration of the Nigella sativa oil significantly lowered the water content in the ischemic lesioned hemisphere.

Conclusion: Treatment with Nigella sativa oil can noticeably decrease the ischemic brain injury, attenuate edema formation and improve motor disabilities.
Keywords: Stroke, Brain Edema, Nigella sativa, Rat

How to Make Turmeric Tea

 Benefits of Turmeric: 
  •  Abdominal Pain
  •  Anti inflammatory 
  •  Antioxidant 
  •  Anti bacterial 
  •  Anti-venom 
  •  Anti viral

I saw one version of turmeric golden milk on Face Book today and it was missing some key points. The golden milk I saw on Face Book used soy milk and soy milk will impair the immune system.  The recipe used sesame oil and UDO's oil, but the best oil for inflammation by far is black cumin oil. My recipe is delicious, it is effective and it will make you rest peacefully.

Step 1 - Making the Turmeric Mix

 Place 1/4 cup of the turmeric mixture (50% turmeric, 25% ground black pepper, 25% calendula flowers) in a pan along with 1/2 cup of water.  The black pepper will intensify the strength of the turmeric 1000% and the calendula has many benefits that will only increase the power of the mixture.  

Stir constantly with a wooded spoon.  As the mixture thickens add in another 1/4 cup of water.  Keep stirring and as the mixture thickens again add in another 1/4 cup of water.  Continue doing this for around 5 minutes.  Your end result should be very thick and completely smooth.  Remove from the stove and put in a glass bowl with a tight fitting lid.  Place the lid on after the mixture has cooled and store in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks.

Note: You can use plain turmeric powder if you prefer


HOW TO MAKE TURMERIC MILK

Place 1/4 teaspoon of the paste and 1 1/2 cups of milk (almond is best or raw goat milk).  Add in 2 teaspoons of my energizing honey or raw honey will do. My energizing honey has saffron from Iran, Korean ginseng, cinnamon, ginger, black cumin oil and more.  Bring the milk to a full boil for one minute.  Remove from the stove and pour into a large mug.  Add 1/2 teaspoon of black cumin oil on top. Drink and enjoy.

Suggested dosage is to drink one cup of tea daily before going to bed or anytime you choose to relax and eliminate pain.

Note:  Calendula will intensify the sleepiness. If you find that you are too groggy, then reduce the amount of paste you use daily.

Precautions

Precautions As is the case with so many herbs, turmeric should be used in moderation. Too much turmeric used for extended periods of time may cause stomach distress. Since turmeric is included in Ayurvedic formulas for birth control, women trying to become pregnant should limit their consumption of the herb, and it should be avoided entirely while pregnant. Excessive use of turmeric should also be avoided in people with congestive heart failure. The curcumin in turmeric activates a gene called p53. This gene deactivates damaged cells in the heart.


Dr. Sanjay Gupta's Recipe:

Ingredients


  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric (use the same mixture as above)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger

Directions

Bring the almond milk to a boil and remove from the stove.  Add in the spices and the honey and stir.  Sip slowly before sleep





Dr. Sanjay Gupta's Turmeric Tea

Ingredients


  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric (use the same mixture as above)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger

Directions

Bring the almond milk to a boil and remove from the stove.  Add in the spices and the honey and stir.  Sip slowly before sleep
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Dr. Sanjay Gupta's Turmeric Tea

Ingredients


  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric (use the same mixture as above)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger

Directions

Bring the almond milk to a boil and remove from the stove.  Add in the spices and the honey and stir.  Sip slowly before sleep
- See more at: http://nigellasativa.weebly.com/how-to-make-turmeric-golden-milk.html#sthash.DUgtiz9b.dpuf