As with the flu remedy, the recommended dosage includes the use of garlic and olive leaf. Some dosage requirements suggest one teaspoon of oil compared to eating the regular seeds. Please note that the seeds are the Prophetic medicine, not the oils. The oils were not available 2000 years. So when Prophet Mohammad stated, "Use this seed often, as it is a cure for all except death." He meant seeds and not the oils.
The oils are concentrated and more and more people prefer the convenience of the oils, but they must be taken differently than the seeds. Black Seed although miraculous, with its many health benefits, still must have some precautions stated.
Side Effects of Black Seeds
There are no known side effects of this miraculous herb, but it is better to take caution here. Black Seed has been reported to be toxic in the amount of 25 grams or more. But who in the world would take that amount? The maximum dosage for any cure is 3 teaspoons per day. Some sites are telling people to take a large amount of the oil, to sell more products. Follow the suggested dosage requirements, and see that more is not necessary and more does not heal quicker.
Warnings of Black Seeds
Never take the oil on a full stomach. It needs to be mixed with another liquid such as juice, yogurt or honey and taken one hour before the meal. If taking the oil twice in a day, then the oil should be mixed with honey or juice and taken before bedtime.
If taking the seeds, they must be heated. Never take the seeds that have not been heated as they will upset the stomach.
How to Heat the Seeds
Place one fourth of the seeds in a skillet on low heat. Use only one fourth of the seeds in case the seeds are burned. Stir the seeds every few minutes and keep tasting the seeds until they lose their tart taste. The seeds must be bland. The seeds should pop slightly. Remove them from the heat and let them cool. Place the desired amount in a coffee grinder and grind. Place the desired seeds in vegetarian capsules or in honey.
How to Mix the Seeds with the Honey
Fill a pint jar with the ground black seeds and add in one fourth a jar of honey. Mix the honey and the black seeds well. Keep adding a little honey at a time until the honey and black seeds are mixed well. It needs to be a very thick consistency. The mixture will thicken more over night. It is very delicious and a sweet treat. Suggested dosage is one teaspoon a day. Do not give the honey mixture to diabetic patients.
Precautions for the Use of Black Seeds
- It is not suggested for pregnant women to take black seeds.
- If the patient has a major disease, they need to be monitored by a doctor as black seeds will cause your blood pressure to drop.
- Never mix black seeds with pharmaceutical medicines. Some sites are stating the opposite, but it is not a Prophetic Cure when the "Blessed Seed" is mixed with another ingredient not prescribed by Prophet Mohammad.
- The cure only works with faith and sincerity. Not believing in the cure is the same as not having a cure at all.
Disclaimer: The information contained in this article is for educational purposes only and should not be used for diagnosis or to guide treatment without the opinion of a health professional. Any reader who is concerned about his or her health should contact a doctor for advice.
Update: You can take black cumin with chemotherapy but we do not suggest this as chemotherapy is death and proven only to help 2.1% of patients survive over a 5 year period.