Can Black Seed Oil Help Manage Diabetes?
Diabetes around the world
Diabetes is a chronic disease that affects millions of people worldwide. In fact, according to the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), over 530 million adults were living with diabetes in 2021. In Australia, 1 in every 20 people are living with diabetes, while in the UK, over 4.3 million people have been diagnosed with the disease. In the USA, diabetes affects more than 37 million people.
A natural and alternative therapy that is gaining a lot of popularity and momentum in managing diabetes is the use of black seed oil.
Black Seed and Diabetes?
Scientific research has increased significantly in recent years on black seed (Nigella Sativa) and diabetes. The research is showing the natural antidiabetic properties of black seed and giving a glimpse into why black seed oil has become popular amongst the community as a natural therapy for diabetes.
In a 2021 publication in Phyototherapy Research a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial found that black seed oil significantly decreased fasting blood sugar and HbA1c markers in people with type 2 diabetes. HbA1c is a long term blood sugar marker for diabetes.
The Chonnam Medical Journal published a study in September 2021 authored by Maideen discussing the extensive review of human and experimental animal studies on nigella sativa and diabetes. The study highlights the antidiabetic efficacy of black seed and its major bioactive compounds especially thymoquinone as observed in clinical and animal studies.
A meta-analysis published in the Frontiers in Nutrition, August 2022, analysed the results of eleven randomised controlled trials, found that the use of black seed resulted in significant improvements in various markers related to diabetes and cardiovascular health. These markers included fasting plasma glucose (FPG), haemoglobin A1c (HbA1c), total cholesterol (TC), low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C), c-reactive protein (CRP), and malondialdehyde (MDA).
In fact, numerous research studies have demonstrated the remarkable antidiabetic properties of black seed oil. The great thing is, it is all natural.
Here at Sehha, we have received amazing feedback from members of our community taking black seed oil to help with diabetes. They are astonished at how it has changed their lives.
The simplicity and numerous benefits of black seed oil have been real life changers for many individuals in our community.
Black seed oil is becoming a popular and sought after therapy for a myriad of conditions including diabetes. Research is mounting on the topic and showing the potential benefits not only for blood sugar levels but cholesterol, blood pressure, cardiovascular and renal conditions.
To determine if black seed oil is suitable for your condition we recommend you consult with your healthcare provider.
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