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Asthma - Phytotherapy Research - Nigella sativa - I.V. Therapy for Asthma

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 7, 2017 6:20:39 AM / by Isadora Guggenheim

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Nigella Sativa or Black CuminMost patient with asthma have poor compliance with their conventional asthma medications which puts them at risk for acute episodes and emergency room visits.

Besides natural anti-inflammatories like Xymogen's Curcuplex 95, NAC, AllerDHQ and BioC1:1, Nigella Sativa oil or NSO has been used traditionally for several inflammatory conditions.

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A recent study investigated the benefits of NSO supplementation for the use of asthma. Participants received 500 mg twice a day for 4 weeks in a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trail in asthmatics (clinicaltrials.gov:NCTO2407262).

Results: Compared to placebo, NSO groups showed significant improvement in mean Asthma Control Test score 21.1 versus 19.6 with a significant reduction in blood eosinophils by -50 versus 15 cells, NSO improved forced expiratory volume in 1 second as percentage of predicted value oby 4 versus 1. Clearly, NSO improved asthma control with a trend of improving pulmonary function.

There are plans to do a long term study in a multicenter trial.

Why wait? Take Black Cumin now. Go to the health food store and ask for Black Cumin supplements.

Along with Black Cumin - we have an excellent I.V. formula for asthma. Check out our menu of I.V. formulas.

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Topics: Chronic Illness and Disease

Isadora Guggenheim

Written by Isadora Guggenheim

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