Modern Research has confirmed the traditional uses of Mercy Oil (Nigella Sativa / black seed oil) for the following:
· Analgesic: Relieves or dampens sensation of pain.
· Anthelmintic: (Also know as vermicide or vermifuge.) Destroys and expels intestinal worms.
· Anti-bacterial: Destroys or inhibits the growth of destructive bacteria.
· Anti-Inflammatory: Reduces inflammation.
· Anti-Microbial: Destroys or inhibits the growth of destructive microorganisms.
· Antioxidant: Prevents or delays the damaging oxidisation of the body’s cells - particularly useful against free radicals.
· Anti-Pyretic: (Also known as ferbrifuge.) Exhibits a ‘cooling action’, useful in fever reduction.
· Anti-spasmodic: Prevents or eases muscle spasms and cramps.
· Anti-tumour: Counteracts or prevents the formation of malignant tumours.
· Carminative: Stimulates digestion and induces the expulsion of gas from the stomach and the intestines.
· Diaphoretic: Induces perspiration during fever to cool and stimulate the release of toxins.
· Diuretic: Stimulates urination to relieve bloating and rid the body of any excess water.
· Digestive: Stimulates bile and aids in the digestive process.
· Emmenagogue: Stimulates menstrual flow and activity.
· Galactogogue: Stimulates the action of milk in new mothers.
· Hypotensive: Reduces excess blood pressure.
· Immunomodulator: Suppresses or strengthens immune system activity as needed for optimum balance
. Causes looseness or relaxation of the bowels.
(DISCLAIMER: Please note that these applications are taken from traditional and modern applications. In the case of illness one should always contact their doctor to be absolutely sure. The statement here shall not be construed as medical advice, implied or otherwise.)