Black Seed Oil & Antidepressants

Black Seed Oil: What does science say?

Black seed oil (Nigella sativa) is a medicinal plant that has been used for over 2000 years. Black seed has been used to treat headaches, toothaches, nasal congestion, asthma, arthritis, and intestinal worms. It has also been used for “pink eye” (conjunctivitis), pockets of infection (abscesses), and parasites.

Today it treats diabetes, asthma, hypertension, and many other conditions. But one lesser known condition it helps with are drug withdrawals. From heroin to stimulants it can help ease withdrawals symptoms and improve cognition.

Anti-depressants have become an increasingly over prescribed drug with the rate of use skyrocketing over 400% between 2005-2008. Over 10% of Americans are on anti-depressants at this time [1]. As many of you might know, being on a drug for the rest of your life is not sustainable and will eventually lead to side effects. Black seed oil actually has the ability to lessen Anti-depressant discontinuation syndrome (ADS) and anti-depressant withdrawal.

The withdrawal symptoms from anti-depressants originate from the lack of serotonin in your brain. After your brain as been accustomed to the drugs manipulation of your serotonin levels, it can take time for your brain chemistry to return to normal. The time it takes your body to return to normal seems to be based on how long you have been taking the anti-depressants [2] but is also dependent on the individual.

How do we reduce the withdrawal symptoms and start the healing process?

Well part of that answer lies within a plant that has been used for thousands of years and it’s referred to as the Nigella Sativa. Nigella sativa or the black caraway, also known as black cumin, nigella, and kalonji. Happens to be an annually blooming plant within the family of Ranunculaceae, indigenous to south and southwest Asia.

Archaeological evidence about the earliest cultivation of N. sativa is unrecorded, but N. sativa seeds were found in several sites from ancient Egypt, including Tutankhamun’s tomb. Seeds were found in a Hittite flask in Turkey from the second millennium BCE.

– Wikipedia

Black seed oil is proven to play a huge role in treatment of many neurological disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, major depression, epilepsy and other related neurodegenerative and psychiatric disorders [3]. How it works isn’t 100% understood yet, but it’s been thought to act through it’s anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties as well as preventing cell death.

This isn’t a proven cure-all for preventing anti-depressant withdrawals. But it has the potential of greatly reducing side-effects due to stopping anti-depressants.

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November 7, 2018

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