Black Cumin Seed and Neurological Benefit

Dr. Weeks’ Comment: All neurological illnesses and pathology are best conceptualized as diseases of toxic oils polluting the fatty acids of the nerves. So if you have MS or Parkinson’s or epilepsy or Chronic Fatigue or Lyme or tremors, you need to – literally – change your oil! Good oil in kicks bad oil out. What oil do you put in? Unadulterated omega 6 fatty acids. Organic and non-GMO seeds oils. AVOID the hydrogenated processed preservative vegetable oils (Canola, Soy, Corn etc) and eat things like whole crushed organic and non-GMO black cumin seeds (the active ingredient of which, thymoquinone) is a neuroprotective agent.

Review Biochemistry (Mosc) . 2020 Feb;85(2):167-176. doi: 10.1134/S0006297920020042.

Thymoquinone as a Potential Neuroprotector in Acute and Chronic Forms of Cerebral Pathology

N K Isaev 1 2N S Chetverikov 2E V Stelmashook 3E E Genrikhs 3L G Khaspekov 4S N Illarioshkin 3


Thymoquinone is one of the main active components of the essential oil from black cumin (Nigella sativa) seeds. Thymoquinone exhibits a wide range of pharmacological activities, including neuroprotective action demonstrated in the models of brain ischemia/reperfusion, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, and traumatic brain injury. The neuroprotective effect of thymoquinone is mediated via inhibition of lipid peroxidation, downregulation of proinflammatory cytokines, maintenance of mitochondrial membrane potential, and prevention of apoptosis through inhibition of caspases-3, -8, and -9. Thymoquinone-based mitochondria-targeted antioxidants are accumulated in the mitochondria and exhibit neuroprotective properties in nanomolar concentrations. Thymoquinone reduces the negative effects of acute and chronic forms of brain pathologies. The mechanisms of the pharmacological action of thymoquinone and its chemical derivatives require more comprehensive studying. In this paper, we formulated the prospects of application of thymoquinone and thymoquinone-based drugs in the therapy of neurodegenerative diseases.

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