The prophet Mohammed reportedly said that seeds of the black cumin plant could cure “anything but death itself”. While that may seem to be quite the tall order, black cumin (Nigella sativa) does in fact have remarkable healing and health properties that make it one of the most powerful medicinal plants known to man.
Black cumin is a part of the buttercup family and the seeds are dark, thin, and crescent-shaped when whole. The seeds have been used for many centuries in the Middle East, the Mediterranean and India. Today, black cumin seeds are used as a seasoning spice in different cuisines across the world due to their nutty flavor.
The seeds of the black cumin plant contain over 100 chemical compounds, including some yet to be identified. In addition to what is believed to be the primary active ingredient, crystalline nigellone, black cumin seeds contain: thymoquinone, beta sitosterol. myristic acid, palmitic acid, palmitoleic acid, stearic acid, oleic acid, linoleic acid, linolenic acid, arachidonic acid, protein, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin B3, folic acid, calcium, iron, copper, zinc, and phosphorous. (more…)
Pancreatic cancer has one of the highest mortality rates of any of the major cancers, and of the 43,000-plus Americans diagnosed with the disease each year, more than 94 percent die within five years of diagnosis. One reason for this high number of deaths is a lack of effective screening tools for catching the disease early. Now, in an effort to try to gain the upper hand on this deadly form of cancer, Mayo Clinic researchers believe they have found a new way to test for pancreatic cancer with DNA testing of patients’ stool samples. The research was presented at the 2011 Digestive Disease Week conference, held May 7 — 10 in Chicago. (more…)
Pancreatic cancer has a poor prognosis, with only about 2.5% survival to 5 years.1 The disease is extremely resistant to chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and surgery; potential cure may only be limited to about 20% of patients. Surgery itself is complex and difficult with a low record of success.2
To date, pancreatic cancer is still an enigma: alcohol, coffee, smoking, and a high-fat diet may be associated with the disease; but nothing is sure. However, my own observation and research in the field of embryology support the fact that the pancreas is connected with several nervous systems which not only reach the brain but are actually initiated in the intestine as “sensory nerves.” The enteric nervous system is connected to the brain, pancreas, and colon; and in my opinion, many cases of pancreatic cancer have a deep nerve and stress connection. (A more complete explanation is available in my “Protocol of pancreatic cancer” at www.sergejurasunas.com.) (more…)
Pancreatic cancer is a disease in which malignant cells are found in the tissue of the pancreas. In 2009 in the United States there were 42,470 new cases and 35,240 die from the disease. The prognosis is relatively poor but has improved; the three-year survival rate is now about thirty percent (according to the Washington University School of Medicine), but less than 5 percent of those diagnosed are still alive five years after diagnosis. (more…)