WHAT IS ASTHMA?
Asthma is a condition in which the tubules of the lungs get inflamed as a result of hypersensitivity immune reaction. The defense mechanism of the body gets hyperactivated by different sort of allergens such as dust, pollen grains, pet dander and food allergies. Which causes symptoms of asthma (shortness of breath, difficulty in breathing, cough, wheezing and chest pressure.)
ABOUT THE MEDICINAL TREATMENT OF ASTHMA:
The mainstay of medicinal treatment of asthma relies on controlling the symptoms. There are a number of medicines and nebulizers available to serve that purpose. But asthma is neither curative nor does it have a preventive treatment. To prevent asthma attacks, heath professionals usually prescribe the patient to stay away from the allergen causing hypersensitivity reaction. but that is not very practical in today’s world of global developments.
WHAT COULD BE THE ALTERNATIVE TREATMENT?
Black seed oil is derived by a plant named Nigella Sativa. The history of usage of black seed oil for relieving the symptoms of asthma can be traced back to the time of ancient Egyptians. Arabs and Indians also used it. It was rediscovered by a German doctor in 1995, when his horse, suffering from acute asthma, was cured by black seed oil. Inspired by which, the doctor administered the oil to one of his patients who was also cured. Black seed is now found in every pharmacy in Germany and Austria, and is often prescribed for asthma.
HOW BLACK SEED OIL HELPS TO HEAL ASTHMA:
The black cumin seed oil has a number of microelements such as oleic, linoleic phytosterols and volatile oils. It blesses the patients of asthma in two ways. In one way it helps in relieving the symptoms and in other way it helps preventing asthma.
- According to a scientific research, the oil has more than 100 microelements that work together to harmonies the final effect.
- The oil contains elements known as phytochemicals which work exactly like modern day ‘anti-allergic’ drugs. as symptoms of asthma are caused by allergens thus it helps in relieving the symptoms.
- It is a characteristic of asthma that the tubules of the lungs get spasms which causes difficulty in breathing. black seed oil has anti-spasmodic effect that enables the tubes of the lungs to be spasm free and it eases breathing.
- It strengthens and rebalances the immune system reducing the hypersensitivity reaction. which gives relief to the patients.
Prevention is always better than cure. The basic abnormality leading to the symptoms of asthma is altered immune reaction to allergens. Which black seed oil prevents. So, all the patients who are at risk of developing asthma can take benefit from the oil.
WHO ARE AT RISK OF DEVELOPING ASTHMA?
Children from the age 1-6 who have developed other allergies and severe wheeze while breathing in and out are at high risk of developing asthma. the risk subsides gradually after the age of 6. Moreover, adults who suffer from allergies such as food allergy and eczema (a condition characterized by skin allergy) are also at risk. Children who have parents diagnosed of asthma are at high risk of developing asthma.
WHAT DOSAGE OF THE OIL SHOULD BE TAKEN?
Those who are at high risk of asthma should take the oil regularly. You’d be wondering how to use black seed oil? It quite simple, start with a low dose initially and then increased gradually. 1 /2 tbsp. once daily for 2-7 days, then 1/2 tbsp. twice daily for next 7 days and then building it up to 3tbs per day.