Anti-Inflammatory and Anti-Rheumatic
Drs at the King's College London, in 1995 tested black seed oil’s use for rheumatism and inflammatory diseases. Their study concluded that the traditional use of Nigella sativa as a treatment for rheumatism and related inflammatory diseases was correct.
In 1960, Professor El-Dakhakny reported that black seed oil has an anti-inflammatory effect and that it could be useful for relieving the effects of arthritis.
In 2002, at the Alexandria Medical Faculty, Alexandria, Egypt, also studied the effectiveness of nigellone and thymoquinone whereby his research partly explained the mode of action of black seed’s volatile oils in ameliorating inflammatory diseases.
Drs at the Aga Khan University Medical College, Karachi, Pakistan in 2001 investigated the uses of black seed for its bronchodilator and spasmolytic qualities.
Their studies concluded that black seed’s usefulness for diarrhea and asthma in traditional medicine appeared to be based on a sound mechanistic background.