Research has shown that the seeds of black cumin, also known as Nigella sativa (N. Sativa) can have a positive effect on TSH and anti-TPO antibodies. It leads to improvement of Hashimoto’s thyroiditis (1).
What's more, usually in Hashimoto’s thyroiditis there is an increased level in serum VEGF.
Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is an essential regulator of both benign and malignant disease processes in the thyroid gland.
High levels of VEGF expression in thyroid cells may correlate with inflammation and thyroid pathology.
The study cited above has proven that there is a reduction in serum VEGF (vascular endothelial growth factor) in patients who consume cumin regularly.
What is the optimal dose of Black Cumin You should be eating daily?
What about the cumin essential oil?
If You have sluggish digestive system, cumin oil will be Your best friend. Cumin oil boosts the heart and nervous system. It will help the body to digest more efficiently. It will help with bile and digestive enzymes release.
How to use essential oil?
Use in small amounts, mix 2 drops of cumin essential oil with half teaspoon of coconut oil.
Rub the mix gently in Your abdominal region. Important! Make sure You're not getting exposed to sun for next 8-10 hours as areas with cumin oil are photosensitive and may cause an allergic reaction.
Can You drink cumin essential oil?
Yes, but make sure it's organic and cold pressed. What's more, make sure You ingest very low doses (like 1 drop) and dilute it in the tea or juice.
Who should use cumin or/and cumin essential oil?
Hashimoto’s and Hypothyroid patients.