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Iranian researchers say a simple Asian seed may be able to drop your blood pressure like a stone in eight weeks without a single side effect!
In their double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study (the gold standard of research), scientists asked 70 volunteers between the ages of 34 and 63 with high blood pressure to spend eight weeks supplementing with Nigella sativa seed oil or placebo.
Nigella sativa is a gorgeous flowering plant that grows across Asia, and you may have heard its seeds called “black seed” or “black cumin.” There’s an ancient Islamic saying that black cumin can cure everything but death itself, and it’s been used for centuries to treat everything from cancer to food allergies.
Well, once again, black cumin didn’t disappoint. The volunteers who took just 5 mL. of black cumin oil daily slashed BOTH their systolic and diastolic blood pressure in just eight weeks, faring much better than the unlucky folks who just took a placebo.
And that’s not all. Throughout the entire two months, not a single side effect was reported.