Learn all about the zillion benefits of this sacred oil - black seed oil, for dogs. Learn how it can help dogs with cancer, & much more!
Black seed oil has taken the world by storm - literally! Even those who believe in pharma drugs can't help but be amazed at the benefits of this sacred oil and its miraculous healing power! From research trials to exponential sky-rocketing sale of the black seed oil, it is the right time to notice what all it can do for our furry pals - our dogs. In this article, let's explore what black seed oil can do for our dogs.
But first, some fun fact - Prophet Muhammad called black seed oil a "blessed oil!" and for really good reasons. Makes sense when it can cure just about everything except death - as Prophet Muhammad said about this oil.
History of the "Blessed seed" or Nigella Sativa -
Black seeds have a long history - they have been used since ancient times in Egypt and Turkey, going back as much as 2nd millennium BCE. The Nigella sativa seeds were found in ancient Egypt including in Tutankhamum's tomb. The oldest people said to cultivate this blessed seed are Assyrians and Egyptians.
It is used a lot in Indian, Middle Eastern, Armenian, Turkish, Polish, and more cuisines. It grows mainly in south and southwest Asia. It is also called black cumin seed, black caraway, fennel flower, Roman coriander and Kalonji in Hindi & Urdu.
Nigella Sativa - The "Blessed Seed" in Religious Texts -
Black seeds have been mentioned in the Torah, in the Bible and the Hadith. Here is a famous quote by Prophet Muhammad regarding this miracle seed - "Use this black seed regularly, because it has a cure for every disease except death.”
Chemistry of Nigella Sativa -
Directly from Wikipedia - N. sativa oil contains linoleic acid, oleic acid, palmitic acid, and trans-anethole, and other minor constituents. Aromatics include thymoquinone, dihydrothymoquinone, p-cymene, carvacrol, α-thujene, thymol, α-pinene, β-pinene and trans-anethole. Oils are 32% to 40% of the total composition of N. sativa seeds.
Why does Black Seed Oil work so well?
The reason it is so powerful is because of its thymoquinone content and add to it, its high nutrient and amino acid profile, it works fast to lower inflammation and cure any disease.
Benefits of Black Seed Oil for Dogs -
Cancer - Black seed oil works great for dogs with cancer because it boosts immunity and at the same time, helps block cancer cell growth and induce apoptosis (programmed cell death). This oil can also be applied directly on the dog's cancer areas or tumor site as it may help in shrinking the tumor via skin absorption.
Boosts Dog's Immunity & Helps with Allergies - Black seed oil helps in boosting your dog's immunity and this fact goes hand in hand with the zillion cures it offers and the health benefits. Black seed oil helps neutralize the histamines - making it a perfect addition to your dog's diet for combating allergies. If your dog has allergies, and issues like hair loss, excessive mucus, drooling, itchy eyes, teary eyes, ear infections, etc., then try giving some black seed oil daily and you will see a huge improvement in your dog's allergies and overall health.
Helps Dogs with Arthritis, Hind-Legs Stiffness, Rheumatism & Other Inflammatory Conditions - Black seed oil have thymoquinone which helps in reducing inflammation. Test tube studies as well as human studies have found the same result - that N. sativa helps in inhibiting inflammation fast and thus, helps in reducing pain. This is powerful information for those who have senior dogs, dogs with cancer, or dogs who have been in some accident and are in the recovery phase. Massaging the dog with warm black seed oil can be very beneficial, soothing and will heal the tissue and muscle damage very fast.
For Dogs with Digestive Issues - Adding a little bit of black seed oil to your dog's diet will help avoid digestive upsets like bloating, gas, constipation and weak elimination.
Helps Dogs with Proper Elimination - This oil is a great aid for keeping things 'regular' in the bathroom - thus helping in proper elimination of toxic waste. Similarly, just like for us, it is a great aid for dogs too. Remember, without proper elimination, your dog's body is the breeding ground for diseases like cancer, yeast infections, IBS/IBD, allergies, fever, itchy skin, ear infections, and well, just about every disease you can think of. Toxic waste needs to come out and if you need to, add a teaspoon or two to your dog's diet and see if the dog is eliminating better. If not, adjust the amount and go from there.
Helps Dogs with Healthy Skin & Coat - Your doggie friend not getting compliments these days? Black seed oil is anti-inflammatory and rich in nutrients, hence it will help with great skin and coat for your dog. It also helps in reducing dryness, itchiness, dry flaky skin, redness, eczema, etc. for your furry pal. Simply mix some black seed oil with some other oil of your choice like organic coconut oil and apply on your dog's skin or undercoat. Comb the dog's coat afterwards and see the difference.
Keeps Fleas & Ticks Away from Dogs - Due to its spiciness and the smell, fleas, mosquitoes and ticks are naturally kept at bay from your dear dog. This oil can be a wonderful alternative to your dog care regimen instead of the cancer causing chemical flea and tick products. So, not only does it protect from cancer, boosts immunity, beautifies the dog's coat and skin, but also helps with fleas and ticks? That's a win-win! No brainer for sure!
Dogs with Epilepsy or Seizures - Black seed oil is very beneficial for dogs that are prone to epilepsy or even for those who have 'disturbed mind' as I call it. If your dog is prone to seizures or epilepsy, then you must start giving black seed oil to your dog right away.
Note about taste & smell of black seed oil for dogs:-
Do note that giving black seed oil to your dog might require some creativity on your part - your dog may not like the taste or the pungent smell. You can try mixing some with a little bit of pumpkin puree, organic peanut butter or home-cooked delicious meals. My dogs have NO problem taking it or any other oil or herbs for that matter since I mix them with their veggies and since they love vegetables, they gallop whatever else I mix in them.
Where to Buy?
You can easily find black seed oil in any health food store these days, as well as your local Indian, Pakistani, Middle-Eastern or Arabic stores. You can also find it online, though it will be much pricier and not necessarily better. Remember, black seed oil is highly revered in these cultures (the ones listed here) and that is where it started from - so you will definitely get a very authentic, pure product from any of these stores, though may not be organic.
Another note I want to add is that do not waste your money buying 'black seed oil for dogs or pets.' Buy as you would for yourself - you get better value for your money and better quality as well, and use that for your dog. Selling 'black seed oil for dogs' is just a commercial gimmick that is overpriced and comes with much less liability to the seller, as opposed to one that is selling for humans. Black seed oil is black seed oil - there is NO difference between one that you should take and one that your dog needs.
A Special Note for Dogs with Cancer - IF your dog has cancer or even any benign tumor, then start massaging this sacred oil mixed with some essential oils that are safe for dogs, like Frankincense or Myrrh or Lavender or Chamomile, to induce apoptosis (death of a cell) fast and to possibly hope that the cancer or your dog's tumor won't grow anymore.
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Until next article,
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