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The Possible Prophylactic Effect Of Nigella Sativa Seed Extract In Asthmatic Patients

Effect Decrease
Trial Design Cohort
Trial Length 1-6 months
Number of Subjects 29
Gender Both Genders
Age Range 18-29, 30-44
Notes for this study:
Supplementation of a concentrated (0.1g%) extract of nigella sativa seed powder (15mL/kg) daily for a period of 3 months in asthmatics was able to reduce all symptoms and improve pulmonary function, causing a reduced requirement for anti-asthmatic medication.

Herbal Treatment Of Allergic Rhinitis: The Use Of Nigella Sativa

Effect Decrease
Trial Design Double blind
Trial Length 1-6 months
Number of Subjects 66
Gender Both Genders
Age Range 18-29, 30-44
Notes for this study:
Thirty days supplementation of _nigella sativa_ oil to persons with allergic rhinitus was able to reduce all subjective parameters of allergies (sneezing, runny nose, itching, and congestion) although the biochemical markers of eosinophils and IgE did not show any changes.

Potential Adjuvant Effects Of Nigella Sativa Seeds To Improve Specific Immunotherapy In Allergic Rhinitis Patients

Effect Decrease
Trial Design Cohort
Trial Length 1-6 months
Number of Subjects 39
Gender Both Genders
Age Range 18-29, 30-44
Notes for this study:
When patients were put on immunotherapy for one month and then divided into a control or a 2g nigella sativa group, the usage of the seeds as adjuvant was associated with reduction in allergic rhinitus symptoms and an increase in macrophage killing activity and phagocytosis.

Effect Of Nigella Sativa (black Seed) On Subjective Feeling In Patients With Allergic Diseases

Effect Decrease
Trial Design Cohort
Trial Length 1-6 months
Number of Subjects 152
Gender Both Genders
Age Range 18-29, 30-44, 45-64
Notes for this study:
In persons with allergic diseases (rhinitus, eczema, and asthma), supplementation of 40-80mg/kg nigella sativa was effective in reducing symptoms. Oddly, a small increase in HDL-C and reduction in triglycerides was noted with the seed oil despite the cohort being otherwise healthy.