Black cumin (also known as black caraway and Nigella sativa) is a plant mostly seen in southeast Asia and northern Africa, where it has been used for centuries as a natural drug against rheumatism, cardiovascular diseases, amongst others. Its seed extract (Thymoquinone being its main compound) has been also shown to have potent anti-cancer and anti-proliferative effects.
Thymoquinone has been shown in many laboratory studies to halt tumor growth and, combined with other drugs to cause even tumor reduction in animals. It has the potential to affect many different cancer types (lung, colon, bile ducts, breast, and others) through cell-specific metabolical pathways, which usually lead up to cell division arrest and/or apoptosis.
Black cumin seems to have a very broad spectrum of cancer types it can affect. Because it shows promise in reducing tumor growth and because it seems to affect a different metabolic pathway by different cell types, we usually recommend it for most cancers. Black cumin can also be used in a non-alternative oncology setting against different rheumatic and cardiovascular diseases.
We highly recommend the use of Black cumin for a number of different cancer types. It is used as an oral supplement with little to no side effects involved. As with most anti-neoplastic treatments, it is not enough by itself to be an effective drug, but when combined with other oral and intravenous treatments, it could be a powerful tool in the fight against cancer.