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Black seed oil

My question today is does anyone have anyone have experience using black seed oil? Recently a friend was telling me that using it on a daily basis may help my RA and OA symptoms. I see my my Rheumatoid doctor next month and will ask her but am Leary to add anything to my daily medication regime without further research. What I have read appears it may be helpful but so much of the information is clearly marketing rather than medical. Thank you in advance for any insight. Have a blessed day.

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Hi shelly , i was suffering from a painful burning scalp for several months, i read about black seed oil on the Australian Sjögren site so i got some to try , i put it on at night and it really helped. I also apply it to the inside of my upper arms for lymph node pain which it relieves . My sister in law has been taking a spoonful in the morning like a vitamin pill, I tried this but it tastes awful. It maybe worth trying , l was surprised that it worked for me and my particular problems . I did have trouble finding it , eventually got it in tiny health food shop , though you can get it on line of course !! Good luck 😀

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Thank you for your reply. My friend drops some in her tea everyday and says it has helped her too.

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Hi, sorry can’t help you but what is black seed oil? What is it made of and where is it made? Just wondering if it’s safe to use and whether it could interfere with medicinal drugs like biologic injections for RA and dmards: methotrexate, thyroxine, etc.

Hope you can get some advice soon. Best wishes.

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Thanks for your reply. Apparently it is a mixture of herbal flowers that has been used for hundreds of years in the orient. I too use Predisone, Methotrexate and Humira for my RA and am careful of what else I put in my body. That is why I am asking my group about it. Been told some great outcomes but from no one on our meds.

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Thanks for replying. Indeed you are right in trying to find out how such "herbal remedies used over centuries" could affect and interfere with our modern medical drugs.... Not worth taking the risks. I would be very interested to see if anyone really knows how such herbal remedies interact with our types of medication... Perhaps the only person who would know is an allopatic doctor (who has studied medicine as we know it) who has also studied homeopatic medecines... so quite rare I should think. Wondering if there is an institution in London where we could possibly find out. Until such time I intend to stay away from such herbal remedies... life is complicated and difficult enough, but I'd love to find out "something" that would help us feel better...

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Me too. That's why I posted the question. It would be wonderful if helps but don't want to interfere either. I believe our Lord has made everything we need. I also believe it is ours to figure it out. So I am grateful for those that have used nature to help themselves. Thanks, I will post what I learn. Have a blessed day.

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Thanks for posting whatever you might learn regarding any side effects.... Will do if I manage to find out.

Best wishes to you.

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I tried black seed oil, cbd, boron, msm, turmeric paste and many other so called pain remedies. None of them helped one iota. I'm thinking most doctors don't have a clue if any of these things would interact with medications. Heck, they don't even know how most of the medications work. This is probably something you'd already consider, but if you're going to try black see oil, start small to see if you have any apparent reactions. Best of luck.

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Thanks for your reply. Funny, but you are probably correct that the Doctor's will be clueless. After all, it took almost a year to get my current combination of meds to benefit me.

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