Pancreatic Tumor Cells Destroyed Using Nigella Sativa

Pancreatic cancer has the lowest chance of survival due to the reason it is not detected in most cases until it has reached stages III and IV.  The overall survival rate is 4.6% and in most cases can only be cured when you catch it in the earlier stages.  See this survival chart:

When it spreads to other organs, there may be little or nothing you can do, as in the case of Patrick Swayze who tried feverishly to treat his disease with chemo and radiology. Had Patrick and a long list of other celebrities chose to follow the medicine of Prophet Mohammad, PBUH, he may of been staring in many movies today.  Death is part of destiny for sure, but there is hope for those who choose natural remedies over chemical based toxins.

There are many studies showing that Nigella sativa has been successful in killing pancreatic cancer cells in 82% of the cases.  The study also shows that Nigella sativa is successful after surgery and chemo has been used, but I am feverishly against the use of chemo as 9 out of 10 patients will die from its use.  Chemotherapy may cause secondary cancers as stated on its bottle.

Here is a new study on pancreatic cancer and Nigella sativa from Jefferson Kimmel Cancer Center:

Traditional Herbal Medicine Kills Pancreatic Cancer Cells,
Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson Researchers Report

Dr. Hwyda Arafat
Dr. Hwyda Arafat
(PHILADELPHIA) - An herb used in traditional medicine by many Middle Eastern countries may help in the fight against pancreatic cancer, one of the most difficult cancers to treat. Researchers at the Kimmel Cancer at Jefferson in Philadelphia have found that thymoquinone, an extract of Nigella sativa seed oil, blocked pancreatic cancer cell growth and killed the cells by enhancing the process of programmed cell death.

While the studies are in the early stages, the findings suggest that thymoquinone could eventually have some use as a preventative strategy in patients who have gone through surgery and chemotherapy or in individuals who are at a high risk of developing cancer.

Nigella sativa

According to Hwyda Arafat, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of Surgery at Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Nigella sativa helps treat a broad array of diseases, including some immune and inflammatory disorders. Previous studies also have shown anticancer activity in prostate and colon cancers, as well as antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects.

Using a human pancreatic cancer cell line, she and her team found that adding thymoquinone killed approximately 80 percent of the cancer cells. They demonstrated that thymoquinone triggered programmed cell death in the cells, and that a number of important genes, including p53, Bax, bcl-2 and p21, were affected. The researchers found that expression of p53, a tumor suppressor gene, and Bax, a gene that promotes programmed cell death, was increased, while bcl-2, which blocks such cell death, was decreased. The p21 gene, which is involved in the regulation of different phases of the cell cycle, was substantially increased. She presents her findings May 18 at the Digestive Disease Week in San Diego.

Dr. Arafat and her co-workers also found that thymoquinone caused "epigenetic" changes in pancreatic cancer cells, modifying the cells' DNA. She explains that these changes involve adding acetyl groups to the DNA structure, specifically to blocks of proteins called histones. This "acetylation" process can be important for genes to be read and translated into proteins. In this case, it could involve the genes that are key to initiating programmed cell death. "We looked at the status of the histones and found surprisingly that thymoquinone increased the acetylation process," Dr. Arafat says. "We never anticipated that."

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Cancer Diets and Nigella Sativa

Taking a few seeds a day will not cure pancreatic, breast or colon cancer. The person willing to start this protocol must realize that staying on a cancer diet is imperative.  This remedy was given as part of an overall protocol for total well being.  Once the immune system is replenished then the body is able to fight off many diseases, not just cancer.

Most cancer diets suggest a vegetarian diet void of all red meat and so do I.  I further suggest healthy living to include an exercise program.  As many health advocates have taught before, "Get moving" and improve your immune system.

Nigella sativa needs to be thought of as a supplement for life, not just a temporary.
Also Read:

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Warnings and Precautions About Black Seeds 


Mariam A. Abu- Al-Basal , 2011. Influence of Nigella sativa Fixed Oil on Some Blood Parameters and Histopathology of Skin in Staphylococcal-Infected BALB/c Mice.Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences,14: 1038-1046.