In 1997, researchers at the Department of Pharmacy at the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh conducted a study into black seed oil and its antibacterial effects.
They compared the antibacterial effects of black seed oil for bacterial infection. It was compared to five different well-known antibiotics.
The antibiotics studied with black seed oil were as follows:
- Nalidixic acid – A synthetic compound that inhibits the multiplication of bacteria, used chiefly to treat urinary infections.
- Gentamicin – This antibacterial compound is injected into the blood to stop growth of bacteria.
- Cotrimoxazole – This is used to treat certain bacterial infections, such as pneumonia, bronchitis, and infections of the urinary tract, ears, and intestines. It also is used to treat diarrhea that affects travellers (sometimes known colloquitally as Montezuma’s Revenge) .
- Ampicillin -Ampicillin is a type of penicillin antibiotic that fights bacteria. It is used to treat or prevent many different types of infections such as bladder infections, pneumonia, gonorrhea, meningitis, or stomach or intestinal infections.
- Tetracycline – Tetracycline is commonly used by doctors to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections, including acne. It interrupts the growth of bacteria.
The Bangladeshi researchers concluded that the black seed was more effective than the five tested antibiotics against bacteria such as V.Cholera and E.Coli.
German scientists also confirmed the antibacterial properties of black seed.
Black seed oil dosage used to fight bacterial infection:
Take 1 tablespoon of black seed oil with 1 teaspoon of honey daily at least 30 minutes before breakfast.