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Black Seed (Nigella Sativa) Cures HIV/AIDS

Nigella sativa (blackseed)

Nigella sativa, more commonly called Black seed, has been used to heal the body of all sorts of maladies for centuries. It is even reportedly mentioned in the Koran. It is said that prophet Mohammad refers to it as ‘the cure for every disease, except death’.

It is no wonder people have turned to black seed, as a way of ridding the body of the dreaded Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS).

There are a few noted cases of individuals who have successful reversed their diagnosis using black seed powder.  The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) published a study of a 46 year old man who became HIV negative after using a black seed concoction treatment. This case was one of two noted studies conducted by Dr. Onifade Abdulfattah Adekunle, M.B.B.S., M.S., Ph.D of the Immunology unit, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Jewell AP from India, and Dr. Adedeji WA.

Below is a brief outline of the two studies involving Dr. Onifade et al, plus another unrelated case:

Case study 1

A 46 year old Nigerian male participated in a study where he was ‘prescribed’ 10mls of black seed concoction 3 times per day by a herbalist. He however only took the concoction 2 times per day. The concoction consisted of 60% black seed and 40% honey. According to the reports, on the 5th day of treatment his fever had disappeared, so did his diarrhoea by day 7, and within 20 days, his multiple lesions had also disappeared. At the end of the 6 months period he was tested HIV negative.

The patient sustained sero-reversion, up to 24 months after the initial 6 months period of treatment. He was tested several times within the 24 months, and was still HIV negative with normal CD4 (count was 650cells/ mm3).

Published in the African Journal of Traditional, Complementary, and Alternative Medicine.
Researchers: Dr. Onifade et tal.

Case study 2

In a second study, six HIV positive patients were recruited and monitored for 4 months. The patients took the herbal concoction of black seed and honey (referred to as α-Zam), as an alternative therapy for HIV infection. In all patients, the symptoms associated with HIV were gone within approximately 20 days of starting the treatment.

…viral load (HIV-RNA) decreased from 42,300 ± 1500 copies/ml to an undetectable level (≤50 copies/ml), and CD4+ count increased from an average of 227 ± 9 to 680 ± 12 mm3/μL at 4 months post-therapy.

Published in the Journal of Herbal Medicine.
Researchers: Dr. Onifade et al

Case study 3

A patient referred to as ‘Mary from Brooklyn‘ was also reportedly cured of HIV, having tested positive in February of 2015. She was prescribed Complera in March 2015 but opted to  include in her protocol,  4 teaspoon of black seed, which she grounded into powder and mixed with water – this she had with meals 2 times per day.

After a month she reduced the dosage to 2 teaspoon black seed powder, twice per day. In addition she had 6 garlic gloves twice per day and beet smoothies. Her general diet reportedly consisted mainly of raw vegetables, fish and chicken.

As reported on

Things to note:

  • In all cases noted above, the patients used black seed powder – not black seed oil.
  • Black cumin spice is sometimes referred to as black seed, so make sure the supplier specifies that you are getting ‘Nigella sativa‘.
  • I am not aware of the diet o the individuals involved, except for that disclosed in case study 3.  I will however add that a diet rich in raw fruits and vegetables will usually aid the body’s healing process that much faster, and in generally help to improve the body’s functions.
  • Buy organic, wild-crafted or consciously grown black seeds.
  • If possible, ground your seeds fresh, if not, buy from sources that assures it is freshly grounded and properly packaged.

Other Uses of Black Seed

A number of ‘cancer studies’ have been done, which indicate that black seed is effective against breast, blood, cervical, colon, renal, skin and prostate cancers. It is also used effectively for conditions including type 2 diabetes, heart dis-ease, high blood pressure, asthma, epilepsy, brain damage from lead, Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), obesity and radiation damage.

Basic information

Scientific name: Nigella sativa
Other names: Black seed, Black cumin, Black caraway, Black sesame, Onion seed and Roman coriander


The above cases are a testimonies to the powers of the black seed. Do your own research and also see researches that have been done in relation to its proven benefits. It is a cure worth exploring.

Additional reading:

Nigella sativa concoction induced sustained seroreversion in HIV patient –

Virologic and Immunologic Outcome of Treatment of HIV Infection with a Herbal Concoction, A-ZAM, Among Clients Seeking Herbal Remedy in Nigeria –

Effectiveness of a herbal remedy in six HIV patients in Nigeria –

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