Nigella Sativa, anybody?

Discussion in 'Feline Health - (The Main Forum)' started by Stephanie & Quintus, Jan 14, 2018.

  1. Stephanie & Quintus

    Stephanie & Quintus Well-Known Member

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    On the French FB group I'm on for feline diabetes, somebody mentioned using Nigella Sativa oil for her cat when it started showing signs of "insulin resistance". The effect was dramatic and the cat ended up in remission. One data point, but my interest is tickled.

    I googled a bit:

    - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25847566
    - http://www.imedpub.com/articles/eff...-noninsulindependent-diabetic-guinea-pigs.pdf
    - http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0113486
    - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21675032

    Does anybody know more? Has anybody used this?
     
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  2. Djamila

    Djamila Well-Known Member

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    I haven't heard of it, nor of anyone trying it, but that is really interesting! Thank you so much for linking the research articles. Did the person who try it do so on their own or at the recommendation of the vet? Have others in the group tried it yet?
     
  3. Red & Rover (GA)

    Red & Rover (GA) Well-Known Member

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    I'm not a sciency person - majored in lit and cultural theory.

    The first thing that comes to mind cat-wise are potentially dreaded "phenols." There seem to be a number of volatile components in the extraction of. Each of these would have to be checked out.
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3551137/
     
  4. Stephanie & Quintus

    Stephanie & Quintus Well-Known Member

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    I think she did so on the advice of a phytotherapist (human or vet, I don't know...) -- not sure others in the group have tried it.
     
  5. Squalliesmom

    Squalliesmom Well-Known Member

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