BSO: Vasodilator?

You might be wondering how can Black Seed Oil be a vasodilator and secondly what is a vasodilator anyway? Were going to answer these two question backwards first what is a vasodilator and how Black Seed Oil can be considered one.

First a vasodilator according to biology online is defined as such,Causing dilation or relaxation of the blood vessels; as, the vasodilator nerves, stimulation of which causes dilation of the blood vessels to which they go.

 Why is this important? Theses medicines or herbs work by relaxing the smooth muscles that line the walls of blood vessels — causing the blood vessels to increase in diameter and allow blood to flow through more easily. As a result, the heart doesn’t need to work as hard to pump blood through them, and blood pressure is lowered because there’s less force in the vessels. Vasodilators aren’t a cure for high blood pressure; however, they can help control the condition.

Black Seed Oil , with its content of Essential Fatty Acids(EFA) combined with  the volatile oils play a vital role in creating Prostaglandin E1.

Prostaglandin E1 (PGE1), known pharmaceutically as alprostadil, is a prostaglandin. It is a drug used in the treatment of erectile dysfunction and has vasodilatory properties.

Other Uses:

 It has also been used  also used in maintaining a patent ductus arteriosus in newborns.Ductus arterious is a shunt  in newborns. connecting the pulmonary artery to the aortic arch. It allows most of the blood from the right ventricle to bypass the fetus’ fluid-filled lungs, protecting the lungs from being overworked and allowing the right ventricle to strengthen.) in newborns.

Has been known to have a regulating effect on brain functions,nerve conduction, and the release of transmitter substances and messenger substances.

In Black Seed Oil Prosoglandin E1 and Thymoquinone work snyergetically to create a calming effect on the body, helps relieve inflammation internally and externally.

Scientist, doctors and lay people continue to be surprised at the many benefits of this great herb.  We hope this give our readers more insight into the wonderful discovery of Nigella Sativa or Black Seed Oil.


About Saabr International

The Saabr International Blog is dedicated to being a resource for information on Nigella Sativa (Black Seed Oil, Kalonji). We also are committed to providing educational, thought provoking,and stimulating, information and conversation on health and wellness.
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