“It doesn’t cure but can assist with healing and preventing tumour growth and can improve asthma, protects the liver, has anti-inflammatory properties, enhances brain function, has anti-viral properties and can generally boost the immune system.”
She says a “no-no” is the miracle Indian seed, wondernut (Indian walnut).
Another “miracle” medicine said to cure just about everything is black seed oil, which you can find at most corner shops selling at R100 a bottle.
“We support the World Health Organisation in its guidelines for the control of cancer pain and believe there are medicines available for the control of pain.
Dr Melissa Wallace, who is head of research at Cansa (Cancer Association of SA) and Lorraine Govender, National Advocacy coordinator, say there is insufficient evidence to support or refute the conclusion that cannabis or cannabinoids are an effective treatment for cancers.
“Morphine is one of the drugs of choice for the control of severe pain and is also available at a reasonable cost.
An oil Taylor raves about is emu oil.
Peer review under responsibility of Chinese Society for Horticultural Science (CSHS) and Institute of Vegetables and Flowers (IVF), Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS)
The combination of the relatively open plant canopy and slow growth, especially at early growth stages, results in lower competitiveness of black seed (Nigella sativa L.) than weeds. Thus, weed interference is known as an important factor affecting black seed yield. Therefore, to determine the critical period of weed control and its effects on nutrients uptake of black seed field experiments were conducted in 2011 and 2012. Two quantitative series of weed removal treatments including weed-infested and weed-free treatments were implemented from black seed emergence to maturity harvest. To determine critical period of weed control, plots were weed-infested or weed-free for 0, 14, 28, 42, 56, 70 days after emergence, in weed-infested and weed-free treatments, respectively. The results revealed that N, P and K contents in weed tissues significantly increased with increasing weed-infested periods during both years of the experiment. The reduction in grain and oil yield due to longer periods of weed-infested conditions or shorter periods of weed-free conditions were accompanied by simultaneous reduction of N, P and K uptake in black seed grains and tissues. Overall, N, P and K contents in weed tissue were found to be 1.8 to 2 times higher than that of black seed. It was concluded that 58 or 49 days weed-free periods are required to avoid yield loss (above 5% or 10%) in black seed.