Respiratory tract infections are one of the most frequent diseases seen in children, the elderly, and immunocompromised persons. Even for international travelers, respiratory infections account for the third most frequent health problem encountered.
In developed countries, acute respiratory infections (ARIs) have been reported to account for a greater percentage of antibiotic prescriptions written, 20% of all medical conditions, and over 30% of work absence. Respiratory infections can also cause a significant deal of morbidity and mortality in complex emergencies, and as such, prevention and proper treatment are advised.
Clinical Evidence: Nigella sativa as a Treatment for Respiratory Infections
Nigella sativa is a plant from the family Ranunculaceae. It is native to Southern Europe, North Africa, and Southwest Asia and cultivated across the globe in countries like the Middle Eastern Mediterranean region, South Europe, Turkey, India, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, and Syria.
N. sativa is one of the various medicinal plants used over the years as a spice, food preservative, and in traditional medicine. However, it has been researched and revealed in recent times to have a broad spectrum of pharmacological potential.
It is also known by the following names: black seed, black cumin, kalonji, and haba al barakah.
Scientifically tested over the years, Nigella sativa ( black cumin) has been proven to have several therapeutic properties. In reference to respiratory infections, these include antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antihistaminic, immunomodulatory, anti-allergic, bronchodilatory, and antitussive properties.
According to a 2019 study, when the bronchodilatory, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory are considered, N. sativa and its constituents are an effective remedy in allergic and obstructive lung diseases. They can also be regarded as preventive and relieving therapy for other respiratory diseases. These lung disease cases studied in the research included allergic rhinitis, asthma, bacterial rhinosinusitis, sepsis, lung injury and inflammation, aspiration lung injury, and pulmonary artery hypertension, amongst others.
In chemical war victims, N. sativa was proven to improve pulmonary function tests (PFT) values, respiratory symptoms, and chest wheeze. In geriatric patients, nostril spray of N. sativa oil relieved respiratory symptoms of nasal dryness, obstruction, and crusting. N. sativa extract also relieved sore throat in patients with acute tonsillo-pharyngitis.
A study on sinusitis, an upper respiratory tract infection, further confirmed the preventive effect of Nigella sativa (black cumin) oil in inhibiting inflammation of the sinuses and respiratory airways. When administered to patients suffering from sinusitis's clinical symptoms, it improved coryza, nasal congestion, headache, neck pain, earache, and toothache.
In asthma, N. sativa demonstrated multiple effects of bronchodilation, anti-histaminic, anti-inflammatory, anti-leukotrienes, and immunomodulatory effects. A literature review reported that clinical studies showed improvements in symptoms, pulmonary function tests, and laboratory parameters, as well as alleviating airway inflammation. A 2018 study also confirmed NS effects on asthma. It stated that it was effective as an anti-inflammatory agent on mast cells by inhibiting the release of histamine with no toxic effect on the mast cell.
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