'Black seed oil and its components are showing promise as therapy for a range of autoimmune diseases including rheumatoid arthritis.
Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease in which the bodies' immune system mounts a response against its own connective tissues. The abnormal immune response results in inflammation of the tissues. If untreated inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis recurs and causes tissue damage.
The connective tissue affected in rheumatoid arthritis is commonly in the joints however it can affect other parts of the body including the lungs, skin, and heart. Traditionally rheumatoid arthritis was treated with steroids to dampen the inflammation and suppress the abnormal immune response.'