Investigation of the effect of black cumin oil on pain in osteoarthritis geriatric individuals

Complement Ther Clin Pract. 2018 May:31:290-294. doi: 10.1016/j.ctcp.2018.03.013. Epub 2018 Mar 22.


Purpose: This study has been carried out to investigate the analgesic effect of black cumin oil on individuals with knee pain.

Method: The experimental group (n = 30) and control group (n = 30) have been randomly selected. The control group patients have continued their routine prescription. For the experimental group, black cumin oil has been applied by rubbing to their knees 3 times a week for 1 month.

Findings: As a result of the study, the mean VAS values of the patients in the experimental group has changed to 7.50 ± 0.97 on the 1st day and 6.30 ± 1.14 on the 30th day and there has been a significant decrease in pain severity in this group (p < 0.001).

Results: This study has shown that the pain relieving properties of black cumin oil is effective on geriatric individuals living with knee pain.

Keywords: Black cumin oil; Geriatrics; Integrative application; Nursing care; Osteoarthritis.

Publication types

  • Randomized Controlled Trial

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Knee Joint
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Nigella sativa / chemistry*
  • Osteoarthritis, Knee / drug therapy*
  • Pain / drug therapy*
  • Pain Measurement
  • Plant Oils / administration & dosage*


  • Plant Oils
  • caraway oil