Black seed oil is made from the seeds of the black cumin (Nigella sativa) plan. It has been grown for centuries for its aromatic and flavorful seeds that can be used as a spice or as an herbal medicine. Black seed oil is also commonly called black cumin seed oil.
It is surprising that the many benefits of black seed oil are just seeming to become evident in the past decade. Archeologists have documented that black seed oil was found in King Tut’s tomb. Furthermore, Cleopatra and Nefertiti used black seed oil in their in skin, nail, and hair products. You only have to go to The National Institute of Health website, www.nih.gov. and conduct a search for black seed oil to see that this oil has been well researched and found to be beneficial for detoxifying the body, boosting immune health, and eliminating free radicals.
I will summarize some of the amazing benefits of this essential oil and you will ask yourself, “Where has this black seed/black cumin oil been all my life?”
Some of the most exciting research on black seed oil suggests that it can be effective on multi-drug resistant bacteria. These “superbugs” are becoming a significant public health risk. Superbugs are strains of bacteria and viruses that are becoming resistant to treatment with well-known antibiotics.
According to the National Institute of Health:
Between 5 percent to 10 percent of all hospital patients develop an infection from superbugs.
More than 90,000 of these patients die every year from these infections. Many who don’t die require massive doses of drugs to treat these infections and usually end up staying in the hospital longer.
A study conducted by Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College researchers found that many of these superbugs were inhibited by black seed oil. Black cumin oil has also been shown to be effective against mold, fungus, and yeast.
Black seed oil can be mixed with a carrier oil and applied directly to the skin to treat conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. It has been used to treat arthritis because it has anti-inflammatory properties.
Black seed oil contains dimmer thymoquinone which has been used to treat allergies and asthma. The black cumin seed, or black seed oil, contains fatty acids and vitamins which prevents and improves the appearance of wrinkles and scars.
Moreover, it is now being used in hair preparations. It has been shown to help with hair loss due to alopecia and also discourage dandruff and dryness of the scalp.
A study conducted by researchers in the Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism found that black seed oil improves glucose tolerance and decreases glucose in diabetics.
Another study claims that black seed oil was effective in lowering body weight. (Journal of Diabetic and Metabolic Disorders). Remarkably, none of these studies cited any adverse side effects of black seed oil.
Black cumin oil can be used topically, but always make sure to dilute it with a few teaspoons of a carrier oil like olive or almond oil. Once diluted, it can help with common skin concerns like acne and eczema thanks to its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Some people also find it helpful for psoriasis and rosacea.
Add a few drops of oil mixed with a carrier oil to massage on your scalp to help with hair thinning or hair loss or add a few drops to hair products like shampoo and conditioner.
Black seed oil is effective on acne because it has anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties. Add a few drops to your acne masks and other over the counter treatments.
There are so many uses for this oil that everyone should have some in their home.
If you don’t like taking liquid supplements, you can also find black seed oil capsules. I take black seed oil capsules and use the liquid in skin and hair preparations. I don’t like the taste of the liquid, although I have talked to others who did not mind the taste.
Perform a patch test on your skin to be sure you are not allergic to black seed oil. Taken internally, it may cause vomiting, constipation, or diarrhea. I would start slowly with this oil to make sure you don’t experience any side effects.
If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or taking prescription medications, I would consult with a doctor before trying this oil
You should always buy 100 percent pure certified USDA organic black seed oil cumin oil to get the safest and most beneficial version of this oil.
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