1. What is Black Seed Oil?

    Black Seed Oil (also often called black cumin seed oil, black coriander oil, or simply black oil) comes from the Nigella sativa plant that is native to Asia. Studies on this incredibly powerful seed oil show it may be helpful in combating superbugs like MRSA or h.pylori and even has helped some cancer patients.

    The plant is technically part of the buttercup family and has small, black, crescent-shaped seeds. Historical accounts of black seed use date back as far as the times of King Tut in ancient Egypt. Cleopatra reportedly used black cumin seed oil for beautiful hair and skin, and Hippocrates was fond of using it for digestive troubles.

    There are now  over 600 studies showing the effects of black cumin seed oil and there is promising research on it use for dealing with autoimmune disease (which is why I’ve been experimenting with it).

    Two of its active compounds, crystalline nigellone and thymoquinone, are the most studied, but it also contains myristic acid, palmitic acid, stearic acid, palmitoleic acid, oleic acid, linoleic acid, arachidonic acid, proteins, and vitamins B1, B2, B3, calcium, folate, iron, copper, zinc, and phosphorous.

  2. What is Black Seed Oil good for?

    Black seed oil is touted as a remedy for conditions such as allergies, asthma, diabetes, headaches, high blood pressure, inhibiting and killing cancer cells, digestive disorders, improving sperm count in men and fertility in women, and rheumatoid arthritis. 


    In addition, black seed oil is said to boost the immune system, reduce inflammation, detoxifies, helps combat fatigue, and fight infections. The oil is used topically for skin and hair concerns, such as acne, dry hair, psoriasis, hair growth, and dry skin.


    The slightly bitter seeds are used as a flavoring or spice in Middle Eastern and Indian cuisine and are sometimes sprinkled on flatbread, naan bread, or bagels.



  3. What are the benefits of Black Seed Oil?

    Black Seed Oil benefits includes improving immune function, balancing cholesterol, fighting infections, fighting harmful pathogens, reducing inflammation, reducing risk of certain cancers and improving cognitive performance. Other benefits includes supporting liver health, combating type-2 diabetes, improving skin health, supporting eye health and supporting hair growth.

    In detail Black Seed Oil aids in weight loss, breast feeding and lactation; alleviates gum infections; boosts immunity, fertility, lethargy and general weakness; cleanses parasites; comforts back, joints and muscle pain; cures boils and carbuncles which is a cluster of boils - rheumatic pains and facial paralysis; deep cleans pores; detoxifies body; is effective for vision and eye diseases; heals peeling lips, nasal congestion, and lead poisoning; helps with depression, toxicity, chest congestion, and morphine dependence; improves dry mouth, beard growth, sperm count; and inhibits breast cancer. 

    Black seed oil also kills brain cancer cells, colon cancer cells, oral cancer cells and leukemia cells; lowers anxiety; is a natural remedy for colic; prevents anemia, diabetes, radiation damage, muscle cramps and spasms, kidney damage associated with diabetes, and brain damage from Parkinsons disease; promotes heart, kidney, and liver health; protects against damage from heart attack; reduces fevers, and need for pain killers; regulates menstrual cycles; rejuvenates burns; relieves stress, insect bites, tonsil inflammation, headaches and migraines, and nausea and upset stomach; remedies pancreatic cancer; removes gallstones and dizziness; repairs prostate problems; and stimulates urine production. 

    It also suppresses bronchitis, liver stones, bladder infections, liver cancer growth, and cervical cancer; and treats coughs, moles, asthma, earaches, heart burn, nose bleeds, seizures, ulcers, Alzheimers, lymphoma, obesity, schizophrenia, opiate addiction, bee and wasp stings, and bone and skin cancer. 

  4. How do I take Black Seed Oil?

    Black Seed Oil can be eaten straight-up by the teaspoonful or taken in convenient capsule form, the powder form (which is grind black seeds), or in it's natural form the actual seed. 

    The recommended dosage for Black Seed Oil is two teaspoonful per day, for the capsules take two per day, for the actual seeds and the powder form use moderately as required. 

     If you're a cook, you can also use it in dressings, ad it to smoothies, drizzle it over grain dishes, or add to anything you'd normally top with an aromatic oil (think of it as a flavoring or finishing oil, not a cooking oil). Just be sure you're not drizzling on more than the recommended daily serving, and don't add it to anything too hot or you'll degrade its delicate nutrients.

    Black seed oil does have a pretty pungent, bitter, somewhat peppery flavor, though, so proceed with caution before you potentially ruin a perfectly good meal. 

    • Asthma. Research shows that taking black seed by mouth along with asthma medicines can improve coughing, wheezing, and lung function in some people with asthma. But it seems to work only in people with very low lung function before treatment. And it does not seem to work as well as the drugs theophylline or salbutamol.
    • Diabetes. Early research shows that taking black seed powder can improve blood sugar levels in people with diabetes. Black seed might also improve levels of cholesterol in people with diabetes. Doses of 2 grams daily seem to be needed for any benefit.
    • High blood pressure. Research shows that taking black seed by mouth might reduce blood pressure by a small amount.
    • To improve sperm function. Research shows that taking black seed oil increases the number of sperm and how quickly they move in men with infertility.
    • Breast pain (mastalgia). Research shows that applying a gel containing black seed oil to the breasts during the menstrual cycle reduces pain in women with breast pain.
    • A type of leukemia (acute lymphoblastic leukemia). Taking black seed while being treated for this type of cancer might increase the chances of staying cancer-free once treatment ends. But it doesn’t improve overall survival.
    • Hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Early research suggests that taking black seed oil by mouth daily might improve allergy symptoms in people with hay fever.
    • Itchy and inflamed skin (eczema). Early research suggests that taking black seed oil by mouth might improve symptoms in people with itchy and inflamed skin. But applying black seed oil ointment to the skin does not seem to help.
    • A disease that attacks the thyroid (autoimmune thyroiditis). . Taking black seed might improve some but not all measures of thyroid function in people with a disease called Hashimoto's thyroiditis.
    • Dry nose. Early research shows that using a nasal spray containing black seed oil can reduce dryness, blockage, and crusting of the nostrils in elderly patients with nasal irritation.
    • Indigestion. Taking a product containing black seed oil, honey, and water seems to reduce symptoms of indigestion. It’s unclear if this improvement is due to black seed or other ingredients.
    • Seizures (epilepsy). Early research shows that taking black seed extract by mouth reduces the number of seizures in children with epilepsy. But taking black seed oil does not seem to work.
    • Stomach ulcers caused by Helicobacter pylori (H pylori infectoin). Some research shows that taking black seed powder along with the drug omeprazole might help eliminate a certain bacteria (H. pylori) in the stomach that can cause stomach ulcers. But not all doses seem to work.
    • Hepatitis C. Some research shows that taking black seed powder along with the drug omeprazole might help eliminate a certain bacteria (H. pylori) in the stomach that can cause stomach ulcers. But not all doses seem to work.
    • High cholesterol. Some early research shows that taking crushed black seed increases "good" high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol and reduces total cholesterol, "bad" low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, and blood fats called triglycerides in people with borderline high cholesterol. Other research shows that taking both crushed black seed and garlic oil in addition to other products that lower cholesterol, such as simvastatin, can lead to larger improvements in blood cholesterol and triglyceride levels than simvastatin alone. However, not all research agrees.
    • Metabolic syndrome. Early research suggests that taking a specific black seed oil product twice daily for 6 weeks might reduce total cholesterol, "bad" low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, and blood sugar levels in people with metabolic syndrome.
    • Methotrexate toxicity. Early research shows that taking black seed might reduce liver damage caused by a certain drug used to treat cancer in children with a type of leukemia.
    • Relieving symptoms related to opioid withdrawal. Early research shows that taking black seed extract by mouth three times daily for 12 days might reduce symptoms of opioid withdrawal.
    • Osteoarthritis. Early research shows that applying black seed oil to the knee for 3 weeks can help relieve knee pain caused by osteoarthritis.
    • Rheumatoid arthritis. Early research shows that taking black seed oil improves pain and stiffness in people with rheumatoid arthritis who are already taking methotrexate.
    • Sore throat and swollen tonsils (tonsillopharyngitis). Early research suggests that taking a combination of chanca piedra and black seed by mouth for 7 days relieves pain in people with sore throat and swollen tonsils.


  5. What are the side effects of Black Seed Oil?

    There are no known adverse side effects from taking Black Seed Oil. However when taken in large amounts it may cause stomach ache, vomiting or nausea.  

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