Black Seed Oil

Black seed oilBlack seed or Nigella Sativa is known by many names: black cumin, black sesame or Greek or Roman coriander. Black seed oil has been used as medicine by the Egyptians for thousands of years and by the ancient Greeks and Romans since the first century AD and described by the Greek physician Dioscorides, as being an “ailment for overall health problems for example tooth pains and severe headaches” and was primarily applied as a health supplement.

In Ayurvedic medicine, black seed oil is used for its ability to treat nervous disorders, anorexia, as well as gynecological problems as well as uses this plant to heighten feeling, stimulate metabolism, and supply “harmony” of an overall body tonic.

In both ancient and modern Chinese medicine, black seed is available almost everywhere, in spice bazaars, marketplaces, and most homes. Black seed is used to treat a wide selection of ailments, including:

  • Gastrointestinal Disorder like flatulence, diarrhea, and constipation.
  • Liver Disorders and jaundice.
  • Kidney Ailments and urinary infections.
  • Respiratory Ailments including cough and bronchial inflammation.
  • Menstrual Disorders.
  • Intestinal Parasites.
  • Hair and Skincare as the oil encourages follicle growth and prevents dandruff.

Since the 1950s there have been over 600 scientific studies involving black seeds and black seed oils at universities and laboratories around the world. The seeds produce an oil which contains more than 100 natural chemical compounds including essential fatty acids, vitamins and minerals known to boost and stabilize immune health, detoxify the body, and generally support health and longevity.

Essential Fatty Acids

Black seed oil is used as a health supplement for all ages and genders and is recognized for its ability to maintain a healthy immune system because of its high concentration of essential fatty acids especially Linoleic and Gamma Linolenic Acids (GLA).

These polyunsaturated fatty acids play an important role in daily health. They regulate metabolic process, carry toxins towards the skin’s surface for elimination, balance insulin production and release, regulate cholesterol, enhance circulation, and promote healthy liver function. Deficiency in polyunsaturated essential fatty acids leads to several health problems including nervous system conditions, skin ailments, abscesses and tumors.

Health Benefits of Black Seed Oil

Black seed oil has been used to treat many of the most common health conditions, including high blood pressure and asthma and contains strong antifungal properties useful against Candida albicans and yeast overgrowth. Recent research also finds black seed oil improves rheumatoid arthritis symptoms.

Used topically, black seed oil is beneficial for problematic skin conditions.

According to the Journal of Dermatology & Dermatology, applying black seed oil “significantly reduced the incidence of acne” in 67% of test subjects. Black seed oil can be applied to your hair to soften it and promote shininess, and to your skin to improve skin moisture and hydration. Black seed oil also reduces inflammation and the presence of bacteria to promote wound healing.

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