Black seeds & black seed oil have been used for thousands of years as a natural remedy for a multitude of ailments as well as in cooking. From the ancient Egyptians to the Roman Empire, many cultures have discovered the power of black seed oil, leading us to ask the question; how can one seed be so effective against a variety of complications and issues?
Here at Alchemy Products we often meet people who have never heard of black seed oil and so are unaware of its properties and benefits. This article aims to spread the word about black seed oil and we will do our best to enlighten you with what we’ve learned from studying this wonderful seed.
What is black seed oil?
Black seed oil is produced from the seeds of nigella sativa plant, which commonly grows in southwest Asia. The seeds are also known as black cumin seeds which to make the oil are ‘cold-pressed’, a process that extracts the oil whilst also keeping the nutrients from the fibre of the seed.
What are the benefits of black seed oil?
There are numerous health benefits associated with black seed oil with recent research even showing it help in fighting MRSA and h.pylori. We’ve listed some of the main benefits for you below:
1. Digestive Health
As black cumin seeds are a carminative they help with the digestive system and can reduce gas and bloating. If you suffer from stomach pains or cramps, then black seed oil can help with the symptoms and has been linked to reducing the occurrence of ulcers.
2. Skin & Hair
Throughout history black seed oils has been used improve the skin, from strengthening the skin to even to help prevent scars on wounds. It has also been proven to help skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis as it helps reduce inflammation and increase skin healing.
Some studies also suggest black seed oil can improve hair growth.
3. Heart Health
Black seed oil helps to improve heart health as it can reduce high blood pressure and cholesterol. As our black seed oil is of the highest quality it contains more of the healthy fatty acids found in cumin seeds.
There have been numerous studies into how black seed oil can help with an assortment of different allergies. As it has anti-asthmatic effects it can be used as an alternative treatment to asthma, depending on the cause.
5. Immune System
Black seed oil supports the immune system as it contains antioxidants, b-vitamins and beneficial acids. For people with an autoimmune disease, black seed oil helps improve the immune system without causing an immune reaction, which is why it has also been used to treat people with HIV.
Studies have shown that taking black seed oil can help with a variety of different cancers including brain tumours, breast, pancreatic & cervical cancer among others. It is thought that this is due to it containing thymoquinone which can help to breakdown cancer cells.
How to use black seed oil
Black seed oil can be an acquired taste! There are many ways you can use it and the right way for each person might be different and depends on the reason you are taking it.
We recommend taking 2 teaspoons daily and to make your decision easier we’ve put together some suggestions of how to use it:
- Straight, if you can get used to the taste
- Mix it with honey
- Added to tea of coffee
- With food such as in yoghurt
- Apply it to the skin (for skin related treatments)
- Black seed capsules, although we recommend the oil
The reasons to take black seed oil regularly are pretty clear!
We believe it is a miracle of nature and want to let everyone out there know just how good it is. It has no known side effects and a whole heap of benefits so why not try it yourself - Black Seed Oil Range.
Please note we are not medically trained and the content of this article is for advice purposes only, if you have any concerns we recommend seeking medical advice.