Benefits of Black Seed (Cumin) Oil
Experience the Benefits of Black Seed Oil
Despite its long history of use, many people still ask "What is black seed oil and what is it good for?" The real question is "What isn't black seed oil good for?" The benefits of black seed oil are endless. Black seed oil is derived from the nigella sativa plant through a process that compresses the plant's seeds to extract the oil from them. Taking black seed oil daily can support your cardiovascular health, respiratory response, digestive system, skin and hair health, as well as help alleviate inflammation and pain.
Black seed oil contains the following active ingredients: thymoquinone, hymohydroquinone, thymol, essential fatty acids, vitamins E and Vitamin B, plant sterols, and natural omega-3s, -6s, and -9s. The synergistic nutrients in black seed oil are vital to our overall health and well-being.
The primary active ingredients in black seed oil that support heart health are plant sterols, thymoquinone, and omega-3s, -6s, and -9s. These nutrients are known for their biological activity, which supports heart health and cell membranes. The sterols help the heart by reinforcing elasticity within the blood vessel walls. This can also help prevent thrombus, which is a blood clot that forms within the vascular system and could interfere with blood flow to and from the heart. One of the biggest reasons for heart attacks is chronic inflammation. Black seed oil is a natural antiinflammatory agent that not only reduces inflammation, but also lowers cholesterol levels.
Asthma is caused by inflammation of the bronchial tubes—the airway used for breathing. When the bronchial tubes are inflamed, it can cause difficulty in breathing. Black seed oil can help decrease the inflammation caused by asthma symptoms by working as a bronchodilator. This can also reduce congestion in the chest and bronchitis. A few teaspoons may be ingested or it can also be rubbed on the chest.
When it comes to the digestive system, black seed oil can provide relief from constipation, diarrhea, stomach aches, and bloating. It calms and soothes the GI tract and helps protect the stomach from toxins. Thymoquinone is the active ingredient that helps protect the stomach lining. When black seed oil is taken daily, it can offer significant protective properties for the digestive organs, including the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, pancreas, gallbladder, liver, and colon.
Skin & Hair Care
Recently, it was discovered that black seed oil is a dense source of the rather rare pigment melanin. Found in the outer coats of the seeds, this pigment is one of the most powerful natural medicines available and is an especially potent antioxidant. Black seed oil can be used as a daily moisturizer and/or for sunburned skin. This makes sense, since black seed oil has the capacity to protect skin cells against the harshness of ultraviolet radiation. Melanin also has hormone-like powers. The high-density of melanin may explain its historical use by the ancient Egyptians for skin health. It also helps to support skin tone and texture, which helps maintain smooth, healthy skin.
To promote hair growth and prevent dryness, black seed oil comes to the rescue! Heat and/ or daily styling can result in hair loss and damage. Black seed oil is rich in sterols and fatty acids that include nutrients, such as vitamins E and vitamin B. These elements have a big influence on hair growth follicle cells and strengthening the hair follicles, which can also result in boosting scalp hair growth. When it comes to strengthening the hair, black seed oil may be applied for 30 to 60 minutes on the scalp to promote stronger hair and optimal growth.
Anti-Inflammatory & Pain Relief
When it comes to pain it is easy to turn to painkillers for fast relief, but they can lead to stomach, kidney, and liver damage, as well as possible addiction. The active ingredients in black seed oil that provide pain relief are tryptophan and phenylalanine, which help moderate pain. Tryptophan and phenylalanine are both essential amino acids that can help build protein in the body. Inflammation, which causes pain, can be relieved by taking a teaspoon of black seed oil or by applying it topically to the back, joints, and/or muscles. Black seed oil contains anti-inflammatory agents that are a great alternative to painkillers, ibuprofen, narcotics, and opiates.
Over 600 scientific peer-reviewed articles have been published about the effectiveness of black seed oil. There are so many great uses for black seed oil that many health experts believe its possibilities are nearly infinite. The key to understanding why black seed oil is so beneficial to the body is because it is comprised of so many nutrients that help heal the body and support optimal health. With all of the benefits it provides and virtually no side effects, the healing properties of black seed oil are definitely worth looking into!
- The North American Herbs
*Above statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.