Benefits of Black Seed Oil

October 5, 2022

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Black seed oil is an amazing herbal pressed oil made of Black Cumin Seed. The Black Cumin Seed comes from the Nigella plant, which has 18 species native to Southern Europe, North Africa, South Asia, Southwest Asia and Middle Eastern region. The plant and seed have both been used in traditional medicines for years. If you were to use the seeds or the plant as a seasoning, it will give your dishes a unique savory taste with hints of oregano, cumin, and onion.

The taste of the oil, on the other hand, has a distinctly bitter taste that will leave your face sour and can linger for a few minutes. I know most people's concerns with ingesting herbal oils, powders, and teas are that they want to avoid the dissatisfying taste, but the benefits of this oil will have you overlook that. There are ways to improve the taste, like adding a little bit of honey to your spoonful or flushing it down with water or fruit juice after taking.

Let's get into some of the benefits of this powerful oil. Black seed oil have been known to aid in digestive health, promote healthy skin and hair, and sooth aching joints. In history, the oil has been known to successfully rid the body of intestinal parasites, and relieve bloating and gas which can cause stomach pain. If you suffer from skin conditions like eczema or cystic acne, black seed oil will hydrate, soothe, smooth, and nourish the skin, to improve fungal infections and blemishes, and promote the skin's reparation and regeneration, thus facilitating a smoother, clearer, and brighter complexion. It is a detoxifying oil that also eliminates mucus from your respiratory system.

I personally love to take black seed oil when I am not feeling 100% and when my cycle begins, because it helps control my bloat and hormonal breakouts. In addition to being able to apply this oil to your body and face, you can use it to moisturize your scalp. Many people use it as a growth stimulant and to prevent breakage.

Black seed oil is not meant to be heated, so it is NOT for cooking. You can, however, use it as a dressing for your salads, but like I said, the oil alone has a very strong distinctive taste and may need to be diluted if used in that manner. Typically I would just have a spoonful followed by a spoonful of honey every other day. Some people may find the oil to be quite harsh on the skin, resulting in skin rashes, so use in small quantities and consult with your physician before using. If taken in large doses or incorrectly, it can result in an upset stomach or constipation. Overall, black seed oil is an amazing natural supplement that can be incorporated into your healthy lifestyle. Give it a try and let me know how it worked for you.