Black Cumin Oil is an oil derived by pressing the seeds of the Nigella Sativa plant. The seeds are also commonly referred to as Black S
What are the benefits of black
Studies have shown that black cumin oil is an effective anti-oxidant, anti-bacterial, and anti-inflammatory remedy. As a result, it is often used to fight infections and strengthen the immune system, which is suitable for treating the following conditions:
- nasal congestion
- colds and flu
- digestive and gastrointestinal problems
- hair and skin problems
Black cumin oil has also been found to be effective at promoting menstruation and increasing milk production.
For most ailments, the recommended daily dosage is one teaspoon of black cumin oil per day. The oil can be mixed in warm or cold drinks, or it can be added on top of many foods right before consuming.
It can also be used topically as a chest rub for respiratory problems.
Uses of Black Seed Oil:
Black seed oil acts as an antihistamine which helps to reduce the common symptoms of allergies (watery eyes, sneezing).
Simply take half a teaspoon of oil twice a day when allergy symptoms begin to appear.
2. Flu and Fever
Black seed oil has been found to help reduce fever, by inducing perspiration which helps the body cool and stimulates the release of toxins.
Take one teaspoon of black seed oil once a day when flu/fever systems occur. Also be sure to drink plenty of fluids throughout the day.
3. Boils and Carbuncles
Studies have shown that the anti-fungal properties of black seed oil and its active component Thymoquinone help strengthen the immune system and cure many common skin infections including boils and carbuncles.
Simply take half a teaspoon of black seed oil twice daily (you can mix it into a hot or cold beverage).
4. Cough and Asthma relief
The anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties of black seed oil help treat the symptoms of acute asthma and coughs by relaxing bronchial muscles.
For asthma, mix a teaspoon of black seed oil in boiling water and inhale the vapor twice a day.
For dry coughs, mix a teaspoon of black seed oil into a cup of ginger tea and drink this twice a day.
For other types of coughs, massage a small amount of the oil over the center of your chest.
Black cumin oil is also an effective natural remedy for diarrhea.
6. High Blood Pressure
The active ingredients in black seed oil have been found to be effective in reducing high blood pressure.
Studies have shown that black seed oil can help eliminate sleep disorders. Simply mix a teaspoon of oil into a hot drink one hour before bedtime for a good night’s sleep.8. Muscle Cramps and Spasm
Black seed oil has been found to contain strong anti-spasmodic and anti-inflammatory ingredients. Therefore, it is effective in preventing or easing muscle spasms and cramps.
Simply massage black seed oil onto the affected area once in the morning and once before going to bed. You can alternatively add one teaspoon of oil in a cup of chamomile tea and drink it at night.
9. Nausea and Upset Stomach
Studies have shown that black seed oil acts as a wonderful remedy for stomach ailments by stimulating digestion and inducing the expulsion of gas.
For nausea and upset stomachs, mix half a teaspoon of fresh ginger juice with half a teaspoon of black seed oil and take this twice a day.
Black seed oil’s anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties are great for treating toothaches.
What are the Side Effects of Black Seed Oil?
There are no known side effects of black seed oil if it is taken moderately. However, it is not recommended for use during pregnancy.