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Black Seed Oil

Black Seed Oil

 Black Seed Oil has been used as a traditional herbal medicine  like Ayurvedic, Unani, Chinese & Arabic for many years. Including the ancient Egyptians where archaeologists found black seeds in King Tut’s tomb.  

Highlighting their importance throughout history for there healing and protection properties because of the ability to help with a multiple health conditions.


Black Seed Oil Benefits

Name: Black seed oil is known by several names including: Black Carraway, Black Cumin Seed Oil, Kalonji Oil,  Nigella sativa oil and black onion seed.

Properties: Antioxidant, anti inflammatory and anti-cancer properties 

Benefits: May help reduce tumor, cancer, dermatology, Reduce high blood pressure, Reduce high cholesterol

Potential Use Alternative: HRT, Menopause, Statins, Thryroid, Cholestrol, high blood pressure, weigh loss

Nigella Sativa

Nigella sativa an annual flowering plant in the buttercup family (Ranunculaceae). Small flowering shrub with purple or white-tinged flowers its ripe fruit containing tiny dark black seeds.

Pungent seeds used as a spice flavoring in the Middle Eastern and Indian cuisine for its slightly bitter flavour. 

It naturally grows in Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and western Asia.


Black seed oil naturaly contains Thymoquinone.

Thymoquinone a phytochemical compound found within nigella sativa.

Black Seed Oil Research

Thymoquinone: an emerging natural drug with a wide range of medical applications

Protective Roles of Thymoquinone Nanoformulations: Potential Nanonutraceuticals in Human Diseases

Thymoquinone synergizes gemcitabine anti-breast cancer activity via modulating its apoptotic and autophagic activities

Therapeutic effects of thymoquinone for the treatment of central nervous system tumors

Anti-cancer properties and mechanisms of action of thymoquinone, the major active ingredient of Nigella sativa.

Immunomodulatory and anti-inflammatory action of Nigella sativa and thymoquinone

Thymoquinone-induced oxidative stress targets highly aggressive prostate cancers

Anticancer Activities of Nigella Sativa (Black Cumin)

Anticancer activity of Nigella sativa (black seed) and its relationship with the thermal processing and quinone composition of the seed.

Thymoquinone: A novel strategy to combat cancer

Effect of Nigella sativa (N. sativa L.) and oxidative stress on the survival pattern of MCF-7 breast cancer cells.

The Neuroprotective Effects of Thymoquinone

A review on therapeutic potential of Nigella sativa: A miracle herb

Dermatological effects of Nigella sativa

Effect of Nigella sativa on reproductive system in experimental menopause rat modelBeneficial role for  treatment of postmenopausal symptoms and possibility of using as an alternative to hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for post menopause.

Powdered black cumin seeds strongly improves serum lipids, atherogenic index of plasma and modulates anthropometric features in patients with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. – significantly reduced body weight and body mass index (BMI). Cholesterol (LDL) and triglyceride (TG) also decreased.

The effects of Nigella sativa on thyroid function, serum Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF) – 1, Nesfatin-1 and anthropometric features in patients with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis – beneficial effect of powdered Nigella sativa in improving thyroid status and anthropometric variables in patients with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis.

A Study to Evaluate the Effects of a Turmeric and Black Cumin Seed Formulation on Cholesterol Levels 

Louise Burton-Payne

Passionate about feeding my body a plant-based vegan food to benefit my health, save the planet and protect animals.

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