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 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
Effect of Nigella sativa on reproductive system in experimental menopause rat model – Beneficial 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.