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Black seed oil : Nature’s magic potion

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What is Black Seed Oil?

Black seed oil produced from the seeds present in the fruit of the flowering shrub called Nigella Sativa.

When you first see Nigella sativa, it looks like it is not special at all. It has purple and sometimes, white coated flowers. But in the fruits that this plant bears, lies Black seeds that are very small.

It is out of these small black seeds that Black Seed oil is produced. Nigella sativa does not grow everywhere, it can only be found in specific regions of the world like the Middle Eastern parts of Eastern Europe and in the Western parts of Asia.

Black Seed oil has always been extremely valuable to people all over the world because it has incredible healing properties and has been proven to heal so many common human sicknesses.

In this article, we will be looking at the many benefits of using Black Seed oil for your everyday use. Nigella sativa is more commonly known as Black Cumin. Black Seed Oil or Black Cumin Seed Oil has strong antioxidant properties and contains a compound called Thymoquinone which is a strong antioxidant component.

Health Benefits of Black Seed Oil

Black Cumin Seed Oil helps to lower the body’s high cholesterol levels.

High cholesterol levels is one of the worst things that can happen to a person. Black Seed Oil has proven effective to deal with it. Black Seed Oil has the essential fatty acids that your body needs to prevent high cholesterol levels, and also to bring your cholesterol levels back to normal.

High cholesterol can cause heart problems and other cardiovascular problems in human beings. Luckily, Black Seed Oil can help. Black Seed Oil was commonly hailed in ancient times for being the cure to every disease except Death.

Black Seed Oil is also useful for reducing Asthma symptoms

Black Seed Oil helps to reduce asthma symptoms because of its anti-inflammatory effects on the body. What it does is, it cures the inflammation in the lungs and in the air-ways that could cause Asthma, thereby relieving you.

Black Seed Oil can also help to relieve other respiratory problems like Bronchitis and so on. Black Seed Oil indeed is very helpful.

Black Seed Oil can help in fighting against Cancer.

Black Seed Oil can also help in fighting against one of man’s greatest diseases called Cancer. Although, it isn’t totally proven yet, but when Black Seed Oil was used on rats in an experiment, the Oil helped to reduce Cancer tumors in the rats. It can also help to prevent Skin Cancer in Human beings when applied directly on the skin topically.

Black Seed Oil also helps to improve Arthritis symptoms.

Black Seed Oil can also help you to relieve your Rheumatoid Arthritis symptoms due to its anti-inflammatory properties. Black Seed Oil should be taken orally in this case. That is, it should be drank. It reduces the inflammation thereby decreasing the Arthritis symptoms.

Black Seed Oil also helps in treating Acne.

According to a particular study carried out by the Journal of Dermatology and Dermatological Surgery, when a lotion of Acne prevention or cure is prepared with 10% of Black Seed Oil, the incidence of Acne on the face is significantly reduced.

67% of the participants said they were impressed with the effects of Black Seed Oil on the face. Black Seed Oil can effectively drive away Acne.

Black Seed Oil also helps in reducing inflammation while also speeding up the healing of wounds.

Because of Black Seed Oil’s strong anti-inflammatory properties, it is extremely important in the healing of wounds. It also helps in stimulating other growth functions in the body which help indirectly in producing new skin fibres to cover up the wound. Black Seed Oil also decreases the incidence of bacteria on the wound.

Black Seed Oil can also help to relieve you of stomach upset or pain.

Black Seed Oil is very useful in relieving gastrointestinal cramps and pain. It also helps to reduce the amount of gas present in the body and reduces bloating. It also helps one to prevent stomach ulcers and promotes healthy gastrointestinal system function. Its ability to do this is partly due to its strong anti-inflammatory properties.

Other Benefits of Black Seed Oil

It could help in softening your skin.

Black Seed Oil makes good moisturizing agent and this means it will significantly help you in softening your skin. When the skin has enough moisture, it softens automatically.

Nobody wants a coarse or tough skin texture. One way to maintain your soft skin is to apply Black Seed Oil on your skin regularly.

Black Seed Oil can also be used in cooking.

Black Seed Oil is also very useful in the kitchen for cooking. It is a very healthy oil type. It can be used in adding flavour to foods, can serve as drizzling over salads and is also used in baking breads and cookies.

Basically, Black Cumin Seed Oil has a very fantastic flavour to be used in foods, as it adds such a nice and delightful flavour to the food. It can also be added to juices but it is not really used as a main cooking oil.

Review of Black seed oil benefits

Relieves Heart Burn
Improves Kidney Health
Improves Sperm Count/ Boosts Fertility
Promotes Healthy Bone Marrow Growth
Natural Remedy for Colic (for babies)
Suppresses Bronchitis
Repairs Prostate Problems
General Weakness (lethargy)
Removes Chronic Fatigue
Stimulates Urine Production
Protects Against Damage from a Heart Attack
Helps with Morphine Dependence/Toxicity
Promotes Heart Health
Fights Fungal Infections
Reduces Allergies (Sinus Infections)
Good for Your Skin
Efficient Skin Cancer Treatment (Melanoma)
Black Seed Oil for Acne
Infection Killer
Good for Your Hair
Reduces Flu’s and Fevers
Prevents Radiation Damage
Prevents & Heals Lead Poisoning
Improves Beard Growth
Treats Bee and Wasp Stings
Helps with Chest Congestion
Treats Earaches
Effective for Eye Diseases and Vision
Cures Facial Paralysis
Heals Nasal Congestion
Removes Gallstones
Suppress Liver Stones
Help with Gas and Flatulence
Cures Boils and Carbuncles
Treat Coughs and Asthma
Relieves of Diarrhea
Reduces High Blood Pressure
Helps to eeliminate Insomnia
Prevents Muscle Cramps and Spasms
Relieves Nausea and Upset Stomach
Cures Toothaches
Kills Leukemia Cells
Inhibits Breast Cancer
Suppresses and Kills Colon Cancer Cells
Cures Psoriasis
Treats Eczema
Aids in Weight Loss,
Prevents Diabetes
Black Seed Oil for Seizures (Epilepsy)
Relieves Tonsil Inflammation (Acute Tonsillopharyngitis)
Efficient MRSA Treatment
Opiate Addiction Treatment
Black Seed Oil for Scars
Suppresses Cervical Cancer
Treats Hemorrhoids
Prevents Anemia
Protects Brain Damage from Parkinson’s Disease
Cleanses Parasites
Treats Obesity
Kills Oral Cancer Cells
Suppresses Liver Cancer Growth
Promotes Liver Health
Remedies Pancreatic Cancer
Treats Lymphoma
Detoxifies Body
Treats Bone Cancer
Deep Cleans Pores
Treats Schizophrenia
Relieves Headaches and Migraines
Boosts Immunity
Aids in Breast Feeding and Lactation
Improves Memory (Dementia)
Treats Moles
Relieves Insect Bites
Heals Peeling Lips
Comforts Back and Muscle Pain
Cures Rheumatic Pains
Helps with Stomach Pain
Alleviates Gum Infections
Suppresses Bladder Infections
Improves Dry Mouth
Treats Nose Bleeds
Rejuvenates Burns
Removes Dandruff
Treats Joint Pain
Prevents Kidney Damage Associated with Diabetes
Regulates Menstrual Cycles (Periods)
Black Seed Oil for Pregnancy
Alleviates Arthritis
Treats Ulcers
Kills Brain Cancer
Lowers Anxiety

Black seed oil dosage

Because black seed oil is used for a lot of things, the dosage, method of preparation and usage differs for each ailmemt or purpose. Black seed oil dosage for someone with bald hair is different from someone who wants to treat an internal ailment such as headache or stomah pain.

Below is good list/collection of black seed oil dosage/requirements for different purposes.

For general health care and well being, you can take a spoon of black seeds and another spoon of honey, mix and take.


Black seed oil is very good in treating diabetes. Mix the oil with honey (be sure to get original honey) and use twice a day. A tablespoon of the mixture is a good place to start.


For diarrhea, black seed oil mixed with yogurt is a good solution to take. Drink this morning and night to stop the diarrhea. It is however very important to find out the root cause of the diarrhea so that you treat it once and for all.

Dry Cough

If you have a dry and somewhat painful cough, black seed oil can help to cure it. Mix a half of a teaspoon of black seed oil with cofffe. Rub this mixture on your chest twice a day. Continue doing this until the dry cough subsides.

Flu and Colds

Black seed oil is a very good mixture with honey for flu and colds. Take one teaspoon of this mixture early in the morning.

Nasal Congestion

Mix black seed oil with original, raw honey and put a few drops of the mixture in your nostrils to clear it up.


Rub some black seed oil on your temples in a circular motion until you feel relieved of the migraine.

Stomach Pain

If you are having stomach trouble, while you get to the root of it, you can mix some black seeds with honey and drink up.

Loss of hair

Black seed oil can be used to grow hair or treat baldness. All you have to do is rub the oil on the spot you wish to grow regularly. You can also use this oil to replace your beard growth oil.

Massage the oil deeply into your beards for beard oil nourishing and growth.


Mix black seeds and olive oil and clean the face with this mixture. Rinse your face after an hour.

Black seed oil and weight loss

Just like many of the useful herbs and good foods that we have, nothing can make you lose weight on their own. We discussed this when we talked about the role of guava leaves and their weight loss benefits.

What black seed oil does is to help to boost your metabolism and curb your appetite. Truth is that these are two of the major factors affecting weight loss efforts.

If your metabolism is fast enough, you get to use up most or all of your food as energy thereby drastically reducing the chances of your food storing up as fat.

If your appetite is also controlled, the probability of eating junk foods and overeating is very low. Black seed oil helps to maintain glucose level and make you stay fairly full until you are ready to eat another meal.

When you add black seed oil to your food or take them as supplements, research says that this can greatly improve your digestive health and prevent/reduce your bloating. Bloating is one of the major causes of the chubby feel and protruding belly.

How to use black seed oil

Side effects of black seed oil

Black seed oil when taken in moderation like a lot of other herbs and naturally beneficial seeds do not cause any side effects but with overuse or abuse, there might be a bad effect.

It might lead to constipation and stomach upset. Some people also vomit when they ingest the oil or the supplementry pills. Asides from that, there is no known serious side effect of black seed oil.

For some people who are usually allergic to some certain kind of subsstances, they may have an allergic reaction when they apply this oil to their hair or their skin. This is why it is important to test the mixture or stand alone application gradually before going all in.

Where can you buy Black Seed Oil?

You can buy Black Seed Oil from Konga if you are in Nigeria and from Amazon if you are outside Nigeria especially if you are in the United States of America.

The popular brand that sells Essential oils online is the Hemani brand. Search through e-malls for the Hemani Black Seed Oil which sells at 1,240 to 2,000 Naira.

If you don’t want the online shopping methods, it might be hard to get it. But big supermarkets and shopping malls have Black Seed Oil products in stock. You can also speak to retailers directly. 


Black Seed Oil is so medicinal and also very multi purposeful. Black Seed Oil can help with so many areas of a human being’s life including curing ailments and diseases. It is a very good idea to keep a bottle of Black Seed Oil in your home so that you can easily reach it when you need it!

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