- Additional Name(s): Blackseed. Black Seed
- Scent: Mild, Earthy, Peppery/Spicy, Woody
- Consistency: Medium
- Absorption/Feel: Quick absorption, leaves a slight oily sheen.
- Color: Golden Brown to Light Amber
- Shelf Life: 2 years with proper storage out of sunlight and in a cool area. Refrigeration is recommended.
Action: Anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antifungal, antirheumatic, anti-allergic, antidiabetic, anticancerous, hypotensive, antitumor, hepatoprotective, renoprotective, immunomodulatory, analgesic, antipyretic, antiviral, galactagogue, adjuvant, bronchodilator, laxative, lipid lowering, antispasmodic, anticonvulsant
Benefits: Black seed oil is known to be particularly helpful in promoting the healing of wounds and burns. There is evidence that black cumin seed oil may be helpful when used topically for eczema, psoriasis and other auto-immune skin disorders. Some research also seems to indicate it may play a role in helping to prevent or treat certain forms of skin cancer.
Black seed oil may be beneficial in helping to regrow hair on bald regions of the scalp. This oil can be applied undiluted on a tooth causing pain using a cotton ball. It is also useful for headache relief, insect stings, allergies, asthma, seizures, and bacterial infections including E.coli, salmonella, staph, MRSA.
Good for Skin Types: Dry/Damaged, Mature, Skin conditions such as Eczema, Psoriasis
Chemical Analysis: Approximately linolenic Acid (Omega-3): 0.3%, linoleic Acid (Omega-6): 56%, oleic (Omega-9): 23%
Precautions: There isn't much information on side effects of black seed oil taken internally in large doses. However, a daily does of about 3 teaspoons appears to be safe. Avoid giving it to children and those allergic to black seed. In large doses, black seed can begin to become toxic, chiefly due to a substance called melanthin. Black seed may also be paralytic in high doses due to nigelline.
Science and Research
- In vitro activity of Nigella sativa against antibiotic resistant Salmonella enterica.
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